How to buy Monro stock - 16 April

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How to buy Monro stock

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Monro, Inc is an auto parts business based in the US. Monro shares (MNRO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Monro employs 8,184 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Monro

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

Monro share price

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

Monro shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$39.2107 - USD$71.69
50-day moving average USD$65.9411
200-day moving average USD$53.5374
Wall St. target priceUSD$52.75
PE ratio 126.9945
Dividend yield USD$0.88 (1.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.549

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Is it a good time to buy Monro stock?

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Is Monro under- or over-valued?

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

Monro's P/E ratio

Monro's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 127x. In other words, Monro shares trade at around 127x 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.

Monro's PEG ratio

Monro's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2121. 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 Monro's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Monro's EBITDA

Monro's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$136.5 million.

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

Monro financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.54%
Gross profit TTM USD$476.7 million
Return on assets TTM 2.16%
Return on equity TTM 2.53%
Profit margin 1.69%
Book value $22.097
Market capitalisation USD$2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Monro shares

There are currently 2.4 million Monro shares held short by investors – that's known as Monro's "short interest". This figure is 8.6% up from 2.2 million last month.

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

Monro's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Monro's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Monro shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Monro shares traded daily (recently around 273235.36723164). Monro's SIR currently stands at 8.85. In other words for every 100,000 Monro shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8850 shares are currently held short.

However Monro's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Monro shares, or, against the total number of tradable Monro shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Monro's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Monro shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.1437% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Monro shares, roughly 144 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 Monro.

Find out more about how you can short Monro stock.

Monro share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.05% of net profits

Recently Monro has paid out, on average, around 1.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Monro shareholders could enjoy a 1.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Monro's case, that would currently equate to about $0.88 per share.

While Monro's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Monro is investing more in its future growth.

Monro's most recent dividend payout was on 23 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Monro's shares ever split?

Monro's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 26 December 2010. 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 Monro shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Monro shares which in turn could have impacted Monro's share price.

Monro share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Monro's shares have ranged in value from as little as $39.2107 up to $71.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MNRO.US volatility(beta: 1.14)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 Monro's is 1.1362. This would suggest that Monro's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Monro overview

Monro, Inc. provides automotive undercar repair, and tire sales and services in the United States. It offers range of state inspections services on passenger cars, light trucks, and vans; products and services for brakes; mufflers and exhaust systems; and steering, drive train, suspension, and wheel alignment. The company also provides maintenance services, including oil change, heating and cooling system ?flush and fill' service, belt installation, fuel system service, and a transmission ?flush and fill' service. In addition, it replaces and services batteries, starters, and alternators; and offers inspection and air conditioning services. The company operates its stores under the brand names of Monro Auto Service and Tire Centers, Tread Quarters Discount Tire Auto Service Centers, Mr. Tire Auto Service Centers, Autotire Car Care Centers, Tire Warehouse Tires for Less, Tire Barn Warehouse, Ken Towery's Tire & Auto Care, Tire Choice Auto Service Centers, and Car-X Tire & Auto. As of March 28, 2020, it operated 1,283 company-operated stores, 98 franchised locations, eight wholesale locations, three retread facilities, and two dealer-operated stores in 32 states. The company was formerly known as Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. and changed its name to Monro, Inc. in August 2017. Monro, Inc. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

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