How to buy Peoples United Financial (PBCT) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Peoples United Financial shares.

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People's United Financial Inc (PBCT) is a leading banks-regional business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$17.4 after a previous close of US$17.42. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD16.875 to a high of USD17.43. The latest price was USD17 (25 minute delay). Peoples United Financial is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Peoples United Financial

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Peoples United Financial. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PBCT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Peoples United Financial reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$17.42, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Peoples United Financial, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Peoples United Financial. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Peoples United Financial stock price (NASDAQ:PBCT)

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Peoples United Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-03.
Previous closeUS$17.42
Change US$-0.42
Change % -2.411%
Volume 4,364,187
Information last updated 2021-12-04.
52-week rangeUS$12.0084 - US$19.1917
50-day moving average US$17.9374
200-day moving average US$17.5307
Target priceUS$18.33
PE ratio 24.2165
Dividend yield US$0.725 (4.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.702

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Peoples United Financial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $17

1 week (2021-11-29) -4.12%
1 month (2021-11-05) -5.40%
3 months (2021-09-03) 4.10%
6 months (2021-06-02) -11.09%
1 year (2020-12-04) 28.50%
2 years (2019-12-06) 2.97%
3 years (2018-12-06) 4.42%
5 years (2016-12-06) -11.37%

Is Peoples United Financial under- or over-valued?

Valuing Peoples United Financial stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Peoples United Financial's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Peoples United Financial's P/E ratio

Peoples United Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Peoples United Financial shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Peoples United Financial's PEG ratio

Peoples United Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.52. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Peoples United Financial's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Peoples United Financial financials

Revenue TTM US$2 billion
Operating margin TTM 46.68%
Gross profit TTM US$1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.5%
Return on equity TTM 3.97%
Profit margin 15.39%
Book value 17.845
Market capitalisation US$7.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Peoples United Financial's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Peoples United Financial.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Peoples United Financial's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.54

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Peoples United Financial's overall score of 22.54 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 36th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Peoples United Financial is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Peoples United Financial's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.34/100

Peoples United Financial's social score

Social score: 12.41/100

Peoples United Financial's governance score

Governance score: 6.47/100

Peoples United Financial's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Peoples United Financial scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Peoples United Financial has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

People's United Financial Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.54
Total ESG percentile 35.55
Environmental score 1.34
Social score 12.41
Governance score 6.47
Level of controversy 2

Peoples United Financial share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 49.83% of net profits

Recently Peoples United Financial has paid out, on average, around 49.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.19% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Peoples United Financial shareholders could enjoy a 4.19% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Peoples United Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $0.725 per share.

While Peoples United Financial's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Peoples United Financial may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Peoples United Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 14 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Peoples United Financial's shares ever split?

Peoples United Financial's shares were split on a 21:10 basis on 15 April 2007. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 21 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Peoples United Financial shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 52.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Peoples United Financial shares which in turn could have impacted Peoples United Financial's share price.

Peoples United Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Peoples United Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$12.0084 up to US$19.1917. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PBCT.US volatility(beta: 1.1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Peoples United Financial's is 1.1003. This would suggest that Peoples United Financial's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Peoples United Financial overview

People's United Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for People's United Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking, retail banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate, and municipal customers. The Commercial Banking segment offers commercial deposit products, commercial real estate lending, middle market and business banking, equipment financing, mortgage warehouse and asset-based lending, treasury management services, and capital market capabilities. The Retail Banking segment offers consumer lending, including residential mortgage and home equity lending; and consumer deposit gathering services. This segment also provides brokerage, financial and investment advisory, investment management, life insurance, financial management and planning, and non-institutional trust services. In addition, the company offers cash management, municipal banking, online banking, investment trading, and telephone banking services. It operates through a network of 417 branches in Connecticut, southeastern New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire, as well as 631 ATMs. The company was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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