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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 578 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$578.3 million.

How to buy shares in Virtus Investment Partners

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  3. Search for Virtus Investment Partners. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VRTS. 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 Virtus Investment Partners 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$186.77, 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 Virtus Investment Partners, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Virtus Investment Partners. 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.

Virtus Investment Partners share price

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Virtus Investment Partners shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-24.
Latest market close USD$186.77
52-week range USD$54.371 - USD$194.89
50-day moving average USD$167.6617
200-day moving average USD$135.1454
Wall St. target price USD$224.25
PE ratio 24.3021
Dividend yield USD$3.28 (1.8%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$7.478

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Is it a good time to buy Virtus Investment Partners stock?

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Virtus Investment Partners price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $186.77 from 2020-11-16

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1 month (2020-10-30) 17.06%
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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 24x. In other words, Virtus Investment Partners shares trade at around 24x 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 USD$173.5 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 USD$578.3 million
Operating margin TTM 22.73%
Gross profit TTM USD$240.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.53%
Return on equity TTM 11.3%
Profit margin 10.29%
Book value $89.192
Market capitalisation USD$1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Virtus Investment Partners shares

There are currently 120,020 Virtus Investment Partners shares held short by investors – that's known as Virtus Investment Partners's "short interest". This figure is 4.2% down from 125,272 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 50008.333333333). Virtus Investment Partners's SIR currently stands at 2.4. In other words for every 100,000 Virtus Investment Partners shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2400 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 0.0196% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Virtus Investment Partners shares, roughly 20 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

18%

Dividend payout ratio: 18.41% of net profits

Recently Virtus Investment Partners has paid out, on average, around 18.41% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.8% 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 1.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Virtus Investment Partners's case, that would currently equate to about $3.28 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 13 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 October 2020 (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 $54.371 up to $194.89. 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 1.5569. 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. It employs a multi manager approach for its products. The firm employs quantitative analysis to make its investments. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolios against the S&P 500 Index. The firm conducts in-house research to make its investments. Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut.

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