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Buy or Sell: Zions Bancorporation N.A. (NASDAQ: ZION)


Zions Bancorporation N.A. is in the financial services sector and banking industry. The company CEO is Harris H. Simmons. Zions Bancorp is a bank holding company. The bank has over 400 branches across the United States and has more than $50 billion worth of assets. It provides banking services to small and midsize businesses as well as individuals.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The ZION stock showed a previous change of 0.78% with an open at 49.30 and a close of 49.42. It reached an intraday high of 49.65 and a low of 49.14.

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The stock has a market cap of $9.3b with 187.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 184.1m shares. Trading volume reached 1,813,482 shares compared to its average volume of 2,820,783 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Zions Bancorporation N.A. shares returned 1.21% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 22.24%. Over three months, it changed 0.57%. In one year it has changed -3.18% and within that year its 52-week high was 59.19 and its 52-week low was 38.08. ZION stock is 29.78% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 50.47 and a 50 day moving average of 45.11. Currently ZION stock is trading -2.08% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.1 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 12.05. Based on 14 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.06. The TTM EPS is 4.10, which comes to a TTM PE of 12.05. Historically, the PE high was 36.80 and the PE low was 12.05. ZION stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.08
09-30-2018:  1.04
06-30-2018:  0.89
03-31-2018:  1.09

The dividend per share is currently 1.20, which is a dividend yield of 2.43%. Also, the payout ratio is 29.27%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 44.77, which means it may be overvalued by -10.38%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.80% of insider ownership and 138.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 1.49

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 12.04%, return on assets is 1.26%, profit margin is 29.14%, price-to-sales is 3.03 and price-to-book is 1.31.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 4  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.