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NASDAQ:ISTR - Investar Stock Price, Forecast & News

-1.03 (-8.53 %)
(As of 03/29/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $11.04
50-Day Range
MA: $19.15
52-Week Range
Now: $11.04
Volume73,541 shs
Average Volume58,593 shs
Market Capitalization$120.78 million
P/E Ratio6.65
Dividend Yield1.99%
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. 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 24 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

Industry State commercial banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ISTR



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$95.66 million
Cash Flow$1.95 per share
Book Value$24.36 per share


Net Income$16.84 million


Market Cap$120.78 million
Next Earnings Date4/22/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable

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Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Investar's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Investar's stock was trading at $17.42 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, ISTR stock has decreased by 36.6% and is now trading at $11.04. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Investar?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Investar in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Investar.

When is Investar's next earnings date?

Investar is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 22nd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Investar.

How were Investar's earnings last quarter?

Investar Holding Corp (NASDAQ:ISTR) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 23rd. The financial services provider reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.09. The financial services provider earned $18.54 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $19.21 million. Investar had a return on equity of 8.51% and a net margin of 17.60%. View Investar's earnings history.

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

Investar announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 6th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share on Thursday, April 30th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.17%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 3rd. View Investar's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for ISTR?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Investar's shares. Their forecasts range from $28.50 to $29.50. On average, they anticipate Investar's stock price to reach $29.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 162.7% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Investar.

Has Investar been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about ISTR stock have trended somewhat negative on Sunday, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Investar earned a news sentiment score of -1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View the latest news aboutInvestar.

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 AbbVie (ABBV), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Boeing (BA), CenterPoint Energy (CNP), Harley-Davidson (HOG), International Paper (IP), Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Altria Group (MO), Shaw Communications (SJR) and AT&T (T).

Who are Investar's key executives?

Investar's management team includes the following 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)

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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Banc Funds Co. LLC (5.85%), Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. (4.51%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.81%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.81%), State Street Corp (1.86%) and Royce & Associates LP (1.83%). Company insiders that own Investar stock include Andrew C Nelson, Christopher L Hufft, David J Lukinovich, Frank L Walker, Gordon H Joffrion III, James M Baker, John J D'angelo, 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 RMB Capital Management LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., Franklin Resources Inc., and Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust. 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 activity for Investar.

Which major investors are buying Investar stock?

ISTR stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Banc Funds Co. LLC, Stieven Capital Advisors L.P., Fourthstone LLC, John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc., KG&L Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, State Street Corp, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Investar stock in the last two years include Andrew C Nelson, David J Lukinovich, Frank L Walker, 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 activity 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 $11.04.

How big of a company is Investar?

Investar has a market capitalization of $120.78 million and generates $95.66 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $16.84 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.81 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 http://www.investarbank.com/.

How can I contact Investar?

Investar's mailing address is 10500 COURSEY BLVD THIRD FLOOR, 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:  194 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  201 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  395
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 3/29/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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