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How to buy Cowen Group stock

Learn how to easily invest in Cowen Group stock.

Cowen Group Inc is a capital markets business based in the US. Cowen Group shares (COWN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cowen Group employs 1,534 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.4 billion.

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Cowen Group stock price (NASDAQ: COWN)

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Cowen Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-18.
Latest market close$38.45
52-week range$21.29 - $39.36
50-day moving average $36.60
200-day moving average $30.60
Wall St. target price$46.00
PE ratio 8.1826
Dividend yield $0.46 (1.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.71

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Cowen Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $38.45 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-19) -0.23%
1 month (2022-08-26) -0.29%
3 months (2022-06-24) 52.34%
6 months (2022-03-25) 39.62%
1 year (2021-09-24) 10.97%
2 years (2020-09-25) 154.30%
3 years (2019-09-26) 148.06%
5 years (2017-09-26) 128.19%

Is Cowen Group stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 8x. In other words, Cowen Group shares trade at around 8x 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's PEG ratio

Cowen Group'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 Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cowen Group financials

Revenue TTM $1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.83%
Gross profit TTM $1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.56%
Return on equity TTM 11.3%
Profit margin 10.64%
Book value $35.24
Market capitalisation $1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Cowen Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 8.27% of net profits

Recently Cowen Group has paid out, on average, around 8.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cowen Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cowen Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.46 per share.

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

Cowen Group's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Cowen Group's shares ever split?

Cowen Group'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 Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cowen Group shares which in turn could have impacted Cowen Group's share price.

Cowen Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cowen Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.2866 up to $39.362. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

COWN.US volatility(beta: 1.58)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Cowen Group's is 1.5773. This would suggest that Cowen Group'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 Group overview

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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Cowen Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.172% of Cowen Group shares are held by insiders and 99.205% by institutions.
How many people work for Cowen Group?
Latest data suggests 1,534 work at Cowen Group.
When does the fiscal year end for Cowen Group?
Cowen Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Cowen Group based?
Cowen Group's address is: 599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10022
What is Cowen Group's ISIN number?
Cowen Group's international securities identification number is: US2236226062
What is Cowen Group's CUSIP number?
Cowen Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 223621103

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