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Truist Financial Corporation (TFC) is a leading banks-regional business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$57.88 after a previous close of US$57.31. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD57.83 to a high of USD59.05. The latest price was USD58.78 (25 minute delay). Truist Financial Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Truist Financial Corporation. 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.
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- Truist Financial Corporation key stats
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- Is Truist Financial Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Truist Financial Corporation performance over time
- Can I short Truist Financial Corporation shares?
- Is Truist Financial Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Truist Financial Corporation shares over-valued?
- Truist Financial Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Truist Financial Corporation shares?
- Does Truist Financial Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Truist Financial Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Truist Financial Corporation share priceUse our graph to track the performance of TFC stocks over time.
Truist Financial Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$29.0244 - US$61.26|
|50-day moving average||US$58.564|
|200-day moving average||US$50.3298|
|Dividend yield||US$1.8 (3.02%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$2.9279|
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Is it a good time to buy Truist Financial Corporation stock?
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Truist Financial Corporation price performance over time
|1 month (2021-03-23)||4.81%|
Is Truist Financial Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Truist Financial Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Truist Financial Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Truist Financial Corporation's P/E ratio
Truist Financial Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Truist Financial Corporation shares trade at around 16x 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.
Truist Financial Corporation's PEG ratio
Truist Financial Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1773. 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 Truist Financial Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Truist Financial Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||US$20.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||36.22%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$20.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.91%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.53%|
|Market capitalisation||US$77.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Truist Financial Corporation shares
There are currently 10.7 million Truist Financial Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Truist Financial Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 19% down from 13.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Truist Financial Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Truist Financial Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Truist Financial Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Truist Financial Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Truist Financial Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 6.6 million). Truist Financial Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.62. In other words for every 100,000 Truist Financial Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1620 shares are currently held short.
However Truist Financial Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Truist Financial Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Truist Financial Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Truist Financial Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Truist Financial Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.008% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Truist Financial Corporation shares, roughly 8 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 Truist Financial Corporation.
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Truist Financial Corporation'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 Truist Financial Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Truist Financial Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 27.42
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Truist Financial Corporation's overall score of 27.42 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Truist Financial Corporation 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.).
Truist Financial Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.51/100
Truist Financial Corporation's environmental score of 4.51 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Truist Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Truist Financial Corporation's social score
Social score: 15.02/100
Truist Financial Corporation's social score of 15.02 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Truist Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Truist Financial Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 8.89/100
Truist Financial Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Truist Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Truist Financial Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Truist Financial Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Truist Financial Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||27.42|
|Total ESG percentile||38.88|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||2|
Truist Financial Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 35.86% of net profits
Recently Truist Financial Corporation has paid out, on average, around 35.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Truist Financial Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Truist Financial Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.8 per share.
While Truist Financial Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Truist Financial Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Truist Financial Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 28 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Truist Financial Corporation's shares ever split?
Truist Financial Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 August 1998. 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 Truist Financial Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Truist Financial Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Truist Financial Corporation's share price.
Truist Financial Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Truist Financial Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$29.0244 up to US$61.26. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Truist Financial Corporation's is 1.3519. This would suggest that Truist Financial Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Truist Financial Corporation overview
Truist Financial Corporation, a holding company, provides banking and trust services in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. The company operates through three segments: Consumer Banking and Wealth, Corporate and Commercial Banking, and Insurance Holdings. Its deposit products include noninterest-bearing checking, interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. The company also provides funding; asset management; automobile lending; bankcard lending; consumer finance; home equity and mortgage lending; insurance, such as property and casualty, life, health, employee benefits, workers compensation and professional liability, surety coverage, title, and other insurance products; investment brokerage; mobile/online banking; and payment, lease financing, small business lending, and wealth management/private banking services. In addition, it offers association, capital market, institutional trust, insurance premium and commercial finance, international banking, leasing, merchant, commercial deposit and treasury, government finance, commercial middle market lending, small business and student lending, floor plan and commercial mortgage lending, mortgage warehouse lending, private equity investment, real estate lending, and supply chain financing services. Further, the company provides corporate and investment banking, retail and wholesale brokerage, securities underwriting, and investment advisory services. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated through 2,781 banking offices. The company was formerly known as BB&T Corporation and changed its name to Truist Financial Corporation in December 2019. Truist Financial Corporation was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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