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Tri-Continental Corporation is an asset management business based in the US. Tri-Continental Corporation shares (TY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Tri-Continental Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week range$16.48 - $31.64
50-day moving average $30.75
200-day moving average $28.48
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 8.4078
Dividend yield $1.077 (3.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.74

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Is Tri-Continental Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Tri-Continental Corporation's P/E ratio

Tri-Continental 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 8x. In other words, Tri-Continental Corporation shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Tri-Continental Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $63.4 million
Operating margin TTM 88.06%
Gross profit TTM $63.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2%
Return on equity TTM 11.36%
Profit margin 312.2%
Book value $33.26
Market capitalisation $1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Tri-Continental Corporation shares

There are currently 796,313 Tri-Continental Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Tri-Continental Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 0.7% down from 801,928 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Tri-Continental Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Tri-Continental Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Tri-Continental Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Tri-Continental Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Tri-Continental Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 56636.770981508). Tri-Continental Corporation's SIR currently stands at 14.06. In other words for every 100,000 Tri-Continental Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 14060 shares are currently held short.

However Tri-Continental Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Tri-Continental Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Tri-Continental Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Tri-Continental Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Tri-Continental Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Tri-Continental Corporation shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Tri-Continental Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Tri-Continental Corporation stock.

Tri-Continental Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Tri-Continental Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Tri-Continental Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.95

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Tri-Continental Corporation's overall score of 29.95 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Tri-Continental Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Tri-Continental Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.6/100

Tri-Continental Corporation's environmental score of 11.6 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Tri-Continental Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Tri-Continental Corporation's social score

Social score: 15.4/100

Tri-Continental Corporation's social score of 15.4 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Tri-Continental Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Tri-Continental Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 10.39/100

Tri-Continental Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Tri-Continental Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Tri-Continental Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.95
Total ESG percentile 8
Environmental score 11.6
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 15.4
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 10.39
Governance score percentile 8

Tri-Continental Corporation share dividends

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.56% of net profits

Recently Tri-Continental Corporation has paid out, on average, around 27.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Tri-Continental Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Tri-Continental Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.077 per share.

While Tri-Continental Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Tri-Continental Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Tri-Continental Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 26 December 2018. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Tri-Continental Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Tri-Continental Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.4818 up to $31.64. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TY.US volatility(beta: 1.06)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 Tri-Continental Corporation's is 1.0607. This would suggest that Tri-Continental Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Tri-Continental Corporation overview

Tri-Continental Corporation is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC. It primarily invests in the public equity markets of the United States. The fund invests in stocks of companies that operate across diversified sectors. It seeks to invest in stocks of large-cap companies. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against S&P 500 Index. Tri-Continental Corporation was formed in January 1929 and is domiciled in the United States. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Tri-Continental Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.002% of Tri-Continental Corporation shares are held by insiders and 10.126% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Tri-Continental Corporation?
Tri-Continental Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Tri-Continental Corporation based?
Tri-Continental Corporation's address is: 225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA, United States, 02110
What is Tri-Continental Corporation's ISIN number?
Tri-Continental Corporation's international securities identification number is: US8954361031
What is Tri-Continental Corporation's CUSIP number?
Tri-Continental Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 895436103

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