Columbia Banking System Inc. (COLB) stock: analyst predictions for current quarter EPS

After finishing at $21.51 in the prior trading day, Columbia Banking System Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB) closed at $21.08, down -2.00%. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.43 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2734112 shares were traded. COLB stock price reached its highest trading level at $21.41 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $20.76.

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Our goal is to gain a better understanding of COLB by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 13.31 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 22.72. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.01 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.01.

Upgrades & Downgrades

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 24 when EERKES CRAIG D bought 2,381 shares for $21.01 per share. The transaction valued at 50,025 led to the insider holds 29,022 shares of the business.

Lawson David C bought 264 shares of COLB for $7,086 on Dec 30. The EVP Chief H.R. Officer now owns 21,212 shares after completing the transaction at $26.84 per share. On Dec 30, another insider, BARUFFI KUMI YAMAMOTO, who serves as the EVP General Counsel of the company, bought 232 shares for $26.84 each. As a result, the insider paid 6,227 and bolstered with 23,816 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, COLB now has a Market Capitalization of 4.49B. As of this moment, Columbia’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 6.59, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 5.39. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.82. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 7.00 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.74.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, COLB has reached a high of $35.53, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $17.54. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 20.87, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 28.26.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 3.41M shares per day over the past 3-months and 2.38M shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 208.46M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 207.08M. Insiders hold about 0.10% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 46.28% stake in the company. Shares short for COLB as of May 14, 2023 were 6.16M with a Short Ratio of 5.62M, compared to 5.7M on Apr 13, 2023. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.96% and a Short% of Float of 3.33%.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, COLB’s forward annual dividend rate was 1.06, compared to 1.44 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 4.93%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 6.83%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 4.99. The current Payout Ratio is 37.40% for COLB, which recently paid a dividend on Jun 14, 2023 with an ex-dividend date of May 29, 2023. Stock splits for the company last occurred on May 09, 2004 when the company split stock in a 105:100 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by Columbia Banking System, Inc. different market analysts. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $23.04, with high estimates of $23.72 and low estimates of $73.91.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $Energy and $Consumer Cyclical for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $Healthcare. EPS for the following year is $Stocks, with Stocks analysts recommending between $Stocks and $Stocks.