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How to buy James River Group stock

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James River Group Holdings, Ltd is an insurance-specialty business based in the US. James River Group shares (JRVR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. James River Group employs 683 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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James River Group share price

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James River Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$27.29 - $56.68
50-day moving average $47.05
200-day moving average $48.21
Wall St. target price$59.67
PE ratio 298.9873
Dividend yield $1.2 (2.57%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.16

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Is James River Group under- or over-valued?

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

James River Group's P/E ratio

James River Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 299x. In other words, James River Group shares trade at around 299x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

James River Group's EBITDA

James River Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $29 million.

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

James River Group financials

Revenue TTM $668.7 million
Operating margin TTM 3.58%
Gross profit TTM $190.1 million
Return on assets TTM 0.3%
Return on equity TTM 0.61%
Profit margin 0.72%
Book value $25.96
Market capitalisation $1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting James River Group shares

There are currently 391,176 James River Group shares held short by investors – that's known as James River Group's "short interest". This figure is 14.2% down from 455,730 last month.

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

James River Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

James River Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of James River Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of James River Group shares traded daily (recently around 217320). James River Group's SIR currently stands at 1.8. In other words for every 100,000 James River Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1800 shares are currently held short.

However James River Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of James River Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable James River Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case James River Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 James River Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0155% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable James River Group shares, roughly 16 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 James River Group.

Find out more about how you can short James River Group stock.

James River Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.79% of net profits

Recently James River Group has paid out, on average, around 1.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), James River Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In James River Group's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

While James River Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that James River Group is investing more in its future growth.

James River Group's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

James River Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, James River Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.2941 up to $56.6803. 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 James River Group's is 0.4622. This would suggest that James River Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

James River Group overview

James River Group Holdings, Ltd. , through its subsidiaries, provides specialty insurance and reinsurance services in the United States. It operates through Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted Insurance, and Casualty Reinsurance segments. The Excess and Surplus Lines segment underwrites liability and property insurance on an excess and surplus commercial lines basis in all states and the District of Columbia. This segment distributes its insurance policies primarily through wholesale insurance brokers. The Specialty Admitted Insurance segment provides workers' compensation coverage for building trades, healthcare employees, goods and services, light manufacturing, specialty transportation, and agriculture, as well as fronting and program business. The Casualty Reinsurance segment offers proportional and working layer casualty reinsurance to third parties and other insurance companies.

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