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How to buy The Aarons Company stock

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The Aaron's Company, Inc is a rental & leasing services business based in the US. The Aarons Company shares (AAN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Aarons Company employs 9,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.7 billion.

How to buy shares in The Aarons Company

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  3. Search for The Aarons Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AAN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Aarons Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Aarons Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Aarons Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

The Aarons Company share price

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The Aarons Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$16.2 - USD$31
50-day moving average USD$20.2682
200-day moving average USD$19.5369
Wall St. target priceUSD$26.38
PE ratio 53.6739
Dividend yield USD$0.12 (0.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.916

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Is it a good time to buy The Aarons Company stock?

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Is The Aarons Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Aarons Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Aarons Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Aarons Company's P/E ratio

The Aarons Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 54x. In other words, The Aarons Company shares trade at around 54x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

The Aarons Company's PEG ratio

The Aarons Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.35. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Aarons Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Aarons Company's EBITDA

The Aarons Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$767.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Aarons Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Aarons Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.33%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.46%
Return on equity TTM -34.33%
Profit margin -15.33%
Book value $20.796
Market capitalisation USD$744.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Aarons Company shares

There are currently 552,172 The Aarons Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Aarons Company's "short interest". This figure is 5% up from 525,866 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Aarons Company shares can be evaluated.

The Aarons Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Aarons Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Aarons Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Aarons Company shares traded daily (recently around 424747.69230769). The Aarons Company's SIR currently stands at 1.3. In other words for every 100,000 The Aarons Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1300 shares are currently held short.

However The Aarons Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Aarons Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Aarons Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Aarons Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Aarons Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0208% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Aarons Company shares, roughly 21 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Aarons Company.

Find out more about how you can short The Aarons Company stock.

The Aarons Company share dividends

We're not expecting The Aarons Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have The Aarons Company's shares ever split?

The Aarons Company's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 16 April 2010. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Aarons Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Aarons Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Aarons Company's share price.

The Aarons Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Aarons Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.2 up to $31. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAN.US volatility(beta: 2)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Aarons Company's is 1.9983. This would suggest that The Aarons Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Aarons Company overview

The Aarons Company Inc. provides lease-to-own and purchase solutions. The company engages in direct-to-consumer sales and lease ownership of furniture, home appliances, electronics, and accessories through its approximately 1,300 Company-operated and franchised stores in the United States and Canada, as well as its e-commerce platform. It also manufactures and supplies bedding and upholstered furniture. As of December 31, 2020, the company had 1,092 Company-operated stores and 248 independently-owned franchised stores. The company was formerly known as Aaron's SpinCo, Inc. The Aarons Company Inc. was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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