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Hallmark Financial Services, Inc is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. Hallmark Financial Services shares (HALL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hallmark Financial Services employs 424 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$2.28 - $6.64|
|50-day moving average||$4.00|
|200-day moving average||$3.56|
|Wall St. target price||$5.00|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.54|
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Valuing Hallmark Financial Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hallmark Financial Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Hallmark Financial Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.43. 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 Hallmark Financial Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Hallmark Financial Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $9.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Hallmark Financial Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$478.7 million|
|Gross profit TTM||$65.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-2.63%|
|Return on equity TTM||-42.22%|
|Market capitalisation||$72.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 266,853 Hallmark Financial Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Hallmark Financial Services's "short interest". This figure is 8.3% up from 246,509 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Hallmark Financial Services shares can be evaluated.
Hallmark Financial Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hallmark Financial Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hallmark Financial Services shares traded daily (recently around 290057.60869565). Hallmark Financial Services's SIR currently stands at 0.92. In other words for every 100,000 Hallmark Financial Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 920 shares are currently held short.
However Hallmark Financial Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hallmark Financial Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hallmark Financial Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hallmark Financial Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hallmark Financial Services shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0206% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hallmark Financial Services shares, roughly 21 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 Hallmark Financial Services.
Find out more about how you can short Hallmark Financial Services stock.
We're not expecting Hallmark Financial Services to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Hallmark Financial Services's shares were split on a 1:6 basis on 30 July 2006. So if you had owned 6 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hallmark Financial Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 500% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hallmark Financial Services shares which in turn could have impacted Hallmark Financial Services's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Hallmark Financial Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.28 up to $6.64. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Hallmark Financial Services's is 1.4473. This would suggest that Hallmark Financial Services's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. underwrites, markets, distributes, and services property/casualty insurance products to businesses and individuals in the United States. It operates through Specialty Commercial, Standard Commercial, and Personal segments. The Specialty Commercial segment provides primary and excess commercial vehicle insurance products and services; primary and excess liability, excess public entity liability, and E&S package and garage liability insurance products and services; primary and excess commercial property insurance for catastrophe and non-catastrophe exposures; healthcare and financial lines professional liability insurance products and services primarily for businesses, medical professionals, medical facilities, and senior care facilities; and satellite launch property/casualty insurance products and services, as well as various specialty programs. The Standard Commercial segment offers package and monoline property/casualty insurance products and services. The Personal segment provides non-standard personal automobile and renters insurance products and services. The company markets its insurance products through independent general agents, retail agents, and specialty brokers.
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