How to buy Crawford-and-Company stock - 11 April

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How to buy Crawford-and-Company stock

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Crawford & Company is an insurance brokers business based in the US. Crawford-and-Company shares (CRD-A) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Crawford-and-Company employs 8,985 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$982.5 million.

How to buy shares in Crawford-and-Company

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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 Crawford-and-Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CRD-A. 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 Crawford-and-Company 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 Crawford-and-Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Crawford-and-Company. 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.

Crawford-and-Company share price

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Crawford-and-Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-24.
52-week rangeUSD$5.3079 - USD$10.9
50-day moving average USD$9.5486
200-day moving average USD$7.879
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 19.9434
Dividend yield USD$0.17 (1.61%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.53

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Is it a good time to buy Crawford-and-Company stock?

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Is Crawford-and-Company under- or over-valued?

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

Crawford-and-Company's P/E ratio

Crawford-and-Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Crawford-and-Company shares trade at around 20x 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.

Crawford-and-Company's EBITDA

Crawford-and-Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$83.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Crawford-and-Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Crawford-and-Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$982.5 million
Operating margin TTM 6.16%
Gross profit TTM USD$278.9 million
Return on assets TTM 5%
Return on equity TTM 15.39%
Profit margin 2.88%
Book value $3.504
Market capitalisation USD$543.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Crawford-and-Company shares

There are currently 229,927 Crawford-and-Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Crawford-and-Company's "short interest". This figure is 3.8% up from 221,541 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Crawford-and-Company shares can be evaluated.

Crawford-and-Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Crawford-and-Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Crawford-and-Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Crawford-and-Company shares traded daily (recently around 39848.70017331). Crawford-and-Company's SIR currently stands at 5.77. In other words for every 100,000 Crawford-and-Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5770 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Crawford-and-Company stock.

Crawford-and-Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 39.13% of net profits

Recently Crawford-and-Company has paid out, on average, around 39.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.27% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Crawford-and-Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Crawford-and-Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.17 per share.

While Crawford-and-Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Crawford-and-Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Crawford-and-Company's most recent dividend payout was on 11 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Crawford-and-Company's shares ever split?

Crawford-and-Company's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 25 March 1997. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Crawford-and-Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Crawford-and-Company shares which in turn could have impacted Crawford-and-Company's share price.

Crawford-and-Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Crawford-and-Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.3079 up to $10.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CRD-A.US volatility(beta: 0.85)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 Crawford-and-Company's is 0.8467. This would suggest that Crawford-and-Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Crawford-and-Company overview

Crawford & Company provides claims management and outsourcing solutions for carriers, brokers, and corporations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, Australia, and internationally. The company's Crawford Claims Solutions segment offers claims management services to insurance carriers and self-insured entities related to property, casualty, and catastrophe losses caused by physical damage to commercial and residential real properties, as well as personal property and marine losses. It also offers services in the areas of field investigation, catastrophe, evaluation, and resolution of property and casualty insurance claims; and various on-demand inspection, verification, and other task specific field services for businesses and consumers through a mobile platform. Its Crawford TPA Solutions segment provides claims and risk management services for corporations in the self-insured or commercially-insured marketplace; desktop claim adjusting and claims evaluation services; initial loss reporting services for claimants; and loss mitigation and risk management information services, as well as administers loss funds established to pay claims. This segment also offers third party administration for workers' compensation, auto and liability, disability absence and medical management, and accident and health products. The company's Crawford Specialty Solutions segment offers claims management services for insurance companies and self-insured entities related to large and complex losses to commercial property, aviation, forensic accounting, transportation, retail, building and construction, cyber, and energy industries. It also provides customer-centric solutions for various loss types comprising high-frequency and low-complexity claims to large complex repairs; and outsourced contractor management services to personal and commercial insurance carriers and consumer markets. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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