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How to buy Capitala Finance stock | $14.41

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Capitala Finance Corp is an asset management business based in the US. Capitala Finance shares (CPTA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Capitala Finance

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Capitala Finance. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CPTA. 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 Capitala Finance 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$14.41, 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 Capitala Finance, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Capitala Finance. 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.

Capitala Finance share price

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Capitala Finance shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$14.41
52-week rangeUSD$8.4 - USD$53.4014
50-day moving average USD$12.6579
200-day moving average USD$12.389
Wall St. target priceUSD$12.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$1 (26.59%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-3.148

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Is it a good time to buy Capitala Finance stock?

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Capitala Finance price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.41 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-07) 0.28%
1 month (2020-12-17) 2.71%
3 months (2020-10-15) 51.60%
6 months (2020-07-15) 386.82%
1 year (2020-01-15) 61.55%
2 years (2019-01-15) 87.63%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 30.05%

Is Capitala Finance under- or over-valued?

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

Capitala Finance's PEG ratio

Capitala Finance's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.55. 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 Capitala Finance's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Capitala Finance financials

Revenue TTM USD$30.4 million
Operating margin TTM 60.94%
Gross profit TTM USD$44 million
Return on assets TTM 3.04%
Return on equity TTM -27.7%
Profit margin -118.59%
Book value $39.988
Market capitalisation USD$39.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Capitala Finance shares

There are currently 28,108 Capitala Finance shares held short by investors – that's known as Capitala Finance's "short interest". This figure is 124.7% up from 12,511 last month.

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

Capitala Finance's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Capitala Finance's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Capitala Finance shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Capitala Finance shares traded daily (recently around 43918.75). Capitala Finance's SIR currently stands at 0.64. In other words for every 100,000 Capitala Finance shares traded daily on the market, roughly 640 shares are currently held short.

However Capitala Finance's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Capitala Finance shares, or, against the total number of tradable Capitala Finance shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Capitala Finance's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Capitala Finance shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0112% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Capitala Finance shares, roughly 11 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 Capitala Finance.

Find out more about how you can short Capitala Finance stock.

Capitala Finance share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 128.14% of net profits

Recently Capitala Finance has paid out, on average, around 128.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 26.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Capitala Finance shareholders could enjoy a 26.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Capitala Finance's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

Capitala Finance'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.

Capitala Finance's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Capitala Finance's shares ever split?

Capitala Finance's shares were split on a 1:6 basis on 24 August 2020. So if you had owned 6 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Capitala Finance shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 500% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Capitala Finance shares which in turn could have impacted Capitala Finance's share price.

Capitala Finance share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Capitala Finance's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.4 up to $53.4014. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CPTA.US volatility(beta: 1.87)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 Capitala Finance's is 1.8724. This would suggest that Capitala Finance's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Capitala Finance overview

Capitala Finance Corp. is a Business Development Company specializing in traditional mezzanine, senior subordinated and unitranche debt, first-lien and second-lien loans, equity investments in sponsored and non-sponsored lower and traditional middle market companies. The fund targets companies in the business services, commercial and professional services, manufacturing, consumer goods, textile apparel and luxury goods, leisure goods, household durables, retail, energy, and health-care industries. It typically considers investments in the United States. The fund invests $5 million and $50 million per transaction in companies with greater than $4.5 million of TTM EBITDA and enterprise value less than $250 million. It may also invest in senior secured positions in stretch senior secured loans. The fund makes minority equity co-investments, alongside management or financial sponsors.

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