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How to buy Virtu Financial stock

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Virtu Financial, Inc is a capital markets business based in the US. Virtu Financial shares (VIRT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Virtu Financial employs 976 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Virtu Financial share price

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Virtu Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$20.13 - $32.35
50-day moving average $30.21
200-day moving average $26.01
Wall St. target price$31.95
PE ratio 6.0136
Dividend yield $0.96 (3.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.16

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Is it a good time to buy Virtu Financial stock?

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Is Virtu Financial under- or over-valued?

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

Virtu Financial's P/E ratio

Virtu Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Virtu Financial shares trade at around 6x 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.

Virtu Financial financials

Revenue TTM $2.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 45.66%
Gross profit TTM $1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 11.45%
Return on equity TTM 72.69%
Profit margin 22.16%
Book value $12.04
Market capitalisation $6.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Virtu Financial shares

There are currently 4.4 million Virtu Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as Virtu Financial's "short interest". This figure is 14.7% down from 5.1 million last month.

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

Virtu Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Virtu Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Virtu Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Virtu Financial shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Virtu Financial's SIR currently stands at 2.89. In other words for every 100,000 Virtu Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2890 shares are currently held short.

However Virtu Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Virtu Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable Virtu Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Virtu Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Virtu Financial shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0536% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Virtu Financial shares, roughly 54 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 Virtu Financial.

Find out more about how you can short Virtu Financial stock.

Virtu Financial share dividends

17%

Dividend payout ratio: 16.64% of net profits

Recently Virtu Financial has paid out, on average, around 16.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Virtu Financial shareholders could enjoy a 3.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Virtu Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $0.96 per share.

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

Virtu Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Virtu Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Virtu Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.1253 up to $32.35. 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 Virtu Financial's is -0.2642. This would suggest that Virtu Financial's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Virtu Financial has bucked the trend.

Virtu Financial overview

Virtu Financial, Inc. , financial services company, provides execution services and data, analytics, and connectivity products to clients worldwide. Its product suite includes offerings in execution, liquidity sourcing, analytics and broker-neutral, and multi-dealer platforms in workflow technology. The company's solutions enable clients to trade on various venues across countries and in multiple asset classes, including global equities, ETFs, foreign exchange, futures, fixed income, and other commodities. Its analytics platform provides a range of pre- and post-trade services, data products, and compliance for clients to invest, trade, and manage risk across markets. Virtu Financial, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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