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How to buy Value Line stock

Learn how to easily invest in Value Line stock.

Value Line Inc
- $2.16 ( - 4.40%)

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 140 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $40.3 million.

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Value Line stock price (NASDAQ: VALU)

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Value Line shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-18.
Latest market close$46.98
52-week range$29.89 - $118.40
50-day moving average $77.96
200-day moving average $65.14
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 27.8723
Dividend yield $0.94 (1.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.35

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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 $46.98 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-14) N/A
1 month (2022-08-23) -43.38%
3 months (2022-06-24) -24.34%
6 months (2022-03-22) -31.32%
1 year (2021-09-24) 36.17%
2 years (2020-09-25) 97.73%
3 years (2019-09-25) 96.73%
5 years (2017-09-25) 9,687.50%

Is Value Line stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 28x. In other words, Value Line shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Value Line's EBITDA

Value Line's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $12.4 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 $40.3 million
Operating margin TTM 27.52%
Gross profit TTM $35.5 million
Return on assets TTM 5.52%
Return on equity TTM 29.85%
Profit margin 55.54%
Book value $8.38
Market capitalisation $620.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Value Line share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 50.03% of net profits

Recently Value Line has paid out, on average, around 50.03% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.53% 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 1.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Value Line's case, that would currently equate to about $0.94 per share.

Value Line'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.

Value Line's most recent dividend payout was on 10 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 July 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Value Line's shares ever split?

Value Line's shares were split on a 1:35 basis on 21 July 2022. So if you had owned 35 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Value Line shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Value Line shares which in turn could have impacted Value Line's share price.

Value Line share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Value Line's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.8922 up to $118.4. 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 0.181. This would suggest that Value Line's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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's research services include 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 that 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, The Value Line Special Situations Service, The Value Line Climate Change Investing Service, and The Value Line Information You Should Know Wealth Newsletter 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; 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 91.186% of Value Line shares are held by insiders and 7.457% by institutions.
How many people work for Value Line?
Latest data suggests 140 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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