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How to buy FS KKR Capital stock | $18.9

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FS KKR Capital Corp is an asset management business based in the US. FS KKR Capital shares (FSK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in FS KKR Capital

  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 FS KKR Capital. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FSK. 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 FS KKR Capital 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$18.9, 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 FS KKR Capital, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of FS KKR Capital. 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.

FS KKR Capital share price

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FS KKR Capital shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$18.9
52-week rangeUSD$6.5704 - USD$20.6339
50-day moving average USD$17.5245
200-day moving average USD$15.9799
Wall St. target priceUSD$18.63
PE ratio 7.9574
Dividend yield USD$2.4 (14.41%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.896

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Is it a good time to buy FS KKR Capital stock?

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FS KKR Capital price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $18.9 from 2020-12-11

1 week (2021-01-08) 8.87%
1 month (2020-12-16) 8.93%
3 months (2020-10-15) 19.24%
6 months (2020-07-15) 29.54%
1 year (2020-01-15) 200.48%
2 years (2019-01-15) 223.63%
3 years (2018-01-12) 145.45%
5 years (2016-01-15) 137.14%

Is FS KKR Capital under- or over-valued?

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

FS KKR Capital's P/E ratio

FS KKR Capital's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, FS KKR Capital shares trade at around 8x 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.

FS KKR Capital financials

Revenue TTM USD$662 million
Operating margin TTM 80.21%
Gross profit TTM USD$779 million
Return on assets TTM 4.45%
Return on equity TTM -16.31%
Profit margin -86.86%
Book value $24.459
Market capitalisation USD$2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FS KKR Capital shares

There are currently 1.9 million FS KKR Capital shares held short by investors – that's known as FS KKR Capital's "short interest". This figure is 36.2% down from 3.0 million last month.

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

FS KKR Capital's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FS KKR Capital's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FS KKR Capital shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FS KKR Capital shares traded daily (recently around 717146.41509434). FS KKR Capital's SIR currently stands at 2.65. In other words for every 100,000 FS KKR Capital shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2650 shares are currently held short.

However FS KKR Capital's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FS KKR Capital shares, or, against the total number of tradable FS KKR Capital shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FS KKR Capital's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FS KKR Capital shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0154% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FS KKR Capital shares, roughly 15 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 FS KKR Capital.

Find out more about how you can short FS KKR Capital stock.

FS KKR Capital share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 85.41% of net profits

Recently FS KKR Capital has paid out, on average, around 85.41% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 14.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FS KKR Capital shareholders could enjoy a 14.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FS KKR Capital's case, that would currently equate to about $2.4 per share.

FS KKR Capital'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.

FS KKR Capital's most recent dividend payout was on 5 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have FS KKR Capital's shares ever split?

FS KKR Capital's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 16 June 2020. So if you had owned 4 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 FS KKR Capital shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for FS KKR Capital shares which in turn could have impacted FS KKR Capital's share price.

FS KKR Capital share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FS KKR Capital's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.5704 up to $20.6339. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FSK.US volatility(beta: 1.68)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 FS KKR Capital's is 1.6845. This would suggest that FS KKR Capital's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

FS KKR Capital overview

FS KKR Capital Corp. is a business development company specializing in investments in debt securities. It seeks to purchase interests in loans through secondary market transactions or directly from the target companies as primary market investments. It also seeks to invest in first lien senior secured loans, second lien secured loans and, to a lesser extent, subordinated loans, or mezzanine loans. In connection with the debt investments, the firm also receives equity interests such as warrants or options as additional consideration. It also seek to purchase minority interests in the form of common or preferred equity in our target companies, either in conjunction with one of the debt investments or through a co-investment with a financial sponsor. Additionally, on an opportunistic basis, the fund may also invest in corporate bonds and similar debt securities. The fund does not seek to invest in start-up companies, turnaround situations, or companies with speculative business plans. It seeks to invest in small and middle-market companies based in United States. The fund seeks to invest in firms with annual revenue between $10 million to $2.5 billion. It seeks to exit from securities by selling them in a privately negotiated over- the- counter market. For any investments that are not able to be sold within the secondary market, the firm seeks to exit such investments through repayment, an initial public offering of equity securities, merger, sale or recapitalization.

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