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Cowen Group, Inc is an other business based in the US. Cowen Group shares (COWNL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cowen Group employs 843 staff.

How to buy shares in Cowen Group

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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 Cowen Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: COWNL. 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 Cowen Group 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$27.43, 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 Cowen Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cowen Group. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Cowen Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Cowen Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$27.43, which is 1.34% down on its pre-crash value of USD$27.802 and 214.56% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$8.72.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Cowen Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$507.22 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$993.79.

Cowen Group share price

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Cowen Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-15.
Latest market close USD$27.43
52-week range USD$8.72 - USD$27.95
50-day moving average USD$26.9293
200-day moving average USD$25.1462
Wall St. target price N/A
PE ratio 15.5765
Dividend yield N/A (18.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.5675

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Is it a good time to buy Cowen Group stock?

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Cowen Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $27.43 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-23) -0.89%
1 month (2020-10-30) 2.16%
3 months (2020-08-28) 0.66%
6 months (2020-05-29) 9.76%
1 year (2019-11-29) 1.89%
2 years (2018-11-30) 11.33%
3 years (2017-11-26) N/A
5 years (2015-11-26) N/A

Is Cowen Group under- or over-valued?

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

Cowen Group's P/E ratio

Cowen Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Cowen Group shares trade at around 16x 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.

Cowen Group financials

Gross profit TTM USD$0
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 0%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$0

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cowen Group shares

There are currently 12,085 Cowen Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Cowen Group's "short interest". This figure is 25.5% up from 9,630 last month.

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

Cowen Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cowen Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cowen Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cowen Group shares traded daily (recently around inf billion). Cowen Group's SIR currently stands at 0. In other words for every 100,000 Cowen Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 0 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Cowen Group stock.

Cowen Group share dividends

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

Cowen Group overview

Cowen Group, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides alternative investment management, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services for its clients. It manages separate client focused portfolio through its subsidiaries. Through its subsidiaries, the firm invests in equity and fixed income markets. It also invests in alternative investments markets through its subsidiaries. Cowen Group, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in New York, New York with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Cleveland, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, and San Francisco, California.

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