How to buy MDC Partners stock - 13 April

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How to buy MDC Partners stock

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MDC Partners Inc is an advertising agencies business based in the US. MDC Partners shares (MDCA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in MDC Partners

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

MDC Partners share price

Use our graph to track the performance of MDCA stocks over time.

MDC Partners shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week rangeUSD$1.01 - USD$3.53
50-day moving average USD$3.0088
200-day moving average USD$2.3999
Wall St. target priceUSD$3
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.673

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Is it a good time to buy MDC Partners stock?

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Is MDC Partners under- or over-valued?

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

MDC Partners's PEG ratio

MDC Partners's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.76. 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 MDC Partners's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

MDC Partners's EBITDA

MDC Partners's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$87.5 million.

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

MDC Partners financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.22%
Gross profit TTM USD$429.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.89%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -19.1%
Book value $-6.345
Market capitalisation USD$233.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting MDC Partners shares

There are currently 313,176 MDC Partners shares held short by investors – that's known as MDC Partners's "short interest". This figure is 22.6% up from 255,475 last month.

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

MDC Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

MDC Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MDC Partners shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MDC Partners shares traded daily (recently around 250540.8). MDC Partners's SIR currently stands at 1.25. In other words for every 100,000 MDC Partners shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1250 shares are currently held short.

However MDC Partners's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MDC Partners shares, or, against the total number of tradable MDC Partners shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MDC Partners's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MDC Partners shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0053% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MDC Partners shares, roughly 5 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 MDC Partners.

Find out more about how you can short MDC Partners stock.

MDC Partners share dividends

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

Have MDC Partners's shares ever split?

MDC Partners's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 28 November 2013. 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 MDC Partners shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for MDC Partners shares which in turn could have impacted MDC Partners's share price.

MDC Partners share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MDC Partners's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.01 up to $3.53. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MDCA.US volatility(beta: 0.67)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 MDC Partners's is 0.6717. This would suggest that MDC Partners's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

MDC Partners overview

MDC Partners Inc. provides marketing, advertising, activation, communications, and strategic consulting solutions worldwide. It offers a range of client services, including global advertising and marketing, data analytics and insights, mobile and technology experiences, direct marketing, database and customer relationship management, business consulting, sales promotion, corporate communications, market research, corporate identity, design and branding services, social media strategy and communications, product and service innovation, and e-commerce management, as well as media buying, planning, and optimization. The company was formerly known as MDC Corporation Inc. and changed its name to MDC Partners Inc. in January 2004. MDC Partners Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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