Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY): A worthy Investment or not?


Technical Indicators and Signals

The stochastic oscillator indicator is the important indicator to compare the security price over a certain period of time. The stochastic %K of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) for the period of 9-Day stands at 14.76% while the stochastic %D for the same period stands at 14.94%.

The 7-Day Average Directional Index ADX (also known as Trend Strength Indicator) of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) signals “Sell” while other important signals like the 20-Day Moving Average Vs. Price signals “Sell”.

Another important signal of trend and momentum of a security is 20-50 Day MACD Oscillator or Moving Average Convergence Divergence signals “Buy” for Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) while 20-100 Day MACD Oscillator indicates “Hold”.

Bollinger band is a volatility indicator of a certain security, currently Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY)’s 20-Day Bollinger Band indicates “Hold”.

About Company

Valley National Bancorp is a bank holding company whose principal subsidiary is Valley National Bank.  Valley National Bank provides a full range of commercial and retail banking services through  branch offices  located in northern New Jersey.  These services  include the  following:  the acceptance of demand, savings and time deposits; extension of consumer, real estate, Small Business Administration and other commercial credits; title insurance;  investment services; and full personal and corporate trust, as well as pension and fiduciary services.

Previous Day Activity Analysis

On the last trading day, Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) opened the session at $11.05 and after going up 0.27% closed at $11.03. The stock lost -0.02 points in the last trade.

Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY)’s stock fluctuated in the range of $10.99 and $11.14 during the previous active session. Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) traded with the volume of 1.95 Million with average volume of 1.73 Million. The stock has HIGH volatility on the last trading session.

Currently the Beta for the company remains at 0.91 while ATR (Average True Range) and RSI (Relative Strength Index) are at 0.22 and 35.26 respectively.

Currently the Insider Ownership of the shares of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) is at 0.2% and the shares outstanding are 263.48 Million.

Important Ratio Analysis

Some important ratios to consider here for Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) are discussed below:

Dividend yield of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) stands at 3.99% whereas Price to Earnings P/E ratio stands at 16.27 while Forward P/E shows the value of 13.75.

The PEG ratio (Price to Earning to Growth) emits the value of 3.25. The Price to Sale P/S and Price to Book P/B shows the value of 3.53 and 1.25 respectively. While Price to Cash P/C and Price to Free Cash Flow P/FCF stands at 8.45 and 5.08 correspondingly.

Return on Assets ROA of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) is at 0.8% whereas, Return on Equity ROE and Return of Investment ROI of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) stand at 7.7% and 20.5% respectively.

The payout ratio of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) stands at 64.8%.

Stock Performance Analysis

The stock performance of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) on the basis of 5 day trade show the dip of -5.32% whereas, the monthly performance of the stock shows decrease of -7.31%.

The quarterly performance of the stock remained in red zone with the value of -4.91% while six month performance of the shares of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) remained bearish with the count of -6.84%.

The yearly and YTD performance of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) remained mix at 3.08% and -5.24% respectively.