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How to buy MVC Capital stock | $9.02

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MVC Capital, Inc is an asset management business based in the US. MVC Capital shares (MVC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in MVC Capital

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 MVC Capital. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MVC. 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 MVC Capital 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$9.02, 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 MVC Capital, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of MVC Capital. 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.

MVC Capital share price

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MVC Capital shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-10.
Latest market closeUSD$9.02
52-week rangeUSD$2.8509 - USD$9.8061
50-day moving average USD$8.0594
200-day moving average USD$7.4463
Wall St. target priceUSD$9
PE ratio 4.9776
Dividend yield USD$0.68 (7.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.342

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Is it a good time to buy MVC Capital stock?

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MVC Capital price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $9.02 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-09) N/A
1 month (2020-12-18) -1.10%
3 months (2020-10-16) 12.89%
6 months (2020-07-17) 40.06%
1 year (2020-01-17) -2.28%
2 years (2019-01-18) 1.81%
3 years (2018-01-18) 10.52
5 years (2016-01-16) N/A

Is MVC Capital under- or over-valued?

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

MVC Capital's P/E ratio

MVC Capital's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, MVC Capital shares trade at around 5x 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.

MVC Capital financials

Revenue TTM USD$29.3 million
Operating margin TTM 70.2%
Gross profit TTM USD$30.5 million
Return on assets TTM 3.95%
Return on equity TTM -17.33%
Profit margin -120.95%
Book value $10.181
Market capitalisation USD$158.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting MVC Capital shares

There are currently 16,121 MVC Capital shares held short by investors – that's known as MVC Capital's "short interest". This figure is 60.2% down from 40,515 last month.

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

MVC Capital's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

MVC Capital's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MVC Capital shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MVC Capital shares traded daily (recently around 46060). MVC Capital's SIR currently stands at 0.35. In other words for every 100,000 MVC Capital shares traded daily on the market, roughly 350 shares are currently held short.

However MVC Capital's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MVC Capital shares, or, against the total number of tradable MVC Capital shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MVC Capital's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MVC Capital shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.001% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MVC Capital shares, roughly 1 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 MVC Capital.

Find out more about how you can short MVC Capital stock.

MVC Capital share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 118.6% of net profits

Recently MVC Capital has paid out, on average, around 118.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), MVC Capital shareholders could enjoy a 7.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MVC Capital's case, that would currently equate to about $0.68 per share.

MVC Capital'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.

MVC Capital's most recent dividend payout was on 31 July 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

MVC Capital share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MVC Capital's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.8509 up to $9.8061. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MVC.US volatility(beta: 1.85)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 MVC Capital's is 1.8451. This would suggest that MVC Capital's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

MVC Capital overview

MVC Capital, Inc. is a business development company specializing in equity, acquisition financing, mezzanine financing, management buyouts, leveraged buildups, corporate partnerships, PIPE transactions, going private transactions, private company recapitalizations, operational turnarounds, and growth and expansion capital transaction financing. The company seeks to invest in mature, small, and middle-market companies. It seeks to invest in companies in the consumer products, business services, industrial manufacturing and services, automotive retailing, energy, food and food service, financial services, insurance, industrial distribution and value-added distribution, medical devices and equipment, specialty chemicals, and security sectors. The company prefers to invest in companies based in the United States. The firm typically invests between $3 million and $25 million for control and non-control stakes in companies with revenues between $10 million and $150 million and EBITDA between $3 million and $25 million. It prefers to be the lead investor in transactions and also co-invests in companies with other private equity sponsors. The company invests in the form of preferred and common equity, and warrants or rights to acquire equity interests; bridge loans; term loans; debt; cash flow loans; senior and subordinated loans; convertible securities; venture capital; mezzanine; and private equity investments. It exits its investments in the form of maturity of loan, public offering, sale, mergers and acquisitions, and financial recapitalizations. It prefers to take majority stake in companies.

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