Cathay General Bancorp (CATY) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.64 (+1.83%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
327,366 shs
Average Volume
359,013 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.58 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Cathay General Bancorp MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.00 Rating Score
10.9% Upside
$39.40 Price Target
Short Interest
2.77% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.24mentions of Cathay General Bancorp in the last 14 days
Based on 38 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$304,150 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $4.00 to $4.29 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.73 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

89th out of 846 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

19th out of 179 stocks

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About Cathay General Bancorp Stock (NASDAQ:CATY)

Cathay General Bancorp operates as the holding company for Cathay Bank that offers various commercial banking products and services to individuals, professionals, and small to medium-sized businesses in the United States. The company offers various deposit products, including passbook accounts, checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, and public funds deposits. It also provides loan products, such as commercial mortgage loans, commercial loans, small business administration loans, residential mortgage loans, real estate construction loans, and home equity lines of credit, as well as installment loans to individuals for household, and other consumer expenditures. In addition, the company offers trade financing, letter of credit, wire transfer, forward currency spot and forward contract, safe deposit, collection, automatic teller machine, Internet banking, investment, and other customary bank services, as well as securities and insurance products. Cathay General Bancorp was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

CATY Stock Price History

CATY Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

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Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

State commercial banks
Regional Banks
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
5 Analysts


Net Income
$354.12 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$810.04 million
Cash Flow
$6.13 per share
Book Value
$37.67 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$2.58 billion

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CATY Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Cathay General Bancorp stock right now?

5 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cathay General Bancorp in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" CATY shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in CATY, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Cathay General Bancorp's stock price target for 2024?

5 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Cathay General Bancorp's stock. Their CATY share price targets range from $31.00 to $44.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $39.40 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have CATY shares performed in 2024?

Cathay General Bancorp's stock was trading at $44.57 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, CATY stock has decreased by 20.3% and is now trading at $35.53.
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Are investors shorting Cathay General Bancorp?

Cathay General Bancorp saw a drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,910,000 shares, a drop of 25.4% from the March 15th total of 2,560,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 357,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.3 days. Approximately 2.8% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is Cathay General Bancorp's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July 22nd 2024.
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How were Cathay General Bancorp's earnings last quarter?

Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April, 22nd. The bank reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.04. The bank had revenue of $339.25 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $188.85 million. Cathay General Bancorp had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.16% and a net margin of 24.41%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.32 earnings per share.

How often does Cathay General Bancorp pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cathay General Bancorp?

Cathay General Bancorp declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.34 per share on Monday, March 11th. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th.
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Is Cathay General Bancorp a good dividend stock?

Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.78%. The dividend payout ratio is 30.09%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, CATY will have a dividend payout ratio of 31.70% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for CATY.

What is Chang M. Liu's approval rating as Cathay General Bancorp's CEO?

24 employees have rated Cathay General Bancorp Chief Executive Officer Chang M. Liu on Chang M. Liu has an approval rating of 50% among the company's employees. This puts Chang M. Liu in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies. 47.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Cathay General Bancorp to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Cathay General Bancorp own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Cathay General Bancorp investors own include Energy Transfer (ET), Pfizer (PFE), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), Broadcom (AVGO), AbbVie (ABBV), Bank of America (BAC), Ford Motor (F), Gilead Sciences (GILD) and ONEOK (OKE).

Who are Cathay General Bancorp's major shareholders?

Cathay General Bancorp's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Congress Asset Management Co. MA (0.21%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.06%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.05%), New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (0.02%) and Handelsinvest Investeringsforvaltning (0.01%). Insiders that own company stock include Anthony M Tang, Dunson K Cheng, Kim R Bingham, Peter Wu and Richard Sun.
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How do I buy shares of Cathay General Bancorp?

Shares of CATY stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:CATY) was last updated on 4/25/2024 by Staff

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