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How to buy Lubys stock

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Luby's, Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Lubys shares (LUB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lubys employs 3,074 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$160.8 million.

How to buy shares in Lubys

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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 Lubys. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LUB. 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 Lubys 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 Lubys, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Lubys. 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.

Lubys share price

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Lubys shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$0.46 - USD$3.34
50-day moving average USD$3.0285
200-day moving average USD$2.5687
Wall St. target priceUSD$5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.272

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Is it a good time to buy Lubys stock?

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Is Lubys under- or over-valued?

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

Lubys's EBITDA

Lubys's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$301,000.

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

Lubys financials

Revenue TTM USD$160.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$50.8 million
Return on assets TTM -7.53%
Return on equity TTM -28.75%
Profit margin -15.01%
Book value $2.403
Market capitalisation USD$98.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lubys shares

There are currently 773,057 Lubys shares held short by investors – that's known as Lubys's "short interest". This figure is 20.8% down from 976,349 last month.

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

Lubys's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lubys's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lubys shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lubys shares traded daily (recently around 44403.044227455). Lubys's SIR currently stands at 17.41. In other words for every 100,000 Lubys shares traded daily on the market, roughly 17410 shares are currently held short.

However Lubys's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lubys shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lubys shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lubys's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lubys shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0331% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lubys shares, roughly 33 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Lubys.

Find out more about how you can short Lubys stock.

Lubys share dividends

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

Have Lubys's shares ever split?

Lubys's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 6 August 1990. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lubys shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lubys shares which in turn could have impacted Lubys's share price.

Lubys share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lubys's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.46 up to $3.34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LUB.US volatility(beta: 1.08)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lubys's is 1.0806. This would suggest that Lubys'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).

Lubys overview

Luby's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides restaurant services in the United States. It operates through five segments: Luby's Cafeterias, Fuddruckers Restaurants, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Fuddruckers Franchise Operations, and Culinary Contract Services. The company operates casual dining restaurants; and offers culinary contract services, including contract arrangements to manage food services for healthcare clients, senior living facility, corporate dining clients, government buildings, and sports stadiums, as well as through retail grocery stores. Its primary brands include Luby's Cafeteria, Fuddruckers - World's Greatest Hamburgers, Koo Koo Roo, and Cheeseburger in Paradise, as well as Luby's Culinary Contract Services. As of November 24, 2020, the company operated 84 restaurants; and 26 locations through Culinary Contract Services. As of August 26, 2020, it operates 60 Luby's Cafeteria restaurants and 24 Fuddruckers restaurants. The company was formerly known as Luby's Cafeterias, Inc. Luby's, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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