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How to buy Molina Healthcare stock

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Molina Healthcare, Inc is a healthcare plans business based in the US. Molina Healthcare shares (MOH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Molina Healthcare employs 10,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – MOH – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Molina Healthcare share price

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Molina Healthcare shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-22.
52-week range$151.40 - $257.68
50-day moving average $234.06
200-day moving average $217.73
Wall St. target price$250.43
PE ratio 22.5499
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $11.23

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Is it a good time to buy Molina Healthcare stock?

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Is Molina Healthcare under- or over-valued?

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

Molina Healthcare's P/E ratio

Molina Healthcare's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Molina Healthcare shares trade at around 23x 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.

Molina Healthcare's EBITDA

Molina Healthcare's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1 billion.

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

Molina Healthcare financials

Revenue TTM $18.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.29%
Gross profit TTM $2.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.45%
Return on equity TTM 33.19%
Profit margin 3.66%
Book value $35.53
Market capitalisation $14.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Molina Healthcare shares

There are currently 1.0 million Molina Healthcare shares held short by investors – that's known as Molina Healthcare's "short interest". This figure is 16.4% up from 894,642 last month.

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

Molina Healthcare's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Molina Healthcare's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Molina Healthcare shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Molina Healthcare shares traded daily (recently around 323462.11180124). Molina Healthcare's SIR currently stands at 3.22. In other words for every 100,000 Molina Healthcare shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3220 shares are currently held short.

However Molina Healthcare's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Molina Healthcare shares, or, against the total number of tradable Molina Healthcare shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Molina Healthcare's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Molina Healthcare shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.018% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Molina Healthcare shares, roughly 18 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 Molina Healthcare.

Find out more about how you can short Molina Healthcare stock.

Molina Healthcare share dividends

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

Have Molina Healthcare's shares ever split?

Molina Healthcare's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 22 May 2011. 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 Molina Healthcare shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Molina Healthcare shares which in turn could have impacted Molina Healthcare's share price.

Molina Healthcare share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Molina Healthcare's shares have ranged in value from as little as $151.4 up to $257.68. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MOH.US volatility(beta: 0.74)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 Molina Healthcare's is 0.7386. This would suggest that Molina Healthcare's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Molina Healthcare overview

Molina Healthcare, Inc. provides managed health care services to low-income families and individuals under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. The company operates in two segments, Health Plans and Other. As of December 31, 2020, it served approximately 4. 0 million members eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, and other government-sponsored healthcare programs in 15 states. The company offers its health care services for its members through contracts with a network of providers, including independent physicians and physician groups, hospitals, ancillary providers, and pharmacies. Molina Healthcare, Inc.

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