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How to buy Ingles Markets Incorporated stock

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Ingles Markets, Incorporated is a grocery stores business based in the US. Ingles Markets Incorporated shares (IMKTA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ingles Markets Incorporated employs 10,530 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Ingles Markets Incorporated share price

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Ingles Markets Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week range$34.18 - $65.48
50-day moving average $60.61
200-day moving average $46.27
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 5.9166
Dividend yield $0.66 (1.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $10.60

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Is Ingles Markets Incorporated under- or over-valued?

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

Ingles Markets Incorporated's P/E ratio

Ingles Markets Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Ingles Markets Incorporated shares trade at around 6x 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.

Ingles Markets Incorporated's PEG ratio

Ingles Markets Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8851. 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 Ingles Markets Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ingles Markets Incorporated's EBITDA

Ingles Markets Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $449.7 million.

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

Ingles Markets Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM $4.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.03%
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.85%
Return on equity TTM 27.69%
Profit margin 4.55%
Book value $43.04
Market capitalisation $1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ingles Markets Incorporated shares

There are currently 1.3 million Ingles Markets Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Ingles Markets Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% down from 1.3 million last month.

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

Ingles Markets Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ingles Markets Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ingles Markets Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ingles Markets Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 163907.10594315). Ingles Markets Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 7.74. In other words for every 100,000 Ingles Markets Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7740 shares are currently held short.

However Ingles Markets Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ingles Markets Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ingles Markets Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ingles Markets Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ingles Markets Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.1041% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ingles Markets Incorporated shares, roughly 104 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 Ingles Markets Incorporated.

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Ingles Markets Incorporated share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 5.86% of net profits

Recently Ingles Markets Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 5.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.06% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ingles Markets Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 1.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ingles Markets Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $0.66 per share.

While Ingles Markets Incorporated's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Ingles Markets Incorporated is investing more in its future growth.

Ingles Markets Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 14 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Ingles Markets Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ingles Markets Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.1777 up to $65.477. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IMKTA.US volatility(beta: 0.57)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 Ingles Markets Incorporated's is 0.572. This would suggest that Ingles Markets Incorporated's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ingles Markets Incorporated overview

Ingles Markets, Incorporated operates a chain of supermarkets in the southeast United States. Its supermarkets offer various food products, including grocery, meat and dairy products, produce, frozen foods, and other perishables; and non-food products, such as fuel centers, pharmacies, health and beauty care products, and general merchandise, as well as private label items. The company also provides home meal replacement items, delicatessens, bakeries, floral departments, and greeting cards, as well as organic, beverage, and health-related items. As of September 26, 2020, it operated 188 supermarkets under the Ingles name; and nine supermarkets under the Sav-Mor name in western North Carolina, western South Carolina, northern Georgia, eastern Tennessee, southwestern Virginia, and northeastern Alabama, as well as 109 pharmacies and 106 fuel stations. In addition, it is involved in fluid dairy operations and shopping center rental businesses. Ingles Markets, Incorporated was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina. .

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