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When Should You Buy Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB)?

Andy Nguyen

Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the NasdaqCM, rising to the highs of $9.95 and falling to the lows of $8.65. This high level of volatility gives investors the opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at an artificially low price. A question to answer is whether Community Bankers Trust’s current trading price of $9.45 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Community Bankers Trust’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change. Check out our latest analysis for Community Bankers Trust

What is Community Bankers Trust worth?

Community Bankers Trust appears to be overvalued by 48.26% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at US$9.45 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of $6.37. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! Another thing to keep in mind is that Community Bankers Trust’s share price is quite stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.

What kind of growth will Community Bankers Trust generate?

NasdaqCM:ESXB Future Profit June 21st 18

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. In the upcoming year, Community Bankers Trust’s earnings are expected to increase by 78.78%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in ESXB’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe ESXB should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on ESXB for a while, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for ESXB, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Community Bankers Trust. You can find everything you need to know about Community Bankers Trust in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Community Bankers Trust, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.