NASDAQ:ISTR - Investar Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$23.80 -0.74 (-3.02 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$23.80
Today's Range$23.50 - $24.42
52-Week Range$22.53 - $29.90
Volume15,603 shs
Average Volume10,226 shs
Market Capitalization$234.26 million
P/E Ratio21.25
Dividend Yield0.73%
Investar Holding Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Investar Bank that provides a range of commercial banking products for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in South Louisiana. The company offers various deposit products and services, such as savings, checking, money market, NOW, and individual retirement accounts, as well as various certificates of deposit; debit cards; and mobile banking services. It also provides commercial real estate loans; loans for the construction of commercial projects, and single family residential and multifamily properties; commercial and industrial loans, such as working capital lines of credit and equipment loans; consumer loans comprising secured and unsecured installment and term loans, second mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, and auto loans, as well as loans for personal, family, and household purposes; and one-to-four family residential real estate loans consisting of second and other second mortgage loans. In addition, the company offers cash management products, including remote deposit capture, electronic statements, positive pay, ACH origination and 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 machine, and merchant card services. The company operates through a network of 20 full service branches. Investar Holding Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry State commercial banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ISTR
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.27
Current Ratio1.04
Quick Ratio1.04


Trailing P/E Ratio21.25
Forward P/E Ratio14.60
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$57.16 million
Price / Sales3.98
Cash Flow$1.2319 per share
Price / Cash Flow19.32
Book Value$18.15 per share
Price / Book1.31


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.12
Net Income$8.20 million
Net Margins16.88%
Return on Equity8.45%
Return on Assets0.89%


Outstanding Shares9,550,000
Market Cap$234.26 million
OptionableNot Optionable

Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Investar's stock symbol?

Investar trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ISTR."

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

Investar declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.045 per share on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.18 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 4th. This is a positive change from Investar's previous quarterly dividend of $0.04. View Investar's Dividend History.

How were Investar's earnings last quarter?

Investar Holding Corp (NASDAQ:ISTR) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.02. The financial services provider had revenue of $15.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.65 million. Investar had a net margin of 16.88% and a return on equity of 8.45%. View Investar's Earnings History.

When is Investar's next earnings date?

Investar is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Investar.

What price target have analysts set for ISTR?

4 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Investar's stock. Their predictions range from $28.00 to $30.00. On average, they anticipate Investar's stock price to reach $29.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 23.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Investar.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Investar?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Investar in the last year. There are currently 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Investar.

Has Investar been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about ISTR stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Investar earned a media sentiment score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the financial services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Investar's key competitors?

Who are Investar's key executives?

Investar's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. John Joseph D'Angelo, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58)
  • Mr. Christopher L. Hufft, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 45)
  • Mr. Dane M. Babin, Exec. VP & Chief Operations Officer (Age 42)
  • Ms. Rachel Pourciau Cherco, Exec. VP, Treasurer & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 58)
  • Mr. Randolf F. Kassmeier, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 65)

Who are Investar's major shareholders?

Investar's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Banc Funds Co. LLC (4.97%), BlackRock Inc. (4.53%), Vanguard Group Inc (4.06%), Maltese Capital Management LLC (1.65%), River Oaks Capital LLC (1.57%) and Royce & Associates LP (1.33%). Company insiders that own Investar stock include Andrew C Nelson, Christopher L Hufft, Dane M Babin, David J Lukinovich, James M Baker, John J D'angelo, Randolf F Kassmeier, Robert Chris Jordan, Ryan P Finnan and Suzanne O Middleton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Investar.

Which major investors are selling Investar stock?

ISTR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Banc Funds Co. LLC, Bridgeway Capital Management Inc., River Oaks Capital LLC and Maltese Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Investar company stock in the last year include Dane M Babin and Randolf F Kassmeier. View Insider Buying and Selling for Investar.

Which major investors are buying Investar stock?

ISTR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Royce & Associates LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Vanguard Group Inc. Company insiders that have bought Investar stock in the last two years include Andrew C Nelson, Christopher L Hufft, David J Lukinovich, James M Baker, John J D'angelo, Robert Chris Jordan and Suzanne O Middleton. View Insider Buying and Selling for Investar.

How do I buy shares of Investar?

Shares of ISTR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Investar's stock price today?

One share of ISTR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.80.

How big of a company is Investar?

Investar has a market capitalization of $234.26 million and generates $57.16 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $8.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.12 on an earnings per share basis. Investar employs 258 workers across the globe.

What is Investar's official website?

The official website for Investar is

How can I contact Investar?

Investar's mailing address is 7244 PERKINS ROAD, BATON ROUGE LA, 70808. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 225-227-2222.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Investar (NASDAQ ISTR)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  130 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  123 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  253
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Investar and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ISTR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ISTR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/15/2018 by Staff

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