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How to buy Eaton Vance stock | $65.29

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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 USD$1.7 billion.

How to buy shares in Eaton Vance

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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 Eaton Vance. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EV. 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 Eaton Vance 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. At last close price of USD$65.29, 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 Eaton Vance, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Eaton Vance. 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.

Eaton Vance share price

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Eaton Vance shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$65.29
52-week rangeUSD$21.5489 - USD$68.19
50-day moving average USD$66.0235
200-day moving average USD$48.6268
Wall St. target priceUSD$61.91
PE ratio 56.4167
Dividend yield USD$1.5 (2.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.2

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Is it a good time to buy Eaton Vance stock?

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Eaton Vance price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $65.29 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-08) -9.13%
1 month (2020-12-15) 0.06%
3 months (2020-10-15) 5.94%
6 months (2020-07-15) 70.25%
1 year (2020-01-15) 38.91%
2 years (2019-01-15) 74.06%
3 years (2018-01-12) 8.01%
5 years (2016-01-15) 138.37%

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 56x. In other words, Eaton Vance shares trade at around 56x 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 2.4203. 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 USD$406.1 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 USD$1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.12%
Gross profit TTM USD$727.8 million
Return on assets TTM 5.2%
Return on equity TTM 8.84%
Profit margin 8.01%
Book value $12.106
Market capitalisation USD$7.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Eaton Vance shares

There are currently 5.7 million Eaton Vance shares held short by investors – that's known as Eaton Vance's "short interest". This figure is 12% down from 6.4 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 2.5 million). Eaton Vance's SIR currently stands at 2.3. In other words for every 100,000 Eaton Vance shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2300 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 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Eaton Vance shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0514% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Eaton Vance shares, roughly 51 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an 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: 159.97% of net profits

Recently Eaton Vance has paid out, on average, around 159.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.22% 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 2.22% 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 18 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Eaton Vance's shares ever split?

Eaton Vance's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 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 $21.5489 up to $68.19. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EV.US volatility(beta: 1.23)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 1.2299. 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. was incorporated on January 29, 1981 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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