Why has the Magellan share price leapt 21% in a week?

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The Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) share price is having a volatile start to the trading week.

Magellan shares are down by 0.57% at the time of writing to $14.04 a share, and at one point sank as low as $13.96 soon after market open. Despite these dips, the Magellan share price has spent most of Monday morning in the green.

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is booking a tentative loss of 0.13% so far today.

But despite this shaky start, one can’t deny that the Magellan share price has had a cracking week. This time last week, Magellan was starting the trading day at $11.55 a share. That means that Magellan has risen an impressive 21.56% in just a week’s worth of trading.

So how has this company pulled off such an impressive increase in value over a short space of time?

Why has the Magellan share price hit the roof?

Well, it’s not entirely clear. Magellan hasn’t put out any announcements over the past seven days that one might consider ‘game changing’.

Much of this gain did come last Wednesday though. At the time, we covered Magellan’s 9% rise in a single day. As my Fool colleague Bronwyn covered at the time, this could have been sparked by Magellan’s new InReview 2022 commentary.

This discussed how Magellan is holding “a cash level moderately higher than usual” for its funds, as well as probing how the “dominant driver of equity markets is likely shifting from interest rates to earnings”.

But it’s also worth pointing out that before last week, the Magellan share price had taken a massive tumble. The company’s shares dropped from the $13.83 Magellan was commanding on 24 June to the  $11.55 Magellan finished last week at – a drop of 16.5%.

So it’s always possible that value investors decided that that share price range was just too low, and have subsequently bid the fund manager higher this week.

It’s also worth noting that Magellan has a somewhat cyclical share price, thanks to the correlation the performance of its funds has with the broader share market. Last week saw the ASX 200 give a strong performance. So the ground was arguably quite fertile for Magellan shares to start with.

Whatever the cause, it has certainly been a pleasing time for the Magellan share price of late.

At the current Magellan Financial Group share price, this ASX 200 fund manager has a market capitalisation of around $2.6 billion, with a trailing dividend yield of 15.97%.

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