Columbia Financial Inc. (CLBK): Analysis on the Earning Per Share


Columbia Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:CLBK) changes shares on Thursday trading session, with a change of 1.04% or $0.14 shares. The trading starts at $13.41 and closed at $13.50 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $13.335 and day high was $13.70 on Thursday, June 18. After the session, the Financial sector daily volume shifted to 0.21 million while its average volume is 223.86K. In other hand, the CLBK market cap reached to $1.54B.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 1.49% and up 5.17% for month. Its quarterly performance was 1.49% above, while its half year performance is down -19.74%. CLBK yearly performance stood at negative -7.08% and fall -19.48% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Columbia Financial Inc. is 2.50.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. CLBK EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 0.42. EPS for this year is 141.30%, while for the next year its value is 0.48. Its EPS Q/Q reached -53.40%. It has an EPS of 20.40% up for past five years.

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), Blackrock Inc. and Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc are the top three holders in Columbia Financial Inc. (CLBK) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has 4.43 million shares which valued 63.82 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. owned 3.9 million shares which valued at 56.14 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc has a total of 1.53 million shares which valued at 21.99 million. In the end, Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc have 1.33% shares outstanding of Columbia Financial Inc. (CLBK) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.30% and institutional holding shifted to 18.50%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 0.42. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 2 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.09, while 0.11 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for CLBK published in the report was 0.09-0.09 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.11 which is higher than 0.06 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for CLBK fall -12.54% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was -2.91% which is showing red signal, while SMA-20 was -2.76%. The moving average value for Columbia Financial Inc. (CLBK) is 15.36 and 13.85 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in CLBK stock. On May 12, Massood Michael Jr., Director, bought 2,760 trading shares at the cost of $13.45, which valued at 37125.0. On May 11, Massood Michael Jr., Director, bought 3,170 shares at the cost of $13.76, with total shares of 3,170.