How Does Peoples Bancorp Inc. (PEBO) Stack Up For Investors?

On Friday, shares of Peoples Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PEBO) marked $22.02 per share versus a previous $20.96 closing price. With having a 5.06% gain, an insight into the fundamental values of Peoples Bancorp Inc., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. PEBO showed a fall of -36.47% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $17.91 – $39.28 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -18.04% in the period of the last 200 days.

B. Riley FBR equity researchers changed the status of Peoples Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: PEBO) shares to a “Buy” rating in the report published on June 19th, 2020. Other analysts, including DA Davidson, also published their reports on PEBO shares. DA Davidson repeated the rating from the previous report, marking PEBO under “Buy” rating, in the report published on January 10th, 2020. Additionally, PEBO shares got another “Mkt Perform” rating from Raymond James. On April 27th, 2016, Hovde Group Reiterated an Market Perform rating and increased its price target from $19 to $23. On the other hand, Raymond James Downgrade the “Outperform” rating for PEBO shares, as published in the report on October 30th, 2015. Keefe Bruyette seems to be going bullish on the price of PEBO shares, based on the price prediction for PEBO. Another “Neutral” rating came from Boenning & Scattergood.

Peoples Bancorp Inc. (PEBO) Analysis

The present dividend yield for PEBO owners is set at 0.06, 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 Peoples Bancorp Inc., the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 8.85. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording -53.30%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Peoples Bancorp Inc. (PEBO) 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 5.70% 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 PEBO is currently recording an average of 82.49K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 3.86%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 3.60%with 9.72% of gain in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $25.10, indicating growth from the present price of $22.02, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in PEBO or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing Peoples Bancorp Inc. Shares?

Peoples Bancorp Inc. (PEBO) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Financial sector. If you wish to compare PEBO shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of 13.54 for Peoples Bancorp Inc., while the value 11.73 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 1.63 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of 11.00%.

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 2.50%, 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 62.80% 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 PEBO Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in PEBO in the recent period. That is how Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now has an increase position in PEBO by 1.77% in the first quarter, owning 1.69 million shares of PEBO stocks, with the value of $35.86 million after the purchase of an additional 29,364 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, BlackRock Fund Advisors also increased their stake in PEBO shares changed 0.89% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 1.3 million shares of company, all valued at $27.63 million after the acquisition of additional 11,422 shares during the last quarter.

The Vanguard Group, Inc. acquired a new position in Peoples Bancorp Inc. during the first quarter, with the value of $19.11 million, and SSgA Funds Management, Inc. increased their stake in the company’s shares by 1.41% in the first quarter, now owning 5,632 shares valued at $8.62 million after the acquisition of the additional 405289 shares during the last quarter. At the present, 62.80% of PEBO shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.