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How to buy Xcel Brands stock | $1.03

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Xcel Brands, Inc is an apparel manufacturing business based in the US. Xcel Brands shares (XELB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Xcel Brands employs 78 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$33.3 million.

How to buy shares in Xcel Brands

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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 Xcel Brands. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: XELB. 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 Xcel Brands 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$1.03, 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 Xcel Brands, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Xcel Brands. 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.

Xcel Brands share price

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Xcel Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market closeUSD$1.03
52-week rangeUSD$0.4 - USD$1.83
50-day moving average USD$0.9771
200-day moving average USD$0.8866
Wall St. target priceUSD$0.85
PE ratio 16.6889
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.086

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Is it a good time to buy Xcel Brands stock?

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Xcel Brands price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.03 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-12) N/A
1 month (2020-12-23) -8.85%
3 months (2020-10-19) N/A
6 months (2020-07-19) N/A
1 year (2020-01-19) N/A
2 years (2019-01-19) N/A
3 years (2018-01-19) N/A
5 years (2016-01-19) N/A

Is Xcel Brands under- or over-valued?

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

Xcel Brands's P/E ratio

Xcel Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Xcel Brands shares trade at around 17x 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.

Xcel Brands's PEG ratio

Xcel Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.74. 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 Xcel Brands's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Xcel Brands's EBITDA

Xcel Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Xcel Brands's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Xcel Brands financials

Revenue TTM USD$33.3 million
Gross profit TTM USD$31.5 million
Return on assets TTM -1.58%
Return on equity TTM -7.96%
Profit margin -23.55%
Book value $4.995
Market capitalisation USD$20 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Xcel Brands shares

There are currently 96,740 Xcel Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Xcel Brands's "short interest". This figure is 12.4% down from 110,372 last month.

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

Xcel Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Xcel Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Xcel Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Xcel Brands shares traded daily (recently around 691000). Xcel Brands's SIR currently stands at 0.14. In other words for every 100,000 Xcel Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 140 shares are currently held short.

However Xcel Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Xcel Brands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Xcel Brands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Xcel Brands's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Xcel Brands shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0274% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Xcel Brands shares, roughly 27 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 Xcel Brands.

Find out more about how you can short Xcel Brands stock.

Xcel Brands share dividends

We're not expecting Xcel Brands to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Xcel Brands's shares ever split?

Xcel Brands's shares were split on a 1:520 basis on 29 September 2011. So if you had owned 520 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Xcel Brands shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 51900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Xcel Brands shares which in turn could have impacted Xcel Brands's share price.

Xcel Brands share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Xcel Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.4 up to $1.83. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

XELB.US volatility(beta: 2.15)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 Xcel Brands's is 2.1483. This would suggest that Xcel Brands's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Xcel Brands overview

Xcel Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media and consumer products company in the United States. The company designs, produces, markets, wholesales, and sells branded apparel, footwear, accessories, jewelry, home goods, and other consumer products; and acquires consumer lifestyle brands, including the Isaac Mizrahi, the Judith Ripka, the H Halston Brand, the Halston Heritage, and the C Wonder brands. It licenses its brands to third parties; and provides design, production, and marketing services for promotion and distribution through a ubiquitous-channel retail sales strategy, including distribution through interactive television, the internet, and traditional brick-and-mortar retail channels. The company also offers social media marketing and other marketing, and public relations support for its brands. In addition, it markets the Mizrahi brands through; the Halston Brand through; the Judith Ripka Fine Jewelry brand through; the C Wonder brands through; and the Longaberger brand through Xcel Brands, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

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