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How to buy Value Line (VALU) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Value Line stocks.

Value Line Inc
+ $8.31 ( + 13.38%)

Value Line (VALU) is a leading financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. It opened the day at $36.42 after a previous close of $36.59. During the day the price has varied from a low of $36.15 to a high of $36.7. The latest price was $36.3 (25 minute delay). Value Line is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 166 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Value Line stock price (NASDAQ:VALU)

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Value Line shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-03.
Previous close$36.59
Change $-0.29
Change % -0.7926%
Volume 4,453
Information last updated 2022-06-24.
52-week range$28.90 - $91.34
50-day moving average $68.51
200-day moving average $53.32
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 22.7603
Dividend yield $0.88 (1.78%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.73

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Is it a good time to buy Value Line stock?

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Value Line price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $36.3 from 2022-06-28

1 week (2022-06-18) N/A
1 month (2022-05-27) -48.09%
3 months (2022-03-29) -46.30%
6 months (2021-12-29) -23.13%
1 year (2021-06-29) 19.02%
2 years (2020-06-29) 32.97%
3 years (2019-06-28) 31.95%
5 years (2017-06-29) 97.39%

Is Value Line under- or over-valued?

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

Value Line's P/E ratio

Value Line's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Value Line shares trade at around 23x 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.

Value Line's EBITDA

Value Line's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $10 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Value Line's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Value Line financials

Revenue TTM $40.1 million
Operating margin TTM 21.72%
Gross profit TTM $35 million
Return on assets TTM 4.44%
Return on equity TTM 36.47%
Profit margin 64.97%
Book value $8.33
Market capitalisation $589.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Value Line share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 38.42% of net profits

Recently Value Line has paid out, on average, around 38.42% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.78% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Value Line shareholders could enjoy a 1.78% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Value Line's case, that would currently equate to about $0.88 per share.

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

Value Line's most recent dividend payout was on 11 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 April 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Value Line share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Value Line's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.9025 up to $91.3444. 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 Value Line's is -0.0667. This would suggest that Value Line's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Value Line has bucked the trend.

Value Line overview

Value Line, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells investment periodicals and related publications primarily in the United States. Its investment periodicals and related publications cover a range of investments, including stocks, mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), and options. The company offers research services, such as The Value Line Investment Survey, The Value Line Investment Survey - Small and Mid-Cap, The Value Line 600, and The Value Line Fund Advisor Plus, which provide statistical and text coverage of various investment securities, with an emphasis placed on its proprietary research, analysis, and statistical ranks. It also provides niche newsletters comprising Value Line Select, Value Line Select: Dividend Income & Growth, Value Line Select: ETFs, and The Value Line Special Situations Service that offer information on a less comprehensive basis for securities that are of particular interest to subscribers; digital versions of its products through its Website, www. valueline. com, as well as The Value Line Research Center online platform; and investment analysis software, such as The Value Line Investment Analyzer, which includes data sorting and filtering tools.

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