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How to buy RGC Resources stock

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RGC Resources, Inc is an utilities-regulated gas business based in the US. RGC Resources shares (RGCO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. RGC Resources employs 101 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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RGC Resources share price

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RGC Resources shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$21.90 - $26.97
50-day moving average $22.82
200-day moving average $23.67
Wall St. target price$34.00
PE ratio 16.2816
Dividend yield $0.71 (3.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.39

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Is it a good time to buy RGC Resources stock?

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Is RGC Resources under- or over-valued?

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

RGC Resources's P/E ratio

RGC Resources's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, RGC Resources shares trade at around 16x 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.

RGC Resources's EBITDA

RGC Resources's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $21.5 million.

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

RGC Resources financials

Revenue TTM $62.8 million
Operating margin TTM 21.07%
Gross profit TTM $22.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.94%
Return on equity TTM 12.61%
Profit margin 17.96%
Book value $11.33
Market capitalisation $186 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting RGC Resources shares

There are currently 74,667 RGC Resources shares held short by investors – that's known as RGC Resources's "short interest". This figure is 24% up from 60,218 last month.

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

RGC Resources's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

RGC Resources's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of RGC Resources shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of RGC Resources shares traded daily (recently around 22288.656716418). RGC Resources's SIR currently stands at 3.35. In other words for every 100,000 RGC Resources shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3350 shares are currently held short.

However RGC Resources's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of RGC Resources shares, or, against the total number of tradable RGC Resources shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case RGC Resources's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 RGC Resources shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0096% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable RGC Resources shares, roughly 10 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 RGC Resources.

Find out more about how you can short RGC Resources stock.

RGC Resources share dividends

52%

Dividend payout ratio: 51.8% of net profits

Recently RGC Resources has paid out, on average, around 51.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), RGC Resources shareholders could enjoy a 3.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In RGC Resources's case, that would currently equate to about $0.71 per share.

RGC Resources'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.

RGC Resources's most recent dividend payout was on 30 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have RGC Resources's shares ever split?

RGC Resources's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 1 March 2017. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your RGC Resources shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for RGC Resources shares which in turn could have impacted RGC Resources's share price.

RGC Resources share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, RGC Resources's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.8968 up to $26.9669. 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 RGC Resources's is -0.4926. This would suggest that RGC Resources's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, RGC Resources has bucked the trend.

RGC Resources overview

RGC Resources, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy services company. The company sells and distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Roanoke, Virginia, and the surrounding localities. It also provides various unregulated services. The company operates approximately 1,144 miles of transmission and distribution pipeline; and a liquefied natural gas storage facility, as well as owns and operates 9 metering stations. RGC Resources, Inc. was founded in 1883 and is based in Roanoke, Virginia.

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