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How to buy American Equity Investment Life Holding Company stock

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American Equity Investment Life Holding Company is an insurance-life business based in the US. American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares (AEL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. American Equity Investment Life Holding Company employs 655 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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American Equity Investment Life Holding Company share price

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American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$15.39 - $32.59
50-day moving average $31.22
200-day moving average $28.94
Wall St. target price$34.20
PE ratio 4.4899
Dividend yield $0.32 (1.01%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.90

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Is American Equity Investment Life Holding Company under- or over-valued?

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

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's P/E ratio

American Equity Investment Life Holding 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 4x. In other words, American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares trade at around 4x 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.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's PEG ratio

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.14. 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 American Equity Investment Life Holding 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.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's EBITDA

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $854.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company financials

Revenue TTM $2.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 34.99%
Gross profit TTM $-254,057,000
Return on assets TTM 0.75%
Return on equity TTM 12.05%
Profit margin 27.67%
Book value $68.69
Market capitalisation $3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares

There are currently 2.3 million American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares held short by investors – that's known as American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's "short interest". This figure is 14.4% down from 2.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares can be evaluated.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares traded daily (recently around 637120.2247191). American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's SIR currently stands at 3.56. In other words for every 100,000 American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3560 shares are currently held short.

However American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0322% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares, roughly 32 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 American Equity Investment Life Holding Company.

Find out more about how you can short American Equity Investment Life Holding Company stock.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company share dividends

44%

Dividend payout ratio: 43.84% of net profits

Recently American Equity Investment Life Holding Company has paid out, on average, around 43.84% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.32 per share.

While American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that American Equity Investment Life Holding Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's most recent dividend payout was on 9 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's shares ever split?

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 29 June 2000. So if you had owned 1 share 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 American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American Equity Investment Life Holding Company shares which in turn could have impacted American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's share price.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.3859 up to $32.59. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AEL.US volatility(beta: 1.26)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 American Equity Investment Life Holding Company's is 1.2648. This would suggest that American Equity Investment Life Holding 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).

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company overview

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, through its subsidiaries, provides life insurance products in the United States. The company issues fixed index and rate annuities; and single premium immediate annuities. It markets its products through independent agents, including independent marketing organizations, broker/dealers, banks, and registered investment advisors. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. .

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