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How to buy Big Lots stock

Learn how to easily invest in Big Lots stock.

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.

How to buy shares in Big Lots

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – BIG – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Big Lots stock price (NYSE: BIG)

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Big Lots shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$42.36
52-week range$40.06 - $71.95
50-day moving average $45.68
200-day moving average $54.96
Wall St. target price$47.56
PE ratio 5.9524
Dividend yield $1.2 (2.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.16

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Is it a good time to buy Big Lots stock?

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Big Lots price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $42.36 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-12) -2.93%
1 month (2021-12-17) -0.45%
3 months (2021-10-19) -8.57%
6 months (2021-07-19) -27.69%
1 year (2021-01-19) -18.76%
2 years (2020-01-17) 49.68%
3 years (2019-01-18) 32.87%
5 years (2017-01-19) 49.21

Is Big Lots stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 P/E ratio

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 6x. In other words, Big Lots shares trade at around 6x 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 PEG ratio

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

Big Lots's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $444.8 million.

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

Big Lots financials

Revenue TTM $6.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.96%
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.63%
Return on equity TTM 1959.34%
Profit margin 3.67%
Book value $34.38
Market capitalisation $1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Big Lots share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 19.48% of net profits

Recently Big Lots has paid out, on average, around 19.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.76% 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 2.76% 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 28 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Big Lots's shares ever split?

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.

Big Lots share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Big Lots's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.06 up to $71.95. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BIG.US volatility(beta: 2.22)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 Big Lots's is 2.224. 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 overview

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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Big Lots is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.766% of Big Lots shares are held by insiders and 100.252% by institutions.
How many people work for Big Lots?
Latest data suggests 10,800 work at Big Lots.
When does the fiscal year end for Big Lots?
Big Lots's fiscal year ends in January.
Where is Big Lots based?
Big Lots's address is: 4900 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH, United States, 43081
What is Big Lots's ISIN number?
Big Lots's international securities identification number is: US0893021032
What is Big Lots's CUSIP number?
Big Lots's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 089302103

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