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How to buy Nelnet stock

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Nelnet, Inc is a credit services business based in the US. Nelnet shares (NNI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nelnet employs 6,199 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Nelnet share price

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Nelnet shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$40.95 - $78.36
50-day moving average $74.67
200-day moving average $70.59
Wall St. target price$82.00
PE ratio 8.2345
Dividend yield $0.82 (1.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.02

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Is Nelnet under- or over-valued?

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

Nelnet's P/E ratio

Nelnet's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Nelnet shares trade at around 8x 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.

Nelnet financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.6%
Gross profit TTM $992.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.51%
Return on equity TTM 13.93%
Profit margin 32.17%
Book value $68.63
Market capitalisation $2.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Nelnet shares

There are currently 179,040 Nelnet shares held short by investors – that's known as Nelnet's "short interest". This figure is 18.9% down from 220,629 last month.

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

Nelnet's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Nelnet's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Nelnet shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nelnet shares traded daily (recently around 75864.406779661). Nelnet's SIR currently stands at 2.36. In other words for every 100,000 Nelnet shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2360 shares are currently held short.

However Nelnet's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Nelnet shares, or, against the total number of tradable Nelnet shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Nelnet's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Nelnet shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0236% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Nelnet shares, roughly 24 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 Nelnet.

Find out more about how you can short Nelnet stock.

Nelnet share dividends

9%

Dividend payout ratio: 8.68% of net profits

Recently Nelnet has paid out, on average, around 8.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.19% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nelnet shareholders could enjoy a 1.19% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nelnet's case, that would currently equate to about $0.82 per share.

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

Nelnet's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Nelnet share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nelnet's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.9516 up to $78.36. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NNI.US volatility(beta: 0.72)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 Nelnet's is 0.7181. This would suggest that Nelnet's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Nelnet overview

Nelnet, Inc. engages in loan servicing, communications, and education technology, services, and payment processing businesses worldwide. The company's Loan Servicing and Systems is involved in loan servicing activities, such as loan conversion, application processing, borrower updates, customer service, payment processing, due diligence procedures, funds management reconciliation, and claim processing activities for student loan portfolio and third-party clients. This segment also provides student loan servicing software; business process outsourcing services specialized in contact center management, such as inbound calls, outreach campaigns and sales, and interacting with customers through multi-channels. The Education Technology, Services, and Payment Processing segment offers financial management services; assistance with financial needs assessment; school information system software that automates administrative processes; professional development and educational instruction services; and technology products that aid in teacher and student evaluations. It also offers technology and payments services, including electronic transfer and credit card processing, reporting, billing and invoicing, mobile and virtual terminal solutions, and specialized integrations to business software; and mobile first technology focused on increasing engagement, online giving, and communication for church and not-for-profit customers. Its Communications segment fiber optic service to homes and businesses for internet, television, and telephone services.

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