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How to buy MVC Capital stock

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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.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – MVC – 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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MVC Capital share price

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MVC Capital shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-21.
52-week range$2.85 - $9.27
50-day moving average $8.98
200-day moving average $7.74
Wall St. target price$9.00
PE ratio 4.9776
Dividend yield $0.68 (7.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.34

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Is it a good time to buy MVC Capital stock?

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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 $29.3 million
Operating margin TTM 70.2%
Gross profit TTM $30.5 million
Return on assets TTM 3.95%
Return on equity TTM -17.33%
Profit margin -120.95%
Book value $10.18
Market capitalisation $161.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting MVC Capital shares

There are currently 15,937 MVC Capital shares held short by investors – that's known as MVC Capital's "short interest". This figure is 28.4% down from 22,261 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 69291.304347826). MVC Capital's SIR currently stands at 0.23. In other words for every 100,000 MVC Capital shares traded daily on the market, roughly 230 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

We're not expecting MVC Capital to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

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 $9.27. 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of MVC Capital is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.04% of MVC Capital shares are held by insiders and 57.748% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for MVC Capital?
MVC Capital's fiscal year ends in October.
Where is MVC Capital based?
MVC Capital's address is: Riverview Plaza, Purchase, NY, United States, 10577
What is MVC Capital's ISIN number?
MVC Capital's international securities identification number is: US5538291023
What is MVC Capital's CUSIP number?
MVC Capital's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 55271E105

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