NASDAQ:PFBC - Preferred Bank Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $45.34 -0.31 (-0.68 %) (As of 12/11/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$45.65Today's Range$44.92 - $46.2852-Week Range$43.04 - $69.48Volume33,650 shsAverage Volume107,783 shsMarket Capitalization$609.15 millionP/E Ratio13.26Dividend Yield2.16%Beta1 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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's deposit products include checking, savings, negotiable order of withdrawal, 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; commercial loans comprising lines of credit for working capital and term loans for capital expenditures; and commercial and export letters of credit, import lines of credit, documentary collections, international wire transfers, export financing products, bills purchase programs, and acceptances/trust receipt financing products, as well as standby letters of credit and foreign exchange services for importers and exporters. In addition, it offers various high-wealth banking services to wealthy individuals residing in the Pacific Rim area with residences, real estate investments, or businesses in Southern California. Further, it provides 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. Additionally, it offers remote deposit capture, and Internet and mobile banking services. As of December 31, 2017, it had 13 full-service branch offices in Alhambra, Arcadia, Century City, City of Industry, Diamond Bar, Los Angeles, Pico Rivera, San Francisco, Tarzana, Torrance, Anaheim, and Irvine, California; and Flushing, New York. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry State commercial banks Sub-IndustryRegional Banks SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:PFBC Previous Symbol CUSIP74036740 Webwww.preferredbank.com Phone213-891-1188 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.28 Current Ratio1.07 Quick Ratio1.07 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio13.26 Forward P/E Ratio9.71 P/E Growth0.99 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$163.42 million Price / Sales3.66 Cash Flow$3.8719 per share Price / Cash Flow11.71 Book Value$26.92 per share Price / Book1.68 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.42 Net Income$43.39 million Net Margins31.74% Return on Equity18.39% Return on Assets1.77% Miscellaneous Employees238 Outstanding Shares13,190,000Market Cap$609.15 million OptionableOptionable Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) Frequently Asked Questions What is Preferred Bank's stock symbol? Preferred Bank trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PFBC." How often does Preferred Bank pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Preferred Bank? Preferred Bank announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, December 7th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 8th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Tuesday, January 22nd. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 7th. This is an increase from Preferred Bank's previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. View Preferred Bank's Dividend History. How were Preferred Bank's earnings last quarter? Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 17th. The bank reported $1.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.02. The bank earned $40.91 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $41.19 million. Preferred Bank had a net margin of 31.74% and a return on equity of 18.39%. View Preferred Bank's Earnings History. When is Preferred Bank's next earnings date? Preferred Bank is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, January 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Preferred Bank. What price target have analysts set for PFBC? 5 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Preferred Bank's stock. Their forecasts range from $72.00 to $76.00. On average, they anticipate Preferred Bank's share price to reach $73.6667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 62.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Preferred Bank. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Preferred Bank? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Preferred Bank in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating, 2 buy ratings and 2 strong buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Preferred Bank. Has Preferred Bank been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about PFBC stock has trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Preferred Bank earned a coverage optimism score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the bank a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of Preferred Bank's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Preferred Bank include First Interstate Bancsystem (FIBK), International Bancshares (IBOC), Union Bankshares (UBSH), Independent Bank (INDB), Great Western Bancorp (GWB), Renasant (RNST), ServisFirst Bancshares (SFBS), First Bancorp (FBP), United Community Banks (UCBI), Banner (BANR), TowneBank (TOWN), Eagle Bancorp (EGBN), Ameris Bancorp (ABCB), Heartland Financial USA (HTLF) and Pacific Premier Bancorp (PPBI). Who are Preferred Bank's key executives? Preferred Bank's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Li Yu, Chairman, CEO & Corp. Sec. (Age 77)Mr. Wellington Chen, Pres & COO (Age 58)Mr. Edward J. Czajka, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 54)Mr. Nick Pi, Exec. VP & Chief Credit Officer (Age 57)Mr. Robert J. Kosof, Head of Commercial & Industrial Loans, Exec. VP and Regional Mang. (Age 74) Who are Preferred Bank's major shareholders? Preferred Bank's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (15.53%), Vanguard Group Inc. (6.66%), FMR LLC (4.96%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.46%), Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. (2.22%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.21%). Which institutional investors are selling Preferred Bank stock? PFBC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Phocas Financial Corp., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, Stieven Capital Advisors L.P., Systematic Financial Management LP and Citadel Advisors LLC. Which institutional investors are buying Preferred Bank stock? PFBC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Marshall Wace LLP, Matarin Capital Management LLC, Legal & General Group Plc, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Arizona State Retirement System. How do I buy shares of Preferred Bank? Shares of PFBC 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 Preferred Bank's stock price today? One share of PFBC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $45.34. How big of a company is Preferred Bank? Preferred Bank has a market capitalization of $609.15 million and generates $163.42 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $43.39 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.42 on an earnings per share basis. Preferred Bank employs 238 workers across the globe. What is Preferred Bank's official website? The official website for Preferred Bank is http://www.preferredbank.com. How can I contact Preferred Bank? Preferred Bank's mailing address is 601 S. FIGUEROA STREET 29TH FLOOR, LOS ANGELES CA, 90017. The bank can be reached via phone at 213-891-1188 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Preferred Bank (NASDAQ PFBC)Community Ranking: 2.9 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 254 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 189 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 443MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Preferred Bank and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PFBC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PFBC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/11/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the float in trading stocks?