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How to buy Garrison Capital stock

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Garrison Capital Inc is an asset management business based in the US. Garrison Capital shares (GARS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Garrison Capital

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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 Garrison Capital. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GARS. 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 Garrison 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. 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 Garrison Capital, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Garrison 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.

Garrison Capital share price

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

Garrison Capital shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week rangeUSD$0.9843 - USD$5.5605
50-day moving average USD$3.928
200-day moving average USD$3.4114
Wall St. target priceUSD$3.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.2 (5.15%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.165

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Is it a good time to buy Garrison Capital stock?

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Is Garrison Capital under- or over-valued?

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

Garrison Capital's PEG ratio

Garrison Capital's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.55. 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 Garrison Capital's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Garrison Capital financials

Revenue TTM USD$34.3 million
Operating margin TTM 65.1%
Gross profit TTM USD$39.7 million
Return on assets TTM 3.13%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -156.99%
Book value $6.27
Market capitalisation USD$62.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Garrison Capital shares

There are currently 25,607 Garrison Capital shares held short by investors – that's known as Garrison Capital's "short interest". This figure is 38.4% down from 41,543 last month.

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

Garrison Capital's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Garrison Capital's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Garrison Capital shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Garrison Capital shares traded daily (recently around 37657.352941176). Garrison Capital's SIR currently stands at 0.68. In other words for every 100,000 Garrison Capital shares traded daily on the market, roughly 680 shares are currently held short.

However Garrison Capital's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Garrison Capital shares, or, against the total number of tradable Garrison Capital shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Garrison Capital's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Garrison Capital shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0012% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Garrison Capital shares, roughly 1 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 Garrison Capital.

Find out more about how you can short Garrison Capital stock.

Garrison Capital share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 119.05% of net profits

Recently Garrison Capital has paid out, on average, around 119.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.15% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Garrison Capital shareholders could enjoy a 5.15% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Garrison Capital's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

Garrison 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.

Garrison Capital's most recent dividend payout was on 25 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Garrison Capital share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Garrison Capital's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.9843 up to $5.5605. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GARS.US volatility(beta: 1.63)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 Garrison Capital's is 1.6321. This would suggest that Garrison 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).

Garrison Capital overview

Garrison Capital Inc. is a business development company specializing in investments primarily in the debt and equity of middle market companies. It seeks to invest in first lien senior secured loans, second lien senior secured loans, ?one-stop? senior secured or ?unitranche? loans, subordinated or mezzanine loans, unsecured consumer loans and to a lesser extent, selected equity co-investments in middle-market companies, warrants and minority equity securities in United States middle-market companies. The fund focuses on consumer loans, capital market activities, traditional direct lending but at times may purchase loans in the secondary market or make special situation investments. It seeks to invest between $5 million and $25 million in equity and between $10 million and $25 million in debt per transaction primarily in debt securities and loans with annual EBITDA between $5 million and $30 million, annual revenue between $50 million and $200 million. Its investments typically range in maturity from one to six years.

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