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How to buy SelectQuote stock

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SelectQuote, Inc is an insurance brokers business based in the US. SelectQuote shares (SLQT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SelectQuote employs 1,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$772.5 million.

How to buy shares in SelectQuote

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for SelectQuote. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SLQT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until SelectQuote reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of SelectQuote, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SelectQuote. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

SelectQuote share price

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SelectQuote shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$16.69 - USD$30.12
50-day moving average USD$24.5041
200-day moving average USD$21.429
Wall St. target priceUSD$33.11
PE ratio 34.3849
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.4572

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Is it a good time to buy SelectQuote stock?

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Is SelectQuote under- or over-valued?

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

SelectQuote's P/E ratio

SelectQuote's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, SelectQuote shares trade at around 34x 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.

SelectQuote's EBITDA

SelectQuote's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$223.3 million.

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

SelectQuote financials

Revenue TTM USD$772.5 million
Operating margin TTM 27.8%
Gross profit TTM USD$364.1 million
Return on assets TTM 14.28%
Return on equity TTM 40.07%
Profit margin 17.48%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$4.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SelectQuote shares

There are currently 7.5 million SelectQuote shares held short by investors – that's known as SelectQuote's "short interest". This figure is 15.3% down from 8.8 million last month.

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

SelectQuote's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SelectQuote's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SelectQuote shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SelectQuote shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). SelectQuote's SIR currently stands at 6.26. In other words for every 100,000 SelectQuote shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6260 shares are currently held short.

However SelectQuote's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SelectQuote shares, or, against the total number of tradable SelectQuote shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SelectQuote's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SelectQuote shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0606% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SelectQuote shares, roughly 61 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against SelectQuote.

Find out more about how you can short SelectQuote stock.

SelectQuote share dividends

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

SelectQuote overview

Founded in 1985, SelectQuote (NYSE: SLQT) provides solutions that help consumers protect their most valuable assets: their families, health and property. The company pioneered the direct-to-consumer model of providing unbiased comparisons from multiple, highly-rated insurance companies allowing consumers to choose the policy and terms that best meet their unique needs. Two foundational pillars underpin SelectQuote's success: a force of more than 1,000 highly-trained and skilled agents who provide a consultative needs analysis for every consumer, and proprietary technology that sources, scores, and routes high-quality sales leads. The company has three core business lines: SelectQuote Senior, SelectQuote Life and SelectQuote Auto and Home. SelectQuote Senior, the largest and fastest-growing business, serves the needs of a demographic that sees 10,000 people turn 65 each day with a range of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans from 15 leading, nationally-recognized carriers, as well as prescription drug plan, dental, vision and hearing plans.

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