3 Banks With Solid Records of Sales, Earnings Growth

These stocks could be potential value opportunities

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Mar 18, 2022
Summary
  • Bridgewater Bancshares, Southern Missouri Bancorp and CNB Financial improved their revenue and earnings per share over the past five years.
  • Shares seem to be fairly valued as their price-earnings ratios are below 20.
  • Analysts are positive about these companies.
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Investors may want to consider the stocks listed below since they meet the following value criteria:

  1. They trade with a price-earnings ratio of 20 or below.
  2. Their earnings and revenue, both on a per-share basis, have improved over the past five years, while no losses occurred in any of the years observed.
  3. These stocks have positive recommendation ratings among sell-side analysts on Wall Street.

Bridgewater Bancshares

The first stock investors may want to consider is Bridgewater Bancshares Inc. (

BWB, Financial), a Saint Louis Park, Minnesota-based regional bank serving commercial real estate investors, small business owners and high net worth individuals in the United States.

The company saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share grow by 19.04% and its trailing 12-month earnings per share without non-recurring items grow by 22.69% over the past five years.

The chart shows the company has not reported a loss in the past five years.

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The stock closed at $17.37 per share on Thursday for a market cap of approximately $483.08 million and a price-earnings ratio of 11.12.

Bridgewater Bancshares does not pay a dividend.

GuruFocus assigned a financial strength rating of 4 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 3 out of 10 to the company.

Wall Street sell-side analysts issued a median recommendation rating of buy for the stock and an average target price of $21.67 per share.

Southern Missouri Bancorp

The second stock investors may want to consider is Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc. (

SMBC, Financial), a Poplar Bluff, Missouri-based provider of banking and financial services to individuals and corporate customers in the U.S.

The company saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share grow by 15.78% and its trailing 12-month earnings per share without non-recurring items grow by 23.05% over the past five years.

The chart shows the company did not report a loss over the past five years.

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The stock closed at $50.38 per share on Thursday for a market cap of $438.73 million and a price-earnings ratio of 8.84.

The company last paid a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share on Feb. 28 and has a forward dividend yield of 1.62%.

GuruFocus assigned a score of 4 out of 10 to the company's financial strength and a 7 out of 10 rating to its profitability.

Wall Street sell-side analysts issued a median recommendation rating of overweight for the stock and an average target price of $64 per share.

CNB Financial

The final stock investors may want to consider is CNB Financial Corp. (

CCNE, Financial), the Clearfield, Pennsylvania-based holding company of CNB Bank, which is a regional bank that serves individual and institutional customers, as well as businesses and public organizations.

The company saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share grow by 14.38% and its trailing 12-month earnings per share without non-recurring items grow by 12.62% over the past five years.

The chart shows the company has not reported a loss in the past five years.

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The stock closed at $27.08 per share on Thursday for a market cap of $446.65 million and a price-earnings ratio of 8.35.

The company last paid a quarterly cash dividend of 17.5 cents per share on March 15 and has a forward dividend yield of 2.64%.

GuruFocus assigned a score of 3 out of 10 to the company's financial strength and a 7 out of 10 rating to its profitability.

On Wall Street, the stock has a median recommendation rating of overweight and an average target price of $31 per share.

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