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Learn how to easily invest in Saga Communications stock.

Saga Communications Inc is a broadcasting business based in the US. Saga Communications shares (SGA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Saga Communications employs 607 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  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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Saga Communications stock price (NASDAQ: SGA)

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Saga Communications shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$23.02
52-week range$16.02 - $27.85
50-day moving average $22.61
200-day moving average $22.37
Wall St. target price$3.00
PE ratio 26.3217
Dividend yield $0.16 (0.68%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.89

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Is it a good time to buy Saga Communications stock?

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Saga Communications price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $23.02 from 2021-10-25

1 week (2021-10-20) 2.31%
1 month (2021-09-27) -0.78%
3 months (2021-07-27) 3.37%
6 months (2021-04-27) 9.46%
1 year (2020-10-26) 18.35%
2 years (2019-10-25) -23.80%
3 years (2018-10-26) 34.5
5 years (2016-10-26) 44.75

Is Saga Communications under- or over-valued?

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

Saga Communications's P/E ratio

Saga Communications's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Saga Communications shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Saga Communications's EBITDA

Saga Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $18.4 million.

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

Saga Communications financials

Revenue TTM $103.2 million
Operating margin TTM 11.75%
Gross profit TTM $14.2 million
Return on assets TTM 3.06%
Return on equity TTM 2.78%
Profit margin 5.16%
Book value $32.53
Market capitalisation $139.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Saga Communications shares

There are currently 5,703 Saga Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as Saga Communications's "short interest". This figure is 38.8% down from 9,320 last month.

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

Saga Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Saga Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Saga Communications shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Saga Communications shares traded daily (recently around 6789.2857142857). Saga Communications's SIR currently stands at 0.84. In other words for every 100,000 Saga Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 840 shares are currently held short.

However Saga Communications's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Saga Communications shares, or, against the total number of tradable Saga Communications shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Saga Communications's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Saga Communications shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0021% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Saga Communications shares, roughly 2 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 Saga Communications.

Find out more about how you can short Saga Communications stock.

Saga Communications share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 20.11% of net profits

Recently Saga Communications has paid out, on average, around 20.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Saga Communications shareholders could enjoy a 2.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Saga Communications's case, that would currently equate to about $0.16 per share.

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

Saga Communications's most recent dividend payout was on 21 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Saga Communications's shares ever split?

Saga Communications's shares were split on a 4:3 basis on 16 January 2013. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Saga Communications shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Saga Communications shares which in turn could have impacted Saga Communications's share price.

Saga Communications share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Saga Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.0185 up to $27.8475. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SGA.US volatility(beta: 0.81)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Saga Communications's is 0.8116. This would suggest that Saga Communications's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Saga Communications overview

Saga Communications, Inc. , a broadcast company, acquires, develops, and operates broadcast properties in the United States. The company's radio stations employ various programming formats, including classic hits, adult hits, top 40, country, country legends, mainstream/hot/soft adult contemporary, pure oldies, classic rock, and news/talk. As of February 28, 2021, it owned seventy-nine FM, thirty-five AM radio stations, and seventy-nine metro signals serving twenty-seven markets. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Saga Communications is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.224% of Saga Communications shares are held by insiders and 84.363% by institutions.
How many people work for Saga Communications?
Latest data suggests 607 work at Saga Communications.
When does the fiscal year end for Saga Communications?
Saga Communications's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Saga Communications based?
Saga Communications's address is: 73 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, United States, 48236
What is Saga Communications's ISIN number?
Saga Communications's international securities identification number is: US7865983008
What is Saga Communications's CUSIP number?
Saga Communications's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 786598102

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