How to buy Alico stock - 18 April

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How to buy Alico stock

Own Alico stock in just a few minutes.

Alico, Inc is a farm products business based in the US. Alico shares (ALCO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alico employs 251 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD0.00.

How to buy shares in Alico

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Alico. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ALCO. 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 Alico 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 Alico, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Alico. 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.

Alico share price

Use our graph to track the performance of ALCO stocks over time.

Alico shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-14.
52-week rangeUSD$25.6942 - USD$33.4857
50-day moving average USD$29.898
200-day moving average USD$30.4397
Wall St. target priceUSD$40
PE ratio 8.1905
Dividend yield USD$0.45 (1.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.559

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Is it a good time to buy Alico stock?

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Is Alico under- or over-valued?

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

Alico's P/E ratio

Alico's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Alico shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

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

Alico's EBITDA

Alico's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$22.3 million.

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

Alico financials

Revenue TTM USD$95.2 million
Operating margin TTM 7.91%
Gross profit TTM USD$18.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.13%
Return on equity TTM 12.55%
Profit margin 28.05%
Book value $29.195
Market capitalisation USD$219 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Alico shares

There are currently 69,407 Alico shares held short by investors – that's known as Alico's "short interest". This figure is 29.9% up from 53,450 last month.

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

Alico's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Alico's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alico shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alico shares traded daily (recently around 41561.077844311). Alico's SIR currently stands at 1.67. In other words for every 100,000 Alico shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1670 shares are currently held short.

However Alico's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alico shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alico shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alico's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alico shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0132% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alico shares, roughly 13 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 Alico.

Find out more about how you can short Alico stock.

Alico share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 10.03% of net profits

Recently Alico has paid out, on average, around 10.03% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.48% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Alico shareholders could enjoy a 2.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alico's case, that would currently equate to about $0.45 per share.

While Alico's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Alico is investing more in its future growth.

Alico's most recent dividend payout was on 8 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Alico's shares ever split?

Alico's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 22 February 1987. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Alico shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Alico shares which in turn could have impacted Alico's share price.

Alico share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alico's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.6942 up to $33.4857. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Alico's is 0.4997. This would suggest that Alico's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Alico overview

Alico, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as an agribusiness and land management company in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Alico Citrus, and Land Management and Other Operations. The Alico Citrus segment cultivates citrus trees to produce citrus for delivery to the processed and fresh citrus markets. The Land Management and Other Operations segment owns and manages land in Collier, Glades, and Hendry Counties; and leasing of land for recreational and grazing purposes, conservation, and mining activities. As of September 30, 2020, it owned 99,760 acres of land located in eight counties in Florida, which include the Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Polk. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida.

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