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Stein Mart, Inc is an apparel retail business based in the US. Stein Mart shares (SMRT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Stein Mart employs 5,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Stein Mart

  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 Stein Mart. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SMRT. 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 Stein Mart 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$0.0186, 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 Stein Mart, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Stein Mart. 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 Stein Mart's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$0.0186, which is 97.89% down on its pre-crash value of USD$0.8825 and 1,405.38% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$0.28.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Stein Mart shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$318.22 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$21.13.

Stein Mart share price

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Stein Mart shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-18.
Latest market closeUSD$0.0186
52-week rangeUSD$0.0167 - USD$0.89
50-day moving average USD$0.0223
200-day moving average USD$0.2416
Wall St. target priceUSD$2
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.229

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Is it a good time to buy Stein Mart stock?

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Stein Mart price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $0.0186 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-22) 20.00%
1 month (2020-09-29) -25.60%
3 months (2020-07-29) -94.48%
6 months (2020-04-29) -93.36%
1 year (2019-10-29) -97.63%
2 years (2018-10-29) -98.98%
3 years (2017-10-27) -98.37%
5 years (2015-10-29) -99.79%

Is Stein Mart under- or over-valued?

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

Stein Mart's EBITDA

Stein Mart's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$31.2 million.

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

Stein Mart financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$335.4 million
Return on assets TTM -5.29%
Return on equity TTM -1370.54%
Profit margin -7.6%
Book value $0.66
Market capitalisation USD$3.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Stein Mart shares

There are currently 738,377 Stein Mart shares held short by investors – that's known as Stein Mart's "short interest". This figure is 22.4% up from 603,433 last month.

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

Stein Mart's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Stein Mart's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Stein Mart shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Stein Mart shares traded daily (recently around 4.1 million). Stein Mart's SIR currently stands at 0.18. In other words for every 100,000 Stein Mart shares traded daily on the market, roughly 180 shares are currently held short.

However Stein Mart's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Stein Mart shares, or, against the total number of tradable Stein Mart shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Stein Mart's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Stein Mart shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0172% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Stein Mart shares, roughly 17 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 Stein Mart.

Find out more about how you can short Stein Mart stock.

Stein Mart share dividends

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

Have Stein Mart's shares ever split?

Stein Mart's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 May 1998. 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 Stein Mart shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Stein Mart shares which in turn could have impacted Stein Mart's share price.

Stein Mart share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Stein Mart's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.0167 up to $0.89. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Stein Mart's is -0.0005. This would suggest that Stein Mart's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Stein Mart has bucked the trend.

Stein Mart overview

Stein Mart, Inc., a specialty omnichannel off-price retailer, offers designer and name-brand fashion apparels, home décor merchandise, accessories, and shoes at everyday discount prices in the United States. The company's stores also provides endless aisle, a mobile technology to locate products; a SMart Rewards loyalty program; co-branded and private label credit card programs; and electronic gift cards. As of June 3, 2020, it operated 281 stores in 30 states. The company also sells its products through an online retail selling site. Stein Mart, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. On August 12, 2020, Stein Mart, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

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