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How to buy Citizens (CIA) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Citizens stocks.
Citizens is an insurance-life business based in the US. Citizens stocks (CIA.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $5.11 – a decrease of 4.14% over the previous week. Citizens employs 245 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $245.6 million.
How to buy shares in Citizens
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CIA – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- 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.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
Is it a good time to buy Citizens stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Citizens?
- Has coronavirus impacted Citizens shares?
- Citizens shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Citizens stock a buy or sell?
- Citizens performance over time
- Are Citizens shares over-valued?
- Citizens's financials
- How volatile are Citizens shares?
- Does Citizens pay a dividend?
- Have Citizens shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Citizens's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Citizens's stock price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $5.09, which is 19.46% down on its pre-crash value of $6.32 and 43.38% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $3.55.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Citizens stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $934.68 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $791.60.
Citizens stock price (NYSE:CIA)Use our graph to track the performance of CIA stocks over time.
Citizens shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$5.09|
|52-week range||$4.81 - $7.06|
|50-day moving average||$5.96|
|200-day moving average||$5.76|
|Wall St. target price||$7.00|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.00|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Citizens price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-07)||-4.14%|
|1 month (2021-12-16)||-11.48%|
|3 months (2021-10-15)||-19.46%|
|6 months (2021-07-16)||-6.61%|
|1 year (2021-01-15)||-15.87%|
|2 years (2020-01-16)||-24.59%|
|3 years (2019-01-16)||7.74|
|5 years (2017-01-13)||10.37|
Is Citizens under- or over-valued?
Valuing Citizens stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Citizens's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Citizens's P/E ratio
Citizens's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1310x. In other words, Citizens shares trade at around 1310x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Citizens's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $9.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Citizens's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$245.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||3.17%|
|Gross profit TTM||$43.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.26%|
|Return on equity TTM||0.07%|
|Market capitalisation||$260.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Citizens share dividends
We're not expecting Citizens to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Citizens's shares ever split?
Citizens's shares were split on a 107:100 basis on 12 December 2005. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 107 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Citizens shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 6.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Citizens shares which in turn could have impacted Citizens's share price.
Citizens share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Citizens's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.81 up to $7.06. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Citizens's is 0.1693. This would suggest that Citizens's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Citizens, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides life insurance products in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Life Insurance and Home Service Insurance. The Life Insurance segment issues ordinary whole life insurance and endowment policies in the United States dollar-denominated amounts to non-U. S. residents in through independent marketing agencies and consultants. The Home Service Insurance segment offers pre-need and final expense ordinary life insurance, and annuities to middle and lower income individuals and families primarily in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
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