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How to buy Live Ventures Incorporated stock

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Live Ventures Incorporated is a specialty retail business based in the US. Live Ventures Incorporated shares (LIVE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Live Ventures Incorporated employs 850 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$212.2 million.

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  3. Search for Live Ventures Incorporated. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LIVE. 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 Live Ventures Incorporated 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. 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 Live Ventures Incorporated, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Live Ventures Incorporated. 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.

Live Ventures Incorporated share price

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Live Ventures Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$3.49 - USD$33.58
50-day moving average USD$23.7973
200-day moving average USD$13.8044
Wall St. target priceUSD$49.62
PE ratio 5.12
Dividend yield USD$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.543

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Is Live Ventures Incorporated under- or over-valued?

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

Live Ventures Incorporated's P/E ratio

Live Ventures 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 5x. In other words, Live Ventures Incorporated shares trade at around 5x 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.

Live Ventures Incorporated's EBITDA

Live Ventures Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$30.7 million.

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

Live Ventures Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM USD$212.2 million
Operating margin TTM 11.42%
Gross profit TTM USD$75.3 million
Return on assets TTM 9.27%
Return on equity TTM 36.99%
Profit margin 7.44%
Book value $31.504
Market capitalisation USD$36.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Live Ventures Incorporated shares

There are currently 92,198 Live Ventures Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Live Ventures Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 16% up from 79,515 last month.

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

Live Ventures Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Live Ventures Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Live Ventures Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Live Ventures Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 368792). Live Ventures Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 0.25. In other words for every 100,000 Live Ventures Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 250 shares are currently held short.

However Live Ventures Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Live Ventures Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Live Ventures Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Live Ventures Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Live Ventures Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0721% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Live Ventures Incorporated shares, roughly 72 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 Live Ventures Incorporated.

Find out more about how you can short Live Ventures Incorporated stock.

Live Ventures Incorporated share dividends

We're not expecting Live Ventures Incorporated to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Live Ventures Incorporated's shares ever split?

Live Ventures Incorporated's shares were split on a 1:6 basis on 8 December 2016. So if you had owned 6 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 Live Ventures Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 500% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Live Ventures Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Live Ventures Incorporated's share price.

Live Ventures Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Live Ventures Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.49 up to $33.58. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LIVE.US volatility(beta: 1.01)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 Live Ventures Incorporated's is 1.0075. This would suggest that Live Ventures Incorporated's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Live Ventures Incorporated overview

Live Ventures Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the flooring manufacturing, steel manufacturing, and retail businesses in the United States. The company's Flooring Manufacturing segment manufactures and sells carpets and rugs, and yarn products focusing on the residential, niche commercial, and hospitality end-markets; and resells hard surface flooring products. This segment serves flooring dealers, home centers, and other flooring manufacturers, as well as directly to end users. Its Steel Manufacturing segment manufactures and sells pre-finished de-carb free tool and die steel products, such as deluxe alloy plates, deluxe tool steel plates, precision ground flat stock products, and drill rods. This segment serves steel distributors and steel service centers. The company's Retail segment operates 62 specialty entertainment retail storefronts that offer entertainment products, including new and pre-owned movies, video games, and music products, as well as ancillary products, such as books, comics, toys, and collectibles. It buys, sells, and trades in new and pre-owned movies, music, video games, electronics, and collectibles through 35 Vintage Stock, 3 V-Stock, 13 Movie Trading company, and 11 EntertainMart retail locations in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Utah, Colorado, Illinois, Idaho, and New Mexico, as well as sells new and used movies, video games, music, and toys through Website, vintagestock.com. This segment also offers services to customers, such as rentals, special orders, disc and video game hardware repair services, and other services. Its Corporate and Other segment provides directory listing services. The company was formerly known as LiveDeal, Inc. and changed its name to Live Ventures Incorporated in October 2015. Live Ventures Incorporated was founded in 1968 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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