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How to buy Monarch Casino-and-Resort stock

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Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc is a resorts & casinos business based in the US. Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares (MCRI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Monarch Casino-and-Resort employs 2,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$188.1 million.

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  3. Search for Monarch Casino-and-Resort. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MCRI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  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 Monarch Casino-and-Resort, depending on your broker.
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Monarch Casino-and-Resort share price

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Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$12.83 - USD$63.95
50-day moving average USD$58.3085
200-day moving average USD$50.9039
Wall St. target priceUSD$63.8
PE ratio 79.9481
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.77

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Is it a good time to buy Monarch Casino-and-Resort stock?

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Is Monarch Casino-and-Resort under- or over-valued?

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

Monarch Casino-and-Resort's P/E ratio

Monarch Casino-and-Resort's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 80x. In other words, Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares trade at around 80x 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.

Monarch Casino-and-Resort's PEG ratio

Monarch Casino-and-Resort's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.89. 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 Monarch Casino-and-Resort's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Monarch Casino-and-Resort's EBITDA

Monarch Casino-and-Resort's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$35.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Monarch Casino-and-Resort's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Monarch Casino-and-Resort financials

Revenue TTM USD$188.1 million
Operating margin TTM 10.5%
Gross profit TTM USD$149.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.12%
Return on equity TTM 4.26%
Profit margin 7.77%
Book value $19.361
Market capitalisation USD$1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares

There are currently 395,355 Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares held short by investors – that's known as Monarch Casino-and-Resort's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% down from 408,106 last month.

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

Monarch Casino-and-Resort's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Monarch Casino-and-Resort's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares traded daily (recently around 74036.516853933). Monarch Casino-and-Resort's SIR currently stands at 5.34. In other words for every 100,000 Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5340 shares are currently held short.

However Monarch Casino-and-Resort's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares, or, against the total number of tradable Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Monarch Casino-and-Resort's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0369% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares, roughly 37 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Monarch Casino-and-Resort.

Find out more about how you can short Monarch Casino-and-Resort stock.

Monarch Casino-and-Resort share dividends

We're not expecting Monarch Casino-and-Resort to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Monarch Casino-and-Resort's shares ever split?

Monarch Casino-and-Resort's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 March 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 Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Monarch Casino-and-Resort shares which in turn could have impacted Monarch Casino-and-Resort's share price.

Monarch Casino-and-Resort share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Monarch Casino-and-Resort's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.83 up to $63.95. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MCRI.US volatility(beta: 1.68)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 Monarch Casino-and-Resort's is 1.6793. This would suggest that Monarch Casino-and-Resort's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Monarch Casino-and-Resort overview

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, a hotel/casino facility in Reno, Nevada. It also owns and operates the Monarch Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk, Colorado. As of March 11, 2020, the company's Atlantis Casino Resort Spa featured approximately 61,000 square feet of casino space; 818 guest rooms; 8 food outlets; 2 gourmet coffee and pastry bars; 1 snack bar; a 30,000 square-foot health spa and salon with an enclosed pool; 2 retail outlets offering clothing and gift shop merchandise; an 8,000 square-foot family entertainment center; and approximately 52,000 square feet of banquet, convention, and meeting room space. Its Atlantis Casino Resort Spa also featured approximately 1,450 slot and video poker machines; approximately 37 table games, including blackjack, craps, roulette, and others; a race and sports book; a 24-hour live keno lounge; and a poker room. In addition, the company's Monarch Casino Black Hawk featured approximately 30,000 square feet of casino space; approximately 740 slot machines; 14 table games; a 250-seat buffet-style restaurant; a snack bar; and a nine-story parking structure with approximately 1,350 spaces, as well as valet parking with a total parking capacity to 1,500 spaces. Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is based in Reno, Nevada.

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