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How to buy Two Harbors Investment stock | $6.66

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Two Harbors Investment Corp is a reit-mortgage business based in the US. Two Harbors Investment shares (TWO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Two Harbors Investment

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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 Two Harbors Investment. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TWO. 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 Two Harbors Investment 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$6.66, 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 Two Harbors Investment, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Two Harbors Investment. 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.

Two Harbors Investment share price

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Two Harbors Investment shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market closeUSD$6.66
52-week rangeUSD$2.1054 - USD$14.8316
50-day moving average USD$5.7274
200-day moving average USD$5.3575
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.63
PE ratio 4.914
Dividend yield USD$0.56 (8.97%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.927

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Is it a good time to buy Two Harbors Investment stock?

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Two Harbors Investment price performance over time

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Is Two Harbors Investment under- or over-valued?

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

Two Harbors Investment's P/E ratio

Two Harbors Investment's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Two Harbors Investment shares trade at around 5x 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.

Two Harbors Investment's PEG ratio

Two Harbors Investment's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.59. 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 Two Harbors Investment's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Two Harbors Investment financials

Operating margin TTM 299.35%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -6.47%
Return on equity TTM -42.46%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $7.462
Market capitalisation USD$1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Two Harbors Investment shares

There are currently 8.0 million Two Harbors Investment shares held short by investors – that's known as Two Harbors Investment's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% up from 7.8 million last month.

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

Two Harbors Investment's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Two Harbors Investment's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Two Harbors Investment shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Two Harbors Investment shares traded daily (recently around 3.0 million). Two Harbors Investment's SIR currently stands at 2.62. In other words for every 100,000 Two Harbors Investment shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2620 shares are currently held short.

However Two Harbors Investment's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Two Harbors Investment shares, or, against the total number of tradable Two Harbors Investment shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Two Harbors Investment's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Two Harbors Investment shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0294% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Two Harbors Investment shares, roughly 29 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 Two Harbors Investment.

Find out more about how you can short Two Harbors Investment stock.

Two Harbors Investment share dividends

100%

Dividend payout ratio: 100% of net profits

Recently Two Harbors Investment has paid out, on average, around 100% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.97% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Two Harbors Investment shareholders could enjoy a 8.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Two Harbors Investment's case, that would currently equate to about $0.56 per share.

Two Harbors Investment'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.

Two Harbors Investment's most recent dividend payout was on 29 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Two Harbors Investment's shares ever split?

Two Harbors Investment's shares were split on a 1221:2000 basis on 2 November 2017. So if you had owned 2000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1221 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Two Harbors Investment shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 63.8% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Two Harbors Investment shares which in turn could have impacted Two Harbors Investment's share price.

Two Harbors Investment share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Two Harbors Investment's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.1054 up to $14.8316. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TWO.US volatility(beta: 1.66)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 Two Harbors Investment's is 1.6646. This would suggest that Two Harbors Investment's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Two Harbors Investment overview

Two Harbors Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on investing in, financing, and managing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), non-agency securities, mortgage servicing rights, and other financial assets in the United States. Its target assets include agency RMBS collateralized by fixed rate mortgage loans, adjustable rate mortgage loans, and hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARMs); non-agency securities collateralized by residential mortgage loans; and other assets, such as financial and mortgage-related assets, as well as residential mortgage loans and non-hedging transactions. The company qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, the Company must distribute at least 90% of annual taxable income to its stockholders. Two Harbors Investment Corp. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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