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How to buy Volt Information Sciences stock

Learn how to easily invest in Volt Information Sciences stock.

Volt Information Sciences Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. Volt Information Sciences shares (VOLT) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Volt Information Sciences stock price (NYSE MKT: VOLT)

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Volt Information Sciences shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$3.85
52-week range$2.28 - $5.50
50-day moving average $3.00
200-day moving average $3.79
Wall St. target price$6.00
PE ratio 62
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.06

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Volt Information Sciences price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.85 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-13) 14.58%
1 month (2021-12-20) 52.78%
3 months (2021-10-20) 15.62%
6 months (2021-07-20) -14.82%
1 year (2021-01-20) 34.15%
2 years (2020-01-17) 42.07%
3 years (2019-01-18) 6.94%
5 years (2017-01-20) 7.7

Is Volt Information Sciences stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Volt Information Sciences's P/E ratio

Volt Information Sciences's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 62x. In other words, Volt Information Sciences shares trade at around 62x recent earnings.

Volt Information Sciences's PEG ratio

Volt Information Sciences's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3333. 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 Volt Information Sciences's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Volt Information Sciences's EBITDA

Volt Information Sciences's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $15.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Volt Information Sciences's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Volt Information Sciences financials

Revenue TTM $885.4 million
Operating margin TTM 0.91%
Gross profit TTM $143.5 million
Return on assets TTM 2.02%
Return on equity TTM 4.66%
Profit margin 0.16%
Book value $1.41
Market capitalisation $82.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Volt Information Sciences share dividends

We're not expecting Volt Information Sciences to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Volt Information Sciences's shares ever split?

Volt Information Sciences's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 28 January 2007. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Volt Information Sciences shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Volt Information Sciences shares which in turn could have impacted Volt Information Sciences's share price.

Volt Information Sciences share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Volt Information Sciences's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.28 up to $5.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VOLT.US volatility(beta: 2.42)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Volt Information Sciences's is 2.4237. This would suggest that Volt Information Sciences's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Volt Information Sciences overview

Volt Information Sciences, Inc. provides traditional time, materials-based, and project-based staffing services in the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through North American Staffing, International Staffing, and North American MSP segments. It provides contingent staffing, direct placement, personnel recruitment, staffing management, and other employment services; and managed service programs consisting of managing the procurement, on-boarding of contingent workers, and specialized solutions, such as managing suppliers, sourcing and recruiting support, statement of work management, supplier performance measurement, optimization and analysis, benchmarking of spend demographics and market rate analysis, consolidated customer billing, and supplier payment management solutions. The company also offers call center and payroll services; recruitment process outsourcing; and customized talent and supplier management solutions, as well as act as a subcontractor or associate vendor to other national providers in their MSPs. It serves multinational, national, and local customers in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, banking and finance, consumer electronics, information technology, insurance, life science, manufacturing, media and entertainment, pharmaceutical, software, telecommunication, transportation, and utilities. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Orange, California.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Volt Information Sciences is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 36.388% of Volt Information Sciences shares are held by insiders and 26.475% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Volt Information Sciences?
Volt Information Sciences's fiscal year ends in November.
Where is Volt Information Sciences based?
Volt Information Sciences's address is: 2401 North, Orange, CA, United States, 92865
What is Volt Information Sciences's ISIN number?
Volt Information Sciences's international securities identification number is: US9287031077
What is Volt Information Sciences's CUSIP number?
Volt Information Sciences's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 928703107

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