How to buy CNFinance stock - 18 April

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How to buy CNFinance stock

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CNFinance Holdings Limited is a mortgage finance business based in the US. CNFinance shares (CNF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CNFinance employs 1,351 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$294.9 million.

How to buy shares in CNFinance

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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 CNFinance. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CNF. 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 CNFinance 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. 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 CNFinance, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of CNFinance. 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.

CNFinance share price

Use our graph to track the performance of CNF stocks over time.

CNFinance shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-18.
52-week rangeUSD$2.9 - USD$5.03
50-day moving average USD$3.4774
200-day moving average USD$3.3397
Wall St. target priceUSD$4.5
PE ratio 2.3069
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.864

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Is it a good time to buy CNFinance stock?

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Is CNFinance under- or over-valued?

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

CNFinance's P/E ratio

CNFinance's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, CNFinance shares trade at around 2x 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.

CNFinance financials

Gross profit TTM USD$1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.56%
Return on equity TTM 1.97%
Profit margin 7.88%
Book value $6.264
Market capitalisation USD$294.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CNFinance shares

There are currently 1,606 CNFinance shares held short by investors – that's known as CNFinance's "short interest". This figure is 70.4% down from 5,424 last month.

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

CNFinance's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CNFinance's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CNFinance shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CNFinance shares traded daily (recently around 40150). CNFinance's SIR currently stands at 0.04. In other words for every 100,000 CNFinance shares traded daily on the market, roughly 40 shares are currently held short.

However CNFinance's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CNFinance shares, or, against the total number of tradable CNFinance shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CNFinance's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CNFinance shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CNFinance shares, roughly 0 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 CNFinance.

Find out more about how you can short CNFinance stock.

CNFinance share dividends

We're not expecting CNFinance to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

CNFinance share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CNFinance's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.9 up to $5.03. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CNF.US volatility(beta: 0.81)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 CNFinance's is 0.8114. This would suggest that CNFinance's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

CNFinance overview

CNFinance Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides home equity loan services in the People's Republic of China. It offers micro credit loan services for micro and small-enterprise owners, and loan lending agency services for banks. The company also provides bridge loan products, which are unsecured short-term loans to pay off borrowers' existing loans secured by real property. As of December 31, 2019, it operated a network of 62 branches and sub-branches, which included 14 branches and sub-branches in the Pearl River Delta region, 8 branches and sub-branches in the Yangtze River Delta region, and 40 branches and sub-branches in other areas in approximately 40 cities in China. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China. .

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