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How to buy Gladstone Capital Corporation stock | $8.86

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Gladstone Capital Corporation is an asset management business based in the US. Gladstone Capital Corporation shares (GLAD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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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 Gladstone Capital Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GLAD. 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 Gladstone Capital Corporation 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$8.86, 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 Gladstone Capital Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Gladstone Capital Corporation. 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.

Gladstone Capital Corporation share price

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Gladstone Capital Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$8.86
52-week rangeUSD$3.7338 - USD$9.5427
50-day moving average USD$8.4821
200-day moving average USD$7.6877
Wall St. target priceUSD$7.85
PE ratio 8.1446
Dividend yield USD$0.78 (8.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.679

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Gladstone Capital Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $8.86 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-08) -1.45%
1 month (2020-12-15) -0.45%
3 months (2020-10-15) 16.12%
6 months (2020-07-15) 23.57%
1 year (2020-01-15) -14.52%
2 years (2019-01-15) 3.26%
3 years (2018-01-12) 9.42
5 years (2016-01-15) 81.93%

Is Gladstone Capital Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Gladstone Capital Corporation's P/E ratio

Gladstone Capital Corporation'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, Gladstone Capital Corporation 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.

Gladstone Capital Corporation's PEG ratio

Gladstone Capital Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5. 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 Gladstone Capital Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Gladstone Capital Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$48 million
Operating margin TTM 76.41%
Gross profit TTM USD$48 million
Return on assets TTM 5.18%
Return on equity TTM -0.78%
Profit margin -3.9%
Book value $7.405
Market capitalisation USD$281.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Gladstone Capital Corporation shares

There are currently 292,764 Gladstone Capital Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Gladstone Capital Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 8.3% down from 319,228 last month.

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

Gladstone Capital Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Gladstone Capital Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Gladstone Capital Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Gladstone Capital Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 223483.96946565). Gladstone Capital Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.31. In other words for every 100,000 Gladstone Capital Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1310 shares are currently held short.

However Gladstone Capital Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Gladstone Capital Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Gladstone Capital Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Gladstone Capital Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Gladstone Capital Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.009% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gladstone Capital Corporation shares, roughly 9 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 Gladstone Capital Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Gladstone Capital Corporation stock.

Gladstone Capital Corporation share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.9% of net profits

Recently Gladstone Capital Corporation has paid out, on average, around 31.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.99% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gladstone Capital Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 8.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gladstone Capital Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.78 per share.

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

Gladstone Capital Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Gladstone Capital Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Gladstone Capital Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.7338 up to $9.5427. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GLAD.US volatility(beta: 1.51)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 Gladstone Capital Corporation's is 1.5144. This would suggest that Gladstone Capital Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Gladstone Capital Corporation overview

Gladstone Capital Corporation is a private equity and a venture capital fund specializing in lower middle market, growth capital, add on acquisitions, debt investments in senior loans, second lien loans, senior subordinated loans, junior subordinated loans, and mezzanine loans and equity investments in the form of common stock, preferred stock, limited liability company interests, or warrants. It operates as a business development company. The fund also makes private equity investments in acquisitions, buyouts and recapitalizations, and refinancing existing debts. It targets small and medium-sized companies in United States. It invests in companies engaged in the business services, light and specialty manufacturing, niche industrial products and services, specialty consumer products and services, energy services, transportation and logistics, healthcare and education services, specialty chemicals, media and communications and aerospace and defense. The fund seeks to invest between $7 million and $30 million in companies that have between $20 million and $150 million in sales and EBITDA between $3 million and $25 million. It prefers to acquire minority stakes. It seeks to exit its investments through strategic acquisitions by other industry participants or financial buyers, initial public offerings of common stock, or other capital market transactions.

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