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How to buy General American Investors Company (GAM) shares

Learn how to easily invest in General American Investors Company shares.

General American Investors Company is an asset management business based in the US. General American Investors Company stocks (GAM.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $43.48 – a decrease of 1.3% over the previous week. General American Investors Company employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $15.3 million.

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General American Investors Company stock price (NYSE:GAM)

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General American Investors Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-25.
Latest market close$40.14
52-week range$34.18 - $45.53
50-day moving average $43.18
200-day moving average $43.51
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 3.2897
Dividend yield $2.75 (0.86%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $12.24

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Is it a good time to buy General American Investors Company stock?

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General American Investors Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $40.14 from 2022-01-27

1 week (2022-01-21) -1.30%
1 month (2021-12-28) -9.14%
3 months (2021-10-28) -11.64%
6 months (2021-07-28) -6.91%
1 year (2021-01-28) 6.42%
2 years (2020-01-28) 6.81%
3 years (2019-01-28) 31.82%
5 years (2017-01-27) 24.43%

Is General American Investors Company under- or over-valued?

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

General American Investors Company's P/E ratio

General American Investors Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, General American Investors Company shares trade at around 3x 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.

General American Investors Company financials

Revenue TTM $15.3 million
Gross profit TTM $15.2 million
Return on assets TTM -0.01%
Return on equity TTM 23.41%
Profit margin 1984.44%
Book value $50.61
Market capitalisation $973.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

General American Investors Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like General American Investors Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

General American Investors Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 25.62

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and General American Investors Company's overall score of 25.62 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like General American Investors Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

General American Investors Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.94/100

General American Investors Company's environmental score of 5.94 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that General American Investors Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

General American Investors Company's social score

Social score: 11.62/100

General American Investors Company's social score of 11.62 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that General American Investors Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

General American Investors Company's governance score

Governance score: 8.75/100

General American Investors Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that General American Investors Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

General American Investors Company share dividends

49%

Dividend payout ratio: 49.45% of net profits

Recently General American Investors Company has paid out, on average, around 49.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.86% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), General American Investors Company shareholders could enjoy a 0.86% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In General American Investors Company's case, that would currently equate to about $2.75 per share.

While General American Investors Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that General American Investors Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

General American Investors Company's most recent dividend payout was on 27 December 2018. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

General American Investors Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, General American Investors Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.1762 up to $45.53. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GAM.US volatility(beta: 1.06)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while General American Investors Company's is 1.0593. This would suggest that General American Investors Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

General American Investors Company overview

General American Investors Company, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm invests in the public equity markets of United States. It invests in growth stocks of companies. It makes investments in Information Technology, Financials, Consumer Staples, Consumer Discretionary, Retailing, Communication Services, Industrials, Health Care, Energy and Materials. The firm employs fundamental analysis with a bottom-up stock picking approach to make its investments. It conducts in-house research to make its investments.

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