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How to buy Equus Total Return stock | $1.72

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Equus Total Return, Inc is an asset management business based in the US. Equus Total Return shares (EQS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Equus Total Return

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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 Equus Total Return. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EQS. 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 Equus Total Return 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$1.72, 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 Equus Total Return, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Equus Total Return. 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.

Equus Total Return share price

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Equus Total Return shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$1.72
52-week rangeUSD$0.74 - USD$2.25
50-day moving average USD$1.3591
200-day moving average USD$1.2947
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 7.375
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.158

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Is it a good time to buy Equus Total Return stock?

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Equus Total Return price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.72 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-15) 4.24%
1 month (2020-12-22) -14.00%
3 months (2020-10-22) 44.54%
6 months (2020-07-22) 19.44%
1 year (2020-01-22) 1.18%
2 years (2019-01-19) N/A
3 years (2018-01-19) 2.41
5 years (2016-01-22) 2.38%

Is Equus Total Return under- or over-valued?

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

Equus Total Return's P/E ratio

Equus Total Return's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Equus Total Return shares trade at around 7x 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.

Equus Total Return financials

Revenue TTM USD$467,000
Gross profit TTM USD$351,000
Return on assets TTM -2.72%
Return on equity TTM -27.19%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $2.769
Market capitalisation USD$29.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Equus Total Return shares

There are currently 76,518 Equus Total Return shares held short by investors – that's known as Equus Total Return's "short interest". This figure is 3538.5% up from 2,103 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Equus Total Return shares can be evaluated.

Equus Total Return's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Equus Total Return's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Equus Total Return shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Equus Total Return shares traded daily (recently around 110895.65217391). Equus Total Return's SIR currently stands at 0.69. In other words for every 100,000 Equus Total Return shares traded daily on the market, roughly 690 shares are currently held short.

However Equus Total Return's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Equus Total Return shares, or, against the total number of tradable Equus Total Return shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Equus Total Return's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Equus Total Return shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0106% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Equus Total Return shares, roughly 11 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 Equus Total Return.

Find out more about how you can short Equus Total Return stock.

Equus Total Return share dividends

We're not expecting Equus Total Return to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Equus Total Return's shares ever split?

Equus Total Return's shares were split on a 110:100 basis on 29 November 2001. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 110 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Equus Total Return shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Equus Total Return shares which in turn could have impacted Equus Total Return's share price.

Equus Total Return share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Equus Total Return's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.74 up to $2.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EQS.US volatility(beta: 0.87)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 Equus Total Return's is 0.8745. This would suggest that Equus Total Return's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Equus Total Return overview

Equus Total Return, Inc. is a business development company (BDC) specializing in leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, recapitalizations of existing businesses, special situations, equity and equity-oriented securities issued by privately owned companies, debt securities including subordinate debt, debt convertible into common or preferred stock, or debt combined with warrants and common and preferred stock, and preferred equity financing. The fund invests in small to mid sized companies and acts as a lead investor. It invests in companies engaged in the alternative energy, real estate, healthcare, education, e-learning, leisure and entertainment, and foreign investment sector in the United States, China, India, and Europe. The fund's investments include common and preferred stock, debt convertible into common or preferred stock, debt combined with warrants and options, and other rights to acquire common or preferred stock. The fund seeks to invest in companies with revenues between $10 million and $100 million. Equus Total Return, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is based in Houston, Texas with additional office in Vancouver, Canada.

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