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How to buy Kforce (KFRC) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Kforce stocks.
Kforce is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. Kforce stocks (KFRC.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $61.18 – a decrease of 5.51% over the previous week. Kforce employs 2,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.5 billion.
How to buy shares in Kforce
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- 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 – KFRC – 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 Kforce?
- Has coronavirus impacted Kforce shares?
- Kforce shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Kforce stock a buy or sell?
- Kforce performance over time
- Are Kforce shares over-valued?
- Kforce's financials
- How volatile are Kforce shares?
- Does Kforce pay a dividend?
- Have Kforce shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Kforce stock price (NASDAQ:KFRC)Use our graph to track the performance of KFRC stocks over time.
Kforce shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$68.45|
|52-week range||$41.53 - $81.19|
|50-day moving average||$75.08|
|200-day moving average||$64.28|
|Wall St. target price||$79.33|
|Dividend yield||$0.92 (1.44%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.42|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Kforce stock?
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Kforce price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||-5.51%|
|1 month (2021-12-23)||-9.43%|
|3 months (2021-10-22)||5.03%|
|6 months (2021-07-23)||12.92%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||49.91%|
|2 years (2020-01-24)||77.93%|
|3 years (2019-01-24)||109.97%|
|5 years (2017-01-24)||198.26%|
Is Kforce under- or over-valued?
Valuing Kforce stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kforce's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Kforce's P/E ratio
Kforce's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Kforce shares trade at around 21x 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.
Kforce's PEG ratio
Kforce's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.43. 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 Kforce's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Kforce's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $108.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Kforce's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||$396.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||13.21%|
|Return on equity TTM||40.48%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Kforce share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 28.49% of net profits
Recently Kforce has paid out, on average, around 28.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kforce shareholders could enjoy a 1.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kforce's case, that would currently equate to about $0.92 per share.
While Kforce's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Kforce may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Kforce's most recent dividend payout was on 24 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Kforce's shares ever split?
Kforce's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 October 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kforce shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kforce shares which in turn could have impacted Kforce's share price.
Kforce share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Kforce's shares have ranged in value from as little as $41.5272 up to $81.1866. 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 Kforce's is 1.1541. This would suggest that Kforce'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).
Kforce Inc. provides professional staffing services and solutions in the United States. It operates through Technology (Tech) and Finance and Accounting (FA) segments. The Tech segment provides temporary and permanent satffing services to its clients primarily in the areas of information technology, such as systems/applications architecture and development, data management, business and artificial intelligence, machine learning, and network architecture and security. This segment serves clients in various industries comprising financial and business services, communications, and technology industries. The FA segment offers temporary and permanent staffing services to its clients in areas, including accounting, transactional finance, financial analysis and reporting, taxation, budgeting, loan servicing, professional administration, audit services and systems, and controls analysis and documentation. This segment serves clients in various industries, including financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors.
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