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How to buy Hallmark Financial Services (HALL) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Hallmark Financial Services stocks.
Hallmark Financial Services is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. Hallmark Financial Services stocks (HALL.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $4.29 – a decrease of 4.48% over the previous week. Hallmark Financial Services employs 424 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $442.6 million.
How to buy shares in Hallmark Financial Services
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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 – HALL – 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.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Hallmark Financial Services?
- Has coronavirus impacted Hallmark Financial Services shares?
- Hallmark Financial Services shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Hallmark Financial Services stock a buy or sell?
- Hallmark Financial Services performance over time
- Are Hallmark Financial Services shares over-valued?
- Hallmark Financial Services's financials
- How volatile are Hallmark Financial Services shares?
- Does Hallmark Financial Services pay a dividend?
- Have Hallmark Financial Services shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Hallmark Financial Services stock price (NASDAQ:HALL)Use our graph to track the performance of HALL stocks over time.
Hallmark Financial Services shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$4.05|
|52-week range||$3.27 - $5.70|
|50-day moving average||$4.25|
|200-day moving average||$4.13|
|Wall St. target price||$5.00|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.36|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Hallmark Financial Services stock?
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Hallmark Financial Services price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||-4.48%|
|1 month (2021-12-28)||-9.40%|
|3 months (2021-10-28)||21.99%|
|6 months (2021-07-28)||-15.98%|
|1 year (2021-01-28)||13.45%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||-77.11%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||9.71|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||10.86|
Is Hallmark Financial Services under- or over-valued?
Valuing Hallmark Financial Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hallmark Financial Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Hallmark Financial Services's P/E ratio
Hallmark Financial Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Hallmark Financial Services shares trade at around 12x 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.
Hallmark Financial Services's PEG ratio
Hallmark Financial Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.43. 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 Hallmark Financial Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Hallmark Financial Services's EBITDA
Hallmark Financial Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $12 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Hallmark Financial Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Hallmark Financial Services financials
|Revenue TTM||$442.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||1.79%|
|Gross profit TTM||$65.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.33%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.65%|
|Market capitalisation||$77.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Hallmark Financial Services share dividends
We're not expecting Hallmark Financial Services to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Hallmark Financial Services's shares ever split?
Hallmark Financial Services's shares were split on a 1:6 basis on 30 July 2006. So if you had owned 6 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 Hallmark Financial Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 500% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hallmark Financial Services shares which in turn could have impacted Hallmark Financial Services's share price.
Hallmark Financial Services share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Hallmark Financial Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.27 up to $5.7. 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 Hallmark Financial Services's is 1.3183. This would suggest that Hallmark Financial Services's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Hallmark Financial Services overview
Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. underwrites, markets, distributes, and services property/casualty insurance products to businesses and individuals in the United States. It operates through Specialty Commercial, Standard Commercial, and Personal segments. The Specialty Commercial segment provides primary and excess commercial vehicle insurance products and services; primary and excess liability, excess public entity liability, and E&S package and garage liability insurance products and services; primary and excess commercial property insurance for catastrophe and non-catastrophe exposures; healthcare and financial lines professional liability insurance products and services primarily for businesses, medical professionals, medical facilities, and senior care facilities; and satellite launch property/casualty insurance products and services, as well as various specialty programs. The Standard Commercial segment offers package and monoline property/casualty insurance products and services. The Personal segment provides non-standard personal automobile and renters insurance products and services. The company markets its insurance products through independent general agents, retail agents, and specialty brokers.
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