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How to buy Donegal Group (DGICA) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Donegal Group stocks.

Donegal Group is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. Donegal Group stocks (DGICA.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $15.44 – an increase of 0.99% over the previous week. Donegal Group employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $803.7 million.

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Donegal Group stock price (NASDAQ:DGICA)

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Donegal Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-23.
Latest market close$14.33
52-week range$12.93 - $15.96
50-day moving average $14.22
200-day moving average $14.86
Wall St. target price$18.00
PE ratio 12.7897
Dividend yield $0.63 (4.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.12

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Is it a good time to buy Donegal Group stock?

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Donegal Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.33 from 2022-01-26

1 week (2022-01-21) -0.14%
1 month (2021-12-28) 0.92%
3 months (2021-10-28) 0.49%
6 months (2021-07-28) -7.55%
1 year (2021-01-28) 3.77%
2 years (2020-01-28) 1.06%
3 years (2019-01-28) 8.31%
5 years (2017-01-27) 16.6

Is Donegal Group under- or over-valued?

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

Donegal Group's P/E ratio

Donegal Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Donegal Group shares trade at around 13x 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.

Donegal Group's PEG ratio

Donegal Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.06. 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 Donegal Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Donegal Group's EBITDA

Donegal Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $49.4 million.

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

Donegal Group financials

Revenue TTM $803.7 million
Operating margin TTM 5.39%
Gross profit TTM $65.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.23%
Return on equity TTM 6.63%
Profit margin 4.3%
Book value $17.21
Market capitalisation $447.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Donegal Group share dividends

70%

Dividend payout ratio: 69.57% of net profits

Recently Donegal Group has paid out, on average, around 69.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Donegal Group shareholders could enjoy a 4.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Donegal Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.63 per share.

Donegal Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Donegal Group's most recent dividend payout was on 14 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Donegal Group's shares ever split?

Donegal Group's shares were split on a 4:3 basis on 26 April 2006. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Donegal Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Donegal Group shares which in turn could have impacted Donegal Group's share price.

Donegal Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Donegal Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.9285 up to $15.9597. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Donegal Group's is 0.0461. This would suggest that Donegal Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Donegal Group overview

Donegal Group Inc. , an insurance holding company, provides personal and commercial lines of property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, New England, and southern states. It operates through four segments: Investment Function, Personal Lines of Insurance, and Commercial Lines of Insurance. The company offers private passenger automobile policies that provide protection against liability for bodily injury and property damage arising from automobile accidents, as well as protection against loss from damage to automobiles. It also offers homeowners policies, which provide coverage for damage to residences and their contents from a range of perils, including fire, lightning, windstorm, and theft; and liability of the insured arising from injury to other persons or their property. In addition, the company offers commercial automobile policies that provide protection against liability for bodily injury and property damage arising from automobile accidents and protection against loss from damage to automobiles owned by the insured; commercial multi-peril policies that provide protection to businesses against various perils, primarily combining liability and physical damage coverages; and workers' compensation policies, which provide benefits to employees for injuries sustained during employment. The company markets its insurance products through a network of approximately 2,400 independent insurance agencies.

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