Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. [NASDAQ:SASR] will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, January 21st.
SASR Earnings Forecast For The Current Quarter
Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. [SASR] is expected to report strong earnings results for the quarter ending on Dec 2020. Consensus estimates give the company expected revenues of $105.87M and an earnings per share of $0.93 for Dec 2020. Looking further ahead, the company is expected to report revenue of $104.5M at an EPS of $0.97 for Mar 2021. The estimates represent upside of 4.90% and 72.07% in the company’s revenue and earnings per share, respectively, on a year-on-year basis.
SASR Earnings Estimates For The Current Year
For the financial year, Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. [NASDAQ:SASR] is expected to bring in revenue of $362.3M. The returns are nearly $96.99 million higher than the company’s actual revenue recorded in the fiscal year 2019. In terms of EPS for the 2020, estimate put it at 1.95, lower than that of FY19 by -$1.3. Estimates put this year’s earnings growth at -40.00%, 71.80% for the next, and at an annual 3.60% over the next 5-year period. As for sales, forecasts are for an increase of 36.60% in the current fiscal year and a further 4.90% over the following year.
SASR Price Performance
On Wall Street, Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. [NASDAQ:SASR] finished Tuesday’s session down -0.34% at $35.50. The stock went up to $35.91 at the same session while its lowest single day price was $35.305. In the last five days, it saw a rise of about 0.06%, Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. shares gained by almost 10.28% since the beginning of the year. However, the share price has dropped to as low as -4.70% below its one year high. On 01/12/21, the company shares recorded $36.69, the highest single-day price it has got to in the last 52-weeks and a 52-week low was seen on 01/04/21, the same year at $31.25. The company’s shares have declined by -3.90% in the past year. The 50-day SMA achieved is $31.58 while the 200-day SMA is $25.87. Volume dropped to 0.12 million from 0.13 million in the previous session.
Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. [SASR] Valuation Measures
Notably, Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. [SASR] stock cannot be classified as a good candidate in the listing of underestimated low-priced Banks – Regional companies to purchase soonest possible with the prevailing 12-month PE ratio of 20.63. The measure means the stock is exchanging at a premium as compared to the 12.10x trailing earnings of the industry. It can be helpful for investors to consider historical price-sales ratio, more specifically, a 4.30 PS value ratio is reported for the last one year of reported earnings. That is higher than the industry average of 2.51 which means SASR serve an unattractive investment opportunity compared to its competitors.
SASR Stock Support And Resistance Levels
On the 24-hour scale, the immediate backing is perceived around 35.50 level, and in case of violation of this particular level, it will cause more drop to 35.23 level. On the upper level, 36.44 is still the key resistance. The stock may increase to the subsequent resistance at 36.18. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) pinned on the 14-day chart is 64.57, implying a neutral technical stance while the MACD stands at 1.49, meaning price will increase in the next trading period. Percent R indicator moved to 21.87%, implying bullish price movement. Stochastic %K at 79.60% suggest holding the stock.
Is Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. [NASDAQ:SASR] a Good Buy Right Now?
It should be noted that SASR technical indicators for short, intermediate as well as long term progress have placed an overall average of 100% as Buy. The average signal changed from 100% Buy in the last week and compares with 100% Buy in the past month. Data from Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.’s Trend Spotter indicated that the signals were Weakest. The stock current average is 0.16 million shares in the past 20 days and the short term average signal indicates a 100% Buy. In the last 50 days, the average trading volume was 0.15 million shares while the medium term average advocated for 100% Buy. The average long-term signal stands at 100% Buy and the 100-day average volume stands at 0.16 million shares.
What is the short interest in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.?
Short interest in the Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. stock has plunged, decreasing by 38610.0 shares to total 0.74 million shares on Dec 30, 2020. The interest had seen shares on Nov 29, 2020 stand at 0.7 million, data from Yahoo Finance shows. The increase of 5.25% suggests the stock saw some increased bearish sentiment. The stock’s days to cover moved to short ratio while the shorted shares account for just 1.61% of the overall float for the stock.
Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.’s Biggest Shareholders: Who Owns Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. [SASR]?
Filings by BlackRock Fund Advisors showed that the firm now holds a total of 3,383,077 shares or roughly 7.19% of the outstanding SASR shares. This means their shares have reduced by -165,614 from the 3,383,077 the investor reportedly held in its prior 13-F filing. With the conclusion of the sale, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP updated stake is worth $88,987,935. Details in the latest 13F filings reveal that T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. acquired their 214.32% stake valued at $74,800,965 while The Vanguard Group, Inc. cut theirs at $73,507,635. During the last quarter, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. raised 1,584,436 of its shares in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. while The Vanguard Group, Inc. sold -119,079 shares. The Westwood Management Corp.’s holdings currently number 1,228,642 shares at $43616791.0. According to the firm’s last 13F report, Macquarie Investment Management B shares in the company at filing stood at 1,081,257 shares, roughly $34,805,663.
What are analyst thoughts on Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.?
Looking forward to the Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. share price prediction, we can see that analysts, surveyed by FactSet, offer the mean price target for Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. stock at $36.00 within the next 12 months, which represents almost 1.39 per cent growth from its previous closing price of $35.50. The highest analysts’ target for Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. stock projections is $38.00 and the lowest one is $34.00. Still, 5 analysts sharing their consensus rating for SASR stock in 2021 agree that it is an Overweight.