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NASDAQ:ISTR

Investar - ISTR Stock Forecast, Price & News

$22.89
+0.40 (+1.78%)
(As of 08/12/2022 03:59 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$22.88
$22.94
50-Day Range
$21.60
$23.55
52-Week Range
$17.08
$23.72
Volume
221 shs
Average Volume
20,001 shs
Market Capitalization
$229.33 million
P/E Ratio
14.22
Dividend Yield
1.57%
Price Target
$22.00

Investar MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
3.9% Downside
$22.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.14% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.75
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.28mentions of Investar in the last 14 days
Based on 9 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$1,994 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
1.15%
From $2.62 to $2.65 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.57 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

376th out of 931 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

78th out of 194 stocks

ISTR stock logo

About Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) Stock

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, 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 24 full service branches. Investar Holding Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Investar Price Performance

Shares of NASDAQ:ISTR opened at $22.89 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $229.33 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.22 and a beta of 0.46. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $22.27 and a 200 day moving average price of $20.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a current ratio of 0.94. Investar has a fifty-two week low of $17.08 and a fifty-two week high of $23.72.

Investar Increases Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 30th were paid a dividend of $0.09 per share. This is an increase from Investar's previous quarterly dividend of $0.09. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 29th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.57%. Investar's dividend payout ratio is presently 22.36%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on ISTR. StockNews.com began coverage on shares of Investar in a research report on Sunday, May 29th. They set a "buy" rating for the company. Piper Sandler upped their target price on shares of Investar to $22.00 in a research report on Monday, July 4th.

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ISTR Stock News Headlines

Investar (ISTR) Meets Q2 Earnings Estimates
Investar raises dividend by ~6% to $0.09/share
Investar approves incremental $400K buyback program
Investar raises dividend by ~6% to $0.085/share
Recap: Investar Holding Q4 Earnings
Investar (ISTR) Reports Q3 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates
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ISTR Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/20/2021
Ex-Dividend for 7/29 Dividend
6/29/2022
Dividend Payable
7/29/2022
Today
8/15/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/20/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
State commercial banks
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Finance
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:ISTR
Employees
339
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$22.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$22.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$22.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-3.9%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$8 million
Pretax Margin
17.95%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$107.58 million
Cash Flow
$1.21 per share
Book Value
$23.45 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
8,990,000
Market Cap
$229.33 million
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
0.46

Key Executives

  • Mr. John Joseph D'Angelo (Age 62)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $857.16k
  • Mr. Christopher L. Hufft (Age 49)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $415.4k
  • Ms. Linda M. Crochet (Age 59)
    Exec. VP & COO
    Comp: $757.13k
  • Ms. Candace J. LeBlanc (Age 39)
    Exec. VP & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Randolf F. Kassmeier (Age 69)
    Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.
  • Mr. Ryan P. Finnan (Age 47)
    Exec. VP
  • Mr. Jeffrey Wayne Martin (Age 56)
    Exec. VP & Chief Credit Officer
  • Ms. Rachel Pourciau Cherco (Age 62)
    Exec. VP & Treasurer
  • Mr. Jeffery L. Blum (Age 53)
    Exec. VP and Pres of Commercial & Industrial Banking
  • Mr. Van R. Mayhall Jr.
    Corp. Sec.













ISTR Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Investar stock right now?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Investar in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" ISTR shares. 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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What is Investar's stock price forecast for 2022?

1 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Investar's stock. Their ISTR share price forecasts range from $22.00 to $22.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $22.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.9%.
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How have ISTR shares performed in 2022?

Investar's stock was trading at $18.41 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, ISTR shares have increased by 24.3% and is now trading at $22.89.
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When is Investar's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 20th 2022.
View our ISTR earnings forecast
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How were Investar's earnings last quarter?

Investar Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ISTR) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 20th. The financial services provider reported ($1.06) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.05) by $0.01. The financial services provider had revenue of $25.46 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24.56 million. Investar had a net margin of 14.40% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 3.54%.

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

Investar declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, June 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.09 per share on Friday, July 29th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 29th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.09.
Read our dividend analysis for ISTR
.

Is Investar a good dividend stock?

Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.57%. The company 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 is 22.36%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ISTR will have a dividend payout ratio of 13.58% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for ISTR.

What is John J. D Angelo's approval rating as Investar's CEO?

2 employees have rated Investar Chief Executive Officer John J. D Angelo on Glassdoor.com. John J. D Angelo has an approval rating of 100% among the company'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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Maltese Capital Management LLC (3.87%), Kennedy Capital Management Inc. (2.95%), Royce & Associates LP (2.53%), Franklin Resources Inc. (2.14%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (1.25%) and LPL Financial LLC (0.49%). Insiders that own company stock include Andrew C Nelson, Christopher L Hufft, David J Lukinovich, Frank L Walker, James M Baker, James M Baker, Jeffrey Wayne Martin, John J D'angelo, Linda M Crochet, Robert Chris Jordan, Ryan P Finnan and Suzanne O Middleton.
View institutional ownership trends
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How do I buy shares of Investar?

Shares of ISTR stock 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 $22.89.

How much money does Investar make?

Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) has a market capitalization of $229.33 million and generates $107.58 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $8 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.61 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Investar have?

The company employs 339 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Investar?

Investar's mailing address is 10500 COURSEY BLVD, BATON ROUGE LA, 70816. The official website for the company is www.investarbank.com. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at (225) 227-2222, via email at investors@investarbank.com, or via fax at 225-300-8527.

This page (NASDAQ:ISTR) was last updated on 8/15/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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