Is a Breakdown in the Charts for Valley National Bancorp (VLY)?

Valley National Bancorp (VLY) is a bank holding company whose principal wholly-owned subsidiary is Valley National Bank. It is engaged in providing a full range of commercial, retail and trust and investment services largely through its offices and ATM network throughout northern and central New Jersey, New York City, Florida, and Alabama…

Valley National Bancorp (VLY) had a strong quarter. Auto loans increased in its consumer portfolio. The company also originated over $1.6 billion of non-PPP loans, which was the single highest quarter for loan originations in its history. Plus, its commercial loan pipeline stands above $3 billion, the highest level in its history.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.8, which is a positive. The firm is also quite profitable with a net profit margin of 31.8%. Earnings have grown an average of 23.5% a year over the past three years. Analysts expect earnings to rise 30.4% in the second quarter.

The stock appears undervalued with a trailing P/E of 13.31 and a forward P/E of 11.19. The stock has also shown mixed performance since March as shown in the chart below.

Take a look at the 1-year chart of VLY below with added notations…

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