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How to buy First Citizens BancShares (FCNCA) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in First Citizens BancShares shares.

First Citizens BancShares Inc (FCNCA) is a leading banks - regional business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$1775.26 after a previous close of US$1767.54. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD1763.24 to a high of USD1789.75. The latest price was USD1763.45 (25 minute delay). First Citizens BancShares is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in First Citizens BancShares

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. 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, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for First Citizens BancShares. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FCNCA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until First Citizens BancShares reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$1767.54, 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 First Citizens BancShares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of First Citizens BancShares. 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.

First Citizens BancShares stock price (NASDAQ:FCNCA)

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First Citizens BancShares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-05-20.
Previous closeUS$1767.54
Change US$-4.09
Change % -0.2314%
Volume 76,348
Information last updated 2024-05-16.
52-week rangeUS$1178.4949 - US$1810.03
50-day moving average US$1624.236
200-day moving average US$1471.7966
Target priceUS$1982.5
PE ratio 9.5605
Dividend yield US$4.78 (0.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$180.1

First Citizens BancShares share growth calculator


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First Citizens BancShares price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $1763.45

1 week (2024-05-14) 1.46%
1 month (2024-04-19) 12.51%
3 months (2024-02-21) 15.77%
6 months (2023-11-21) 22.83%
1 year (2023-05-19) 35.02%
2 years (2022-05-20) 177.40%
3 years (2021-05-21) 107.28%
5 years (2019-05-21) 295.74%

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Is it a good time to buy First Citizens BancShares stock?

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Is First Citizens BancShares under- or over-valued?

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

First Citizens BancShares's P/E ratio

First Citizens BancShares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, First Citizens BancShares shares trade at around 10x 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.

First Citizens BancShares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Citizens BancShares's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$1178.4949 up to US$1810.03. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FCNCA.US volatility(beta: 0.86)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while First Citizens BancShares's is 0.864. This would suggest that First Citizens BancShares's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

First Citizens BancShares financials

Revenue TTM US$9.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 47.1%
Gross profit TTM US$4 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.24%
Return on equity TTM 13.05%
Profit margin 28.25%
Book value 1443.041
Market capitalisation US$24.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

First Citizens BancShares share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.73% of net profits

Recently First Citizens BancShares has paid out, on average, around 2.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Citizens BancShares shareholders could enjoy a 0.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Citizens BancShares's case, that would currently equate to about $4.78 per share.

While First Citizens BancShares's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that First Citizens BancShares is investing more in its future growth.

First Citizens BancShares's most recent dividend payout was on 16 June 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

First Citizens BancShares overview

First Citizens BancShares, Inc. operates as the holding company for First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company that provides retail and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, and professionals. The company's deposit products include checking, savings, money market, and time deposit accounts. Its loan product portfolio comprises commercial construction and mortgage; and commercial and industrial leases, as well as small business administration loans. In addition, the company offers consumer loans, such as residential and revolving mortgage, consumer auto, and other consumer loans. Further, it provides wealth management services, including annuities, brokerage services, and third-party mutual funds, as well as investment management and advisory services. The company provides its products and services through its branch network. First Citizens BancShares, Inc. was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Past developments

27 March 2023: First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. will buy all of Silicon Valley Bank’s deposits and loans, an official statement from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) states. The 17 branches of Silicon Valley Bank National Association will open at First Citizen Bank & Trust starting from 27 March 2023.

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