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How to buy Hamilton Lane Incorporated stock

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Hamilton Lane Incorporated is an asset management business based in the US. Hamilton Lane Incorporated shares (HLNE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hamilton Lane Incorporated employs 400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$315.7 million.

How to buy shares in Hamilton Lane Incorporated

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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 Hamilton Lane Incorporated. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HLNE. 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 Hamilton Lane Incorporated 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 Hamilton Lane Incorporated, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hamilton Lane Incorporated. 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.

Hamilton Lane Incorporated share price

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Hamilton Lane Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUSD$52.6457 - USD$97.1332
50-day moving average USD$88.2997
200-day moving average USD$78.846
Wall St. target priceUSD$93.8
PE ratio 37.5525
Dividend yield USD$1.212 (1.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.476

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Is it a good time to buy Hamilton Lane Incorporated stock?

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Is Hamilton Lane Incorporated under- or over-valued?

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

Hamilton Lane Incorporated's P/E ratio

Hamilton Lane Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Hamilton Lane Incorporated shares trade at around 38x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Hamilton Lane Incorporated's PEG ratio

Hamilton Lane Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.39. 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 Hamilton Lane Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Hamilton Lane Incorporated's EBITDA

Hamilton Lane Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$147.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Hamilton Lane Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Hamilton Lane Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM USD$315.7 million
Operating margin TTM 45.45%
Gross profit TTM USD$175.5 million
Return on assets TTM 15.13%
Return on equity TTM 55.33%
Profit margin 25%
Book value $6.195
Market capitalisation USD$4.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hamilton Lane Incorporated shares

There are currently 1.3 million Hamilton Lane Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Hamilton Lane Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 18.8% down from 1.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Hamilton Lane Incorporated shares can be evaluated.

Hamilton Lane Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hamilton Lane Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hamilton Lane Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hamilton Lane Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 260095). Hamilton Lane Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 5. In other words for every 100,000 Hamilton Lane Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5000 shares are currently held short.

However Hamilton Lane Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hamilton Lane Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hamilton Lane Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hamilton Lane Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hamilton Lane Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.039% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hamilton Lane Incorporated shares, roughly 39 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Hamilton Lane Incorporated.

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Hamilton Lane Incorporated share dividends

53%

Dividend payout ratio: 52.74% of net profits

Recently Hamilton Lane Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 52.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.33% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hamilton Lane Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 1.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hamilton Lane Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $1.212 per share.

Hamilton Lane Incorporated'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.

Hamilton Lane Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 5 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Hamilton Lane Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hamilton Lane Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $52.6457 up to $97.1332. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HLNE.US volatility(beta: 0.85)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 Hamilton Lane Incorporated's is 0.8478. This would suggest that Hamilton Lane Incorporated's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Hamilton Lane Incorporated overview

Hamilton Lane Incorporated is an investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. It provides following services: separate accounts (customized to each individual client and structured as single client vehicles); specialized strategies (fund-of-funds, secondaries, co-investments, taft-hartley, distribution management); advisory relationships (including due diligence, strategic portfolio planning, monitoring and reporting services); and reporting and analytics solutions. For direct investments, the firm invests in mid and late venture, mature companies, growth equity, emerging growth, distressed debt, later stage, turnarounds, bridge financing, mezzanine financing, and buyouts in middle market companies. For fund of fund investments, it invests in mezzanine, venture capital, private equity, turnaround, secondary investments, real estate, and special situation funds. The firm invests in real estate investments. It also invest in technology, healthcare, education, natural resources, energy and essential consumer goods sectors, cleantech, and environment, community development, and financial empowerment. The firm prefer to invest $1 million to $100 million in companies.

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