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Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina (PEBK) Competitors

$29.80
-0.01 (-0.03%)
(As of 05:26 PM ET)

PEBK vs. ISTR, CWBC, MYFW, OPBK, PWOD, CFFI, CALB, MBCN, BWFG, and FINW

Should you be buying Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina include Investar (ISTR), Community West Bancshares (CWBC), First Western Financial (MYFW), OP Bancorp (OPBK), Penns Woods Bancorp (PWOD), C&F Financial (CFFI), California BanCorp (CALB), Middlefield Banc (MBCN), Bankwell Financial Group (BWFG), and FinWise Bancorp (FINW). These companies are all part of the "state commercial banks" industry.

Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina vs.

Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina (NASDAQ:PEBK) and Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, community ranking, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

In the previous week, Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina had 1 more articles in the media than Investar. MarketBeat recorded 6 mentions for Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina and 5 mentions for Investar. Investar's average media sentiment score of 0.42 beat Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina's score of 0.22 indicating that Investar is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Investar
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Investar received 64 more outperform votes than Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 66.81% of users gave Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina an outperform vote while only 60.22% of users gave Investar an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Peoples Bancorp of North CarolinaOutperform Votes
151
66.81%
Underperform Votes
75
33.19%
InvestarOutperform Votes
215
60.22%
Underperform Votes
142
39.78%

Investar has a consensus price target of $16.08, suggesting a potential upside of 0.40%. Given Investar's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Investar is more favorable than Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
Investar
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67

43.8% of Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.2% of Investar shares are held by institutional investors. 17.4% of Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.7% of Investar shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Investar pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina pays out 25.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Investar pays out 22.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Investar has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina has a net margin of 16.29% compared to Investar's net margin of 12.02%. Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina's return on equity of 14.14% beat Investar's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina16.29% 14.14% 1.00%
Investar 12.02%8.17%0.65%

Investar has higher revenue and earnings than Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina. Investar is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina$94.78M1.67$15.55M$2.9310.20
Investar$139.74M1.13$16.68M$1.798.98

Summary

Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina beats Investar on 10 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding PEBK and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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PEBK vs. The Competition

MetricPeoples Bancorp of North CarolinaState commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$158.17M$2.38B$9.16B$7.99B
Dividend Yield2.52%4.21%10.53%3.91%
P/E Ratio10.2012.0754.9615.30
Price / Sales1.671.953,619.0177.99
Price / Cash8.958.8628.3929.27
Price / Book1.371.052.534.46
Net Income$15.55M$417.77M$999.77M$213.05M
7 Day Performance-2.57%0.86%0.82%0.91%
1 Month Performance7.75%4.51%4.16%6.20%
1 Year Performance56.30%33.52%19.45%9.92%

Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
ISTR
Investar
3.3295 of 5 stars
$16.26
+0.1%
$16.08
-1.1%
+43.1%$159.84M$139.74M9.08320
CWBC
Community West Bancshares
4.0978 of 5 stars
$17.13
-0.1%
$20.33
+18.7%
+65.0%$152.63M$109.44M9.06134
MYFW
First Western Financial
2.505 of 5 stars
$18.18
+1.5%
$19.00
+4.5%
+3.8%$174.89M$167.52M23.61310
OPBK
OP Bancorp
0 of 5 stars
$9.75
-0.6%
N/A+28.1%$145.82M$80.25M6.96221
PWOD
Penns Woods Bancorp
1.3076 of 5 stars
$19.35
+0.9%
N/A-17.4%$145.32M$99.97M8.88308
CFFI
C&F Financial
2.5124 of 5 stars
$42.49
+0.8%
N/A-12.1%$142.77M$153.75M7.01594Positive News
CALB
California BanCorp
3.5126 of 5 stars
$21.69
+0.2%
$26.25
+21.0%
+55.3%$183.06M$114.08M9.15169
MBCN
Middlefield Banc
1.5634 of 5 stars
$22.91
+3.0%
$24.00
+4.8%
+6.9%$184.86M$70.47M11.18256Dividend Announcement
Positive News
BWFG
Bankwell Financial Group
3.5737 of 5 stars
$23.67
+0.6%
$34.00
+43.6%
+3.2%$185.85M$94.31M6.16126
FINW
FinWise Bancorp
3.1734 of 5 stars
$10.58
-0.2%
$17.00
+60.7%
+31.9%$135.32M$85.61M8.20162

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This page (NASDAQ:PEBK) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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