Bank of Hawaii Corporation (BOH) Insider Trading: What Insights Can Be Gained?


At the last check on Friday, Bank of Hawaii Corporation’s (NYSE:BOH) stock was down -$0.16, moving down -0.40 percent to $39.39. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,022,602 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.44 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,453,420, while in the previous 50 days, it was 986,854.

Since last month, BOH stock retreated -16.30%. Shares of the company fell to $30.83 on 05/12/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $85.45 was reached on 01/12/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $30.83. Since the beginning of this year, BOH’s stock price has dropped by -49.21% or -$38.36, and marked a new high 7 times. However, the stock has declined by -53.90% since its 52-week high.

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BOH stock investors should be aware that Bank of Hawaii Corporation (BOH) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 14 days ago on May 12. Lucien Kent Thomas, the Director of the company, purchased of 1,000 shares for $32.29 on May 12. It resulted in a $32,290 investment by the insider. Nichols Victor K added 2,150 shares at an average price of $46.70 on May 03. The insider now owns 15,137 shares following the transaction. On May 01, Director Moy Alicia E bought 4,200 shares at $47.90 apiece. The transaction was valued at $201,180.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Bank of Hawaii Corporation (BOH) has a P/E ratio of about 7.47. The stock’s beta is 0.99. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.46, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.32, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 13.13 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.70 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.70. On Tuesday July 27 2021, a $0.03 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.01, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.01. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 84.20%. Based on annual data, BOH earned $540.56 million in gross profit and brought in $597.37 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 25.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 18.30%.

In Bank of Hawaii Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $235.7 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected Bank of Hawaii Corporation to report $1.22 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.14 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -6.60%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $39.65 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Bank of Hawaii Corporation’s (BOH) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 62.84%, the RSI 9-day stood at 45.33% on 25 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Bank of Hawaii Corporation price is up by +3.83% percent or $1.44. At present, BOH shares trade -19.07% below its 20-day simple moving average and -49.57% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -25.60% below its SMA50 and -51.93% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 64.17% and Stochastic coefficient D was 63.53%, while ATR was 2.68. Given the Stochastic reading of 69.42% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 41.77%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.63, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.41.

Analyst Ratings

Bank of Hawaii Corporation (BOH) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, BOH is a sell, and 4 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 2 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Bank of Hawaii Corporation stock as buy, with 0 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $51.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $49.00 – $60.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Bank of Hawaii Corporation (BOH) will achieve an average price target of $52.40.


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