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How to buy Eaton Vance stock

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Eaton Vance Corp is an asset management business based in the US. Eaton Vance shares (EV) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Eaton Vance employs 1,983 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Eaton Vance share price

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Eaton Vance shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-25.
52-week range$29.67 - $75.61
50-day moving average $71.10
200-day moving average $60.37
Wall St. target price$63.50
PE ratio 68.7394
Dividend yield $1.5 (2.03%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.06

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Is it a good time to buy Eaton Vance stock?

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Is Eaton Vance under- or over-valued?

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

Eaton Vance's P/E ratio

Eaton Vance's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 69x. In other words, Eaton Vance shares trade at around 69x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Eaton Vance's PEG ratio

Eaton Vance's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.0246. 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 Eaton Vance's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Eaton Vance's EBITDA

Eaton Vance's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $351.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Eaton Vance's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Eaton Vance financials

Revenue TTM $1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.54%
Gross profit TTM $727.8 million
Return on assets TTM 5.98%
Return on equity TTM 9.77%
Profit margin 7.04%
Book value $8.39
Market capitalisation $8.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Eaton Vance shares

There are currently 6.7 million Eaton Vance shares held short by investors – that's known as Eaton Vance's "short interest". This figure is 9.9% up from 6.1 million last month.

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

Eaton Vance's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Eaton Vance's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Eaton Vance shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Eaton Vance shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Eaton Vance's SIR currently stands at 6.01. In other words for every 100,000 Eaton Vance shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6010 shares are currently held short.

However Eaton Vance's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Eaton Vance shares, or, against the total number of tradable Eaton Vance shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Eaton Vance's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Eaton Vance shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0608% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Eaton Vance shares, roughly 61 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 Eaton Vance.

Find out more about how you can short Eaton Vance stock.

Eaton Vance share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 156.25% of net profits

Recently Eaton Vance has paid out, on average, around 156.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Eaton Vance shareholders could enjoy a 2.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Eaton Vance's case, that would currently equate to about $1.5 per share.

Eaton Vance's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Eaton Vance's most recent dividend payout was on 11 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Eaton Vance's shares ever split?

Eaton Vance's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 January 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Eaton Vance shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Eaton Vance shares which in turn could have impacted Eaton Vance's share price.

Eaton Vance share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Eaton Vance's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.6741 up to $75.61. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EV.US volatility(beta: 1.17)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 Eaton Vance's is 1.1713. This would suggest that Eaton Vance's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Eaton Vance overview

Eaton Vance Corp. , through its subsidiaries, engages in the creation, marketing, and management of investment funds in the United States. It also provides investment management and counseling services to institutions and individuals. Further, the company operates as an adviser and distributor of investment companies and separate accounts. As of October 31, 2004, the company provided investment advisory or administration services to approximately 150 funds; approximately 1,300 separately managed individual and institutional accounts; and participated in approximately 40 retail-managed account broker/dealer programs. It markets and distributes shares of funds through a retail network of national and regional broker/dealers, banks, insurance companies, and financial planning firms. Eaton Vance Corp.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Eaton Vance is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.54% of Eaton Vance shares are held by insiders and 71.227% by institutions.
How many people work for Eaton Vance?
Latest data suggests 1,983 work at Eaton Vance.
When does the fiscal year end for Eaton Vance?
Eaton Vance's fiscal year ends in October.
Where is Eaton Vance based?
Eaton Vance's address is: Two International Place, Boston, MA, United States, 02110
What is Eaton Vance's ISIN number?
Eaton Vance's international securities identification number is: US2782651036
What is Eaton Vance's CUSIP number?
Eaton Vance's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 278265103

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