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Zions Bancorporation, National Association (ZION) is a leading banks-regional business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$54.13 after a previous close of US$54.02. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD53.68 to a high of USD54.83. The latest price was USD54.52 (25 minute delay). Zions Bancorporation National Association is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Zions Bancorporation National Association

  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 Zions Bancorporation National Association. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ZION. 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 Zions Bancorporation National Association 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$58.13, 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 Zions Bancorporation National Association, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Zions Bancorporation National Association. 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.

Zions Bancorporation National Association share price

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Zions Bancorporation National Association shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-15.
OpenUS$54.13
HighUS$54.83
LowUS$53.68
CloseUS$54.52
Previous closeUS$54.02
Change US$0.5
Change % 0.9256%
Volume 1,032,601
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$26.9747 - US$60.65
50-day moving average US$57.2606
200-day moving average US$51.421
Target priceUS$60.92
PE ratio 11.5105
Dividend yield US$1.36 (2.35%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$4.919

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Is it a good time to buy Zions Bancorporation National Association stock?

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Zions Bancorporation National Association price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $54.52

1 week (2021-06-08) -5.67%
1 month (2021-05-14) -9.44%
3 months (2021-03-16) -3.33%
6 months (2020-12-16) 30.21%
1 year (2020-06-16) 47.47%
2 years (2019-06-14) 21.48%
3 years (2018-06-15) -1.37%
5 years (2016-06-16) 106.28%

Is Zions Bancorporation National Association under- or over-valued?

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

Zions Bancorporation National Association's P/E ratio

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

Zions Bancorporation National Association's PEG ratio

Zions Bancorporation National Association's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4116. 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 Zions Bancorporation National Association's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Zions Bancorporation National Association financials

Revenue TTM US$2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 40.14%
Gross profit TTM US$2.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.08%
Return on equity TTM 11%
Profit margin 30.25%
Book value 44.976
Market capitalisation US$9.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Zions Bancorporation National Association shares

There are currently 3.8 million Zions Bancorporation National Association shares held short by investors – that's known as Zions Bancorporation National Association's "short interest". This figure is 2.5% up from 3.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Zions Bancorporation National Association shares can be evaluated.

Zions Bancorporation National Association's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Zions Bancorporation National Association's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Zions Bancorporation National Association shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Zions Bancorporation National Association shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Zions Bancorporation National Association's SIR currently stands at 2.98. In other words for every 100,000 Zions Bancorporation National Association shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2980 shares are currently held short.

However Zions Bancorporation National Association's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Zions Bancorporation National Association shares, or, against the total number of tradable Zions Bancorporation National Association shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Zions Bancorporation National Association's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Zions Bancorporation National Association shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0268% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Zions Bancorporation National Association shares, roughly 27 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 Zions Bancorporation National Association.

Find out more about how you can short Zions Bancorporation National Association stock.

Zions Bancorporation National Association'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 Zions Bancorporation National Association.

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

Zions Bancorporation National Association's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 55.23

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Zions Bancorporation National Association's overall score of 55.23 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 23rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Zions Bancorporation National Association 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.).

Zions Bancorporation National Association's environmental score

Environmental score: 40.83/100

Zions Bancorporation National Association's environmental score of 40.83 puts it squarely in the 18th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Zions Bancorporation National Association is impressive in terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Zions Bancorporation National Association's social score

Social score: 64.06/100

Zions Bancorporation National Association's social score of 64.06 puts it squarely in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Zions Bancorporation National Association is doing fairly well in terms of its looking after its workforce and social impact.

Zions Bancorporation National Association's governance score

Governance score: 57.4/100

Zions Bancorporation National Association's governance score puts it squarely in the 43rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Zions Bancorporation National Association is better than many of its peers in terms of responsible leadership, and so perhaps exposed to a slightly lower level of risk.

Zions Bancorporation National Association's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Zions Bancorporation, National Association was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 55.23
Total ESG percentile 23.24
Environmental score 40.83
Environmental score percentile 17.66
Social score 64.06
Social score percentile 24.08
Governance score 57.4
Governance score percentile 43.44
Level of controversy 2

Zions Bancorporation National Association share dividends

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.96% of net profits

Recently Zions Bancorporation National Association has paid out, on average, around 27.96% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Zions Bancorporation National Association shareholders could enjoy a 2.4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Zions Bancorporation National Association's case, that would currently equate to about $1.36 per share.

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

Zions Bancorporation National Association's most recent dividend payout was on 19 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Zions Bancorporation National Association's shares ever split?

Zions Bancorporation National Association's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 14 May 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Zions Bancorporation National Association shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Zions Bancorporation National Association shares which in turn could have impacted Zions Bancorporation National Association's share price.

Zions Bancorporation National Association share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Zions Bancorporation National Association's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$26.9747 up to US$60.65. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ZION.US volatility(beta: 1.58)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 Zions Bancorporation National Association's is 1.5766. This would suggest that Zions Bancorporation National Association's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Zions Bancorporation National Association overview

Zions Bancorporation, National Association provides various banking and related services primarily in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The company offers corporate banking services; commercial banking, including a focus on small- and medium-sized businesses; commercial real estate banking services; municipal and public finance services; retail banking, including residential mortgages; trust services; wealth management and private client banking services; and capital markets products and services. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 422 branches, which included 273 owned and 149 leased. The company was formerly known as ZB, National Association and changed its name to Zions Bancorporation, National Association in September 2018. Zions Bancorporation, National Association was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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