About Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR)
Investar Holding Corporation is financial holding company that conducts its operations through, Investar Bank (the Bank), which is a commercial bank. The Company offers a range of commercial and retail lending products throughout its market areas, including business loans to small to medium-sized businesses, as well as loans to individuals. It serves its primary markets of Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Hammond and Lafayette, Louisiana, and their surrounding metropolitan areas from its office located in Baton Rouge and from approximately 10 additional service branches. The Bank's other banking services include cashiers' checks, direct deposit of payroll and Social Security checks, night depository, bank-by-mail, automated teller machines with deposit automation and debit cards. The Company's business lending products include owner-occupied commercial real estate loans, construction loans, and commercial and industrial loans, such as term loans, equipment financing and lines of credit.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Commercial Banks
Trailing P/E Ratio21.73
Forward P/E Ratio14.27
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$57.16 million
Price / Sales4.08
Cash Flow$1.50 per share
Price / Cash16.40
Book Value$15.88 per share
Price / Book1.55
Net Income$8.20 million
Return on Equity6.37%
Return on Assets0.74%
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 Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.0315 per share on Wednesday, January 31st. This represents a $0.13 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.51%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 2nd. This is a positive change from Investar's previous quarterly dividend of $0.03. View Investar's Dividend History.
How were Investar's earnings last quarter?
Investar Holding Corp (NASDAQ:ISTR) released its earnings results on Thursday, January, 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.01. The financial services provider earned $13.78 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.54 million. Investar had a return on equity of 6.37% and a net margin of 14.35%. View Investar's Earnings History.
When will Investar make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Investar's stock going? Where will Investar's stock price be in 2018?
4 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Investar's shares. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $29.00. On average, they expect Investar's stock price to reach $27.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Investar.
Who are some of Investar's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Investar include First Community Bancshares (FCBC), First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (FMBH), WashingtonFirst Bankshares (WFBI), Old Second Bancorp (OSBC), MidWestOne Financial Group (MOFG), Southern National Banc. of Virginia (SONA), Metropolitan Bank (MCB), Guaranty Bancshares (GNTY), Merchants Bancshares,Inc. (MBVT), Macatawa Bank (MCBC), Southern First Bancshares (SFST), Western New England Bancorp (WNEB), 1st United Bancorp Inc (Florida) (FUBC), Summit Financial Group (SMMF), Middleburg Financial (MBRG), Charter Financial (CHFN), First Bancorp (FNLC) and Heritage Financial Group (HBOS).
Who are Investar's key executives?
Investar's management team includes the folowing people:
- William H. Hidalgo Sr., Chairman of the Board (Age 68)
- John J D'Angelo, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Company and Bank. (Age 55)
- Christopher L. Hufft, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company and Bank (Age 42)
- Dane M Babin, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company and the Bank (Age 39)
- Rachel P. Cherco, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer of the Company; Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company (Age 55)
- Randolf F. Kassmeier, Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Company and Bank (Age 62)
- Travis M. Lavergne, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of the Bank (Age 31)
- Ryan P. Finnan, Executive Vice President and Consumer and Business Banking President of the Bank (Age 40)
- Thomas C. Besselman Sr., Director (Age 65)
- Gordon H. Joffrion III, Director (Age 61)
Who owns Investar stock?
Investar's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (4.03%), Forest Hill Capital LLC (3.21%), Maltese Capital Management LLC (1.95%), River Oaks Capital LLC (1.75%), Wasatch Advisors Inc. (1.30%) and Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. (0.79%). 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, Robert Chris Jordan and Ryan P Finnan. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Investar.
Who sold Investar stock? Who is selling Investar stock?
Investar's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Price Michael F, Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc., Alliancebernstein L.P. and River Oaks Capital LLC. Company insiders that have sold Investar company stock in the last year include Christopher L Hufft, Dane M Babin and Ryan P Finnan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Investar.
Who bought Investar stock? Who is buying Investar stock?
Investar's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Maltese Capital Management LLC, Penn Capital Management Co. Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, Kennedy Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Wasatch Advisors Inc. and Forest Hill Capital LLC. Company insiders that have bought Investar stock in the last two years include Andrew C Nelson, Christopher L Hufft, David J Lukinovich, Gordon H Joffrion III, James M Baker and Robert Chris Jordan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Investar.
How do I buy Investar stock?
Shares of Investar 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 Investar stock can currently be purchased for approximately $24.55.
How big of a company is Investar?
Investar has a market capitalization of $233.59 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 $0.97 on an earnings per share basis. Investar employs 152 workers across the globe.
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 (ISTR)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Investar and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) Analysts' Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for company stocks using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Buy||Buy||Buy||Buy|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.75||2.67||2.50||2.50|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||0 Sell Rating(s)|
1 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
1 Hold Rating(s)
2 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
1 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
1 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$27.67||$27.00||$26.00||$24.00|
|Price Target Upside: ||11.78% upside||10.66% upside||8.33% upside||5.49% upside|
Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) Consensus Price Target History
Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 2/24/2016 forward)
Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
Investar (NASDAQ ISTR) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|4/25/2018|| || || || || || || || |
|1/25/2018||Q4 2017||$0.33||$0.34||$13.54 million||$13.78 million||View||N/A|
|10/25/2017||Q3 2017||$0.30||$0.29||$12.47 million||$12.71 million||View||N/A|
|7/26/2017||Q2 2017||$0.23||$0.22||$9.82 million||$10.10 million||View||N/A|
|4/26/2017||Q1 2017||$0.25||$0.28||$9.57 million||$9.75 million||View||N/A|
|1/26/2017||Q4 2016||$0.27||$0.26||$10.12 million||$9.68 million||View||N/A|
|10/27/2016||Q3 2016||$0.26||$0.29||$9.73 million||$9.78 million||View||N/A|
|7/28/2016||Q2 2016||$0.28||$10.91 million||View||N/A|
|4/28/2016||Q1 2016||$0.28||$0.28||$9.83 million||View||N/A|
|1/28/2016||Q4 2015||$0.21||$9.80 million||View||N/A|
|10/27/2015||Q3 2015||$0.26||$0.26||$10.12 million||View||N/A|
|7/28/2015||Q2 2015||$0.25||$9.85 million||View||N/A|
|4/28/2015||Q115||$0.23||$0.27||$9.30 million||$10.04 million||View||N/A|
|1/28/2015||Q4 2014||$0.20||$0.20||$8.81 million||$8.90 million||View||N/A|
|10/27/2014||Q3 2014||$0.17||$0.20||$8.96 million||View||N/A|
|7/25/2014||Q2 2014||$0.26||$7.76 million||View||N/A|
Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) Earnings Estimates
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.72 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.07 EPS
Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) Dividend Information
|Most Recent Dividend:||1/31/2018|
|Payout Ratio:||13.40% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
7.56% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
6.28% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Investar (NASDAQ ISTR) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 8.83%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 56.41%
Investar (NASDAQ ISTR) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|1/30/2018||Dane M Babin||Insider||Sell||809||$24.75||$20,022.75||9,866|| |
|1/11/2018||James M Baker||Director||Buy||204||$24.40||$4,977.60||6,207|| |
|12/11/2017||James M Baker||Director||Buy||209||$23.75||$4,963.75||6,003|| |
|12/7/2017||Ryan P Finnan||EVP||Sell||3,000||$23.70||$71,100.00||15,314|| |
|11/13/2017||James M Baker||Director||Buy||219||$22.73||$4,977.87||5,794|| |
|11/3/2017||Christopher L Hufft||CFO||Sell||2,500||$23.15||$57,875.00||23,356|| |
|10/30/2017||Robert Chris Jordan||Director||Buy||400||$23.40||$9,360.00||22,340|| |
|10/11/2017||James M Baker||Director||Buy||205||$24.20||$4,961.00|| |
|9/11/2017||James M Baker||Director||Buy||221||$22.55||$4,983.55||5,370|| |
|8/11/2017||James M Baker||Director||Buy||228||$21.75||$4,959.00||4,699|| |
|5/15/2017||Christopher L Hufft||CFO||Buy||1,000||$22.80||$22,800.00||20,856|| |
|2/24/2017||David J Lukinovich||Director||Buy||412||$20.50||$8,446.00||10,433|| |
|8/15/2016||Andrew C Nelson||Director||Buy||1,800||$15.15||$27,270.00||84,721|| |
|8/3/2016||Andrew C Nelson||Director||Buy||3,200||$15.15||$48,480.00||82,921|| |
|6/15/2016||Gordon H Joffrion III||Director||Buy||400||$15.43||$6,172.00||14,364|| |
|5/24/2016||Christopher L Hufft||CFO||Buy||1,000||$15.35||$15,350.00||17,682|| |
|5/19/2016||James M Baker||Director||Sell||19,684||$15.16||$298,409.44||4,199|| |
|3/1/2016||Gordon H Joffrion III||Director||Buy||370||$14.48||$5,357.60||13,739|| |
|2/25/2016||Andrew C Nelson||Director||Buy||537||$14.51||$7,791.87||79,721|| |
|2/22/2016||Andrew C Nelson||Director||Buy||579||$14.51||$8,401.29||79,184|| |
|2/18/2016||Andrew C Nelson||Director||Buy||1,284||$14.51||$18,630.84||78,605|| |
|2/17/2016||Dane M. Babin||COO||Buy||6,324||$14.55||$92,014.20||7,296|| |
|2/17/2016||Ryan P Finnan||EVP||Buy||50||$14.73||$736.50||8,880|| |
|2/16/2016||Andrew C Nelson||Director||Buy||600||$14.51||$8,706.00||77,321|| |
|2/11/2016||Andrew C. Nelson||Director||Buy||4,836||$14.25||$68,913.00||76,721|| |
|6/11/2015||Christopher L Hufft||CAO||Buy||1,000||$15.40||$15,400.00|| |
|6/1/2015||Andrew C Nelson||Director||Buy||2,796||$15.25||$42,639.00|| |
|7/1/2014||Thomas C Sr Besselman Sr||Director||Buy||5,000||$14.43||$72,150.00|| |
|6/30/2014||Christopher L Hufft||CAO||Buy||12,000||$14.00||$168,000.00|| |
|6/30/2014||James M Baker||Director||Buy||3,571||$14.00||$49,994.00|| |
|6/30/2014||John J D'angelo||CEO||Buy||1,071||$14.00||$14,994.00|| |
Investar (NASDAQ ISTR) News Headlines
|Investar Holding Corp (ISTR) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 24 at 1:52 AM
|Michael Price Sells Campbell Soup, Reduces Dolby Laboratories|
finance.yahoo.com - February 21 at 4:42 PM
|Investar (ISTR) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 18 at 4:22 PM
|Investar Holding Corp (ISTR) Insider Dane M. Babin Sells 809 Shares|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 30 at 12:09 PM
|Investar Holding Corp (ISTR) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 30 at 1:34 AM
|Investar (ISTR) Earns Buy Rating from Sandler O'Neill|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 30 at 12:48 AM
|Investar (ISTR) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 26 at 10:38 AM
|Investar (ISTR) to Release Earnings on Wednesday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 17 at 2:26 AM
|Investar (ISTR) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 14 at 8:10 PM
|Investar Bank Adds Executive to Lead Newest Division|
finance.yahoo.com - January 8 at 4:17 PM
|Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Investar (ISTR) to "Buy"|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 29 at 8:34 PM
|With A Recent ROE Of 5.83%, Can Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:ISTR) Catch Up To Its Industry?|
finance.yahoo.com - December 29 at 11:36 AM
|Investar Holding Corp (ISTR) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 29 at 10:28 AM
|Investar (ISTR) Rating Reiterated by Hovde Group|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 29 at 8:46 AM
|Geron And Other Top Growth Stocks|
finance.yahoo.com - December 24 at 6:15 PM
| Investar Holding Corp (ISTR) Given $26.00 Consensus Target Price by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 23 at 11:58 PM
|Investar Holding Corp (ISTR) Increases Dividend to $0.03 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 22 at 6:13 PM
|Brokerages Anticipate Investar Holding Corp (ISTR) to Post $0.32 Earnings Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 17 at 1:50 AM
|Insider Selling: Investar Holding Corp (ISTR) EVP Sells 3,000 Shares of Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 11 at 2:22 PM
|ETFs with exposure to Investar Holding Corp. : December 7, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 7 at 4:24 PM
|Investar Holding Corp. :ISTR-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : December 4, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 4 at 10:55 AM
|Brokerages Expect Investar Holding Corp (ISTR) to Post $0.32 Earnings Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 2 at 11:50 PM
|Analysts Anticipate Investar Holding Corp (ISTR) to Post $0.32 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 29 at 11:56 PM
|Zacks: Investar Holding Corporation (ISTR) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 26 at 3:40 PM
|Comparing Investar Holding Corporation (ISTR) & Its Competitors|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 18 at 7:24 PM
|Zacks: Investar Holding Corporation (ISTR) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 11 at 3:50 AM
|Investar Holding Corporation (ISTR) CFO Sells $57,875.00 in Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 7 at 3:36 PM
|Brokerages Expect Investar Holding Corporation (ISTR) to Announce $0.32 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 7 at 3:50 AM
|Comparing Investar Holding Corporation (ISTR) & Stock Yards Bancorp (SYBT)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 4 at 5:38 AM
|Investar Holding Corp. : ISTR-US: Dividend Analysis : October 04th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 17, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - October 18 at 2:31 AM
|Analyzing Investar Holding Corporation (ISTR) and Northrim BanCorp (NRIM)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 18 at 12:14 AM
|ETFs with exposure to Investar Holding Corp. : October 13, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - October 13 at 7:54 PM
|Investar Holding Corporation (ISTR) Given Overweight Rating at Piper Jaffray Companies|
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 5 at 5:36 PM
|ETFs with exposure to Investar Holding Corp. : September 25, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - September 25 at 6:33 PM
|Investar Holding Corp. :ISTR-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 22, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - September 22 at 1:40 PM
|Investar Holding Corporation (ISTR) Declares Dividend Increase - $0.03 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 21 at 5:39 PM
|Investar Holding Corp. : ISTR-US: Dividend Analysis : July 05th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 17, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 18 at 5:48 AM
|Kroll Bond Rating Agency Comments on Investar Holding Corporation and BOJ Bancshares, Inc. Merger|
www.marketwatch.com - August 9 at 12:43 AM
|Investar Holding Corporation Expands its Baton Rouge Market by Announcing Agreement to Acquire BOJ Bancshares, Inc., Jackson, Louisiana|
feeds.benzinga.com - August 7 at 7:16 AM
|Analyzing Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:ISTR) and Sterling Bancorp (PBNY)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 7:52 AM
|Investar Holding Corporation (ISTR) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.01 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 28 at 12:21 AM
|Financial Comparison: Investar Holding Corporation (ISTR) & First Financial Holdings (FFCH)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 26 at 8:29 PM
|Investar Holding Corporation Announces 2017 Second Quarter Results|
globenewswire.com - July 26 at 8:20 PM
|Investar Holding Corporation Announces Completion of Citizens Bancshares, Inc. Acquisition|
finance.yahoo.com - July 3 at 7:27 PM
|Investar Holding Corporation Declares Cash Dividend|
feeds.benzinga.com - June 21 at 7:45 PM
|Investar Holding (ISTR) Announces Approval for Acquisition of Citizens Bancshares|
www.streetinsider.com - June 14 at 7:58 PM
|Investar Holding Corporation Announces Acquisition Approvals|
feeds.benzinga.com - June 14 at 4:55 PM
|Investar posts 1Q profit|
marketbeat.com - April 26 at 5:46 PM
|INVESTAR HOLDING CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Other Events, Financial Stateme|
biz.yahoo.com - March 21 at 12:17 PM
|Investar Holding (ISTR) Prices 1.4M Shares at $21.25|
www.streetinsider.com - March 17 at 6:13 PM
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Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
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