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How to buy Morningstar stock

Learn how to easily invest in Morningstar stock.

Morningstar Inc is a financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. Morningstar shares (MORN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Morningstar employs 10,767 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Morningstar

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  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – MORN – 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
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Morningstar stock price (NASDAQ: MORN)

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Morningstar shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-25.
Latest market close$215.28
52-week range$211.58 - $348.84
50-day moving average $240.37
200-day moving average $264.90
Wall St. target price$75.00
PE ratio 51.5084
Dividend yield $1.395 (0.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.19

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Morningstar price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $215.28 from 2022-09-28

1 week (2022-09-22) -0.87%
1 month (2022-08-25) N/A
3 months (2022-06-29) -10.76%
6 months (2022-03-29) -23.08%
1 year (2021-09-28) -19.68%
2 years (2020-09-29) 35.14%
3 years (2019-09-27) 47.24%
5 years (2017-09-29) 153.30%

Is Morningstar stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Morningstar's P/E ratio

Morningstar's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 52x. In other words, Morningstar shares trade at around 52x 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.

Morningstar's EBITDA

Morningstar's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $345.4 million.

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

Morningstar financials

Revenue TTM $1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.81%
Gross profit TTM $1 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.08%
Return on equity TTM 14.03%
Profit margin 9.99%
Book value $29.20
Market capitalisation $9.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Morningstar share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 34.31% of net profits

Recently Morningstar has paid out, on average, around 34.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Morningstar shareholders could enjoy a 0.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Morningstar's case, that would currently equate to about $1.395 per share.

While Morningstar's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Morningstar may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Morningstar's most recent dividend payout was on 28 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 October 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Morningstar share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Morningstar's shares have ranged in value from as little as $211.58 up to $348.8449. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MORN.US volatility(beta: 1.13)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 Morningstar's is 1.1322. This would suggest that Morningstar'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).

Morningstar overview

Morningstar, Inc. provides independent investment research services in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers web-based tools; investment data, fundamental equity and manager research, private capital markets research, credit and fund rating, and index, as well as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) rating services; and investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed and private companies, fixed income securities, and real-time global market data for financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and individual and institutional investors. It also provides Morningstar Data, an investment data spanning various databases, including equity fundamentals, managed investments, ESG factors, and market data; Morningstar Direct, an investment-analysis platform; Morningstar Managed Portfolios, an advisor service consisting of model portfolio that offers services for independent financial advisors, as well as offers asset allocation services for asset managers, broker/dealers, and insurance providers; Morningstar Advisor Workstation, a web-based research, financial planning, and proposal generation platform; and Morningstar. com, a website for individual investors. In addition, the company offers Morningstar Enterprise Components; Morningstar Credit Ratings that provides issuance and surveillance services for structured finance products and instruments; corporate credit estimates and operational risk assessment rankings; Morningstar Indexes for creating investment products; Morningstar workplace solutions, such as retirement accounts, fiduciary services, allocation funds, and custom models; and PitchBook Platform, research and analysis workstation for investment and research professionals. Further, its PitchBook provides a mobile application, excel plug-in, data feeds, and data solutions.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Morningstar is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 40.831% of Morningstar shares are held by insiders and 56.998% by institutions.
How many people work for Morningstar?
Latest data suggests 10,767 work at Morningstar.
When does the fiscal year end for Morningstar?
Morningstar's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Morningstar based?
Morningstar's address is: 22 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL, United States, 60602
What is Morningstar's ISIN number?
Morningstar's international securities identification number is: US6177001095
What is Morningstar's CUSIP number?
Morningstar's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 617700109

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