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How to buy Nicholas Financial stock
Learn how to easily invest in Nicholas Financial stock.
Nicholas Financial Inc is a credit services business based in the US. Nicholas Financial shares (NICK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nicholas Financial employs 215 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $34.8 million.
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Nicholas Financial stock price (NASDAQ: NICK)Use our graph to track the performance of NICK stocks over time.
Nicholas Financial shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$5.78|
|52-week range||$5.54 - $12.50|
|50-day moving average||$8.27|
|200-day moving average||$9.91|
|Wall St. target price||$8.00|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.38|
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Nicholas Financial price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-29)||1.40%|
|1 month (2022-09-02)||-33.94%|
|3 months (2022-07-06)||-36.55%|
|6 months (2022-04-06)||-44.53%|
|1 year (2021-10-06)||-52.82%|
|2 years (2020-10-06)||-18.71%|
|3 years (2019-10-04)||8.94|
|5 years (2017-10-06)||8.86|
Is Nicholas Financial stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Nicholas Financial stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Nicholas Financial's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Nicholas Financial's P/E ratio
Nicholas Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Nicholas Financial shares trade at around 15x 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.
Nicholas Financial financials
|Revenue TTM||$34.8 million|
|Gross profit TTM||$38.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.26%|
|Return on equity TTM||-0.44%|
|Market capitalisation||$41.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Nicholas Financial share dividends
We're not expecting Nicholas Financial to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Nicholas Financial's shares ever split?
Nicholas Financial's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 18 November 2009. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Nicholas Financial shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nicholas Financial shares which in turn could have impacted Nicholas Financial's share price.
Nicholas Financial share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Nicholas Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.54 up to $12.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Nicholas Financial's is 0.3292. This would suggest that Nicholas Financial's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Nicholas Financial overview
Nicholas Financial, Inc. operates as a consumer finance company in the United States. The company engages in acquiring and servicing automobile finance installment contracts for the purchase of new and used automobiles and light trucks. It also originates direct consumer loans and sells consumer-finance related products. As of March 31, 2022, the company operated 47 branch offices located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. Nicholas Financial, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Nicholas Financial is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.322% of Nicholas Financial shares are held by insiders and 36.758% by institutions. How many people work for Nicholas Financial?
Latest data suggests 215 work at Nicholas Financial. When does the fiscal year end for Nicholas Financial?
Nicholas Financial's fiscal year ends in March. Where is Nicholas Financial based?
Nicholas Financial's address is: Building C, Clearwater, FL, United States, 33759 What is Nicholas Financial's ISIN number?
Nicholas Financial's international securities identification number is: CA65373J2092 What is Nicholas Financial's CUSIP number?
Nicholas Financial's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 65373J209
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