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Investar (ISTR) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.10 (-0.62%)
(As of 05/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
21,249 shs
Average Volume
30,668 shs
Market Capitalization
$156.40 million
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Investar MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
1.1% Upside
$16.08 Price Target
Short Interest
0.38% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.33mentions of Investar in the last 14 days
Based on 3 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $1.40 to $2.00 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.

3.98 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

238th out of 848 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

48th out of 173 stocks

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About Investar Stock (NASDAQ:ISTR)

Investar Holding Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Investar Bank that provides a range of commercial banking products to individuals, professionals, and small to medium-sized businesses in south Louisiana, southeast Texas, and Alabama in the United States. The company offers various deposit products and services, such as savings, checking, money market, and individual retirement accounts, as well as various certificates of deposit; debit and credit cards; internet, mobile, and video banking services; and reciprocal deposit products. It also provides commercial real estate loans; commercial and industrial loans, including working capital lines of credit and equipment loans; loans for the construction of commercial projects, and single family residential and multifamily properties; one-to-four family residential real estate loans, such as second mortgage loans; and consumer loans, such as secured and unsecured installment and term loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and auto loans, as well as loans for personal, family, and household purposes. In addition, the company offers treasury management products, including remote deposit capture, lockbox payment processing, virtual vault, positive pay, ACH origination, wire transfer, investment sweep accounts, and business internet banking services. Further, it provides various other banking services, such as cashiers' checks, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, night depository, bank-by-mail, automated teller machines, electronic statements, interactive teller machines, online account opening, and mobile wallet payment services. Investar Holding Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

ISTR Stock Price History

ISTR Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 4/30 Dividend
Last Earnings
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

State commercial banks
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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


Net Income
$16.68 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$139.74 million
Cash Flow
$2.27 per share
Book Value
$23.09 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$156.40 million
Not Optionable
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Key Executives

  • Mr. John Joseph D'Angelo (Age 64)
    President, CEO & Director
    Comp: $872.14k
  • Mr. John R. Campbell (Age 57)
    Executive VP & CFO
    Comp: $368.53k
  • Ms. Linda M. Crochet (Age 60)
    Executive VP & COO
    Comp: $241.45k
  • Mr. Corey E. Moore (Age 36)
    Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Jeffrey Wayne Martin (Age 58)
    Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer
    Comp: $217.55k
  • Ms. Rachel Pourciau Cherco (Age 64)
    Executive VP & Treasurer
    Comp: $153.15k
  • Mr. Jeffery L. Blum (Age 55)
    Executive VP and President of Commercial & Industrial Banking
  • Ms. Katie G. Plaisance
    Company Secretary

ISTR Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Investar stock right now?

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

3 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Investar's stock. Their ISTR share price targets range from $13.50 to $20.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $16.08 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have ISTR shares performed in 2024?

Investar's stock was trading at $14.91 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, ISTR stock has increased by 6.7% and is now trading at $15.91.
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When is Investar's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 18th 2024.
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How were Investar's earnings last quarter?

Investar Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ISTR) issued its earnings results on Monday, April, 22nd. The financial services provider reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.18. The financial services provider had revenue of $19.96 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.78 million. Investar had a net margin of 12.02% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.17%.

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

Investar declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 20th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 1st will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Tuesday, April 30th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 28th.
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Is Investar a good dividend stock?

Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.50%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 9 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 22.35%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ISTR will have a dividend payout ratio of 20.00% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for ISTR.

What is John J. D Angelo's approval rating as Investar's CEO?

2 employees have rated Investar Chief Executive Officer John J. D Angelo on John J. D Angelo has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts John J. D Angelo in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Investar own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Investar investors own include AbbVie (ABBV), Boeing (BA), CenterPoint Energy (CNP), Harley-Davidson (HOG), International Paper (IP), Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Altria Group (MO), Shaw Communications (SJR), AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

Who are Investar's major shareholders?

Investar's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Kennedy Capital Management LLC (2.18%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (1.01%), Steel Grove Capital Advisors LLC (0.52%), Empowered Funds LLC (0.46%), O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC (0.31%) and Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. (0.11%). Insiders that own company stock include Andrew C Nelson, James M Baker, Jeffrey Wayne Martin, John J D'angelo, John R Campbell, Linda M Crochet, Robert Chris Jordan, Rose J Hudson and Suzanne O Middleton.
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How do I buy shares of Investar?

Shares of ISTR 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:ISTR) was last updated on 5/24/2024 by Staff

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