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How to buy Houlihan Lokey stock | $74.89

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Houlihan Lokey, Inc
+$0.82 (+0.92%)

Houlihan Lokey, Inc is a capital markets business based in the US. Houlihan Lokey shares (HLI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Houlihan Lokey employs 1,574 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Houlihan Lokey stock price (NYSE: HLI)

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Houlihan Lokey shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$74.89
52-week range$53.08 - $88.77
50-day moving average $81.38
200-day moving average $71.88
Wall St. target price$78.67
PE ratio 19.5319
Dividend yield $1.3 (1.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.55

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Houlihan Lokey price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $74.89 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) -8.88%
3 months (2021-04-30) 13.01%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
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Is Houlihan Lokey under- or over-valued?

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

Houlihan Lokey's P/E ratio

Houlihan Lokey's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Houlihan Lokey shares trade at around 20x 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.

Houlihan Lokey's PEG ratio

Houlihan Lokey's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.54. 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 Houlihan Lokey's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Houlihan Lokey financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 26.72%
Gross profit TTM $1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 15.25%
Return on equity TTM 26.42%
Profit margin 20.51%
Book value $20.29
Market capitalisation $6.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Houlihan Lokey shares

There are currently 2.7 million Houlihan Lokey shares held short by investors – that's known as Houlihan Lokey's "short interest". This figure is 19.1% up from 2.3 million last month.

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

Houlihan Lokey's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Houlihan Lokey's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Houlihan Lokey shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Houlihan Lokey shares traded daily (recently around 344959.15492958). Houlihan Lokey's SIR currently stands at 7.81. In other words for every 100,000 Houlihan Lokey shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7810 shares are currently held short.

However Houlihan Lokey's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Houlihan Lokey shares, or, against the total number of tradable Houlihan Lokey shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Houlihan Lokey's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Houlihan Lokey shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0565% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Houlihan Lokey shares, roughly 57 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 Houlihan Lokey.

Find out more about how you can short Houlihan Lokey stock.

Houlihan Lokey share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 35.24% of net profits

Recently Houlihan Lokey has paid out, on average, around 35.24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.94% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Houlihan Lokey shareholders could enjoy a 1.94% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Houlihan Lokey's case, that would currently equate to about $1.3 per share.

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

Houlihan Lokey's most recent dividend payout was on 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Houlihan Lokey share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Houlihan Lokey's shares have ranged in value from as little as $53.0839 up to $88.77. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HLI.US volatility(beta: 0.68)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 Houlihan Lokey's is 0.679. This would suggest that Houlihan Lokey's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Houlihan Lokey overview

Houlihan Lokey, Inc. , an investment banking company, provides merger and acquisition (M&A), capital market, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory services worldwide. It operates in three segments: Corporate Finance, Financial Restructuring, and Financial and Valuation Advisory. The Corporate Finance segment offers general financial advisory services; and advises public and private institutions on buy-side and sell-side transactions, leveraged loans, private mezzanine debt, high-yield debt, initial public offerings, follow-ons, convertibles, equity private placements, private equity, and liability management transactions, as well as financial sponsors on various transactions. It also provides financing solutions and capital-raising advisory services for publicly-held and multinational corporations, financial sponsors, and privately-held companies. The Financial Restructuring segment advises debtors, creditors, and other parties-in-interest related to recapitalization/deleveraging transactions. It also provides a range of advisory services, including structuring, negotiation, and confirmation of plans of reorganization; structuring and analysis of exchange offers; corporate viability assessment; dispute resolution and expert testimony; and procuring debtor-in-possession financing.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Houlihan Lokey is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.108% of Houlihan Lokey shares are held by insiders and 105.819% by institutions.
How many people work for Houlihan Lokey?
Latest data suggests 1,574 work at Houlihan Lokey.
When does the fiscal year end for Houlihan Lokey?
Houlihan Lokey's fiscal year ends in March.
Where is Houlihan Lokey based?
Houlihan Lokey's address is: 10250 Constellation Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90067
What is Houlihan Lokey's ISIN number?
Houlihan Lokey's international securities identification number is: US4415931009
What is Houlihan Lokey's CUSIP number?
Houlihan Lokey's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 441593100

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