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How to buy Safeguard Scientifics stock

Learn how to easily invest in Safeguard Scientifics stock.

Safeguard Scientifics Inc is an asset management business based in the US. Safeguard Scientifics shares (SFE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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

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Safeguard Scientifics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$6.53
52-week range$5.95 - $8.98
50-day moving average $7.43
200-day moving average $7.54
Wall St. target price$16.00
PE ratio 5.1645
Dividend yield N/A (17.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.36

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Is it a good time to buy Safeguard Scientifics stock?

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Safeguard Scientifics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.53 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -6.71%
1 month (2021-12-23) -0.15%
3 months (2021-10-22) -21.89%
6 months (2021-07-23) -14.97%
1 year (2021-01-22) -4.25%
2 years (2020-01-23) -40.74%
3 years (2019-01-23) 9.85
5 years (2017-01-23) 12.15

Is Safeguard Scientifics stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Safeguard Scientifics's P/E ratio

Safeguard Scientifics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Safeguard Scientifics shares trade at around 5x 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.

Safeguard Scientifics financials

Gross profit TTM $0
Return on assets TTM -3.86%
Return on equity TTM 3362.82%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $4.71
Market capitalisation $115.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Safeguard Scientifics share dividends

We're not expecting Safeguard Scientifics to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Safeguard Scientifics's shares ever split?

Safeguard Scientifics's shares were split on a 1:6 basis on 26 August 2009. So if you had owned 6 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 Safeguard Scientifics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 500% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Safeguard Scientifics shares which in turn could have impacted Safeguard Scientifics's share price.

Safeguard Scientifics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Safeguard Scientifics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.95 up to $8.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SFE.US volatility(beta: 0.95)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Safeguard Scientifics's is 0.9549. This would suggest that Safeguard Scientifics's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Safeguard Scientifics overview

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. no longer investing. It is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in expansion financings, growth capital, management buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations, corporate spinouts, growth stage, and early stage financings. It initially invests in a Series A-C round and opportunistically in a seed round. The firm prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the technology, financial services, and healthcare sector. Within the technology sector, it invests in software as a service, adtech / digital media, Internet of Everything, enhanced security, predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, enterprise software, technology enabled services, internet/new media, financial technology, cloud, mobile, social, big data, in memory, and selected business services with capital requirements of up to $25 million. Within healthcare sector, the firm invests in molecular and point-of-care diagnostics, medical devices, regenerative medicine, medical technology, digital health, healthcare technology, specialty pharmaceuticals, and selected healthcare services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Safeguard Scientifics is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 11.44% of Safeguard Scientifics shares are held by insiders and 75.211% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Safeguard Scientifics?
Safeguard Scientifics's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Safeguard Scientifics based?
Safeguard Scientifics's address is: 150 North Radnor Chester Road, Radnor, PA, United States, 19087
What is Safeguard Scientifics's ISIN number?
Safeguard Scientifics's international securities identification number is: US7864492076
What is Safeguard Scientifics's CUSIP number?
Safeguard Scientifics's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 786449108

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