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How to buy BRiley Financial stock | $62.66

Learn how to easily invest in BRiley Financial stock.

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 996 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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BRiley Financial stock price (NASDAQ: RILY)

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BRiley Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-25.
Latest market close$62.66
52-week range$21.02 - $75.49
50-day moving average $60.32
200-day moving average $67.17
Wall St. target price$1.50
PE ratio 3.2014
Dividend yield $1.675 (2.72%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $19.48

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Is it a good time to buy BRiley Financial stock?

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BRiley Financial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $62.66 from 2021-10-26

1 week (2021-10-20) 1.97%
1 month (2021-09-27) 3.16%
3 months (2021-07-27) -4.04%
6 months (2021-04-27) -13.38%
1 year (2020-10-27) 145.05%
2 years (2019-10-25) 164.84%
3 years (2018-10-26) 246.76%
5 years (2016-10-27) 403.29%

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 3x. In other words, BRiley Financial shares trade at around 3x 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.

BRiley Financial financials

Revenue TTM $1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 51.53%
Gross profit TTM $310 million
Return on assets TTM 17.26%
Return on equity TTM 100.63%
Profit margin 38.04%
Book value $26.26
Market capitalisation $1.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BRiley Financial shares

There are currently 1.4 million BRiley Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as BRiley Financial's "short interest". This figure is 4.2% up from 1.4 million 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 225369.28). BRiley Financial's SIR currently stands at 6.25. In other words for every 100,000 BRiley Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6250 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 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BRiley Financial shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0699% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BRiley Financial shares, roughly 70 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: 21.33% of net profits

Recently BRiley Financial has paid out, on average, around 21.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.21% 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 3.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BRiley Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $1.675 per share.

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

BRiley Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have BRiley Financial's shares ever split?

BRiley Financial's shares were split on a 101:100 basis on 24 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 $21.0171 up to $75.4935. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RILY.US volatility(beta: 1.4)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 1.3963. 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 Financial Consulting segment provides bankruptcy, financial advisory, forensic accounting, litigation support, real estate consulting, and valuation and appraisal services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of BRiley Financial is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 43.336% of BRiley Financial shares are held by insiders and 53.879% by institutions.
How many people work for BRiley Financial?
Latest data suggests 996 work at BRiley Financial.
When does the fiscal year end for BRiley Financial?
BRiley Financial's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is BRiley Financial based?
BRiley Financial's address is: 11100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90025
What is BRiley Financial's ISIN number?
BRiley Financial's international securities identification number is: US05580M1080
What is BRiley Financial's CUSIP number?
BRiley Financial's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 05580M108

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