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How to buy Meritage Corporation stock
Learn how to easily invest in Meritage Corporation stock.
Meritage Corporation is a residential construction business based in the US. Meritage Corporation shares (MTH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Meritage Corporation employs 1,921 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.3 billion.
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Meritage Corporation stock price (NYSE: MTH)Use our graph to track the performance of MTH stocks over time.
Meritage Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$109.47|
|52-week range||$62.35 - $116.92|
|50-day moving average||$106.28|
|200-day moving average||$86.78|
|Wall St. target price||$137.00|
|Dividend yield||$0 (1.02%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$27.29|
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Is it a good time to buy Meritage Corporation stock?
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Meritage Corporation price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $109.47 from 2023-03-17
|1 week (2023-03-13)||4.89%|
|1 month (2023-02-17)||0.40%|
|3 months (2022-12-20)||22.57%|
|6 months (2022-09-20)||45.71%|
|1 year (2022-03-18)||13.68%|
|2 years (2021-03-19)||24.60%|
|3 years (2020-03-20)||250.30%|
|5 years (2018-03-19)||143.90%|
Is Meritage Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Meritage Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Meritage Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Meritage Corporation's P/E ratio
Meritage Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Meritage Corporation shares trade at around 4x 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.
Meritage Corporation's PEG ratio
Meritage Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.28. 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 Meritage Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Meritage Corporation's EBITDA
Meritage Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Meritage Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Meritage Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$6.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.45%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||15.2%|
|Return on equity TTM||28.37%|
|Market capitalisation||$4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Meritage Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 1.01% of net profits
Recently Meritage Corporation has paid out, on average, around 1.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Meritage Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Meritage Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.
While Meritage Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Meritage Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Meritage Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 March 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Meritage Corporation's shares ever split?
Meritage Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 January 2005. 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 Meritage Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Meritage Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Meritage Corporation's share price.
Meritage Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Meritage Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $62.3483 up to $116.9168. 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 Meritage Corporation's is 1.563. This would suggest that Meritage Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Meritage Corporation overview
Meritage Homes Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs and builds single-family attached and detached homes in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Homebuilding and Financial Services. It acquires and develops land; and constructs, markets, and sells homes for first-time and first move-up buyers in Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. The company also offers title and escrow, mortgage, title insurance, and closing/settlement services to its homebuyers. Meritage Homes Corporation was founded in 1985 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. .
Meritage Corporation in the news
J.P. Morgan Downgrades Two Home-Builder Stocks, Upgrades One
Why Is Meritage (MTH) Down 8% Since Last Earnings Report?
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Meritage Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.028% of Meritage Corporation shares are held by insiders and 99.97% by institutions. How many people work for Meritage Corporation?
Latest data suggests 1,921 work at Meritage Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Meritage Corporation?
Meritage Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Meritage Corporation based?
Meritage Corporation's address is: 8800 East Raintree Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States, 85260 What is Meritage Corporation's ISIN number?
Meritage Corporation's international securities identification number is: US59001A1025 What is Meritage Corporation's CUSIP number?
Meritage Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 43740F101
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