CMC Markets plc (CMCX) is a leading capital markets business based in the UK. It opened the day at 383.5p after a previous close of 390p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 383.5p to a high of 394p. The latest price was 388p (25 minute delay). CMC Markets is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 752 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, CMC Markets's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was 335p, which is 50.51% up on its pre-crash value of 165.8p and 173.69% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 122.4p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of CMC Markets shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £926.40 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 £2,125.64.
|52-week range||114.982p - 427.5984p|
|50-day moving average||375.7059p|
|200-day moving average||332.7197p|
|Wall St. target price||149p|
|Dividend yield||0.21p (5.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||58.6p|
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|1 week (2021-01-11)||-7.18%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||388|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||17.22%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||8.84%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||151.95%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||221.72%|
|3 years (2018-01-18)||148.72%|
Valuing CMC Markets stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CMC Markets's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
CMC Markets'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, CMC Markets shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
|Revenue TTM||£378.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||55.39%|
|Gross profit TTM||£247.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||38.19%|
|Return on equity TTM||57.49%|
|Market capitalisation||£1.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 3686.21% of net profits
Recently CMC Markets has paid out, on average, around 3686.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CMC Markets shareholders could enjoy a 5.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CMC Markets's case, that would currently equate to about 0.21p per share.
CMC Markets's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, CMC Markets's shares have ranged in value from as little as 114.982p up to 427.5984p. 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while CMC Markets's is 0.3333. This would suggest that CMC Markets's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
CMC Markets plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides online retail financial services to retail, professional, stockbroking, and institutional clients in Australia, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company provides its clients with the ability to trade contracts for difference and financial spread betting on a range of underlying shares, indices, foreign currencies, commodities, and treasuries through its trading platform. It also offers Australian clients the opportunity to trade Australian and selected international instruments, including shares, options, managed funds, warrants, and exchange traded funds. In addition, the company provides its clients a range of education opportunities through weekly and monthly webinars and seminars, as well as Trader Development programme, which provides a range of in-platform, on-demand education, and tailored market commentary. CMC Markets plc was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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