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Stock Valuation: Northwest Bancshares (NASDAQ: NWBI)


Northwest Bancshares trades as part of the financial services sector and is in the banking industry. The company CEO is Ronald J. Seiffert. Northwest Bancshares Inc is a stock savings bank and community-oriented financial institution. It operates banking in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Maryland offering personal and business deposit and loan products.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The NWBI stock showed a previous change of 0.41% with an open at 17.09 and a close of 17.18. It reached an intraday high of 17.22 and a low of 16.94.

SeekingAlpha:  Northwest Bancshares beats by $0.01, misses on revenue


The stock has a market cap of $1.8b with 106.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 103.9m shares. Trading volume reached 223,600 shares compared to its average volume of 308,375 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Northwest Bancshares shares returned 2.44% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -0.46%. Over three months, it changed -2.75%. In one year it has changed 0.74% and within that year its 52-week high was 18.81 and its 52-week low was 15.50. NWBI stock is 10.84% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 17.10 and a 50 day moving average of 17.08. Currently NWBI stock is trading 0.46% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

PR Newswire:  Northwest Bancshares, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2019 Earnings and Quarterly Dividend


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.02 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 16.84. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.23. The TTM EPS is 1.02, which comes to a TTM PE of 16.84. Historically, the PE high was 38.00 and the PE low was 16.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 16.53, which is a decrease of -3.80%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/17/2019): 0.24
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 01/22/2019): 0.26
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/22/2018): 0.27
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/23/2018): 0.25
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/18/2018): 0.24

The dividend per share is currently 0.72, which is a dividend yield of 4.19%. NWBI stock may not have enough earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in the business, therefore the dividend may be cut in the future.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 12.90, which means it may be overvalued by -33.14%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 0.67.

PR Newswire:  Northwest Bancshares, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2019 Earnings and Quarterly Dividend

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 8.71%, return on assets is 1.11%, profit margin is 22.25%, price-to-sales is 3.80 and price-to-book is 1.38.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 4  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
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