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How to buy RLI stock

Learn how to easily invest in RLI stock.

RLI Corp
- $0.73 ( - 0.68%)

RLI Corp is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. RLI shares (RLI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. RLI employs 863 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – RLI – 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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RLI stock price (NYSE: RLI)

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RLI shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$107.54
52-week range$92.91 - $114.86
50-day moving average $110.37
200-day moving average $107.93
Wall St. target price$120.00
PE ratio 18.7724
Dividend yield $0.98 (0.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.87

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Is it a good time to buy RLI stock?

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RLI price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $107.54 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-12) -1.34%
1 month (2021-12-17) -1.75%
3 months (2021-10-19) 2.39%
6 months (2021-07-19) 2.37%
1 year (2021-01-19) 6.09%
2 years (2020-01-17) 14.87%
3 years (2019-01-18) 55.16%
5 years (2017-01-19) 82.43%

Is RLI stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

RLI's P/E ratio

RLI's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, RLI shares trade at around 19x 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.

RLI's PEG ratio

RLI's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.82. 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 RLI's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


RLI's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $313.8 million.

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

RLI financials

Revenue TTM $1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 26.41%
Gross profit TTM $269.1 million
Return on assets TTM 4.66%
Return on equity TTM 22.8%
Profit margin 23.09%
Book value $27.63
Market capitalisation $5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

RLI share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 88.58% of net profits

Recently RLI has paid out, on average, around 88.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), RLI shareholders could enjoy a 0.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In RLI's case, that would currently equate to about $0.98 per share.

RLI'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.

RLI's most recent dividend payout was on 19 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have RLI's shares ever split?

RLI's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 January 2014. 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 RLI shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for RLI shares which in turn could have impacted RLI's share price.

RLI share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, RLI's shares have ranged in value from as little as $92.9104 up to $114.8647. 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 RLI's is 0.3756. This would suggest that RLI's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

RLI overview

RLI Corp. , an insurance holding company, underwrites property and casualty insurance in the United States and internationally. Its Casualty segment provides commercial and personal coverage products; and general liability products, such as coverage for third-party liability of commercial insureds, including manufacturers, contractors, apartments, and mercantile. This segment also offers coverages for security guards and in the areas of onshore energy-related businesses and environmental liability for underground storage tanks, contractors and asbestos, and environmental remediation specialists; and professional liability coverages focuses on providing errors and omission coverage to small to medium-sized design, technical, computer, and miscellaneous professionals. In addition, this segment provides commercial automobile liability and physical damage insurance to local, intermediate and long haul truckers, public transportation entities, and other types of specialty commercial automobile risks; incidental and related insurance coverages; inland marine coverages; management liability coverages, such as directors and officers liability insurance, fiduciary liability and fidelity coverages, and for various classes of risks, including public and private businesses; and healthcare liability and home business insurance products. The company's Property segment offers commercial property, cargo, hull, protection and indemnity, marine liability, inland marine, homeowners' and dwelling fire, and other property insurance products. Its Surety segment offers commercial surety bonds for medium-to-large businesses; small bonds for businesses and individuals; and bonds for small to medium-sized contractors.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of RLI is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 4.366% of RLI shares are held by insiders and 83.185% by institutions.
How many people work for RLI?
Latest data suggests 863 work at RLI.
When does the fiscal year end for RLI?
RLI's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is RLI based?
RLI's address is: 9025 North Lindbergh Drive, Peoria, IL, United States, 61615
What is RLI's ISIN number?
RLI's international securities identification number is: US7496071074
What is RLI's CUSIP number?
RLI's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 749607107

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