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How to buy GAMCO Investors stock | $15.2

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GAMCO Investors, Inc is a capital markets business based in the US. GAMCO Investors shares (GBL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. GAMCO Investors employs 189 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$274.7 million.

How to buy shares in GAMCO Investors

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  3. Search for GAMCO Investors. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GBL. 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 GAMCO Investors 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$15.2, 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 GAMCO Investors, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of GAMCO Investors. 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.

GAMCO Investors share price

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GAMCO Investors shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$15.2
52-week rangeUSD$8.4716 - USD$18.95
50-day moving average USD$14.7385
200-day moving average USD$13.1411
Wall St. target priceUSD$31
PE ratio 7.6003
Dividend yield USD$0.08 (0.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.367

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GAMCO Investors price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.2 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -14.99%
1 month (2020-12-17) -7.54%
3 months (2020-10-15) 24.90%
6 months (2020-07-15) 19.59%
1 year (2020-01-15) -16.71%
2 years (2019-01-15) -15.41%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 28.51

Is GAMCO Investors under- or over-valued?

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

GAMCO Investors's P/E ratio

GAMCO Investors'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, GAMCO Investors 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.

GAMCO Investors's EBITDA

GAMCO Investors's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$110.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a GAMCO Investors's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

GAMCO Investors financials

Revenue TTM USD$274.7 million
Operating margin TTM 39.89%
Gross profit TTM USD$188.8 million
Return on assets TTM 36.95%
Return on equity TTM 101.81%
Profit margin 23.07%
Book value $3.466
Market capitalisation USD$493.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting GAMCO Investors shares

There are currently 157,178 GAMCO Investors shares held short by investors – that's known as GAMCO Investors's "short interest". This figure is 11.5% down from 177,559 last month.

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

GAMCO Investors's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

GAMCO Investors's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of GAMCO Investors shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of GAMCO Investors shares traded daily (recently around 30110.727969349). GAMCO Investors's SIR currently stands at 5.22. In other words for every 100,000 GAMCO Investors shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5220 shares are currently held short.

However GAMCO Investors's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of GAMCO Investors shares, or, against the total number of tradable GAMCO Investors shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case GAMCO Investors's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 GAMCO Investors shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0302% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable GAMCO Investors shares, roughly 30 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 GAMCO Investors.

Find out more about how you can short GAMCO Investors stock.

GAMCO Investors share dividends

46%

Dividend payout ratio: 46.16% of net profits

Recently GAMCO Investors has paid out, on average, around 46.16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), GAMCO Investors shareholders could enjoy a 0.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In GAMCO Investors's case, that would currently equate to about $0.08 per share.

While GAMCO Investors's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that GAMCO Investors may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

GAMCO Investors's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have GAMCO Investors's shares ever split?

GAMCO Investors's shares were split on a 1857:1000 basis on 1 December 2015. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1857 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your GAMCO Investors shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 46.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for GAMCO Investors shares which in turn could have impacted GAMCO Investors's share price.

GAMCO Investors share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, GAMCO Investors's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.4716 up to $18.95. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GBL.US volatility(beta: 1.7)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 GAMCO Investors's is 1.6961. This would suggest that GAMCO Investors's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

GAMCO Investors overview

GAMCO Investors, Inc. is a publicly owned holding investment manager. The firm also provides wealth management, investment advisory, institutional research, brokerage, dealer, underwriting, and distribution services to its clients. It provides its services to individuals including high net worth individuals, corporate pension and profit-sharing plans, foundations, endowments, jointly trust plans, municipalities, and investment companies. The firm, through its subsidiaries, manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. It also launches equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds and manages equity mutual funds for its clients. Through its subsidiaries, the firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It invests in value stocks of companies. The firm employs fundamental analysis with a focus on bottom-up stock picking approach to create its portfolios. It conducts in-house research to make its investments. The firm was founded in 1976 and is based in Rye, New York with additional offices in Greenwich, Connecticut; Bannockburn, Illinois; and Tokyo, Japan. GAMCO Investors, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of GGCP, Inc.

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