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

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  3. Search for Gladstone Investment Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GAIN. 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 Investment 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$10.1, 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 Investment Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Gladstone Investment 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 Investment Corporation share price

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Gladstone Investment Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$10.1
52-week rangeUSD$5.9831 - USD$12.7673
50-day moving average USD$9.9168
200-day moving average USD$9.6169
Wall St. target priceUSD$9.31
PE ratio 10.6345
Dividend yield USD$0.84 (8.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.095

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Gladstone Investment Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.1 from 2020-12-11

1 week (2021-01-14) -4.63%
1 month (2020-12-24) 10.1
3 months (2020-10-22) 13.23%
6 months (2020-07-22) -1.75%
1 year (2020-01-22) -27.44%
2 years (2019-01-22) -2.04%
3 years (2018-01-22) 11.09
5 years (2016-01-22) 39.70%

Is Gladstone Investment Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Gladstone Investment Corporation's P/E ratio

Gladstone Investment 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 11x. In other words, Gladstone Investment Corporation shares trade at around 11x 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 Investment Corporation's PEG ratio

Gladstone Investment Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2. 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 Investment 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 Investment Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$50.5 million
Operating margin TTM 65.1%
Gross profit TTM USD$61.9 million
Return on assets TTM 3.3%
Return on equity TTM -4.59%
Profit margin -34.86%
Book value $10.858
Market capitalisation USD$335.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Gladstone Investment Corporation shares

There are currently 642,727 Gladstone Investment Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Gladstone Investment Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11% up from 579,051 last month.

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

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

Gladstone Investment Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Gladstone Investment Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Gladstone Investment Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 173710). Gladstone Investment Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.7. In other words for every 100,000 Gladstone Investment Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3700 shares are currently held short.

However Gladstone Investment Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Gladstone Investment Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Gladstone Investment Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Gladstone Investment Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Gladstone Investment Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0199% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gladstone Investment Corporation shares, roughly 20 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 Investment Corporation.

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

Gladstone Investment Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Gladstone Investment Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Gladstone Investment Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Gladstone Investment Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.9831 up to $12.7673. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GAIN.US volatility(beta: 1.44)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 Investment Corporation's is 1.4409. This would suggest that Gladstone Investment 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 Investment Corporation overview

Gladstone Investment Corporation is a private equity fund specializing in lower middle market, acquisitions, mature stage, buyouts; recapitalizations; refinancing existing debt; senior debt securities such as senior loans, senior term loans, lines of credit, and senior notes; senior subordinated debt securities such as senior subordinated loans and senior subordinated notes; junior subordinated debt securities such as subordinated notes and mezzanine loans; limited liability company interests, and warrants or options. The fund does not invest in start-ups. The fund seek to invest in manufacturing, consumer products and business services/ distribution sector. It seeks to invest in small and mid-sized companies based in the United States. The fund prefers to make debt investments between $5 million and $30 million and equity investments between $10 million and $40 million in companies. The fund seeks to invest in companies with sales between $20 million and $100 million. The fund invest in companies with EBITDA from $3 million to $20 million. It seeks minority equity ownership and prefers to hold a board seat in its portfolio companies. It also prefers to take majority stake in its portfolio companies. The fund typically holds its investments for seven years and exits via sale or recapitalization, initial public offering, or sale to third party.

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