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How to buy Piper Sandler Companies stock

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Piper Sandler Companies is a capital markets business based in the US. Piper Sandler Companies shares (PIPR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Piper Sandler Companies employs 1,511 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD0.00.

How to buy shares in Piper Sandler Companies

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  3. Search for Piper Sandler Companies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PIPR. 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 Piper Sandler Companies 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 Piper Sandler Companies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Piper Sandler Companies. 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.

Piper Sandler Companies share price

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Piper Sandler Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-16.
52-week rangeUSD$45.89 - USD$124.03
50-day moving average USD$112.52
200-day moving average USD$98.71
Wall St. target priceUSD$121.33
PE ratio 35.9648
Dividend yield USD$1.6 (1.36%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$7.62

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Is Piper Sandler Companies under- or over-valued?

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

Piper Sandler Companies's P/E ratio

Piper Sandler Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Piper Sandler Companies shares trade at around 36x 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.

Piper Sandler Companies financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.38%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.72%
Return on equity TTM 5.7%
Profit margin 3.27%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Piper Sandler Companies shares

There are currently 206,587 Piper Sandler Companies shares held short by investors – that's known as Piper Sandler Companies's "short interest". This figure is 1.5% up from 203,449 last month.

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

Piper Sandler Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Piper Sandler Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Piper Sandler Companies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Piper Sandler Companies shares traded daily (recently around 99320.673076923). Piper Sandler Companies's SIR currently stands at 2.08. In other words for every 100,000 Piper Sandler Companies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2080 shares are currently held short.

However Piper Sandler Companies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Piper Sandler Companies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Piper Sandler Companies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Piper Sandler Companies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Piper Sandler Companies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0136% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Piper Sandler Companies shares, roughly 14 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 Piper Sandler Companies.

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Piper Sandler Companies share dividends

31%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.38% of net profits

Recently Piper Sandler Companies has paid out, on average, around 31.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.36% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Piper Sandler Companies shareholders could enjoy a 1.36% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Piper Sandler Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $1.6 per share.

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

Piper Sandler Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 11 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Piper Sandler Companies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Piper Sandler Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $45.8927 up to $124.03. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PIPR.US volatility(beta: 1.38)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 Piper Sandler Companies's is 1.3756. This would suggest that Piper Sandler Companies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Piper Sandler Companies overview

Piper Sandler Companies operates as an investment bank and institutional securities firm that serves corporations, private equity groups, public entities, non-profit entities, and institutional investors in the United States and internationally. The company offers investment banking and institutional sales, trading, and research services for various equity and fixed income products. It provides advisory services, such as mergers and acquisitions, equity private placements, and debt and restructuring advisory; raises capital through equity and debt financings; underwrites debt issuances; and offers municipal financial advisory and loan placement services, as well as various over-the-counter derivative products. The company also offers public finance investment banking services that focus on state and local governments, and cultural and social service non-profit entities, as well as the education, healthcare, hospitality, senior living, and transportation sectors. In addition, it provides equity and fixed income advisory and trade execution services for institutional investors, and government and non-profit entities. Further, the company is involved in the alternative asset management funds in merchant banking, energy, and senior living to invest firm capital and to manage capital from outside investors, as well as trading activities. The company was formerly known as Piper Jaffray Companies and changed its name to Piper Sandler Companies in January 2020.

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