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Moelis & Company is a capital markets business based in the US. Moelis-and-Company shares (MC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Moelis-and-Company employs 879 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$744.8 million.

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  3. Search for Moelis-and-Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MC. 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 Moelis-and-Company 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$38.22, 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 Moelis-and-Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Moelis-and-Company. 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.

Moelis-and-Company share price

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Moelis-and-Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-23.
Latest market close USD$38.22
52-week range USD$21.5227 - USD$39.17
50-day moving average USD$37.8666
200-day moving average USD$33.5625
Wall St. target price USD$38.25
PE ratio 30.456
Dividend yield USD$1.53 (4.01%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.331

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Is it a good time to buy Moelis-and-Company stock?

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Moelis-and-Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $38.22 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-16) 38.22
1 month (2020-10-23) -2.08%
3 months (2020-08-21) 19.25%
6 months (2020-05-22) 28.34%
1 year (2019-11-22) 15.19%
2 years (2018-11-23) -3.99%
3 years (2017-11-22) -18.51%
5 years (2015-11-23) 34.48%

Is Moelis-and-Company under- or over-valued?

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

Moelis-and-Company's P/E ratio

Moelis-and-Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Moelis-and-Company shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Moelis-and-Company's PEG ratio

Moelis-and-Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.97. 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 Moelis-and-Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Moelis-and-Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$744.8 million
Operating margin TTM 10.2%
Gross profit TTM USD$673.4 million
Return on assets TTM 9.62%
Return on equity TTM 23.11%
Profit margin 9.91%
Book value $8.439
Market capitalisation USD$2.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Moelis-and-Company shares

There are currently 2.5 million Moelis-and-Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Moelis-and-Company's "short interest". This figure is 36.5% down from 4.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Moelis-and-Company shares can be evaluated.

Moelis-and-Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Moelis-and-Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Moelis-and-Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Moelis-and-Company shares traded daily (recently around 529192.43697479). Moelis-and-Company's SIR currently stands at 4.76. In other words for every 100,000 Moelis-and-Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4760 shares are currently held short.

However Moelis-and-Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Moelis-and-Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Moelis-and-Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Moelis-and-Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Moelis-and-Company shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0513% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Moelis-and-Company shares, roughly 51 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 Moelis-and-Company.

Find out more about how you can short Moelis-and-Company stock.

Moelis-and-Company share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 170.83% of net profits

Recently Moelis-and-Company has paid out, on average, around 170.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Moelis-and-Company shareholders could enjoy a 4.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Moelis-and-Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.53 per share.

Moelis-and-Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Moelis-and-Company's most recent dividend payout was on 30 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Moelis-and-Company's shares ever split?

Moelis-and-Company's shares were split on 20 June 2017.

Moelis-and-Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Moelis-and-Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.5227 up to $39.17. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MC.US volatility(beta: 1.4)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 Moelis-and-Company's is 1.4002. This would suggest that Moelis-and-Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Moelis-and-Company overview

Moelis & Company, an investment bank, provides strategic and financial advisory services in the United States and internationally. It advises clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets advisory, and other corporate finance matters. The company offers its services to public multinational corporations, governments, financial sponsors, middle market private companies, and individual entrepreneurs. It has strategic alliances with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.; and Alfaro, Dávila y Scherer, S.C. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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