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NASDAQ:ESQ

Esquire Financial (ESQ) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$49.88
+0.62 (+1.26%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$49.01
$50.15
50-Day Range
$46.95
$54.21
52-Week Range
$34.75
$54.80
Volume
12,042 shs
Average Volume
55,167 shs
Market Capitalization
$409.02 million
P/E Ratio
10.14
Dividend Yield
1.20%
Price Target
$61.00

Esquire Financial MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Strong Buy
3.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
22.3% Upside
$61.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.67% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
-0.13mentions of Esquire Financial in the last 14 days
Based on 28 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$47,652 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
11.97%
From $4.93 to $5.52 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.

4.04 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

304th out of 860 stocks

Commercial Banks, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

11th out of 28 stocks

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About Esquire Financial Stock (NASDAQ:ESQ)

Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Esquire Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking products and services to legal industry and small businesses, and commercial and retail customers in the United States. The company offers checking, savings, money market, and time deposits, as well as certificates of deposit. It also provides commercial loans, such as short-term financing for inventory, receivables, the purchase of supplies, or other operating needs arising during the normal course of business, as well as loans to its qualified merchant customers; commercial lines of credit; consumer loans consisting of post-settlement consumer and structured settlement loans to plaintiffs and claimants, as well as loans to individuals for debt consolidation, medical expenses, living expenses, payment of outstanding bills, or other consumer needs; and real estate loans, such as multifamily, 1-4 family residential, commercial real estate, and construction loans, as well as merchant services. Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Jericho, New York.

ESQ Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/1 Dividend
11/14/2023
Dividend Payable
12/01/2023
Last Earnings
1/25/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/1 Dividend
2/14/2024
Today
2/24/2024
Dividend Payable
3/01/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/23/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
N/A
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:ESQ
Employees
116
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$61.00
High Stock Price Target
$65.00
Low Stock Price Target
$58.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+22.3%
Consensus Rating
Strong Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.50
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$41.01 million
Pretax Margin
47.34%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$121.64 million
Cash Flow
$3.80 per share
Book Value
$19.41 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
6,530,000
Market Cap
$409.02 million
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
0.81
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Key Executives

  • Mr. Andrew C. Sagliocca (Age 56)
    Vice Chairman, CEO & President
    Comp: $1.48M
  • Mr. Eric S. Bader (Age 47)
    Executive VP & COO
    Comp: $976.86k
  • Mr. Ari P. Kornhaber Esq. (Age 52)
    Executive VP & Head of Corporate Development
    Comp: $976.93k
  • Mr. Michael Lacapria (Age 46)
    Senior VP & CFO
  • Martin Korn
    Senior VP & CTO
  • Ann Marie Tarantino
    Senior VP, Chief Compliance Officer & Risk Officer
  • Mr. Gary A. Lax
    Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
  • Mr. Fred Horn
    Senior VP & Director of Merchant Services
  • Frank Lonardo
    Senior VP & Chief Revenue Officer
  • Sean Miller
    Senior VP & Retail Director














ESQ Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Esquire Financial stock right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Esquire Financial in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "strong buy" ESQ shares.
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What is Esquire Financial's stock price target for 2024?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Esquire Financial's shares. Their ESQ share price targets range from $58.00 to $65.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $61.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 22.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have ESQ shares performed in 2024?

Esquire Financial's stock was trading at $49.96 at the start of the year. Since then, ESQ shares have decreased by 0.2% and is now trading at $49.88.
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Are investors shorting Esquire Financial?

Esquire Financial saw a decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 183,000 shares, a decrease of 10.0% from the January 15th total of 203,400 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 29,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 6.1 days. Currently, 2.7% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is Esquire Financial's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 23rd 2024.
View our ESQ earnings forecast
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How were Esquire Financial's earnings last quarter?

Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESQ) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 25th. The company reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.02. The business earned $28.94 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.01 million. Esquire Financial had a net margin of 33.72% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 21.34%.

How often does Esquire Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Esquire Financial?

Esquire Financial declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 31st. Investors of record on Thursday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.20%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 14th. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.13.
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Is Esquire Financial a good dividend stock?

Esquire Financial (NASDAQ:ESQ) pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.22%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 12.20%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ESQ will have a dividend payout ratio of 10.87% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for ESQ.

What ETF holds Esquire Financial's stock ?

AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Micro-Cap ETF holds 869 shares of ESQ stock, representing 0.87% of its portfolio.

What other stocks do shareholders of Esquire Financial own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Esquire Financial investors own include Oritani Financial (ORIT), Enbridge (ENB), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), General Mills (GIS), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), WestRock (WRK), Exxon Mobil (XOM), AbbVie (ABBV) and Applied Materials (AMAT).

When did Esquire Financial IPO?

(ESQ) raised $39 million in an initial public offering on Tuesday, June 27th 2017. The company issued 2,600,000 shares at a price of $14.00-$16.00 per share. Sandler O’Neill & Partners acted as the underwriter for the IPO.

Who are Esquire Financial's major shareholders?

Esquire Financial's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Wasatch Advisors LP (7.14%), Basswood Capital Management L.L.C. (4.78%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.48%), GW&K Investment Management LLC (2.39%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.19%) and Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC (1.32%). Insiders that own company stock include Michael Lacapria, Richard T Powers and Selig Zises.
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How do I buy shares of Esquire Financial?

Shares of ESQ 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:ESQ) was last updated on 2/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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