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E*TRADE Financial, LLC is a capital markets business based in the US. E*TRADE Financial LLC shares (ETFC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. E*TRADE Financial LLC employs 4,178 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.9 billion.

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  3. Search for E*TRADE Financial LLC. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ETFC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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E*TRADE Financial LLC share price

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E*TRADE Financial LLC shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-29.
52-week rangeUSD$25.6046 - USD$55.68
50-day moving average USD$50.264
200-day moving average USD$48.4468
Wall St. target priceUSD$53.06
PE ratio 14.237
Dividend yield USD$0.56 (1.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.46

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Is it a good time to buy E*TRADE Financial LLC stock?

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Is E*TRADE Financial LLC under- or over-valued?

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

E*TRADE Financial LLC's P/E ratio

E*TRADE Financial LLC's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, E*TRADE Financial LLC shares trade at around 14x 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.

E*TRADE Financial LLC's PEG ratio

E*TRADE Financial LLC's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 93.7928. 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 E*TRADE Financial LLC's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

E*TRADE Financial LLC financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 41.49%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.25%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 28.43%
Book value $27.971
Market capitalisation USD$10.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting E*TRADE Financial LLC shares

There are currently 11.5 million E*TRADE Financial LLC shares held short by investors – that's known as E*TRADE Financial LLC's "short interest". This figure is 6.7% up from 10.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting E*TRADE Financial LLC shares can be evaluated.

E*TRADE Financial LLC's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

E*TRADE Financial LLC's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of E*TRADE Financial LLC shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of E*TRADE Financial LLC shares traded daily (recently around 1.9 million). E*TRADE Financial LLC's SIR currently stands at 6.04. In other words for every 100,000 E*TRADE Financial LLC shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6040 shares are currently held short.

However E*TRADE Financial LLC's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of E*TRADE Financial LLC shares, or, against the total number of tradable E*TRADE Financial LLC shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case E*TRADE Financial LLC's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 E*TRADE Financial LLC shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.059% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable E*TRADE Financial LLC shares, roughly 59 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 E*TRADE Financial LLC.

Find out more about how you can short E*TRADE Financial LLC stock.

E*TRADE Financial LLC's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like E*TRADE Financial LLC.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

E*TRADE Financial LLC's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 30.2

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and E*TRADE Financial LLC's overall score of 30.2 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 44th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like E*TRADE Financial LLC is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

E*TRADE Financial LLC's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.96/100

E*TRADE Financial LLC's environmental score of 4.96 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that E*TRADE Financial LLC is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

E*TRADE Financial LLC's social score

Social score: 12.48/100

E*TRADE Financial LLC's social score of 12.48 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that E*TRADE Financial LLC is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

E*TRADE Financial LLC's governance score

Governance score: 15.76/100

E*TRADE Financial LLC's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that E*TRADE Financial LLC is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

E*TRADE Financial LLC's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. E*TRADE Financial LLC scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that E*TRADE Financial LLC has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

E*TRADE Financial, LLC was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 30.2
Total ESG percentile 44.22
Environmental score 4.96
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 12.48
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 15.76
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 1

E*TRADE Financial LLC share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 23.73% of net profits

Recently E*TRADE Financial LLC has paid out, on average, around 23.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), E*TRADE Financial LLC shareholders could enjoy a 1.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In E*TRADE Financial LLC's case, that would currently equate to about $0.56 per share.

While E*TRADE Financial LLC's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that E*TRADE Financial LLC is investing more in its future growth.

E*TRADE Financial LLC's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have E*TRADE Financial LLC's shares ever split?

E*TRADE Financial LLC's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 2 June 2010. So if you had owned 10 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 E*TRADE Financial LLC shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for E*TRADE Financial LLC shares which in turn could have impacted E*TRADE Financial LLC's share price.

E*TRADE Financial LLC share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, E*TRADE Financial LLC's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.6046 up to $55.68. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ETFC.US volatility(beta: 1.26)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 E*TRADE Financial LLC's is 1.2603. This would suggest that E*TRADE Financial LLC's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

E*TRADE Financial LLC overview

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage, and related products and services for traders, investors, registered investment advisors (RIAs), and stock plan administrators and participants. It offers investor-focused banking products, including sweep deposit accounts; automated trade order placement and execution services; clearing and settlement services; and insurance on qualifying amounts of customer deposits, and other banking and cash management services. The company also provides custody solutions to RIAs; software and services for managing equity compensation plans, student loans, and financial wellness solutions to corporate clients; retail futures transaction services; and investment advisory services. It provides its services through digital platforms; and a network of industry-licensed customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two national financial centers, as well as in-person at 30 regional financial centers in the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation has a strategic alliance with Empower Retirement to deliver an integrated stock plan and retirement benefits experience. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. As of October 1, 2020, E*TRADE Financial, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley.

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