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How to buy Townsquare Media stock | $5.51

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Townsquare Media, Inc is an advertising agencies business based in the US. Townsquare Media shares (TSQ) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Townsquare Media employs 2,272 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$374.9 million.

How to buy shares in Townsquare Media

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  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 Townsquare Media. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TSQ. 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 Townsquare Media 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$5.51, 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 Townsquare Media, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Townsquare Media. 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.

Townsquare Media share price

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Townsquare Media shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
Latest market close USD$5.51
52-week range USD$3.4824 - USD$10.1718
50-day moving average USD$5.0793
200-day moving average USD$4.7764
Wall St. target price USD$8
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.3 (5.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.135

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Is it a good time to buy Townsquare Media stock?

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Townsquare Media price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.51 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -8.32%
1 month (2020-11-06) 11.09%
3 months (2020-09-04) 18.24%
6 months (2020-06-05) 2.99%
1 year (2019-12-05) -34.79%
2 years (2018-12-04) -5.65%
3 years (2017-12-05) -31.47%
5 years (2015-12-04) -50.14%

Is Townsquare Media under- or over-valued?

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

Townsquare Media's PEG ratio

Townsquare Media's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4715. 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 Townsquare Media's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Townsquare Media's EBITDA

Townsquare Media's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$57.9 million.

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

Townsquare Media financials

Revenue TTM USD$374.9 million
Operating margin TTM 9.82%
Gross profit TTM USD$128.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.58%
Return on equity TTM -73.43%
Profit margin -44.12%
Book value $4.886
Market capitalisation USD$114.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Townsquare Media shares

There are currently 85,666 Townsquare Media shares held short by investors – that's known as Townsquare Media's "short interest". This figure is 12.4% down from 97,805 last month.

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

Townsquare Media's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Townsquare Media's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Townsquare Media shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Townsquare Media shares traded daily (recently around 11751.165980796). Townsquare Media's SIR currently stands at 7.29. In other words for every 100,000 Townsquare Media shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7290 shares are currently held short.

However Townsquare Media's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Townsquare Media shares, or, against the total number of tradable Townsquare Media shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Townsquare Media's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Townsquare Media shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0098% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Townsquare Media shares, roughly 10 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 Townsquare Media.

Find out more about how you can short Townsquare Media stock.

Townsquare Media share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 12.5% of net profits

Recently Townsquare Media has paid out, on average, around 12.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Townsquare Media shareholders could enjoy a 5.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Townsquare Media's case, that would currently equate to about $0.3 per share.

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

Townsquare Media's most recent dividend payout was on 15 May 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Townsquare Media share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Townsquare Media's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.4824 up to $10.1718. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TSQ.US volatility(beta: 1.81)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 Townsquare Media's is 1.8083. This would suggest that Townsquare Media's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Townsquare Media overview

Townsquare Media, Inc. operates as a radio, digital media, entertainment, and digital marketing solutions company in small and mid-sized markets. It operates through Advertising, Townsquare Interactive, and Live Events segments. The company provides advertising and marketing solutions to advertisers and businesses through its radio stations, Websites, radio stations' online streams, and mobile applications; and digital advertising services, as well as operates Townsquare Ignite, a digital programmatic advertising platform. It also offers digital marketing solutions, such as traditional and mobile enabled Website development and hosting services, e-commerce platforms, search engine and online directory optimization services, online reputation monitoring, and social media and website retargeting services under the Townsquare Interactive brand. Additionally, the company sells tickets, sponsorships, food and other concessions, merchandise, and other ancillary products and services. As of June 15, 2020, the company owned and operated 321 radio stations and approximately 330 local Websites in 67 markets in the United States. It also creates, promotes, and produces live events, including concerts, expositions, and other experiential events. The company was formerly known as Regent Communications, Inc. and changed its name to Townsquare Media, Inc. in May 2010. Townsquare Media, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

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