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How to buy Kelly Services stock | $25.67

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Kelly Services, Inc
-$0.31 (-1.39%)

Kelly Services, Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. Kelly Services shares (KELYA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kelly Services employs 7,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Kelly Services stock price (NASDAQ: KELYA)

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Kelly Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$25.67
52-week range$14.75 - $26.98
50-day moving average $23.23
200-day moving average $22.94
Wall St. target price$30.67
PE ratio 8.209
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.71

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Is it a good time to buy Kelly Services stock?

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Kelly Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $25.67 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 10.12%
3 months (2021-04-30) 2.48%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
2 years (2019-07-29) N/A
3 years (2018-07-29) N/A
5 years (2016-07-29) N/A

Is Kelly Services under- or over-valued?

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

Kelly Services's P/E ratio

Kelly Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Kelly Services shares trade at around 8x 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.

Kelly Services's PEG ratio

Kelly Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0477. 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 Kelly Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Kelly Services's EBITDA

Kelly Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $67 million.

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

Kelly Services financials

Revenue TTM $4.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.96%
Gross profit TTM $827.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.1%
Return on equity TTM 9.22%
Profit margin 2.39%
Book value $30.87
Market capitalisation $875.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kelly Services shares

There are currently 540,829 Kelly Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Kelly Services's "short interest". This figure is 0.3% down from 542,254 last month.

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

Kelly Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kelly Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kelly Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kelly Services shares traded daily (recently around 160483.38278932). Kelly Services's SIR currently stands at 3.37. In other words for every 100,000 Kelly Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3370 shares are currently held short.

However Kelly Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kelly Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kelly Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kelly Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kelly Services shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0148% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kelly Services shares, roughly 15 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 Kelly Services.

Find out more about how you can short Kelly Services stock.

Kelly Services share dividends

We're not expecting Kelly Services to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Kelly Services's shares ever split?

Kelly Services's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 13 June 1993. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kelly Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kelly Services shares which in turn could have impacted Kelly Services's share price.

Kelly Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kelly Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.75 up to $26.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KELYA.US volatility(beta: 1.3)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 Kelly Services's is 1.2965. This would suggest that Kelly Services's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Kelly Services overview

Kelly Services, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides workforce solutions to various industries. The company operates through five segments: Professional & Industrial; Science, Engineering & Technology; Education; Outsourcing & Consulting; and International. The Professional & Industrial segment delivers staffing in the areas of office, professional, light industrial, and contact center specialties. The Science, Engineering & Technology segment offers staffing in the areas of science and clinical research, engineering, information technology, and telecommunications specialties. The Education segment provides staffing and executive search services to the K-12, early childhood, and higher education markets. The Outsourcing & Consulting segment offers recruitment process outsourcing, payroll process outsourcing, and talent advisory services, as well as managed services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Kelly Services is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.445% of Kelly Services shares are held by insiders and 85.708% by institutions.
How many people work for Kelly Services?
Latest data suggests 7,100 work at Kelly Services.
When does the fiscal year end for Kelly Services?
Kelly Services's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Kelly Services based?
Kelly Services's address is: 999 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI, United States, 48084-4782
What is Kelly Services's ISIN number?
Kelly Services's international securities identification number is: US4881522084
What is Kelly Services's CUSIP number?
Kelly Services's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 488152208

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