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How to buy Cowen stock

Learn how to easily invest in Cowen stock.

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.

How to buy shares in Cowen

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – COWN – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Cowen stock price (NASDAQ: COWN)

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Cowen shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-16.
Latest market close$35.07
52-week range$23.16 - $43.83
50-day moving average $36.56
200-day moving average $37.70
Wall St. target price$53.33
PE ratio 3.5778
Dividend yield $0.38 (1.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.80

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Cowen price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $35.07 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-11) -4.26%
1 month (2021-12-17) 1.04%
3 months (2021-10-18) -4.08%
6 months (2021-07-16) -8.51%
1 year (2021-01-15) 16.98%
2 years (2020-01-17) 113.58%
3 years (2019-01-18) 122.24%
5 years (2017-01-18) 135.37%

Is Cowen stock undervalued or overvalued?

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.

Cowen financials

Revenue TTM $1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.11%
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.14%
Return on equity TTM 28.59%
Profit margin 17.44%
Book value $35.40
Market capitalisation $957 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Cowen share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 3.38% of net profits

Recently Cowen has paid out, on average, around 3.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.14% 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 1.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cowen's case, that would currently equate to about $0.38 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 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 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 $23.1586 up to $43.8288. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

COWN.US volatility(beta: 1.4)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's is 1.3969. 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 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 is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.11% of Cowen shares are held by insiders and 97.126% 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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