B. Riley Financial Inc (RILY) Shares Up Despite Recent Market Volatility

B. Riley Financial Inc (NASDAQ: RILY) has experienced a rise in its stock price by 7.70 compared to its previous closing price of 22.47. However, the company has seen a gain of 36.34% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Seeking Alpha reported 2024-03-29 that B. Riley’s delayed filing of its 10-K raises concerns, but the company has a reasonable explanation and the filing is expected soon. The company’s involvement with Brian Kahn and FRG has caused controversy, but there is no evidence of wrongdoing on B. Riley’s part. The potential asset sales of Great American and the value of FRG’s businesses could generate significant value for B. Riley.

Is It Worth Investing in B. Riley Financial Inc (NASDAQ: RILY) Right Now?

The 36-month beta value for RILY is at 1.53. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 0 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 0 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The public float for RILY is 16.24M, and currently, shorts hold a 76.28% of that float. The average trading volume for RILY on April 03, 2024 was 1.36M shares.

RILY’s Market Performance

RILY stock saw an increase of 36.34% in the past week, with a monthly gain of 16.07% and a quarterly increase of 0.50%. The volatility ratio for the week is 8.44%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 12.30% for B. Riley Financial Inc (RILY). The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 19.92% for RILY’s stock, with a -27.66% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

RILY Trading at 23.77% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought RILY to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -60.14% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 12.30%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 8.44%, as shares surge +14.01% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +21.95% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, RILY rose by +35.21%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -41.48% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $20.33. In addition, B. Riley Financial Inc saw 15.29% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at RILY starting from B. Riley Financial, Inc., who sale 852,455 shares at the price of $11.00 back on Feb 08 ’24. After this action, B. Riley Financial, Inc. now owns 0 shares of B. Riley Financial Inc, valued at $9,377,005 using the latest closing price.

B. Riley Financial, Inc., the 10% Owner of B. Riley Financial Inc, sale 2,757,308 shares at $11.00 during a trade that took place back on Feb 07 ’24, which means that B. Riley Financial, Inc. is holding 0 shares at $30,330,388 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for RILY

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.06 for the present operating margin
  • 0.63 for the gross margin

The net margin for B. Riley Financial Inc stands at -0.05. The total capital return value is set at 0.02. Equity return is now at value -20.63, with -1.28 for asset returns.

Based on B. Riley Financial Inc (RILY), the company’s capital structure generated 0.94 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.01. The debt to equity ratio resting at 16.71. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 0.55.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 177.67 million with net debt to EBITDA at 24.38. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.63. The receivables turnover for the company is 9.48for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.26.


In conclusion, B. Riley Financial Inc (RILY) has had a better performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is mixed, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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