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How to buy HireQuest stock | $18.75

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 40 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in HireQuest

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  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

HireQuest stock price (NASDAQ: HQI)

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HireQuest shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-18.
Latest market close$18.75
52-week range$7.39 - $22.82
50-day moving average $19.46
200-day moving average $19.25
Wall St. target price$2.10
PE ratio 26.7606
Dividend yield $0.21 (1.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.71

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Is it a good time to buy HireQuest stock?

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HireQuest price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $18.75 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) -1.32%
1 month (2021-09-24) -6.95%
3 months (2021-07-23) -3.05%
6 months (2021-04-23) 1.35%
1 year (2020-10-23) 150.00%
2 years (2019-10-24) 189.35%
3 years (2018-10-24) 252.44%
5 years (2016-10-24) 373.48%

Is HireQuest under- or over-valued?

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 27x. In other words, HireQuest shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

HireQuest's EBITDA

HireQuest's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.1 million.

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

HireQuest financials

Revenue TTM $15.9 million
Operating margin TTM 46.15%
Gross profit TTM $13.8 million
Return on assets TTM 7.78%
Return on equity TTM 25.84%
Profit margin 61.58%
Book value $3.07
Market capitalisation $259.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting HireQuest shares

There are currently 101,219 HireQuest shares held short by investors – that's known as HireQuest's "short interest". This figure is 3.5% down from 104,925 last month.

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

HireQuest's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

HireQuest's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of HireQuest shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of HireQuest shares traded daily (recently around 18504.387568556). HireQuest's SIR currently stands at 5.47. In other words for every 100,000 HireQuest shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5470 shares are currently held short.

However HireQuest's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of HireQuest shares, or, against the total number of tradable HireQuest shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case HireQuest's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 HireQuest shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0201% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable HireQuest shares, roughly 20 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 HireQuest.

Find out more about how you can short HireQuest stock.

HireQuest share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 29.04% of net profits

Recently HireQuest has paid out, on average, around 29.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.26% 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 1.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In HireQuest's case, that would currently equate to about $0.21 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 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2021 (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 $7.3852 up to $22.8244. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HQI.US volatility(beta: 0.93)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 HireQuest's is 0.9333. This would suggest that HireQuest's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

HireQuest overview

HireQuest, Inc. provides on-demand and 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 March 25, 2021, the company had a network of approximately 139 franchisee-owned offices in 35 states and the District of Columbia. It serves customers primarily in the construction, industrial/manufacturing, warehousing, hospitality, recycling/waste management, disaster recovery, logistics, auctioneering, landscaping, and retail industries. The company was formerly known as Command Center, Inc. and changed its name to HireQuest, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of HireQuest is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 63.303% of HireQuest shares are held by insiders and 9.201% by institutions.
How many people work for HireQuest?
Latest data suggests 40 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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