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How to buy Fanhua stock | $13.17

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Fanhua Inc is an insurance brokers business based in the US. Fanhua shares (FANH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Fanhua employs 4,746 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$669 million.

How to buy shares in Fanhua

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Fanhua. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FANH. 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 Fanhua 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$13.17, 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 Fanhua, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Fanhua. 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.

Fanhua share price

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Fanhua shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$13.17
52-week rangeUSD$11.79 - USD$25.776
50-day moving average USD$13.9065
200-day moving average USD$18.0259
Wall St. target priceUSD$22.5
PE ratio 8.5109
Dividend yield USD$1 (8.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.464

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Is it a good time to buy Fanhua stock?

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Fanhua price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.17 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-14) -3.73%
1 month (2020-12-21) 9.39%
3 months (2020-10-21) -18.85%
6 months (2020-07-21) -36.32%
1 year (2020-01-21) -50.64%
2 years (2019-01-18) -42.75%
3 years (2018-01-19) 28.78
5 years (2016-01-21) 88.14%

Is Fanhua under- or over-valued?

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

Fanhua's P/E ratio

Fanhua's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Fanhua shares trade at around 9x 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.

Fanhua financials

Gross profit TTM USD$1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.09%
Return on equity TTM 0.28%
Profit margin -0.12%
Book value $6.535
Market capitalisation USD$669 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Fanhua shares

There are currently 3.4 million Fanhua shares held short by investors – that's known as Fanhua's "short interest". This figure is 5% up from 3.2 million last month.

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

Fanhua's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Fanhua's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Fanhua shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Fanhua shares traded daily (recently around 65011.467181467). Fanhua's SIR currently stands at 51.8. In other words for every 100,000 Fanhua shares traded daily on the market, roughly 51800 shares are currently held short.

However Fanhua's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Fanhua shares, or, against the total number of tradable Fanhua shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Fanhua's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Fanhua shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Fanhua shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against Fanhua.

Find out more about how you can short Fanhua stock.

Fanhua share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 535.44% of net profits

Recently Fanhua has paid out, on average, around 535.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Fanhua shareholders could enjoy a 8.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Fanhua's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

Fanhua'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.

Fanhua's most recent dividend payout was on 23 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Fanhua share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Fanhua's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.79 up to $25.776. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FANH.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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Fanhua's is 0.8457. This would suggest that Fanhua's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Fanhua overview

Fanhua Inc., together with its subsidiary, distributes insurance products in China. It operates through two segments, Insurance Agency and Claims Adjusting. The Insurance Agency segment provides property and casualty insurance products, including individual accident, travel, homeowner, short-term health, auto, and other property and casualty products; and life insurance products, such as individual health, individual whole life, individual term life, individual endowment life, and individual annuity, as well as participating insurance products. The Claims Adjusting segment offers pre-underwriting survey, claims adjusting, residual value disposal, loading and unloading supervision, and consulting services. The company also operates, an online insurance platform, which allows customers to search for, and purchase a range of insurance products; Lan Zhanggui, an Internet-based all-in-one application; and, an online non-profit mutual aid platform, as well as CNpad Auto, an Internet-based auto insurance platform. It serves customers through insurance sales and service group, and insurance agencies, as well as sales and service branches and outlets, registered independent sales agents, and in-house claims adjustors. The company was formerly known as CNinsure Inc. and changed its name to Fanhua Inc. in December 2016. Fanhua Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China.

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