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How to buy TrueBlue stock

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TrueBlue, Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. TrueBlue shares (TBI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. TrueBlue employs 5,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – TBI – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

TrueBlue share price

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TrueBlue shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-22.
52-week range$12.30 - $23.55
50-day moving average $22.03
200-day moving average $19.63
Wall St. target price$22.40
PE ratio 8.7702
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.75

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Is it a good time to buy TrueBlue stock?

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Is TrueBlue under- or over-valued?

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

TrueBlue's P/E ratio

TrueBlue's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, TrueBlue shares trade at around 9x 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.

TrueBlue's PEG ratio

TrueBlue's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4. 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 TrueBlue's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

TrueBlue's EBITDA

TrueBlue's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $32.6 million.

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

TrueBlue financials

Revenue TTM $1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.03%
Gross profit TTM $440.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.04%
Return on equity TTM -26.68%
Profit margin -7.68%
Book value $12.32
Market capitalisation $791.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting TrueBlue shares

There are currently 502,063 TrueBlue shares held short by investors – that's known as TrueBlue's "short interest". This figure is 4.7% down from 527,025 last month.

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

TrueBlue's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

TrueBlue's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of TrueBlue shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of TrueBlue shares traded daily (recently around 204923.67346939). TrueBlue's SIR currently stands at 2.45. In other words for every 100,000 TrueBlue shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2450 shares are currently held short.

However TrueBlue's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of TrueBlue shares, or, against the total number of tradable TrueBlue shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case TrueBlue's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 TrueBlue shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.02% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable TrueBlue shares, roughly 20 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 TrueBlue.

Find out more about how you can short TrueBlue stock.

TrueBlue share dividends

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

Have TrueBlue's shares ever split?

TrueBlue's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 12 July 1999. 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 TrueBlue shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for TrueBlue shares which in turn could have impacted TrueBlue's share price.

TrueBlue share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TrueBlue's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.3 up to $23.55. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TBI.US volatility(beta: 1.68)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 TrueBlue's is 1.6839. This would suggest that TrueBlue's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

TrueBlue overview

TrueBlue, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides specialized workforce solutions in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. It operates through three segments: PeopleReady, PeopleManagement, and PeopleScout. The PeopleReady segment offers a range of contingent staffing solutions for blue-collar, on-demand, and skilled labor in construction, manufacturing and logistics, warehousing and distribution, waste and recycling, energy, retail, hospitality, general labor, and other industries. The PeopleManagement segment provides contingent labor and outsourced industrial workforce solutions. It offers on-site management and recruitment for the contingent industrial workforce of manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution facilities; and recruitment and management of contingent and dedicated commercial drivers to the transportation and distribution industries under the Staff Management, SIMOS Insourcing Solutions, and Centerline Drivers brands. The PeopleScout segment offers permanent employee recruitment process outsourcing services; and manages clients' contingent labor programs comprising vendor selection, performance management, compliance monitoring, and risk management.

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