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How to buy Kingsway Financial Services stock | $4.8

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Kingsway Financial Services Inc is an auto & truck dealerships business based in the US. Kingsway Financial Services shares (KFS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kingsway Financial Services employs 172 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$65.8 million.

How to buy shares in Kingsway Financial Services

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Kingsway Financial Services. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KFS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Kingsway Financial Services reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$4.8, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Kingsway Financial Services, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Kingsway Financial Services. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Kingsway Financial Services share price

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Kingsway Financial Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$4.8
52-week rangeUSD$1.26 - USD$4.65
50-day moving average USD$3.7541
200-day moving average USD$2.9776
Wall St. target priceUSD$1
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.228

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Is it a good time to buy Kingsway Financial Services stock?

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Kingsway Financial Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.8 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-13) -1.84%
1 month (2020-12-18) 4.12%
3 months (2020-10-20) 57.38%
6 months (2020-07-20) 87.50%
1 year (2020-01-17) 162.30%
2 years (2019-01-18) 101.68%
3 years (2018-01-19) 5.5
5 years (2016-01-20) 29.03%

Is Kingsway Financial Services under- or over-valued?

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

Kingsway Financial Services's EBITDA

Kingsway Financial Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$9 million.

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

Kingsway Financial Services financials

Revenue TTM USD$65.8 million
Operating margin TTM 3.27%
Gross profit TTM USD$47.9 million
Return on assets TTM 0.34%
Return on equity TTM -17.08%
Profit margin -11.97%
Book value $0.26
Market capitalisation USD$103.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kingsway Financial Services shares

There are currently 16,350 Kingsway Financial Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Kingsway Financial Services's "short interest". This figure is 25.8% up from 12,999 last month.

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

Kingsway Financial Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kingsway Financial Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kingsway Financial Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kingsway Financial Services shares traded daily (recently around 58392.857142857). Kingsway Financial Services's SIR currently stands at 0.28. In other words for every 100,000 Kingsway Financial Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 280 shares are currently held short.

However Kingsway Financial Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kingsway Financial Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kingsway Financial Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kingsway Financial Services's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kingsway Financial Services shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0012% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kingsway Financial Services shares, roughly 1 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 Kingsway Financial Services.

Find out more about how you can short Kingsway Financial Services stock.

Kingsway Financial Services share dividends

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

Have Kingsway Financial Services's shares ever split?

Kingsway Financial Services's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 5 July 2012. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kingsway Financial Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kingsway Financial Services shares which in turn could have impacted Kingsway Financial Services's share price.

Kingsway Financial Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kingsway Financial Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.26 up to $4.65. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Kingsway Financial Services's is -0.3606. This would suggest that Kingsway Financial Services's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Kingsway Financial Services has bucked the trend.

Kingsway Financial Services overview

Kingsway Financial Services Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the extended warranty and leased real estate business. It operates through two segments, Extended Warranty and Leased Real Estate. The Extended Warranty segment markets and administers vehicle service agreements and related products for new and used automobiles. This segment also markets and distributes warranty products to manufacturers, distributors, and installers of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, standby generator, commercial LED lighting, and refrigeration equipment; and equipment breakdown and maintenance support services to companies. The Leased Real Estate segment owns a parcel of real property consisting of approximately 192 acres located in the State of Texas. The company offers its products and services to credit unions, consumers, businesses, and homebuilders. Kingsway Financial Services Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Itasca, Illinois.

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