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How to buy Rand Capital stock

Learn how to easily invest in Rand Capital stock.

Rand Capital Corp is an asset management business based in the US. Rand Capital shares (RAND) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Rand Capital

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – RAND – 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.
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Rand Capital stock price (NASDAQ: RAND)

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Rand Capital shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-24.
Latest market close$14.25
52-week range$12.90 - $18.60
50-day moving average $14.59
200-day moving average $15.19
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 37.6021
Dividend yield $0.5 (4.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.38

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Is it a good time to buy Rand Capital stock?

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Rand Capital price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.2467 from 2022-09-27

1 week (2022-09-22) 0.33%
1 month (2022-08-29) -2.59%
3 months (2022-06-29) -2.42%
6 months (2022-03-29) -10.17%
1 year (2021-09-29) -11.57%
2 years (2020-09-29) 29.52%
3 years (2019-09-27) 462.33%
5 years (2017-09-28) 381.31%

Is Rand Capital stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Rand Capital's P/E ratio

Rand 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 38x. In other words, Rand Capital shares trade at around 38x 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.

Rand Capital financials

Revenue TTM $4.7 million
Operating margin TTM 63.51%
Gross profit TTM $4.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.79%
Return on equity TTM 1.66%
Profit margin 20.29%
Book value $22.34
Market capitalisation $36.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Rand Capital share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.59% of net profits

Recently Rand Capital has paid out, on average, around 1.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Rand Capital shareholders could enjoy a 4.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Rand Capital's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

While Rand Capital's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Rand Capital is investing more in its future growth.

Rand Capital's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Rand Capital's shares ever split?

Rand Capital's shares were split on a 1:9 basis on 21 May 2020. So if you had owned 9 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Rand Capital shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 800% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Rand Capital shares which in turn could have impacted Rand Capital's share price.

Rand Capital share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Rand Capital's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.9038 up to $18.6035. 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 Rand Capital's is 0.3256. This would suggest that Rand Capital's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Rand Capital overview

Rand Capital Corporation is a business development company and regulated investment company specializing in private equity investments. The firm prefers to make investments through equity or debt instruments in lower middle market and in small to medium-sized privately held companies. It generally lends to more mature companies. The firm does not prefer to invest in real estate sector. It invests in companies that are engaged in the exploitation of new or unique products, technologies, or services. The firm invests in healthcare, consumer products, manufacturing, software, and professional services. It seeks to invest in companies based in the Western and Upstate New York region and its surrounding states with focus on Buffalo and Niagara region.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Rand Capital is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 76.213% of Rand Capital shares are held by insiders and 3.348% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Rand Capital?
Rand Capital's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Rand Capital based?
Rand Capital's address is: 14 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY, United States, 14203
What is Rand Capital's ISIN number?
Rand Capital's international securities identification number is: US7521852076
What is Rand Capital's CUSIP number?
Rand Capital's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 752185108

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