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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 161 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$41 million.

How to buy shares in Value Line

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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 Value Line. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VALU. 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 Value Line 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$29.29, 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 Value Line, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Value Line. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Value Line's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Value Line's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$29.29, which is 7.31% down on its pre-crash value of USD$31.6 and 46.38% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$20.01.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Value Line shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$652.62 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$855.27.

Value Line share price

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Value Line shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$29.29
52-week range USD$18.4 - USD$36.5445
50-day moving average USD$25.4509
200-day moving average USD$26.9781
Wall St. target price N/A
PE ratio 15.1695
Dividend yield USD$0.84 (3.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.774

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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 $29.29 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-16) N/A
1 month (2020-10-27) 6.51%
3 months (2020-08-23) N/A
6 months (2020-05-23) N/A
1 year (2019-11-23) N/A
2 years (2018-11-23) N/A
3 years (2017-11-23) N/A
5 years (2015-11-23) N/A

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 15x. In other words, Value Line shares trade at around 15x 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 USD$9.7 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 USD$41 million
Operating margin TTM 22.66%
Gross profit TTM USD$35.4 million
Return on assets TTM 5.47%
Return on equity TTM 32.24%
Profit margin 41.67%
Book value $5.902
Market capitalisation USD$264.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Value Line shares

There are currently 8,144 Value Line shares held short by investors – that's known as Value Line's "short interest". This figure is 1.1% up from 8,053 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 1645.2525252525). Value Line's SIR currently stands at 4.95. In other words for every 100,000 Value Line shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4950 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 0.0084% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Value Line shares, roughly 8 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

39%

Dividend payout ratio: 38.5% of net profits

Recently Value Line has paid out, on average, around 38.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.05% 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 3.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Value Line's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.

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

Value Line's most recent dividend payout was on 10 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 July 2020 (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 $18.4 up to $36.5445. 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 -0.0165. 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. In addition, the company offers current and historical financial databases comprising DataFile, estimates and projections, and mutual funds through the Internet; and copyright products, which include unit investment trusts, variable annuities, managed accounts, and EFTs. Further, it places advertising on behalf of the company's publications; and provides subscription fulfillment and subscriber relation services. The company serves individual and professional investors, as well as institutions, including municipal and university libraries, and investment firms. Value Line, Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Value Line, Inc. is a subsidiary of Arnold Bernhard & Co, Inc.

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