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How to buy Kforce stock | $65.1

Learn how to easily invest in Kforce stock.

Kforce Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. Kforce shares (KFRC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kforce employs 2,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Kforce stock price (NASDAQ: KFRC)

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Kforce shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$65.10
52-week range$33.40 - $69.00
50-day moving average $62.35
200-day moving average $60.43
Wall St. target price$70.67
PE ratio 19.4945
Dividend yield $0.86 (1.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.34

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Is it a good time to buy Kforce stock?

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Kforce price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $65.1 from 2021-10-25

1 week (2021-10-20) 0.40%
1 month (2021-09-27) 3.71%
3 months (2021-07-27) 6.58%
6 months (2021-04-27) 16.54%
1 year (2020-10-26) 78.11%
2 years (2019-10-25) 64.89%
3 years (2018-10-26) 90.57%
5 years (2016-10-26) 239.95%

Is Kforce under- or over-valued?

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

Kforce's P/E ratio

Kforce's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Kforce shares trade at around 19x 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.

Kforce's PEG ratio

Kforce's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.43. 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 Kforce's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Kforce's EBITDA

Kforce's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $106.4 million.

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

Kforce financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.94%
Gross profit TTM $396.2 million
Return on assets TTM 13.47%
Return on equity TTM 42.21%
Profit margin 4.81%
Book value $9.07
Market capitalisation $1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kforce shares

There are currently 518,247 Kforce shares held short by investors – that's known as Kforce's "short interest". This figure is 29.6% up from 399,899 last month.

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

Kforce's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kforce's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kforce shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kforce shares traded daily (recently around 121940.47058824). Kforce's SIR currently stands at 4.25. In other words for every 100,000 Kforce shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4250 shares are currently held short.

However Kforce's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kforce shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kforce shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kforce's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kforce shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0259% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kforce shares, roughly 26 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 Kforce.

Find out more about how you can short Kforce stock.

Kforce share dividends

27%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.3% of net profits

Recently Kforce has paid out, on average, around 27.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kforce shareholders could enjoy a 1.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kforce's case, that would currently equate to about $0.86 per share.

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

Kforce's most recent dividend payout was on 23 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Kforce's shares ever split?

Kforce's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 October 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kforce shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kforce shares which in turn could have impacted Kforce's share price.

Kforce share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kforce's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.4008 up to $69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KFRC.US volatility(beta: 1.29)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 Kforce's is 1.2926. This would suggest that Kforce's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Kforce overview

Kforce Inc. provides professional staffing services and solutions in the United States. It operates through Technology (Tech) and Finance and Accounting (FA) segments. The Tech segment provides temporary and permanent satffing services to its clients primarily in the areas of information technology, such as systems/applications architecture and development, data management, business and artificial intelligence, machine learning, and network architecture and security. This segment serves clients in various industries comprising financial and business services, communications, and technology industries. The FA segment offers temporary and permanent staffing services to its clients in areas, including accounting, transactional finance, financial analysis and reporting, taxation, budgeting, loan servicing, professional administration, audit services and systems, and controls analysis and documentation. This segment serves clients in various industries, including financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Kforce is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.194% of Kforce shares are held by insiders and 88.227% by institutions.
How many people work for Kforce?
Latest data suggests 2,000 work at Kforce.
When does the fiscal year end for Kforce?
Kforce's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Kforce based?
Kforce's address is: 1001 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL, United States, 33605
What is Kforce's ISIN number?
Kforce's international securities identification number is: US4937321010
What is Kforce's CUSIP number?
Kforce's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 493732101

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