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How to buy Heritage Insurance stock | $10.13

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Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. Heritage Insurance shares (HRTG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Heritage Insurance employs 530 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$572.3 million.

How to buy shares in Heritage Insurance

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Heritage Insurance. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HRTG. 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 Heritage Insurance 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$10.13, 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 Heritage Insurance, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Heritage Insurance. 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.

Heritage Insurance share price

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Heritage Insurance shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$10.13
52-week rangeUSD$7.3328 - USD$13.8945
50-day moving average USD$10.2533
200-day moving average USD$11.4605
Wall St. target priceUSD$14.75
PE ratio 14.8605
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (2.37%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.681

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Is it a good time to buy Heritage Insurance stock?

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Heritage Insurance price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.13 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-07) -7.40%
1 month (2020-12-17) 1.50%
3 months (2020-10-16) -5.59%
6 months (2020-07-16) -17.04%
1 year (2020-01-16) -21.84%
2 years (2019-01-16) -32.38%
3 years (2018-01-16) 18.4
5 years (2016-01-15) 18.78

Is Heritage Insurance under- or over-valued?

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

Heritage Insurance's P/E ratio

Heritage Insurance's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Heritage Insurance shares trade at around 15x 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.

Heritage Insurance's EBITDA

Heritage Insurance's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$45 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Heritage Insurance's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Heritage Insurance financials

Revenue TTM USD$572.3 million
Operating margin TTM 6.42%
Gross profit TTM USD$130.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.15%
Return on equity TTM 4.35%
Profit margin 3.38%
Book value $15.978
Market capitalisation USD$284 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Heritage Insurance shares

There are currently 651,680 Heritage Insurance shares held short by investors – that's known as Heritage Insurance's "short interest". This figure is 2.7% down from 669,848 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Heritage Insurance shares can be evaluated.

Heritage Insurance's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Heritage Insurance's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Heritage Insurance shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Heritage Insurance shares traded daily (recently around 130859.437751). Heritage Insurance's SIR currently stands at 4.98. In other words for every 100,000 Heritage Insurance shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4980 shares are currently held short.

However Heritage Insurance's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Heritage Insurance shares, or, against the total number of tradable Heritage Insurance shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Heritage Insurance's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Heritage Insurance shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0264% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Heritage Insurance shares, roughly 26 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 Heritage Insurance.

Find out more about how you can short Heritage Insurance stock.

Heritage Insurance share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 315.79% of net profits

Recently Heritage Insurance has paid out, on average, around 315.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Heritage Insurance shareholders could enjoy a 2.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Heritage Insurance's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

Heritage Insurance'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.

Heritage Insurance's most recent dividend payout was on 5 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Heritage Insurance share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Heritage Insurance's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.3328 up to $13.8945. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HRTG.US volatility(beta: 0.67)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Heritage Insurance's is 0.6714. This would suggest that Heritage Insurance's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Heritage Insurance overview

Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial residential insurance products. The company offers personal residential property insurance for single-family homeowners and condominium owners; rental property insurance; and commercial residential insurance in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and South Carolina, as well as residential wind-only property and multi-peril property insurance. As of December 31, 2019, it had approximately 522,442 personal residential policies; 2,533 commercial residential policies; and 6,970 commercial general liability policies. The company markets and writes its voluntary personal line policies through a network of retail independent agents, wholesale agents, and a partnership with a direct agency, as well as indirectly to approximately 1,500 retail locations through 8 wholesale agency relationships. It also provides restoration, and emergency and recovery services; and property management, retail agency, and reinsurance services. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida.

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