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How to buy Village Super Market stock

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Village Super Market, Inc is a grocery stores business based in the US. Village Super Market shares (VLGEA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Village Super Market employs 2,178 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Village Super Market

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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 Village Super Market. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VLGEA. 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 Village Super Market 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. 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 Village Super Market, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Village Super Market. 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.

Village Super Market share price

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Village Super Market shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-24.
52-week range USD$16.003 - USD$27.6002
50-day moving average USD$23.6347
200-day moving average USD$24.8812
Wall St. target price N/A
PE ratio 13.6163
Dividend yield USD$1 (4.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.719

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Is it a good time to buy Village Super Market stock?

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Is Village Super Market under- or over-valued?

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

Village Super Market's P/E ratio

Village Super Market's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Village Super Market shares trade at around 14x 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.

Village Super Market's EBITDA

Village Super Market's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$59.3 million.

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

Village Super Market financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.53%
Gross profit TTM USD$506.5 million
Return on assets TTM 2.43%
Return on equity TTM 7.66%
Profit margin 1.38%
Book value $22.835
Market capitalisation USD$240.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Village Super Market shares

There are currently 572,961 Village Super Market shares held short by investors – that's known as Village Super Market's "short interest". This figure is 0% down from 573,095 last month.

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

Village Super Market's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Village Super Market's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Village Super Market shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Village Super Market shares traded daily (recently around 25352.256637168). Village Super Market's SIR currently stands at 22.6. In other words for every 100,000 Village Super Market shares traded daily on the market, roughly 22600 shares are currently held short.

However Village Super Market's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Village Super Market shares, or, against the total number of tradable Village Super Market shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Village Super Market's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Village Super Market shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0686% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Village Super Market shares, roughly 69 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against Village Super Market.

Find out more about how you can short Village Super Market stock.

Village Super Market share dividends

56%

Dividend payout ratio: 56.46% of net profits

Recently Village Super Market has paid out, on average, around 56.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Village Super Market shareholders could enjoy a 4.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Village Super Market's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

Village Super Market'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.

Village Super Market's most recent dividend payout was on 22 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Village Super Market's shares ever split?

Village Super Market's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 January 2009. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Village Super Market shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Village Super Market shares which in turn could have impacted Village Super Market's share price.

Village Super Market share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Village Super Market's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.003 up to $27.6002. 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 Village Super Market's is 0.0203. This would suggest that Village Super Market's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Village Super Market overview

Village Super Market, Inc. operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. Its stores feature specialty departments, such as an on-site bakery, an expanded delicatessen, various natural and organic foods, ethnic and international foods, prepared foods, and pharmacies. The company operates a chain of 30 ShopRite supermarkets, 5 Fairway Markets, and 3 Gourmet Garage specialty markets located in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Village Super Market, Inc. was founded in 1937 and is based in Springfield, New Jersey.

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