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How to buy Horizon Technology Finance Corporation stock

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Horizon Technology Finance Corporation is an asset management business based in the US. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shares (HRZN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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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 Horizon Technology Finance Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HRZN. 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 Horizon Technology Finance Corporation 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 Horizon Technology Finance Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation. 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.

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation share price

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Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$4.1172 - USD$14.8
50-day moving average USD$13.7585
200-day moving average USD$12.6883
Wall St. target priceUSD$11.58
PE ratio 22.4613
Dividend yield USD$1.2 (8.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.646

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Is Horizon Technology Finance Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's P/E ratio

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shares trade at around 22x 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.

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's PEG ratio

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.07. 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 Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$48.9 million
Operating margin TTM 67.41%
Gross profit TTM USD$43.1 million
Return on assets TTM 5.87%
Return on equity TTM 5.73%
Profit margin 21.85%
Book value $11.171
Market capitalisation USD$266.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shares

There are currently 235,934 Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 13.6% down from 273,190 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 178737.87878788). Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.32. In other words for every 100,000 Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1320 shares are currently held short.

However Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.013% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shares, roughly 13 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 Horizon Technology Finance Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Horizon Technology Finance Corporation stock.

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation share dividends

40%

Dividend payout ratio: 40% of net profits

Recently Horizon Technology Finance Corporation has paid out, on average, around 40% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Horizon Technology Finance Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 8.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

While Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Horizon Technology Finance Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 16 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.1172 up to $14.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HRZN.US volatility(beta: 1.08)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 Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's is 1.0779. This would suggest that Horizon Technology Finance Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation overview

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation is a business development company specializing in lending and and investing in development-stage investments. It focuses on making secured debt and venture lending investments to venture capital backed companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services, and cleantech industries. It seeks to invest in companies in the United States.

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