How to buy SVB Financial Group shares

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SVB Financial Group (SIVB) is a leading banks-regional business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$538.75 after a previous close of US$545.38. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD529.32 to a high of USD544.28. The latest price was USD530.96 (25 minute delay). SVB Financial Group is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in SVB Financial Group

  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 SVB Financial Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SIVB. 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 SVB Financial Group 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$596.06, 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 SVB Financial Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SVB Financial Group. 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.

SVB Financial Group share price

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SVB Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
Previous closeUS$545.38
Change US$-14.42
Change % -2.644%
Volume 749,358
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$199.7 - US$608.84
50-day moving average US$575.6486
200-day moving average US$494.4288
Target priceUS$603.62
PE ratio 18.6637
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$30.383

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Is it a good time to buy SVB Financial Group stock?

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SVB Financial Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $530.96

1 month (2021-05-21) -6.83%
3 months (2021-03-19) -2.51%
6 months (2020-12-18) 48.40%
1 year (2020-06-19) 139.34%
2 years (2019-06-20) 147.72%
3 years (2018-06-20) 66.72%
5 years (2016-06-20) 431.28%

Is SVB Financial Group under- or over-valued?

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

SVB Financial Group's P/E ratio

SVB Financial Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, SVB Financial Group shares trade at around 19x 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.

SVB Financial Group's PEG ratio

SVB Financial Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.21. 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 SVB Financial Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

SVB Financial Group financials

Revenue TTM US$4.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 51.43%
Gross profit TTM US$3.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.59%
Return on equity TTM 19.91%
Profit margin 35.38%
Book value 163.246
Market capitalisation US$30.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SVB Financial Group shares

There are currently 909,018 SVB Financial Group shares held short by investors – that's known as SVB Financial Group's "short interest". This figure is 0.2% down from 911,006 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting SVB Financial Group shares can be evaluated.

SVB Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SVB Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SVB Financial Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SVB Financial Group shares traded daily (recently around 357881.1023622). SVB Financial Group's SIR currently stands at 2.54. In other words for every 100,000 SVB Financial Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2540 shares are currently held short.

However SVB Financial Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SVB Financial Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable SVB Financial Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SVB Financial Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SVB Financial Group shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0168% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SVB Financial Group shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against SVB Financial Group.

Find out more about how you can short SVB Financial Group stock.

SVB Financial Group'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 SVB Financial Group.

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

SVB Financial Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.65

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and SVB Financial Group's overall score of 28.65 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 49th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like SVB Financial Group 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.).

SVB Financial Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.75/100

SVB Financial Group's environmental score of 3.75 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that SVB Financial Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

SVB Financial Group's social score

Social score: 13.65/100

SVB Financial Group's social score of 13.65 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that SVB Financial Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

SVB Financial Group's governance score

Governance score: 14.25/100

SVB Financial Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that SVB Financial Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

SVB Financial Group was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.65
Total ESG percentile 48.5
Environmental score 3.75
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 13.65
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 14.25
Governance score percentile 4

SVB Financial Group share dividends

We're not expecting SVB Financial Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have SVB Financial Group's shares ever split?

SVB Financial Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 May 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your SVB Financial Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SVB Financial Group shares which in turn could have impacted SVB Financial Group's share price.

SVB Financial Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SVB Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$199.7 up to US$608.84. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SIVB.US volatility(beta: 2.07)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 SVB Financial Group's is 2.0658. This would suggest that SVB Financial Group's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

SVB Financial Group overview

SVB Financial Group, a diversified financial services company, provides various banking and financial products and services. The company operates through four segments: Global Commercial Bank, SVB Private Bank, SVB Capital, and SVB Leerink. The Global Commercial Bank segment offers deposit products, such as business and analysis checking, money market, multi-currency, in-country bank, and sweep accounts, as well as merchant, remote capture, lockbox, electronic deposit capture, and fraud control services; credit solutions comprising term loans, equipment and asset-based loans, revolving lines of credit, and credit card programs, as well as mezzanine lending, acquisition finance, and corporate working capital facilities; and payment and cash management products and services, including wire transfer and automated clearing house payment, bill pay, debit and credit cards, account analysis, and disbursement, as well as online and mobile banking services. This segment also provides foreign exchange services; export, import, and standby letter of credit; investment services and solutions; investment advisory services; vineyard development loans; and debt fund investment services. The SVB Private Bank segment offers private banking services, such as mortgages, home equity and capital call lines of credit, restricted stock purchase loans, and other secured and unsecured lending products, as well as cash and wealth management services. The SVB Capital segment provides venture capital investment services that manage funds on behalf of third party limited partner investors. The SVB Leerink segment engages in equity and convertible capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, equity research and sales, trading, and investment banking services. It operates through 30 offices in the United States; and offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, Israel, Germany, Denmark, India, Hong Kong, and China. SVB Financial Group was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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