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How to buy Great Elm Capital Corporation stock | $3.64

Learn how to easily invest in Great Elm Capital Corporation stock.

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.

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Great Elm Capital Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: GECC)

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Great Elm Capital Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$3.64
52-week range$2.30 - $5.07
50-day moving average $3.41
200-day moving average $3.38
Wall St. target price$3.41
PE ratio 3.8634
Dividend yield $0.846 (25.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.85

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Great Elm Capital Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.64 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-25) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 6.12%
3 months (2021-05-05) 10.98%
6 months (2021-02-01) N/A
1 year (2020-08-01) N/A
2 years (2019-08-01) N/A
3 years (2018-08-01) N/A
5 years (2016-08-01) N/A

Is Great Elm Capital Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Great Elm Capital Corporation's P/E ratio

Great Elm 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 4x. In other words, Great Elm Capital Corporation shares trade at around 4x 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.

Great Elm Capital Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $21.8 million
Operating margin TTM 70.01%
Gross profit TTM $22.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.95%
Return on equity TTM 19.85%
Profit margin 64.92%
Book value $3.89
Market capitalisation $77.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Great Elm Capital Corporation shares

There are currently 487,762 Great Elm Capital Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Great Elm Capital Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 1.7% down from 496,270 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 98937.52535497). Great Elm Capital Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.93. In other words for every 100,000 Great Elm Capital Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4930 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Great Elm Capital Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0286% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Great Elm Capital Corporation shares, roughly 29 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

86%

Dividend payout ratio: 86.4% of net profits

Recently Great Elm Capital Corporation has paid out, on average, around 86.4% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 12.23% 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 12.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Great Elm Capital Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.846 per share.

Great Elm Capital Corporation'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.

Great Elm Capital Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 29 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2021 (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 26 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 $2.3049 up to $5.065. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GECC.US volatility(beta: 2.03)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 2.026. 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. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Great Elm Capital Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 27.49% of Great Elm Capital Corporation shares are held by insiders and 26.032% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Great Elm Capital Corporation?
Great Elm Capital Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Great Elm Capital Corporation based?
Great Elm Capital Corporation's address is: 800 South Street, Waltham, MA, United States, 02453
What is Great Elm Capital Corporation's ISIN number?
Great Elm Capital Corporation's international securities identification number is: US3903201099
What is Great Elm Capital Corporation's CUSIP number?
Great Elm Capital Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 390320109

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