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How to buy ProAssurance Corporation stock | $19.25

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ProAssurance Corporation is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. ProAssurance Corporation shares (PRA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ProAssurance Corporation employs 961 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$894.8 million.

How to buy shares in ProAssurance Corporation

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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 ProAssurance Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PRA. 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 ProAssurance Corporation 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$19.25, 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 ProAssurance Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ProAssurance Corporation. 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.

ProAssurance Corporation share price

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ProAssurance Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-11.
Latest market closeUSD$19.25
52-week rangeUSD$12.5536 - USD$36.8069
50-day moving average USD$17.6363
200-day moving average USD$15.6677
Wall St. target priceUSD$20.67
PE ratio 1251.5
Dividend yield USD$0.2 (1.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.669

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Is it a good time to buy ProAssurance Corporation stock?

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ProAssurance Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.25 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-07) -2.23%
1 month (2020-12-16) 5.31%
3 months (2020-10-16) 27.65%
6 months (2020-07-16) 21.53%
1 year (2020-01-16) -47.49%
2 years (2019-01-16) -54.34%
3 years (2018-01-16) 54.95
5 years (2016-01-15) 47.64

Is ProAssurance Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

ProAssurance Corporation's P/E ratio

ProAssurance Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1252x. In other words, ProAssurance Corporation shares trade at around 1252x 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.

ProAssurance Corporation's PEG ratio

ProAssurance Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.02. 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 ProAssurance Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

ProAssurance Corporation's EBITDA

ProAssurance Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$58.3 million.

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

ProAssurance Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$894.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$-7,589,000
Return on assets TTM -1.9%
Return on equity TTM -17.09%
Profit margin -27.87%
Book value $24.678
Market capitalisation USD$1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ProAssurance Corporation shares

There are currently 662,458 ProAssurance Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as ProAssurance Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 12.9% down from 760,785 last month.

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

ProAssurance Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ProAssurance Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ProAssurance Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ProAssurance Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 255775.28957529). ProAssurance Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.59. In other words for every 100,000 ProAssurance Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2590 shares are currently held short.

However ProAssurance Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ProAssurance Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable ProAssurance Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ProAssurance Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ProAssurance Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0194% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ProAssurance Corporation shares, roughly 19 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 ProAssurance Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short ProAssurance Corporation stock.

ProAssurance Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting ProAssurance Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have ProAssurance Corporation's shares ever split?

ProAssurance Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 28 December 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ProAssurance Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ProAssurance Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted ProAssurance Corporation's share price.

ProAssurance Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ProAssurance Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.5536 up to $36.8069. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while ProAssurance Corporation's is 0.2778. This would suggest that ProAssurance Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ProAssurance Corporation overview

ProAssurance Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance, and reinsurance products in the United States. The company operates through five segments: Specialty Property and Casualty, Workers' Compensation Insurance, Segregated Portfolio Cell Reinsurance, and Lloyd's Syndicate. It offers professional liability insurance for healthcare professionals and facilities; professional liability insurance for attorneys; liability insurance for medical technology and life sciences risks; and workers' compensation insurance, such as guaranteed cost policies, policyholder dividend policies, retrospectively rated policies, and deductible policies, as well as alternative market solutions that include program design, fronting, claims administration, risk management, SPC rental, asset management, and SPC management services for employers, groups, and associations. The company also participates in Lloyd's of London Syndicate 1729, which underwrites property and casualty insurance, and reinsurance; and Syndicate 6131 that underwrites contingency and specialty property insurance. ProAssurance Corporation markets its products through independent agencies and brokers, as well as an internal sales force. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

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