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Oppenheimer Holdings Inc is a capital markets business based in the US. Oppenheimer shares (OPY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Oppenheimer employs 2,868 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Oppenheimer

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  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 Oppenheimer. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OPY. 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 Oppenheimer 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$32.94, 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 Oppenheimer, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Oppenheimer. 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.

Oppenheimer share price

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Oppenheimer shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-30.
Latest market closeUSD$32.94
52-week rangeUSD$13.5577 - USD$33.5476
50-day moving average USD$30.4788
200-day moving average USD$25.1669
Wall St. target priceUSD$37
PE ratio 6.313
Dividend yield USD$0.48 (1.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.978

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Oppenheimer price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32.94 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-08) 2.74%
1 month (2020-12-17) -0.81%
3 months (2020-10-16) 29.43%
6 months (2020-07-16) 48.31%
1 year (2020-01-16) 19.91%
2 years (2019-01-16) 20.66%
3 years (2018-01-16) 22.68%
5 years (2016-01-15) 126.08%

Is Oppenheimer under- or over-valued?

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

Oppenheimer's P/E ratio

Oppenheimer's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Oppenheimer shares trade at around 6x 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.

Oppenheimer's PEG ratio

Oppenheimer's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 12. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Oppenheimer's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Oppenheimer financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.14%
Gross profit TTM USD$884.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.77%
Return on equity TTM 11.26%
Profit margin 6.33%
Book value $49.201
Market capitalisation USD$392.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Oppenheimer shares

There are currently 201,885 Oppenheimer shares held short by investors – that's known as Oppenheimer's "short interest". This figure is 2.6% down from 207,257 last month.

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

Oppenheimer's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Oppenheimer's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Oppenheimer shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Oppenheimer shares traded daily (recently around 90127.232142857). Oppenheimer's SIR currently stands at 2.24. In other words for every 100,000 Oppenheimer shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2240 shares are currently held short.

However Oppenheimer's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Oppenheimer shares, or, against the total number of tradable Oppenheimer shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Oppenheimer's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Oppenheimer shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0225% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Oppenheimer shares, roughly 23 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 Oppenheimer.

Find out more about how you can short Oppenheimer stock.

Oppenheimer share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.63% of net profits

Recently Oppenheimer has paid out, on average, around 31.63% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Oppenheimer shareholders could enjoy a 1.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oppenheimer's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

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

Oppenheimer's most recent dividend payout was on 30 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Oppenheimer share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Oppenheimer's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.5577 up to $33.5476. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OPY.US volatility(beta: 1.15)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 Oppenheimer's is 1.1543. This would suggest that Oppenheimer'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).

Oppenheimer overview

Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a middle-market investment bank and full-service broker-dealer in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The company offers brokerage services covering exchange-traded and over-the-counter corporate equity and debt securities, money market instruments, exchange-traded options and futures contracts, municipal bonds, mutual funds, and unit investment trusts; financial and wealth planning services; and margin lending services. It also provides asset management services, including separately managed accounts, mutual fund managed accounts, discretionary portfolio management programs, investment advisory services, alternative investments, portfolio enhancement programs, investment advisory services, and institutional taxable fixed income portfolio management services, as well as taxable and non-taxable fixed income portfolios and strategies. In addition, the company offers investment banking services, such as strategic advisory services and capital markets products; merger and acquisition, equities capital market, and debt capital market products and services; and institutional equity sales and trading, equity research, equity derivatives and index options, convertible bonds, and trading services. Further, it provides institutional fixed income sales and trading, fixed income research, public finance, and municipal trading services; repurchase agreements and securities lending services; and proprietary trading and investment activities. Additionally, the company offers underwritings, market-making, trust, and discount services. It serves high-net-worth individuals and families, corporate executives, public and private businesses, institutions and investment advisers, financial sponsors, and domestic and international investors. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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