Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Last updated: Jun 12, '19

Are you looking for the analysis of Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) stock? Are you wondering what the bulls and the bears say about it?

If so, you came to the right place. In this stock guide, we will share with you 6 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell ABCB stock. You’ll get a perspective on what the bulls and the bears say about it.

The analysis below may be also helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about ABCB stock:

  • Is ABCB a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold ABCB stock today?
  • Is ABCB a good buy / investment?
  • What are ABCB analyst opinions, recommendations and ratings?

Let’s start with the bull case. Here are the reasons to buy ABCB stock:

1. ABCB quarterly revenue growth was 35.60%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (7.02% and 5.69%, respectively). See ABCB revenue growth chart.

2. ABCB profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 8.81percentage points. See ABCB profitability chart.

3. ABCB forward P/E ratio is 7.46, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See ABCB forward P/E ratio chart.

4. ABCB PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 1.09, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See ABCB PEG chart.

5. ABCB average analyst rating is Strong Buy. See ABCB analyst rating chart.

6. ABCB average analyst price target ($47.60) is above its current price ($37.98). See ABCB price target chart.

Now that you understand the bull case, let’s look at the reasons to sell ABCB stock (i.e., the bear case):

1. ABCB short share of float is 4.88%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See ABCB short share of float chart.

2. ABCB short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 6.56. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See ABCB short interest ratio chart.

Now let's look at the key statistics for ABCB:

Metrics ABCB
Price $37.58
Average Price Target / Upside $46.57 / 23.92%
Average Analyst Rating Strong Buy
Industry Banks - Regional - US
Sector Financial Services
Number of Employees 1,804
Market Cap $2.64B
Forward P/E Ratio 9.6061
Price/Book Ratio 3.471
PEG N/A
Revenue (TTM) $496.71M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 26.923076923076923%
Profit Margin 27.0318697026434%

What are your thoughts on ABCB?

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