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How to buy BRiley Financial stock | $45.21

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B. Riley Financial, Inc is a financial conglomerates business based in the US. BRiley Financial shares (RILY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BRiley Financial employs 982 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$553.9 million.

How to buy shares in BRiley Financial

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  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 BRiley Financial. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RILY. 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 BRiley Financial 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. At last close price of USD$45.21, 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 BRiley Financial, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of BRiley Financial. 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.

BRiley Financial share price

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BRiley Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-19.
Latest market closeUSD$45.21
52-week rangeUSD$12.4451 - USD$50.54
50-day moving average USD$41.1409
200-day moving average USD$30.1125
Wall St. target priceUSD$1.5
PE ratio 28.6175
Dividend yield USD$1.5 (3.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.736

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Is it a good time to buy BRiley Financial stock?

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BRiley Financial price performance over time

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Is BRiley Financial under- or over-valued?

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

BRiley Financial's P/E ratio

BRiley Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, BRiley Financial shares trade at around 29x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

BRiley Financial financials

Revenue TTM USD$553.9 million
Operating margin TTM 14.75%
Gross profit TTM USD$132.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.26%
Return on equity TTM 14.21%
Profit margin 9.15%
Book value $14.701
Market capitalisation USD$1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BRiley Financial shares

There are currently 617,297 BRiley Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as BRiley Financial's "short interest". This figure is 1.7% down from 628,144 last month.

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

BRiley Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BRiley Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BRiley Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BRiley Financial shares traded daily (recently around 122237.02970297). BRiley Financial's SIR currently stands at 5.05. In other words for every 100,000 BRiley Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5050 shares are currently held short.

However BRiley Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BRiley Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable BRiley Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BRiley Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BRiley Financial shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0331% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BRiley Financial shares, roughly 33 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against BRiley Financial.

Find out more about how you can short BRiley Financial stock.

BRiley Financial share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 48.41% of net profits

Recently BRiley Financial has paid out, on average, around 48.41% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BRiley Financial shareholders could enjoy a 3.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BRiley Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $1.5 per share.

While BRiley Financial's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that BRiley Financial may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

BRiley Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 24 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have BRiley Financial's shares ever split?

BRiley Financial's shares were split on a 101:100 basis on 25 November 2016. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 101 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BRiley Financial shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BRiley Financial shares which in turn could have impacted BRiley Financial's share price.

BRiley Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BRiley Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.4451 up to $50.54. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RILY.US volatility(beta: 1.27)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while BRiley Financial's is 1.2742. This would suggest that BRiley Financial's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

BRiley Financial overview

B. Riley Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides collaborative financial services and solutions in North America, Australia, and Europe. The Capital Markets segments offers range of investment banking, corporate finance, consulting, financial advisory, research, securities lending, wealth management, and sales and trading services to corporate, institutional, and high net worth clients. This segment also provides merger and acquisitions, restructuring advisory, initial and secondary public offerings, and institutional private placements services; asset management services; manages various private and public funds for institutional and individual investors; and trades in equity securities. The Auction and Liquidation Segment offers retail store liquidation, and wholesale and industrial assets disposition services. The Valuation and Appraisal segment provides valuation and appraisal services, which include valuation of assets to financial institutions, lenders, private equity firms, and other capital provider. The Principal Investments - United Online and magicJack segment provides consumer subscription services consisting of Internet access services and devices under the NetZero and Juno brands, as well as voice over IP cloud-based technology and communication services. The Brands segments provides licensing of a brand investment portfolio, including Catherine Malandrino, English Laundry, Joan Vass, Kensie Girl, Limited Too, and Nanette Lepore. In addition, it offers advisory services to private funds, and institutional and high net worth investors; brokerage services; senior secured and second lien secured loans to middle market public and the private U.S. companies; and consulting services to shareholders, creditors, and companies. The company was formerly known as Great American Group, Inc. and changed its name to B. Riley Financial, Inc. in November 2014. B. Riley Financial, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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