Investors Bancorp Inc. [ISBC] is 39.58% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Investors Bancorp Inc. [NASDAQ: ISBC] surged by $0.06 during the normal trading session on Friday and reaching a high of $14.81 during the day while it closed the day at $14.74. The company report on February 3, 2021 that Investors Bancorp Set to Join S&P SmallCap 600.

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Investors Bancorp Inc. (NASD: ISBC) will replace BioTelemetry Inc. (NASD: BEAT) in the S&P SmallCap 600 effective prior to the opening of trading on Wednesday, February 10. Koninklijke Philips N.V. (NYSE: PHG) is acquiring BioTelemetry in a deal expected to be completed soon pending final conditions.

Following is a summary of the changes that will take place prior to the open of trading on the effective date:.

Investors Bancorp Inc. stock has also loss -1.80% of its value over the past 7 days. However, ISBC stock has inclined by 42.69% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 88.25% and gained 39.58% year-on date.

The market cap for ISBC stock reached $3.63 billion, with 236.69 million shares outstanding and 226.82 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.22M shares, ISBC reached a trading volume of 9930999 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Investors Bancorp Inc. [ISBC]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ISBC shares is $14.08 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ISBC stock is a recommendation set at 1.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Compass Point have made an estimate for Investors Bancorp Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on January 30, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on October 29, 2019, representing the official price target for Investors Bancorp Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $15, while RBC Capital Mkts analysts kept a Outperform rating on ISBC stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Investors Bancorp Inc. is set at 0.44, with the Price to Sales ratio for ISBC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.70. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.29, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.34. Price to Free Cash Flow for ISBC in the course of the last twelve months was 35.43.

ISBC stock trade performance evaluation

Investors Bancorp Inc. [ISBC] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.80. With this latest performance, ISBC shares gained by 17.83% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 88.25% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 84.02% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ISBC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 69.43, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 68.05, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 69.37 for Investors Bancorp Inc. [ISBC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 12.80, while it was recorded at 14.78 for the last single week of trading, and 9.66 for the last 200 days.

Investors Bancorp Inc. [ISBC]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Investors Bancorp Inc. [ISBC] shares currently have an operating margin of +28.38. Investors Bancorp Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +21.14.

Return on Total Capital for ISBC is now 4.01, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.77. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 8.31, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.84. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Investors Bancorp Inc. [ISBC] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 129.55. Additionally, ISBC Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 56.44, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 13.46. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 72.65, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 31.65.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Investors Bancorp Inc. [ISBC] managed to generate an average of $118,239 per employee.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Investors Bancorp Inc. [ISBC] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Investors Bancorp Inc. posted 0.17/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.22/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -22.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ISBC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Investors Bancorp Inc. go to 10.38%.

Investors Bancorp Inc. [ISBC]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $2,684 million, or 75.40% of ISBC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ISBC stocks are: FULLER & THALER ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC. with ownership of 23,504,901, which is approximately -3.056% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 20,680,214 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $304.83 million in ISBC stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $289.16 million in ISBC stock with ownership of nearly 11.015% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Investors Bancorp Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 103 institutional holders increased their position in Investors Bancorp Inc. [NASDAQ:ISBC] by around 13,250,123 shares. Additionally, 110 investors decreased positions by around 14,186,164 shares, while 47 investors held positions by with 154,650,615 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 182,086,902 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ISBC stock had 27 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,988,036 shares, while 30 institutional investors sold positions of 2,556,186 shares during the same period.

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