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How to buy Primerica (PRI) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in Primerica stocks.
Primerica is an insurance-life business based in the US. Primerica stocks (PRI.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $155.38 – an increase of 4.3% over the previous week. Primerica employs 2,646 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.8 billion.
How to buy Primerica stock
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- Open an account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
- Fund your account. Deposit funds unto your account by linking your banking information or transfer funds from another trading account.
- Search for the stock name – PRI. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
- Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Primerica?
- Has coronavirus impacted Primerica shares?
- Primerica shares summary
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- Is Primerica stock a buy or sell?
- Primerica performance over time
- Are Primerica shares over-valued?
- Primerica's financials
- How volatile are Primerica shares?
- Does Primerica pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Primerica stock price (NYSE:PRI)Use our graph to track the performance of PRI stocks over time.
Primerica shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$189.84|
|52-week range||$108.56 - $195.01|
|50-day moving average||$177.83|
|200-day moving average||$153.80|
|Wall St. target price||$199.20|
|Dividend yield||$2.4 (1.43%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$10.66|
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Is it a good time to buy Primerica stock?
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Primerica price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $189.84 from 2023-06-06
|1 week (2023-06-01)||4.62%|
|1 month (2023-05-05)||4.24%|
|3 months (2023-03-07)||5.04%|
|6 months (2022-12-04)||N/A|
|1 year (2022-06-08)||51.44%|
|2 years (2021-06-04)||15.50%|
|3 years (2020-06-08)||45.99%|
|5 years (2018-06-08)||85.66%|
Is Primerica stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Primerica stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Primerica's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Primerica's P/E ratio
Primerica's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Primerica shares trade at around 18x 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.
Primerica's PEG ratio
Primerica's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.05. 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 Primerica's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Primerica's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $695.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Primerica's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.75%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.69%|
|Return on equity TTM||19.77%|
|Market capitalisation||$6.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Primerica share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 18.66% of net profits
Recently Primerica has paid out, on average, around 18.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Primerica shareholders could enjoy a 1.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Primerica's case, that would currently equate to about $2.4 per share.
While Primerica's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Primerica is investing more in its future growth.
Primerica's most recent dividend payout was on 12 June 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 May 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Primerica share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Primerica's shares have ranged in value from as little as $108.559 up to $195.0087. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Primerica's is 1.1833. This would suggest that Primerica'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).
Primerica, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides financial products to middle-income households in the United States and Canada. The company operates in four segments: Term Life Insurance; Investment and Savings Products; Senior Health; and Corporate and Other Distributed Products. The Term Life Insurance segment underwrites individual term life insurance products. The Investment and Savings Products segment provides mutual funds and various retirement plans, managed investments, variable and fixed annuities, and fixed indexed annuities. The Senior Health segment offers segregated funds; and medicare advantage and supplement products. The Corporate and Other Distributed Products segment provides mortgage loans; prepaid legal services that assist subscribers with legal matters, such as drafting wills, living wills and powers of attorney, trial defense, and motor vehicle-related matters; ID theft defense services; auto and homeowners' insurance; home automation solutions; and insurance products, including supplemental health and accidental death.
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