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Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
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This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Question of whether Nebraska public money can go to private schools still set for November ballot
A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Dell, NetApp rise; Ginkgo Bioworks, New York Community Bancorp fall, Friday, 3/1/2024
How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 3/1/2024
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
China pledges to increase opportunities for foreign companies as it seeks to boost its economy
Brazil's economy grows 2.9% in Lula's 1st year, beating expectations
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Question of whether Nebraska public money can go to private schools still set for November ballot
A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Dell, NetApp rise; Ginkgo Bioworks, New York Community Bancorp fall, Friday, 3/1/2024
How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 3/1/2024
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
China pledges to increase opportunities for foreign companies as it seeks to boost its economy
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Question of whether Nebraska public money can go to private schools still set for November ballot
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Preferred Bank (PFBC) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$72.37
+0.52 (+0.72%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$69.69
$72.38
50-Day Range
$68.13
$76.24
52-Week Range
$42.42
$77.65
Volume
136,266 shs
Average Volume
77,177 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.04 billion
P/E Ratio
6.87
Dividend Yield
3.87%
Price Target
$68.67

Preferred Bank MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
5.1% Downside
$68.67 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
7.23% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
1.76mentions of Preferred Bank in the last 14 days
Based on 3 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
-2.74%
From $9.13 to $8.88 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

1.13 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

770th out of 871 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

178th out of 182 stocks


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About Preferred Bank Stock (NASDAQ:PFBC)

Preferred Bank provides various commercial banking products and services to small and mid-sized businesses and their owners, entrepreneurs, real estate developers and investors, professionals, and high net worth individuals in the United States. The company accepts checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts; fixed-rate and fixed maturity retail, and non-retail certificates of deposit; and individual retirement accounts. It also provides real estate mortgage loans that are secured by retail, industrial, office, special purpose, and residential single and multi-family properties; real estate construction loans; and commercial loans comprising lines of credit for working capital, term loans for capital expenditures, and commercial and stand-by letters of credit; and SBA loans. In addition, the company offers trade finance services, including commercial and export letters of credit, import lines of credit, documentary collections, international wire transfers, acceptances/trust receipt financing products, export financing, and bills purchase programs. Further, it provides various high-wealth banking services to wealthy individuals residing in the Pacific Rim area; and remote deposit capture, bill pay, treasury management, and internet and mobile banking services. Additionally, the company offers various banking services to physicians, accountants, attorneys, business managers, and other professionals; and safe deposit boxes, account reconciliation, courier service, and cash management services to the manufacturing, service, and distribution companies. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

PFBC Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 1/22 Dividend
1/05/2024
Ex-Dividend for 1/22 Dividend
1/05/2024
Dividend Payable
1/22/2024
Dividend Payable
1/22/2024
Last Earnings
1/25/2024
Today
3/02/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/16/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
State commercial banks
Sub-Industry
Regional Banks
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:PFBC
CUSIP
74036740
Employees
299
Year Founded
1991

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$68.67
High Stock Price Target
$72.00
Low Stock Price Target
$64.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-5.1%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$150.04 million
Pretax Margin
43.26%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$485.10 million
Cash Flow
$9.21 per share
Book Value
$48.17 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
N/A
Market Cap
$1.04 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.05

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Li Yu (Age 83)
    Chairman, CEO & Corporate Secretary
    Comp: $2.19M
  • Mr. Wellington Chen (Age 64)
    President & COO
    Comp: $1.19M
  • Mr. Edward J. Czajka (Age 60)
    Executive VP & CFO
    Comp: $761.02k
  • Mr. Nick Pi (Age 63)
    Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer
    Comp: $677.68k
  • Mr. Johnny Hsu (Age 49)
    Executive VP & Deputy COO
    Comp: $550.88k
  • Mr. Robert J. Kosof (Age 80)
    Executive Vice President of Commercial Lending
    Comp: $388.21k
  • Ms. Sandy Ho
    Executive VP & Regional Manager
  • Ms. Stella Chen
    Senior Vice President
  • Erika Chi
    Executive Vice President
  • Mr. Ted Hsu (Age 61)
    Executive Vice President














PFBC Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Preferred Bank stock right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Preferred Bank in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" PFBC shares.
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What is Preferred Bank's stock price target for 2024?

2 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Preferred Bank's shares. Their PFBC share price targets range from $64.00 to $72.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $68.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.1%.
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How have PFBC shares performed in 2024?

Preferred Bank's stock was trading at $73.05 at the beginning of the year. Since then, PFBC shares have decreased by 0.9% and is now trading at $72.37.
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When is Preferred Bank's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 16th 2024.
View our PFBC earnings forecast
.

How were Preferred Bank's earnings last quarter?

Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 25th. The bank reported $2.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.54 by $0.06. The bank earned $127.07 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $72.84 million. Preferred Bank had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 22.30% and a net margin of 30.93%. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $2.71 EPS.

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

Preferred Bank declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 13th. Investors of record on Monday, January 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.70 per share on Monday, January 22nd. This represents a $2.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.87%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, January 5th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.55.
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Is Preferred Bank a good dividend stock?

Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.90%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 26.59%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, PFBC will have a dividend payout ratio of 31.53% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for PFBC.

What ETFs hold Preferred Bank's stock?

ETFs with the largest weight of Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) stock in their portfolio include Invesco S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF (XSLV) and Roundhill Acquirers Deep Value ETF (DEEP).First Trust Active Factor Small Cap ETF (AFSM).

What is Li Yu's approval rating as Preferred Bank's CEO?

8 employees have rated Preferred Bank Chief Executive Officer Li Yu on Glassdoor.com. Li Yu has an approval rating of 56% among the company's employees. This puts Li Yu in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Preferred Bank own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Preferred Bank investors own include Energy Transfer (ET), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Alibaba Group (BABA), Verizon Communications (VZ), AbbVie (ABBV), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Medtronic (MDT), AT&T (T) and CBL & Associates Properties (CBL).

Who are Preferred Bank's major shareholders?

Preferred Bank's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (5.94%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.62%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (3.67%), Boston Partners (3.23%), Hsbc Holdings PLC (1.79%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (1.18%).

How do I buy shares of Preferred Bank?

Shares of PFBC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:PFBC) was last updated on 3/2/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff