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How to buy Orchid Island Capital stock

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Orchid Island Capital, Inc is a reit—mortgage business based in the US. Orchid Island Capital shares (ORC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Orchid Island Capital

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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 Orchid Island Capital. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ORC. 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 Orchid Island 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. 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 Orchid Island Capital, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Orchid Island 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.

Orchid Island Capital share price

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Orchid Island Capital shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-20.
52-week range USD$1.3701 - USD$6.0906
50-day moving average USD$5.2444
200-day moving average USD$4.8506
Wall St. target price USD$5.5
PE ratio 49.1818
Dividend yield USD$0.78 (13.93%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.065

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Is it a good time to buy Orchid Island Capital stock?

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Is Orchid Island Capital under- or over-valued?

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

Orchid Island Capital's P/E ratio

Orchid Island 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 49x. In other words, Orchid Island Capital shares trade at around 49x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Orchid Island Capital financials

Revenue TTM USD$14.7 million
Operating margin TTM 28.9%
Gross profit TTM USD$32.3 million
Return on assets TTM 0.11%
Return on equity TTM 1.11%
Profit margin 28.9%
Book value $5.437
Market capitalisation USD$385.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Orchid Island Capital shares

There are currently 5.3 million Orchid Island Capital shares held short by investors – that's known as Orchid Island Capital's "short interest". This figure is 0.4% down from 5.3 million last month.

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

Orchid Island Capital's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Orchid Island Capital's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Orchid Island Capital shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Orchid Island Capital shares traded daily (recently around 771747.53623188). Orchid Island Capital's SIR currently stands at 6.9. In other words for every 100,000 Orchid Island Capital shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6900 shares are currently held short.

However Orchid Island Capital's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Orchid Island Capital shares, or, against the total number of tradable Orchid Island Capital shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Orchid Island Capital's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Orchid Island Capital shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0771% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Orchid Island Capital shares, roughly 77 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Orchid Island Capital.

Find out more about how you can short Orchid Island Capital stock.

Orchid Island Capital share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 866.67% of net profits

Recently Orchid Island Capital has paid out, on average, around 866.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 13.93% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Orchid Island Capital shareholders could enjoy a 13.93% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Orchid Island Capital's case, that would currently equate to about $0.78 per share.

Orchid Island 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.

Orchid Island Capital's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Orchid Island Capital share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Orchid Island Capital's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.3701 up to $6.0906. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ORC.US volatility(beta: 1.44)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 Orchid Island Capital's is 1.4386. This would suggest that Orchid Island 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).

Orchid Island Capital overview

Orchid Island Capital, Inc., a specialty finance company, invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) in the United States. The company's RMBS are backed primarily by single-family residential mortgage loans, referred as Agency RMBS. Its portfolio includes traditional pass-through Agency RMBS, such as mortgage pass through certificates and collateralized mortgage obligations; and structured Agency RMBS, including interest only securities, inverse interest only securities, and principal only securities. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida.

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