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How to buy Carriage Services stock | $29.85

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Carriage Services, Inc is a personal services business based in the US. Carriage Services shares (CSV) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Carriage Services employs 1,137 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$310.5 million.

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  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 Carriage Services. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CSV. 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 Carriage Services 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$29.85, 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 Carriage Services, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Carriage Services. 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.

Carriage Services share price

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Carriage Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$29.85
52-week rangeUSD$13.3732 - USD$31.99
50-day moving average USD$28.8203
200-day moving average USD$23.3358
Wall St. target priceUSD$39.5
PE ratio 54.0105
Dividend yield USD$0.4 (1.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.571

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Is it a good time to buy Carriage Services stock?

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Carriage Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.85 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -11.24%
1 month (2020-12-16) 2.75%
3 months (2020-10-15) 25.16%
6 months (2020-07-15) 59.37%
1 year (2020-01-15) 16.51%
2 years (2019-01-15) 75.69%
3 years (2018-01-12) 12.22%
5 years (2016-01-15) 34.46%

Is Carriage Services under- or over-valued?

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

Carriage Services's P/E ratio

Carriage Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 54x. In other words, Carriage Services shares trade at around 54x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Carriage Services's PEG ratio

Carriage Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9345. 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 Carriage Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Carriage Services's EBITDA

Carriage Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$88.8 million.

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

Carriage Services financials

Revenue TTM USD$310.5 million
Operating margin TTM 22.34%
Gross profit TTM USD$92.9 million
Return on assets TTM 4.18%
Return on equity TTM 4.5%
Profit margin 3.32%
Book value $12.955
Market capitalisation USD$554.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Carriage Services shares

There are currently 350,274 Carriage Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Carriage Services's "short interest". This figure is 8% down from 380,628 last month.

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

Carriage Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Carriage Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Carriage Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Carriage Services shares traded daily (recently around 89128.244274809). Carriage Services's SIR currently stands at 3.93. In other words for every 100,000 Carriage Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3930 shares are currently held short.

However Carriage Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Carriage Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Carriage Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Carriage Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Carriage Services shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0213% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Carriage Services shares, roughly 21 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 Carriage Services.

Find out more about how you can short Carriage Services stock.

Carriage Services share dividends

21%

Dividend payout ratio: 21.23% of net profits

Recently Carriage Services has paid out, on average, around 21.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Carriage Services shareholders could enjoy a 1.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Carriage Services's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

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

Carriage Services's most recent dividend payout was on 1 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Carriage Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Carriage Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.3732 up to $31.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CSV.US volatility(beta: 0.82)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 Carriage Services's is 0.821. This would suggest that Carriage Services's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Carriage Services overview

Carriage Services, Inc. provides funeral and cemetery services, and merchandise in the United States. It operates through two segments, Funeral Home Operations and Cemetery Operations. The Funeral Home Operations segment offers burial, cremation, and consultation services; removes and prepares remains; sells caskets, urns, and related funeral merchandise; and enables the use of funeral home facilities for visitation, remembrance, and transportation services. The Cemetery Operations segment provides products and services, such as interment services; the rights to interment in cemetery sites comprising grave sites, lawn crypts, mausoleum spaces and niche; related cemetery merchandise, including outer burial containers, memorial markers, and floral placements; and interments, inurnments, and installation of cemetery merchandise services. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 186 funeral homes in 29 states; and 31 cemeteries in 11 states. Carriage Services, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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