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How to buy Value Line stock | $32.09

Learn how to easily invest in Value Line stock.

Value Line Inc is a financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. Value Line shares (VALU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Value Line employs 166 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Value Line stock price (NASDAQ: VALU)

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Value Line shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$32.09
52-week range$24.88 - $39.51
50-day moving average $33.13
200-day moving average $32.06
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 13.0353
Dividend yield $0.86 (2.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.49

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Is it a good time to buy Value Line stock?

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Value Line price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32.09 from 2021-10-26

1 week (2021-10-20) 0.28%
1 month (2021-09-27) -6.72%
3 months (2021-07-27) -1.50%
6 months (2021-04-27) 4.36%
1 year (2020-10-27) 16.69%
2 years (2019-10-25) 30.87%
3 years (2018-10-26) 32.55%
5 years (2016-10-27) 76.71%

Is Value Line under- or over-valued?

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

Value Line's P/E ratio

Value Line's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Value Line shares trade at around 13x 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.

Value Line's EBITDA

Value Line's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.8 million.

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

Value Line financials

Revenue TTM $40.2 million
Operating margin TTM 18.83%
Gross profit TTM $35 million
Return on assets TTM 4.04%
Return on equity TTM 37.53%
Profit margin 59.42%
Book value $7.39
Market capitalisation $310.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Value Line shares

There are currently 10,614 Value Line shares held short by investors – that's known as Value Line's "short interest". This figure is 10.3% down from 11,833 last month.

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

Value Line's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Value Line's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Value Line shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Value Line shares traded daily (recently around 12943.902439024). Value Line's SIR currently stands at 0.82. In other words for every 100,000 Value Line shares traded daily on the market, roughly 820 shares are currently held short.

However Value Line's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Value Line shares, or, against the total number of tradable Value Line shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Value Line's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Value Line shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0115% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Value Line shares, roughly 12 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 Value Line.

Find out more about how you can short Value Line stock.

Value Line share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 24.98% of net profits

Recently Value Line has paid out, on average, around 24.98% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.71% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Value Line shareholders could enjoy a 2.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Value Line's case, that would currently equate to about $0.86 per share.

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

Value Line's most recent dividend payout was on 10 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Value Line share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Value Line's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.8791 up to $39.51. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Value Line's is -0.0026. This would suggest that Value Line's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Value Line has bucked the trend.

Value Line overview

Value Line, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells investment periodicals and related publications primarily in the United States. Its investment periodicals and related publications cover a range of investments, including stocks, mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), and options. The company offers research services, such as The Value Line Investment Survey, The Value Line Investment Survey - Small and Mid-Cap, The Value Line 600, and The Value Line Fund Advisor Plus, which provide statistical and text coverage of various investment securities, with an emphasis placed on its proprietary research, analysis, and statistical ranks. It also provides niche newsletters comprising Value Line Select, Value Line Select: Dividend Income & Growth, Value Line Select: ETFs, and The Value Line Special Situations Service that offer information on a less comprehensive basis for securities that are of particular interest to subscribers; digital versions of its products through its Website, www. valueline. com, as well as The Value Line Research Center online platform; and investment analysis software, such as The Value Line Investment Analyzer, which includes data sorting and filtering tools.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Value Line is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 90.379% of Value Line shares are held by insiders and 7.316% by institutions.
How many people work for Value Line?
Latest data suggests 166 work at Value Line.
When does the fiscal year end for Value Line?
Value Line's fiscal year ends in April.
Where is Value Line based?
Value Line's address is: 551 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10176-0001
What is Value Line's ISIN number?
Value Line's international securities identification number is: US9204371002
What is Value Line's CUSIP number?
Value Line's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 920437100

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