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Shoe Carnival, Inc is an apparel retail business based in the US. Shoe Carnival shares (SCVL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Shoe Carnival employs 2,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$962.8 million.

How to buy shares in Shoe Carnival

  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 Shoe Carnival. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SCVL. 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 Shoe Carnival 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. At last close price of USD$33.59, 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 Shoe Carnival, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Shoe Carnival. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Shoe Carnival's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Shoe Carnival's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$33.59, which is 3.92% down on its pre-crash value of USD$34.96 and 167.44% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$12.56.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Shoe Carnival shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$429.07 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$898.53.

Shoe Carnival share price

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Shoe Carnival shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
Latest market closeUSD$33.59
52-week rangeUSD$12.56 - USD$40
50-day moving average USD$35.6854
200-day moving average USD$28.1138
Wall St. target priceUSD$39.75
PE ratio 43.6234
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (1.07%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.775

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Is it a good time to buy Shoe Carnival stock?

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Shoe Carnival price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $33.59 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-16) 33.59
1 month (2020-09-25) -2.38%
3 months (2020-07-24) 20.18%
6 months (2020-04-24) 61.96%
1 year (2019-10-25) -1.98%
2 years (2018-10-25) -16.51%
3 years (2017-10-25) 54.79%
5 years (2015-10-23) 47.00%

Is Shoe Carnival under- or over-valued?

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

Shoe Carnival's P/E ratio

Shoe Carnival's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 44x. In other words, Shoe Carnival shares trade at around 44x 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.

Shoe Carnival's PEG ratio

Shoe Carnival's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.95. 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 Shoe Carnival's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Shoe Carnival's EBITDA

Shoe Carnival's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$34 million.

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

Shoe Carnival financials

Revenue TTM USD$962.8 million
Operating margin TTM 1.84%
Gross profit TTM USD$311.9 million
Return on assets TTM 1.6%
Return on equity TTM 3.74%
Profit margin 1.15%
Book value $20.494
Market capitalisation USD$474.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Shoe Carnival shares

There are currently 2.7 million Shoe Carnival shares held short by investors – that's known as Shoe Carnival's "short interest". This figure is 9.6% down from 3.0 million last month.

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

Shoe Carnival's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Shoe Carnival's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Shoe Carnival shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Shoe Carnival shares traded daily (recently around 398946.34502924). Shoe Carnival's SIR currently stands at 6.84. In other words for every 100,000 Shoe Carnival shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6840 shares are currently held short.

However Shoe Carnival's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Shoe Carnival shares, or, against the total number of tradable Shoe Carnival shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Shoe Carnival's short interest could be expressed as 0.19% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Shoe Carnival shares in existence, roughly 190 shares are currently held short) or 0.3152% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Shoe Carnival shares, roughly 315 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 Shoe Carnival.

Find out more about how you can short Shoe Carnival stock.

Shoe Carnival share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 10.47% of net profits

Recently Shoe Carnival has paid out, on average, around 10.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Shoe Carnival shareholders could enjoy a 1.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Shoe Carnival's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

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

Shoe Carnival's most recent dividend payout was on 19 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Shoe Carnival's shares ever split?

Shoe Carnival's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 30 April 2012. 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 Shoe Carnival shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Shoe Carnival shares which in turn could have impacted Shoe Carnival's share price.

Shoe Carnival share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Shoe Carnival's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.56 up to $40. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SCVL.US volatility(beta: 1.26)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 Shoe Carnival's is 1.2576. This would suggest that Shoe Carnival's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Shoe Carnival overview

Shoe Carnival, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a family footwear retailer in the United States. The company offers various dress, casual, and athletic footwear products for men, women, and children; and accessories, such as socks, belts, shoe care items, handbags, sport bags, backpacks, and wallets. As of February 1, 2020, it operated 392 stores in 35 states and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through online shopping at Shoe Carnival, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Evansville, Indiana.

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