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How to buy BlackRock TCP Capital stock

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BlackRock TCP Capital Corp is an asset management business based in the US. BlackRock TCP Capital shares (TCPC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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BlackRock TCP Capital share price

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BlackRock TCP Capital shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$6.54 - $14.89
50-day moving average $14.19
200-day moving average $12.07
Wall St. target price$13.75
PE ratio 11.8643
Dividend yield $1.32 (9.1%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.23

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Is BlackRock TCP Capital under- or over-valued?

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

BlackRock TCP Capital's P/E ratio

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

BlackRock TCP Capital's PEG ratio

BlackRock TCP Capital's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.08. 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 BlackRock TCP Capital's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

BlackRock TCP Capital financials

Revenue TTM $172.1 million
Operating margin TTM 72.32%
Gross profit TTM $172.1 million
Return on assets TTM 4.58%
Return on equity TTM 9.26%
Profit margin 41.47%
Book value $13.24
Market capitalisation $843.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BlackRock TCP Capital shares

There are currently 597,623 BlackRock TCP Capital shares held short by investors – that's known as BlackRock TCP Capital's "short interest". This figure is 101% up from 297,317 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BlackRock TCP Capital shares can be evaluated.

BlackRock TCP Capital's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BlackRock TCP Capital's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BlackRock TCP Capital shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BlackRock TCP Capital shares traded daily (recently around 459710). BlackRock TCP Capital's SIR currently stands at 1.3. In other words for every 100,000 BlackRock TCP Capital shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1300 shares are currently held short.

However BlackRock TCP Capital's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BlackRock TCP Capital shares, or, against the total number of tradable BlackRock TCP Capital shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BlackRock TCP Capital's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BlackRock TCP Capital shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0104% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BlackRock TCP Capital shares, roughly 10 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 BlackRock TCP Capital.

Find out more about how you can short BlackRock TCP Capital stock.

BlackRock TCP Capital share dividends

88%

Dividend payout ratio: 87.74% of net profits

Recently BlackRock TCP Capital has paid out, on average, around 87.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.27% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BlackRock TCP Capital shareholders could enjoy a 8.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BlackRock TCP Capital's case, that would currently equate to about $1.32 per share.

BlackRock TCP Capital's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

BlackRock TCP Capital's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

BlackRock TCP Capital share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BlackRock TCP Capital's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.5396 up to $14.8902. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TCPC.US volatility(beta: 1.76)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 BlackRock TCP Capital's is 1.7595. This would suggest that BlackRock TCP Capital's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

BlackRock TCP Capital overview

BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. is a business development company specializing in direct equity and debt investments in middle-market, senior secured loans, junior loans, originated loans, mezzanine, senior debt instruments, bonds, and secondary-market investments. It typically invests in communication services, public relations services, television, wireless telecommunication services, apparel, textile mills, restaurants, retailing, energy, oil and gas extraction, Patent owners and Lessors, Federal and Federally- Sponsored Credit agencies, insurance, hospital and healthcare centers, Biotechnology, engineering services, heavy electrical equipment, tax accounting, scientific and related consulting services, charter freight air transportation, Information technology consulting, application hosting services, software diagram and design, computer aided design, communication equipment, electronics manufacturing equipment, computer components, chemicals. It seeks to invest in the United States. The fund typically invests between $10 million and $35 million in companies with enterprise values between $100 million and $1500 million. It prefers to make equity investments in companies for an ownership stake. .

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