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How to buy Chimera Investment Corporation stock | $10.74

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Chimera Investment Corporation is a reit-mortgage business based in the US. Chimera Investment Corporation shares (CIM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Chimera Investment Corporation employs 39 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$716 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 Chimera Investment Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CIM. 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 Chimera Investment Corporation 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$10.74, 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 Chimera Investment Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Chimera Investment Corporation. 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.

Chimera Investment Corporation share price

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Chimera Investment Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$10.74
52-week rangeUSD$5.7737 - USD$20.6755
50-day moving average USD$10.3626
200-day moving average USD$9.3448
Wall St. target priceUSD$10.5
PE ratio 250
Dividend yield USD$1.2 (11.31%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.593

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Is it a good time to buy Chimera Investment Corporation stock?

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Chimera Investment Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.74 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) 6.44%
1 month (2020-12-17) -0.09%
3 months (2020-10-16) 24.74%
6 months (2020-07-16) 16.23%
1 year (2020-01-16) -49.36%
2 years (2019-01-16) -42.07%
3 years (2018-01-16) 17.91
5 years (2016-01-15) 12.46

Is Chimera Investment Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Chimera Investment Corporation's P/E ratio

Chimera Investment Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 250x. In other words, Chimera Investment Corporation shares trade at around 250x 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.

Chimera Investment Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$716 million
Operating margin TTM 84.88%
Gross profit TTM USD$850.5 million
Return on assets TTM 0.31%
Return on equity TTM 1.87%
Profit margin 10.05%
Book value $15.919
Market capitalisation USD$2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Chimera Investment Corporation shares

There are currently 4.3 million Chimera Investment Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Chimera Investment Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 39.9% down from 7.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Chimera Investment Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Chimera Investment Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Chimera Investment Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Chimera Investment Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Chimera Investment Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.4 million). Chimera Investment Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.8. In other words for every 100,000 Chimera Investment Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1800 shares are currently held short.

However Chimera Investment Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Chimera Investment Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Chimera Investment Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Chimera Investment Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Chimera Investment Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0186% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Chimera Investment Corporation shares, roughly 19 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 Chimera Investment Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Chimera Investment Corporation stock.

Chimera Investment Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 75.27% of net profits

Recently Chimera Investment Corporation has paid out, on average, around 75.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 11.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Chimera Investment Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 11.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Chimera Investment Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

Chimera Investment Corporation'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.

Chimera Investment Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 29 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Chimera Investment Corporation's shares ever split?

Chimera Investment Corporation's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 7 April 2015. So if you had owned 5 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 Chimera Investment Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Chimera Investment Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Chimera Investment Corporation's share price.

Chimera Investment Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Chimera Investment Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.7737 up to $20.6755. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CIM.US volatility(beta: 1.01)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 Chimera Investment Corporation's is 1.0142. This would suggest that Chimera Investment Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Chimera Investment Corporation overview

Chimera Investment Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company, through its subsidiaries, invests in a portfolio of mortgage assets, including residential mortgage loans, agency and non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities, agency mortgage-backed securities secured by pools of commercial mortgage loans, commercial mortgage loans, and other real estate related securities. It has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. As a result, the company would not be subject to U.S. federal income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its shareholders. Chimera Investment Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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