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How to buy Virtus Investment Partners (VRTS) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Virtus Investment Partners stock.

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc
NASDAQ: VRTS - USD
ASSET MANAGEMENT
$265.00
+$2.66 (+1.01%)

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc is an asset management business based in the US. Virtus Investment Partners shares (VRTS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Virtus Investment Partners employs 581 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Virtus Investment Partners stock price (NASDAQ: VRTS)

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Virtus Investment Partners shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$276.61
52-week range$127.78 - $300.54
50-day moving average $277.47
200-day moving average $257.15
Wall St. target price$361.33
PE ratio 17.666
Dividend yield $3.13 (1.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $14.85

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Virtus Investment Partners price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $276.61 from 2021-05-26

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1 month (2021-06-25) 0.66%
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Is Virtus Investment Partners under- or over-valued?

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

Virtus Investment Partners's P/E ratio

Virtus Investment Partners's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Virtus Investment Partners shares trade at around 18x 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.

Virtus Investment Partners's PEG ratio

Virtus Investment Partners's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.62. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Virtus Investment Partners's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Virtus Investment Partners's EBITDA

Virtus Investment Partners's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $221 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Virtus Investment Partners's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Virtus Investment Partners financials

Revenue TTM $676.2 million
Operating margin TTM 26.89%
Gross profit TTM $259.6 million
Return on assets TTM 3.2%
Return on equity TTM 21.33%
Profit margin 17.87%
Book value $95.35
Market capitalisation $2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Virtus Investment Partners shares

There are currently 125,790 Virtus Investment Partners shares held short by investors – that's known as Virtus Investment Partners's "short interest". This figure is 5.9% up from 118,736 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Virtus Investment Partners shares can be evaluated.

Virtus Investment Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Virtus Investment Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Virtus Investment Partners shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Virtus Investment Partners shares traded daily (recently around 61360.975609756). Virtus Investment Partners's SIR currently stands at 2.05. In other words for every 100,000 Virtus Investment Partners shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2050 shares are currently held short.

However Virtus Investment Partners's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Virtus Investment Partners shares, or, against the total number of tradable Virtus Investment Partners shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Virtus Investment Partners's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Virtus Investment Partners shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0174% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Virtus Investment Partners shares, roughly 17 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 Virtus Investment Partners.

Find out more about how you can short Virtus Investment Partners stock.

Virtus Investment Partners share dividends

17%

Dividend payout ratio: 16.68% of net profits

Recently Virtus Investment Partners has paid out, on average, around 16.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Virtus Investment Partners shareholders could enjoy a 1.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Virtus Investment Partners's case, that would currently equate to about $3.13 per share.

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

Virtus Investment Partners's most recent dividend payout was on 12 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Virtus Investment Partners share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Virtus Investment Partners's shares have ranged in value from as little as $127.7799 up to $300.54. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VRTS.US volatility(beta: 1.56)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Virtus Investment Partners's is 1.5577. This would suggest that Virtus Investment Partners's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Virtus Investment Partners overview

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to individual and institutional clients. It launches separate client focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm launches equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity, fixed income, and real estate markets. The firm also invests in exchange traded funds.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Virtus Investment Partners is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.31% of Virtus Investment Partners shares are held by insiders and 85.338% by institutions.
How many people work for Virtus Investment Partners?
Latest data suggests 581 work at Virtus Investment Partners.
When does the fiscal year end for Virtus Investment Partners?
Virtus Investment Partners's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Virtus Investment Partners based?
Virtus Investment Partners's address is: One Financial Plaza, Hartford, CT, United States, 06103
What is Virtus Investment Partners's ISIN number?
Virtus Investment Partners's international securities identification number is: US92828Q1094
What is Virtus Investment Partners's CUSIP number?
Virtus Investment Partners's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 718924103

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