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How to buy Stellus Capital Investment Corporation stock

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Stellus Capital Investment Corporation is an asset management business based in the US. Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares (SCM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Stellus Capital Investment Corporation share price

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Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-13.
52-week rangeUSD$3.7094 - USD$13.4954
50-day moving average USD$11.013
200-day moving average USD$9.0697
Wall St. target priceUSD$10.8
PE ratio 39.7037
Dividend yield USD$1 (9.82%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.27

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Is Stellus Capital Investment Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's P/E ratio

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares trade at around 40x 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.

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$58.5 million
Operating margin TTM 70.69%
Gross profit TTM USD$58.9 million
Return on assets TTM 4.05%
Return on equity TTM 1.97%
Profit margin 8.91%
Book value $13.166
Market capitalisation USD$208.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares

There are currently 113,196 Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 15.7% up from 97,830 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 121716.12903226). Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.93. In other words for every 100,000 Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 930 shares are currently held short.

However Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0062% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares, roughly 6 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 Stellus Capital Investment Corporation.

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Stellus Capital Investment Corporation share dividends

75%

Dividend payout ratio: 75.07% of net profits

Recently Stellus Capital Investment Corporation has paid out, on average, around 75.07% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 9.82% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 9.82% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's shares ever split?

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's shares were split on a 10043:1000 basis on 13 January 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10043 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Stellus Capital Investment Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's share price.

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.7094 up to $13.4954. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SCM.US volatility(beta: 1.43)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 Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's is 1.4301. This would suggest that Stellus Capital Investment Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation overview

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation is a business development company specializing in investments in private middle-market companies. It invests through first lien, second lien, unitranche, and mezzanine debt financing, often with a corresponding equity investment. The fund prefers to invest in US and Canada. The fund seeks to invest in companies with an EBITDA between $5 million and $50 million.

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