Big Lots Stock Price and Value Analysis

Should you buy Big Lots stock? (NYSE:BIG). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
  • This stock is available at a great discount!
  • This company has a high dividend yield.
  • This company is very stable.
  • This company has wild ups and downs.
  • This company is making money at a modest rate.

Inside the BIG Numbers

BIG Price
(Big Lots stock price per share)
$43.38
[?] BIG Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
$74.58
[?] BIG Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety) $59.66
[?] PE Ratio versus Sector 80% lower than other Consumer Goods stocks
[?] PE Ratio versus Industry 24% lower than other Discount Stores stocks
[?] Cash Yield 19.80%
[?] Free Cash Flow Jitter 176%
[?] Dividend Yield 3%
Shares Shorted 5,179,100

This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.

Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.

As of the latest analysis, there are 5,179,100 shares shorted. With 31,956,949 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 559,240, it would take at least 9.261 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.

Is Big Lots Stock on Sale?

We believe that Big Lots may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?

Even better, Big Lots looks like a stock on sale. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you may be looking at a bargain. Keep this stock in mind as you put together your portfolio! See Before You Buy for your next steps (and read our disclaimer about investing risk).

Should You Buy BIG Stock?

Does Big Lots have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.