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How to buy Nexstar Media Group (NXST) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Nexstar Media Group stocks.

Nexstar Media Group is a broadcasting business based in the US. Nexstar Media Group stocks (NXST.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $143.5 – an increase of 9.44% over the previous week. Nexstar Media Group employs 11,086 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.8 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy Nexstar Media Group stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Nexstar Media Group's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Nexstar Media Group's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $170, which is 28.79% up on its pre-crash value of $121.05 and 291.98% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $43.37.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Nexstar Media Group stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $372.39 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 $1,368.50.

Nexstar Media Group stock price (NASDAQ:NXST)

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Nexstar Media Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-10.
Latest market close$170.00
52-week range$104.64 - $171.16
50-day moving average $156.14
200-day moving average $150.24
Wall St. target price$189.89
PE ratio 7.4338
Dividend yield $2.66 (1.8%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $20.90

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Nexstar Media Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $170 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-07) 9.44%
1 month (2021-12-16) 17.09%
3 months (2021-10-15) 12.88%
6 months (2021-07-16) 19.63%
1 year (2021-01-15) 52.67%
2 years (2020-01-16) 30.79%
3 years (2019-01-16) 105.44%
5 years (2017-01-13) 167.51%

Is Nexstar Media Group under- or over-valued?

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

Nexstar Media Group's P/E ratio

Nexstar Media 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 7x. In other words, Nexstar Media Group shares trade at around 7x 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.

Nexstar Media Group's PEG ratio

Nexstar Media Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.175. 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 Nexstar Media 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.

Nexstar Media Group's EBITDA

Nexstar Media Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.9 billion.

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

Nexstar Media Group financials

Revenue TTM $4.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 30.31%
Gross profit TTM $2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.81%
Return on equity TTM 38.09%
Profit margin 19.56%
Book value $63.53
Market capitalisation $6.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Nexstar Media Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 13.46% of net profits

Recently Nexstar Media Group has paid out, on average, around 13.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nexstar Media Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nexstar Media Group's case, that would currently equate to about $2.66 per share.

While Nexstar Media Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Nexstar Media Group is investing more in its future growth.

Nexstar Media Group's most recent dividend payout was on 29 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Nexstar Media Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nexstar Media Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $104.6377 up to $171.16. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NXST.US volatility(beta: 1.67)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Nexstar Media Group's is 1.67. This would suggest that Nexstar Media Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Nexstar Media Group overview

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. , a television broadcasting and digital media company, focuses on the acquisition, development, and operation of television stations and interactive community websites and digital media services in the United States. The company offers free programming to television viewing audiences. As of December 31, 2020, it provided sales, programming, and other services through various local service agreements to 37 power television stations owned by independent third parties; and owned, operated, programmed, or provided sales and other services to 198 television stations. The company also offers video and display advertising platforms that are delivered locally or nationally through its own and various third party websites and mobile applications, as well as owns WGN America, a national general entertainment cable network. Its stations are affiliates of ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, The CW, MyNetworkTV, and other broadcast television networks. The company was formerly known as Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.

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