Our top pick for
Building a portfolio
Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.
Big Lots Inc is a discount stores business based in the US. Big Lots shares (BIG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Big Lots employs 10,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|Latest market close||$47.68|
|52-week range||$41.41 - $72.44|
|50-day moving average||$52.72|
|200-day moving average||$62.44|
|Wall St. target price||$55.44|
|Dividend yield||$1.2 (2.53%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.05|
*Signup bonus information updated weekly.
The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.
|1 week (2021-09-10)||3.70%|
|1 month (2021-08-19)||-12.79%|
|3 months (2021-06-18)||-25.69%|
|6 months (2021-03-19)||-32.50%|
|1 year (2020-09-18)||6.50%|
|2 years (2019-09-18)||114.39%|
|3 years (2018-09-18)||15.78%|
|5 years (2016-09-16)||0.85%|
Valuing Big Lots stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Big Lots's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Big Lots's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Big Lots shares trade at around 7x 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.
Big Lots's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.88. 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 Big Lots's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Big Lots's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $488.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Big Lots's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$6.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.67%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.5%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.97%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 5.2 million Big Lots shares held short by investors – that's known as Big Lots's "short interest". This figure is 17.5% up from 4.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Big Lots shares can be evaluated.
Big Lots's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Big Lots shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Big Lots shares traded daily (recently around 850426.92939245). Big Lots's SIR currently stands at 6.09. In other words for every 100,000 Big Lots shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6090 shares are currently held short.
However Big Lots's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Big Lots shares, or, against the total number of tradable Big Lots shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Big Lots's short interest could be expressed as 0.16% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Big Lots shares in existence, roughly 160 shares are currently held short) or 0.1621% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Big Lots shares, roughly 162 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 Big Lots.
Find out more about how you can short Big Lots stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 17% of net profits
Recently Big Lots has paid out, on average, around 17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Big Lots shareholders could enjoy a 2.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Big Lots's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.
While Big Lots's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Big Lots is investing more in its future growth.
Big Lots's most recent dividend payout was on 23 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Big Lots's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 24 June 1997. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Big Lots shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Big Lots shares which in turn could have impacted Big Lots's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Big Lots's shares have ranged in value from as little as $41.4142 up to $72.4443. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Big Lots's is 2.3346. This would suggest that Big Lots's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Big Lots, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company offers products under various merchandising categories, such as furniture category that includes upholstery, mattress, case goods, and ready-to-assemble departments; seasonal category, which comprises patio furniture, gazebos, Christmas trim, and other holiday departments; soft home category that consists of fashion and utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile, home organization, area rugs, home décor, and frames departments; and food category that includes beverage and grocery, candy and snacks, and specialty foods departments. It also provides merchandise under the consumables category, which comprises health, beauty and cosmetics, plastics, paper, chemical, and pet departments; hard home category, including small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, and home maintenance departments; and electronics, toys, and accessories category consisting of electronics, toys, jewelry, apparel, and hosiery departments. As of March 15, 2021, it operated 1,410 stores in 47 states and an e-commerce platform. Big Lots, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Everything we know about the MiNK Therapeutics IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the Wetouch Technology IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the Life Time Group Holdings IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the Slinger Bag IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the NSTS Bancorp IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the Volcon IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the Thomas James Homes IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the FGI Industries IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the Zhong Yang Financial Group IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the Exscientia Ltd IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
finder.com is an independent comparison platform and information service that aims to provide you with the tools you need to make better decisions. While we are independent, the offers that appear on this site are from companies from which finder.com receives compensation. We may receive compensation from our partners for placement of their products or services. We may also receive compensation if you click on certain links posted on our site. While compensation arrangements may affect the order, position or placement of product information, it doesn't influence our assessment of those products. Please don't interpret the order in which products appear on our Site as any endorsement or recommendation from us. finder.com compares a wide range of products, providers and services but we don't provide information on all available products, providers or services. Please appreciate that there may be other options available to you than the products, providers or services covered by our service.