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How to buy Great Elm Capital Corporation stock

Own Great Elm Capital Corporation stock in just a few minutes.

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

How to buy shares in Great Elm Capital Corporation

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

Great Elm Capital Corporation share price

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Great Elm Capital Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$1.9463 - USD$6.8549
50-day moving average USD$3.3156
200-day moving average USD$3.5361
Wall St. target priceUSD$3.41
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.993 (30.84%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.372

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Is it a good time to buy Great Elm Capital Corporation stock?

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Great Elm Capital Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$24.2 million
Operating margin TTM 72.32%
Gross profit TTM USD$27 million
Return on assets TTM 3.88%
Return on equity TTM -31.48%
Profit margin -98.98%
Book value $5.526
Market capitalisation USD$68.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Great Elm Capital Corporation shares

There are currently 287,880 Great Elm Capital Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Great Elm Capital Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.4% up from 281,078 last month.

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

Great Elm Capital Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Great Elm Capital Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Great Elm Capital Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Great Elm Capital Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 235967.21311475). Great Elm Capital Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.22. In other words for every 100,000 Great Elm Capital Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1220 shares are currently held short.

However Great Elm Capital Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Great Elm Capital Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Great Elm Capital Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Great Elm Capital Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Great Elm Capital Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0147% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Great Elm Capital Corporation 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 Great Elm Capital Corporation.

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

Great Elm Capital Corporation share dividends

48%

Dividend payout ratio: 48.45% of net profits

Recently Great Elm Capital Corporation has paid out, on average, around 48.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 30.93% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Great Elm Capital Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 30.93% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Great Elm Capital Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.993 per share.

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

Great Elm Capital Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 21 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Great Elm Capital Corporation's shares ever split?

Great Elm Capital Corporation's shares were split on a 1025:1000 basis on 27 November 2020. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1025 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Great Elm Capital Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Great Elm Capital Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Great Elm Capital Corporation's share price.

Great Elm Capital Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Great Elm Capital Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.9463 up to $6.8549. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GECC.US volatility(beta: 2.06)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 Great Elm Capital Corporation's is 2.0643. This would suggest that Great Elm Capital Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Great Elm Capital Corporation overview

Great Elm Capital Corporation is a business development company which specializes in loan and mezzanine, middle market investments. The fund prefers to invest in media, commercial services and supplies, healthcare, telecommunication services, communications equipment. It typically makes equity investments between $3 million and $10 million in companies with revenues between $3 million and $75 million.

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