How Does Old Second Bancorp, Inc. (OSBC) Stack Up For Investors?

On Wednesday, shares of Old Second Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSBC) marked $8.50 per share versus a previous $8.22 closing price. With having a 3.41% gain, an insight into the fundamental values of Old Second Bancorp, Inc., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. OSBC showed a fall of -36.90% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $5.96 – $13.77 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -14.90% in the period of the last 200 days.

Piper Jaffray equity researchers changed the status of Old Second Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSBC) shares to a “Overweight” rating in the report published on December 19th, 2019. Other analysts, including FIG Partners, also published their reports on OSBC shares. FIG Partners repeated the rating from the previous report, marking OSBC under “Outperform” rating, in the report published on April 29th, 2019. Additionally, OSBC shares got another “Outperform” rating from Raymond James, setting a target price of $15 on the company’s shares, according to the report published in April 9th, 2019. On the other hand, Sandler O’Neill Upgrade the “Buy” rating for OSBC shares, as published in the report on December 14th, 2017. Keefe Bruyette seems to be going bullish on the price of OSBC shares, based on the price prediction for OSBC, indicating that the shares will jump from $7 to $4, giving the shares “Mkt Perform” rating based on their report from March 10th, 2009. Another “Underperform” rating came from Keefe Bruyette.

Old Second Bancorp, Inc. (OSBC) Analysis

The present dividend yield for OSBC owners is set at 0, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. However, in order for the company to be able to pay its dividends, just like it is the case with Old Second Bancorp, Inc., the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 5.49. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording -4.80%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Old Second Bancorp, Inc. (OSBC) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of 14.70% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.

Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while OSBC is currently recording an average of 138.75K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 5.07%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 6.79%with 9.11% of gain in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $9.60, indicating growth from the present price of $8.50, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in OSBC or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing Old Second Bancorp, Inc. Shares?

Old Second Bancorp, Inc. (OSBC) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Financial sector. If you wish to compare OSBC shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of 8.28 for Old Second Bancorp, Inc., while the value 11.38 can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value 1.03 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of 15.60%.

Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 3.80%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 73.10% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in OSBC Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in OSBC in the recent period. That is how The Vanguard Group, Inc. now has an increase position in OSBC by 1.57% in the first quarter, owning 1.36 million shares of OSBC stocks, with the value of $10.57 million after the purchase of an additional 21,006 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, FJ Capital Management LLC also increased their stake in OSBC shares changed 12.42% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 1.12 million shares of company, all valued at $8.73 million after the acquisition of additional 124,000 shares during the last quarter.

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP acquired a new position in Old Second Bancorp, Inc. during the first quarter, with the value of $8.48 million, and Manulife Investment Management increased their stake in the company’s shares by 13.33% in the first quarter, now owning 120,562 shares valued at $7.97 million after the acquisition of the additional 1.02 million shares during the last quarter. In the end, Wellington Management Co. LLP increased their position by — during the first quarter, now owning 965248 OSBC shares, now holding the value of $7.51 million in OSBC with the purchase of the additional 219,040 shares during the period of the last quarter. At the present, 73.10% of OSBC shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.