Is It Worthwhile For Investors To Follow These Insider Trades On Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ)?

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Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) finished Wednesday with an addition of $0.08 to close at $18.20, an upside of 0.44 percent. An average of 1,841,300 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.59 in the past week, and it reached a new high 11 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,120,805 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,025,068.

UMPQ stock has decreased by -1.36% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $16.76 on 09/06/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/16/22, shares of the company touched a low of $15.77 and a high of $22.06 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 9 times so far this year and lost -5.41% or -$1.04 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -17.50% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

56 days have passed since Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ) last reported insider trading activity. Nixon Torran B, who is Umpqua Bank President, most recently acquired $5,000 shares at $17.58 per share on Jul 28. In this transaction, the insider spent $87,900. Umpqua Bank President, Nixon Torran B, disposed of 5,000 shares at a price of $17.67 on Apr 27. The insider now owns more than $88,350 worth of shares. Prior to that, President & CEO O’HAVER CORT L went on to Sale 5,000 shares at $20.21 each on Mar 02. An amount of $101,050 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.83. The stock’s beta is 0.94. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 4.13, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.57, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 5.29.

The company has a payout ratio of 49.90%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.21 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.01 reported on Friday September 14 2018.

Financial Health

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.16 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.16 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $919.65 million compared to revenue of $962.04 million.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Umpqua Holdings Corporation had $321.27 million in total debt. The analyst consensus anticipated Umpqua Holdings Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.39 per share, but it turned out to be $0.36, a -7.70% surprise. At the end of the quarter ending June 29, Umpqua Holdings Corporation’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $1.18 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $217.05 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 21 September was 55.71%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 29.61%.

As of today, UMPQ’s price is $18.03 +3.35% or $0.59 from its 5-day moving average. UMPQ is currently trading -0.71% lower than its 20-day SMA and +5.26% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +6.50% above the SMA50 and -4.96% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 75.02% and 68.66%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.50. With the 14-day stochastic at 74.23% and the average true range at 0.48, the RSI (14) stands at 53.54%. The stock has reached 0.17 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.35.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell UMPQ, while 5 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 1 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is UMPQ’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $18.47 and $22.65, with a median target of $19.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ) stock is $20.02.


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