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How to buy Hirequest stock
Learn how to easily invest in Hirequest stock.
Hirequest Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. Hirequest shares (HQI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hirequest employs 70 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $31.1 million.
How to buy shares in Hirequest
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- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – HQI – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Hirequest stock price (NASDAQ: HQI)Use our graph to track the performance of HQI stocks over time.
Hirequest shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$12.88|
|52-week range||$11.75 - $25.33|
|50-day moving average||$14.36|
|200-day moving average||$16.45|
|Wall St. target price||$26.33|
|Dividend yield||$0.24 (1.86%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.77|
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Is it a good time to buy Hirequest stock?
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Hirequest price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-23)||-0.29%|
|1 month (2022-08-26)||-11.60%|
|3 months (2022-06-29)||-6.33%|
|6 months (2022-03-29)||-32.21%|
|1 year (2021-09-30)||-33.37%|
|2 years (2020-09-30)||69.25%|
|3 years (2019-09-30)||79.14%|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||2,762.22%|
Is Hirequest stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Hirequest stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hirequest's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Hirequest's P/E ratio
Hirequest's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Hirequest shares trade at around 17x 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.
Hirequest's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $15.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Hirequest's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$31.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||44.75%|
|Gross profit TTM||$22.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||10.89%|
|Return on equity TTM||22.82%|
|Market capitalisation||$180.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Hirequest share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 31.39% of net profits
Recently Hirequest has paid out, on average, around 31.39% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.86% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hirequest shareholders could enjoy a 1.86% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hirequest's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.
While Hirequest's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Hirequest may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Hirequest's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Hirequest's shares ever split?
Hirequest's shares were split on a 1:12 basis on 7 December 2017. So if you had owned 12 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 Hirequest shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hirequest shares which in turn could have impacted Hirequest's share price.
Hirequest share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Hirequest's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.7484 up to $25.3292. 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 Hirequest's is 0.8613. This would suggest that Hirequest's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
HireQuest, Inc. provides temporary staffing solutions in the United States. The company provides temporary staffing services, including skilled and semi-skilled labor and industrial personnel, clerical and administrative personnel, and construction personnel. As of December 31, 2021, the company had a network of approximately 216 franchisee-owned offices in 36 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, the company specializes in commercial drivers. It serves customers primarily in the construction, industrial/manufacturing, warehousing, hospitality, recycling/waste management, disaster recovery, logistics, auctioneering, construction, landscaping, and retail industries. The company was formerly known as Command Center, Inc.
Hirequest in the news
HireQuest, Inc. Announces the Addition of Happy Faces Personnel Group to Its Atlanta-Based Snelling Franchise
Rhizome Partners: “HireQuest (HQI) can Grow to 5 Times its Current Size”
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Hirequest is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 62.97% of Hirequest shares are held by insiders and 7.632% by institutions. How many people work for Hirequest?
Latest data suggests 70 work at Hirequest. When does the fiscal year end for Hirequest?
Hirequest's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Hirequest based?
Hirequest's address is: 111 Springhall Drive, Goose Creek, SC, United States, 29445 What is Hirequest's ISIN number?
Hirequest's international securities identification number is: US4335351015 What is Hirequest's CUSIP number?
Hirequest's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 200497105
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