Cowen Inc is a capital markets business based in the US. Cowen shares (COWN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cowen employs 1,364 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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Cowen shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$39.33|
|52-week range||$14.79 - $44.04|
|50-day moving average||$39.67|
|200-day moving average||$36.61|
|Wall St. target price||$57.20|
|Dividend yield||$0.36 (0.9%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$9.46|
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Cowen price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-22)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-07-02)||-6.29%|
|3 months (2021-04-30)||-0.41%|
|6 months (2021-01-29)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-29)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-29)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-29)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-29)||N/A|
Is Cowen under- or over-valued?
Valuing Cowen stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cowen's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Cowen's P/E ratio
Cowen's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Cowen shares trade at around 4x 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's PEG ratio
Cowen's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.08. 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 Cowen's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||$1.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||16.53%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.88%|
|Return on equity TTM||34.76%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Cowen shares
There are currently 4.2 million Cowen shares held short by investors – that's known as Cowen's "short interest". This figure is 21.4% down from 5.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cowen shares can be evaluated.
Cowen's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Cowen's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cowen shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cowen shares traded daily (recently around 647310.55045872). Cowen's SIR currently stands at 6.54. In other words for every 100,000 Cowen shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6540 shares are currently held short.
However Cowen's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cowen shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cowen shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cowen's short interest could be expressed as 0.15% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cowen shares in existence, roughly 150 shares are currently held short) or 0.1467% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cowen shares, roughly 147 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Cowen.
Find out more about how you can short Cowen stock.
Cowen share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 1.97% of net profits
Recently Cowen has paid out, on average, around 1.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cowen shareholders could enjoy a 1.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cowen's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.
While Cowen's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Cowen is investing more in its future growth.
Cowen's most recent dividend payout was on 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Cowen's shares ever split?
Cowen's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 4 December 2016. So if you had owned 4 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 Cowen shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cowen shares which in turn could have impacted Cowen's share price.
Cowen share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Cowen's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.7894 up to $44.0433. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Cowen's is 1.4494. This would suggest that Cowen's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Cowen Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides investment banking, research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing, securities financing, commission management, and investment management services in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Operating Company (Op Co) and Asset Company (Asset Co). The company offers public and private capital raising, and strategic advisory services for public and private companies. It also trades common stocks, listed options, equity-linked securities, and other financial instruments on behalf of institutional investor clients. In addition, the company offers investment products and solutions in the liquidity spectrum to institutional and private clients, as well as provides investment research services. Further, it is involved in the private investment, private real estate investment, and other legacy investment activities.
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Cowen in the news
Cowen (NASDAQ:COWN) Is Increasing Its Dividend To US$0.10
Cowen Inc. 2021 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Presentation
Cowen Declares Quarterly Dividend On Its Series A Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Cowen is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.465% of Cowen shares are held by insiders and 108.322% by institutions. How many people work for Cowen?
Latest data suggests 1,364 work at Cowen. When does the fiscal year end for Cowen?
Cowen's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Cowen based?
Cowen's address is: 599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10022 What is Cowen's ISIN number?
Cowen's international securities identification number is: US2236226062 What is Cowen's CUSIP number?
Cowen's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 223621103
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