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How to buy Premier stock | $33

Learn how to easily invest in Premier stock.

Premier, Inc
-$0.10 (-0.28%)

Premier, Inc is a health information services business based in the US. Premier shares (PINC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Premier employs 2,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Premier

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  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – PINC – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Premier stock price (NASDAQ: PINC)

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Premier shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-31.
Latest market close$33.00
52-week range$29.34 - $37.22
50-day moving average $35.04
200-day moving average $34.62
Wall St. target price$38.47
PE ratio 17.4194
Dividend yield $0.57 (1.59%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.05

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Is it a good time to buy Premier stock?

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Premier price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $33 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) -5.36%
3 months (2021-04-30) -6.65%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) N/A

Is Premier under- or over-valued?

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

Premier's P/E ratio

Premier's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Premier shares trade at around 17x 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.

Premier's PEG ratio

Premier's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5957. 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 Premier's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Premier's EBITDA

Premier's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $406.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Premier's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Premier financials

Revenue TTM $1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.59%
Gross profit TTM $866.8 million
Return on assets TTM 5.16%
Return on equity TTM 28.22%
Profit margin 18.16%
Book value $18.11
Market capitalisation $4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Premier shares

There are currently 2.5 million Premier shares held short by investors – that's known as Premier's "short interest". This figure is 11.6% down from 2.9 million last month.

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

Premier's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Premier's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Premier shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Premier shares traded daily (recently around 577538.72437358). Premier's SIR currently stands at 4.39. In other words for every 100,000 Premier shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4390 shares are currently held short.

However Premier's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Premier shares, or, against the total number of tradable Premier shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Premier's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Premier shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0209% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Premier shares, roughly 21 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 Premier.

Find out more about how you can short Premier stock.

Premier share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 29.46% of net profits

Recently Premier has paid out, on average, around 29.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Premier shareholders could enjoy a 2.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Premier's case, that would currently equate to about $0.57 per share.

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

Premier's most recent dividend payout was on 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Premier share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Premier's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.3444 up to $37.2234. 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 Premier's is 0.2432. This would suggest that Premier's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Premier overview

Premier, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as a healthcare improvement company in the United States. It operates through two segments, Supply Chain Services and Performance Services. The Supply Chain Services segment offers its members with access to a range of products and services, including medical and surgical products, pharmaceuticals, laboratory supplies, capital equipment, information technology, facilities and construction, and food and nutritional products, as well as purchased services, such as clinical engineering and document shredding services. It is also involved in the provision of the ASCEND Collaborative service for members to receive group purchasing programs, tiers, and prices, as well as managed services; SURPASS Collaborative service; STOCKD, an e-commerce platform; and PROVIDEGX program, which identifies supply sources for drugs that are on or may be at risk of being added to the national drug shortage list, or that are vulnerable to pricing volatility, as well as direct sourcing business. The Performance Services segment offers PremierConnect for members to address existing cost and quality imperatives, enable them manage a value-based care reimbursement model, and support their regulatory reporting framework; performance improvement collaborative; and consulting and insurance services. This segment's various PremierConnect domains include PremierConnect Quality & Regulatory, PremierConnect Clinical Surveillance & Safety, PremierConnect Supply Chain & ERP, PremierConnect Operations, PremierConnect Enterprise Analytics, and PREMIERCONNECT Clinical Decision Support domains.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Premier is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.801% of Premier shares are held by insiders and 69.105% by institutions.
How many people work for Premier?
Latest data suggests 2,500 work at Premier.
When does the fiscal year end for Premier?
Premier's fiscal year ends in June.
Where is Premier based?
Premier's address is: 13034 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte, NC, United States, 28277
What is Premier's ISIN number?
Premier's international securities identification number is: US74051N1028
What is Premier's CUSIP number?
Premier's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 74051N102

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