Investar Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:ISTR)

-0.36 (-1.50 %)
(As of 09/23/2019 01:20 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $23.60
50-Day Range
MA: $23.27
52-Week Range
Now: $23.60
Volume142,495 shs
Average Volume11,867 shs
Market Capitalization$234.58 million
P/E Ratio14.39
Dividend Yield0.92%
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, and individual retirement accounts, as well as various certificates of deposit; debit cards; and mobile banking services. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry State commercial banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ISTR



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$78.21 million
Cash Flow$1.7469 per share
Book Value$19.09 per share


Net Income$13.61 million


Market Cap$234.58 million
Next Earnings Date10/24/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, June 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 8th will be given a dividend of $0.055 per share on Wednesday, July 31st. This represents a $0.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 5th. This is an increase from Investar's previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. View Investar's Dividend History.

How were Investar's earnings last quarter?

Investar Holding Corp (NASDAQ:ISTR) issued its earnings results on Thursday, July, 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.02. The financial services provider had revenue of $18.07 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.54 million. Investar had a net margin of 18.69% and a return on equity of 9.25%. View Investar's Earnings History.

When is Investar's next earnings date?

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

What price target have analysts set for ISTR?

3 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Investar's stock. Their predictions range from $28.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect Investar's stock price to reach $29.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 22.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Investar.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Investar?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Investar in the last year. There are currently 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Investar.

Has Investar been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about ISTR stock has trended somewhat negative on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Investar earned a daily sentiment score of -1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the financial services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Investar.

Are investors shorting Investar?

Investar saw a decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 70,900 shares, a decline of 12.8% from the July 15th total of 81,300 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 16,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.3 days. Approximately 0.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Investar's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Investar's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Investar own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Investar investors own include Debenhams (DEB), Mercadolibre (MELI), Boeing (BA), Plantronics (PLT), Chaarat Gold (CGH), Axon Enterprise (AAXN), Akebia Therapeutics (AKBA), Allegiant Travel (ALGT), Alimera Sciences (ALIM) and Alkermes (ALKS).

Who are Investar's key executives?

Investar's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. John Joseph D'Angelo, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)
  • Mr. Christopher L. Hufft, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 46)
  • Mr. Dane M. Babin, Exec. VP & COO (Age 43)
  • Ms. Rachel Pourciau Cherco, Exec. VP, Treasurer & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Randolf F. Kassmeier, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 66)

Who are Investar's major shareholders?

Investar's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Banc Funds Co. LLC (4.95%), BlackRock Inc. (4.61%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.37%), Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. (3.57%), Maltese Capital Management LLC (3.57%) and Mendon Capital Advisors Corp (2.42%). Company insiders that own Investar stock include Andrew C Nelson, Christopher L Hufft, Dane M Babin, David J Lukinovich, Gordon H Joffrion III, 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 Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, RMB Capital Management LLC, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, Stieven Capital Advisors L.P., Vanguard Group Inc., Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA. Company insiders that have sold Investar company stock in the last year include Christopher L Hufft, John J D'angelo and Ryan P Finnan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Investar.

Which major investors are buying Investar stock?

ISTR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Maltese Capital Management LLC, Wasatch Advisors Inc., Banc Funds Co. LLC, BlackRock Inc., Investment House LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Royal Bank of Canada and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. Company insiders that have bought Investar stock in the last two years include Andrew C Nelson, David J Lukinovich, Gordon H Joffrion III, James M Baker, John J D'angelo, Robert Chris Jordan, Ryan P Finnan 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Investar's stock price today?

One share of ISTR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.60.

How big of a company is Investar?

Investar has a market capitalization of $234.58 million and generates $78.21 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $13.61 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.64 on an earnings per share basis. Investar employs 255 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Investar.

What is Investar's official website?

The official website for Investar is

How can I contact Investar?

Investar's mailing address is 10500 COURSEY BLVD, BATON ROUGE LA, 70816. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 225-227-2222.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Investar (NASDAQ ISTR)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  162 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  162 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  324
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 9/23/2019 by Staff

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