How to buy Focus Financial Partners stock - 13 April

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How to buy Focus Financial Partners stock

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Focus Financial Partners Inc is a capital markets business based in the US. Focus Financial Partners shares (FOCS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Focus Financial Partners employs 3,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Focus Financial Partners

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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 Focus Financial Partners. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FOCS. 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 Focus Financial Partners 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. 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 Focus Financial Partners, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Focus Financial Partners. 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.

Focus Financial Partners share price

Use our graph to track the performance of FOCS stocks over time.

Focus Financial Partners shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$18.25 - USD$56.56
50-day moving average USD$46.6057
200-day moving average USD$43.4158
Wall St. target priceUSD$61.2
PE ratio 74.2105
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.57

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Is it a good time to buy Focus Financial Partners stock?

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Is Focus Financial Partners under- or over-valued?

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

Focus Financial Partners's P/E ratio

Focus Financial Partners's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 74x. In other words, Focus Financial Partners shares trade at around 74x 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.

Focus Financial Partners's EBITDA

Focus Financial Partners's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$299.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Focus Financial Partners's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Focus Financial Partners financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.21%
Gross profit TTM USD$535.6 million
Return on assets TTM 3.04%
Return on equity TTM 5.89%
Profit margin 2.06%
Book value $10.551
Market capitalisation USD$3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Focus Financial Partners shares

There are currently 2.8 million Focus Financial Partners shares held short by investors – that's known as Focus Financial Partners's "short interest". This figure is 5.3% down from 3.0 million last month.

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

Focus Financial Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Focus Financial Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Focus Financial Partners shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Focus Financial Partners shares traded daily (recently around 670421.77033493). Focus Financial Partners's SIR currently stands at 4.18. In other words for every 100,000 Focus Financial Partners shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4180 shares are currently held short.

However Focus Financial Partners's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Focus Financial Partners shares, or, against the total number of tradable Focus Financial Partners shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Focus Financial Partners's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Focus Financial Partners shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0764% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Focus Financial Partners shares, roughly 76 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 Focus Financial Partners.

Find out more about how you can short Focus Financial Partners stock.

Focus Financial Partners share dividends

We're not expecting Focus Financial Partners to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Focus Financial Partners share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Focus Financial Partners's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.25 up to $56.56. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FOCS.US volatility(beta: 1.2)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 Focus Financial Partners's is 1.2026. This would suggest that Focus Financial Partners'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).

Focus Financial Partners overview

Focus Financial Partners Inc. provides wealth management services to primarily ultra-high and high net worth individuals, families, and business entities. Its wealth management services include investment advice, financial and tax planning, consulting, tax return preparation, family office services, and other services. The company also offers recordkeeping and administration services; recommends financial products through commissions and distribution fees; and sells investment or insurance products. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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