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Investar (ISTR) Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.05 (-0.25%)
(As of 05/20/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
16,306 shs
Average Volume
32,140 shs
Market Capitalization
$204.87 million
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Investar

Investar Holding Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Investar Bank that provides a range of commercial banking products to 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. 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 lending, such as second mortgage loans; 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 cash management products, including remote deposit capture, lockbox payment processing, virtual vault, 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, interactive teller machines, merchant card, and mobile wallet payment services. The company operates through a network of 33 full service branches. Investar Holding Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Investar approves incremental $400K buyback program
Investar raises dividend by ~6% to $0.085/share
Recap: Investar Holding Q4 Earnings
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

State commercial banks
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$107.58 million
Cash Flow
$1.20 per share
Book Value
$22.69 per share


Net Income
$8 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$204.87 million
Not Optionable

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 4/29 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End


Overall MarketRank

2.73 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

288th out of 1,351 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

70th out of 236 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 4.1Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 3.3Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Investar a buy right now?

1 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Investar in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" Investar stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in ISTR, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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Are investors shorting Investar?

Investar saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 21,600 shares, an increase of 127.4% from the April 15th total of 9,500 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 17,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.2 days. Approximately 0.2% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is Investar's next earnings date?

Investar is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 28th 2022.
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How were Investar's earnings last quarter?

Investar Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ISTR) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 20th. The financial services provider reported ($1.06) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($1.05) by $0.01. The financial services provider earned $25.46 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $24.56 million. Investar had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 3.10% and a net margin of 11.38%.
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How often does Investar pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Investar?

Investar declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.085 per share on Friday, April 29th. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 30th. This is an increase from Investar's previous quarterly dividend of $0.08.
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Is Investar a good dividend stock?

Investar pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.71%. Investar has been increasing its dividend for 8 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Investar is 27.87%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Investar will have a dividend payout ratio of 12.27% next year. This indicates that Investar will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for ISTR?

1 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Investar's stock. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Investar's stock price to reach $20.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.6% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Investar's key executives?
Investar's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. John Joseph D'Angelo, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 62, Pay $857.16k)
  • Mr. Christopher L. Hufft, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49, Pay $415.4k)
  • Ms. Linda M. Crochet, Exec. VP & COO (Age 59, Pay $757.13k)
  • Ms. Candace J. LeBlanc, Exec. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 39)
  • Mr. Randolf F. Kassmeier, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 69)
  • Mr. Ryan P. Finnan, Exec. VP (Age 47)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Wayne Martin, Exec. VP & Chief Credit Officer (Age 56)
  • Ms. Rachel Pourciau Cherco, Exec. VP & Treasurer (Age 62)
  • Mr. Jeffery L. Blum, Exec. VP and Pres of Commercial & Industrial Banking (Age 53)
  • Mr. Van R. Mayhall Jr., Corp. Sec.
What is John J. D Angelo's approval rating as Investar's CEO?

2 employees have rated Investar CEO John J. D Angelo on Glassdoor.com. John J. D Angelo has an approval rating of 100% among Investar'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).

What is Investar's stock symbol?

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

Who are Investar's major shareholders?

Investar's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fourthstone LLC (9.39%), Banc Funds Co. LLC (5.56%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.04%), Royce & Associates LP (2.54%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.11%) and Wellington Management Group LLP (1.84%). Company insiders that own Investar stock include David J Lukinovich, James M Baker, James M Baker, Jeffrey Wayne Martin, John J D'angelo, Linda M Crochet, Robert Chris Jordan and Suzanne O Middleton.
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Which institutional investors are selling Investar stock?

ISTR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including River Oaks Capital LLC, Smith Shellnut Wilson LLC ADV, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Ergoteles LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Royce & Associates LP, and Vanguard Group Inc..
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Which institutional investors are buying Investar stock?

ISTR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fourthstone LLC, Wealthsource Partners LLC, Wellington Management Group LLP, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Banc Funds Co. LLC, BHZ Capital Management LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, and State Street Corp. Company insiders that have bought Investar stock in the last two years include David J Lukinovich, James M Baker, Jeffrey Wayne Martin, John J D'angelo, Linda M Crochet, Robert Chris Jordan, and Suzanne O Middleton.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Investar's stock price today?

One share of ISTR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $19.89.

How much money does Investar make?

Investar has a market capitalization of $204.87 million and generates $107.58 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $8 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.22 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Investar have?

Investar employs 339 workers across the globe.

What is Investar's official website?

The official website for Investar is www.investarbank.com.

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 225-300-8527.

This page was last updated on 5/21/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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