Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:VALU) Short Interest Down 43.5% in February

Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:VALU) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of February. As of February 14th, there was short interest totalling 9,100 shares, a decline of 43.5% from the January 30th total of 16,100 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Shares of NASDAQ:VALU traded up $1.25 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $30.65. The company had a trading volume of 2,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,713. The firm has a market capitalization of $289.25 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.77 and a beta of 0.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 1.35 and a quick ratio of 1.35. The stock’s fifty day moving average price is $32.35 and its 200 day moving average price is $27.36. Value Line has a fifty-two week low of $18.40 and a fifty-two week high of $36.60.

Value Line (NASDAQ:VALU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, December 13th. The financial services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter. Value Line had a return on equity of 25.91% and a net margin of 33.34%. The firm had revenue of $10.08 million during the quarter.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, January 27th were issued a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, January 24th.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Barclays PLC lifted its position in Value Line by 101.7% in the fourth quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 1,059 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $31,000 after purchasing an additional 534 shares during the period. UBS Group AG increased its position in Value Line by 109.4% during the 4th quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 3,487 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $101,000 after purchasing an additional 1,822 shares during the period. Denali Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Value Line by 4,848.5% during the 4th quarter. Denali Advisors LLC now owns 4,899 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $142,000 after buying an additional 4,800 shares in the last quarter. Auxier Asset Management purchased a new position in shares of Value Line during the 4th quarter worth approximately $224,000. Finally, State Street Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Value Line in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $245,000. 7.80% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised Value Line from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 6th. ValuEngine downgraded Value Line from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, January 10th.

Value Line Company Profile

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), options, and convertible securities.

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