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How to buy 21Vianet Group stock

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21Vianet Group, Inc is an information technology services business based in the US. 21Vianet Group shares (VNET) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. 21Vianet Group employs 2,599 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$5.1 billion.

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  3. Search for 21Vianet Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VNET. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of 21Vianet Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of 21Vianet Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

21Vianet Group share price

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21Vianet Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$9.34 - USD$44.45
50-day moving average USD$39.2936
200-day moving average USD$28.418
Wall St. target priceUSD$41.26
PE ratio 50.1632
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.766

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Is it a good time to buy 21Vianet Group stock?

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Is 21Vianet Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing 21Vianet Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of 21Vianet Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

21Vianet Group's P/E ratio

21Vianet Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 50x. In other words, 21Vianet Group shares trade at around 50x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

21Vianet Group financials

Gross profit TTM USD$939.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.95%
Return on equity TTM -26.31%
Profit margin -37.77%
Book value $6.868
Market capitalisation USD$5.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting 21Vianet Group shares

There are currently 5.8 million 21Vianet Group shares held short by investors – that's known as 21Vianet Group's "short interest". This figure is 44.8% up from 4.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting 21Vianet Group shares can be evaluated.

21Vianet Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

21Vianet Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of 21Vianet Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of 21Vianet Group shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). 21Vianet Group's SIR currently stands at 2.2. In other words for every 100,000 21Vianet Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2200 shares are currently held short.

However 21Vianet Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of 21Vianet Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable 21Vianet Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case 21Vianet Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 21Vianet Group shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable 21Vianet Group shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against 21Vianet Group.

Find out more about how you can short 21Vianet Group stock.

21Vianet Group share dividends

We're not expecting 21Vianet Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

21Vianet Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, 21Vianet Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.34 up to $44.45. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while 21Vianet Group's is 0.3623. This would suggest that 21Vianet Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

21Vianet Group overview

21Vianet Group, Inc. provides carrier and cloud-neutral Internet data center services to Internet companies, government entities, blue-chip enterprises, and small-to mid-sized enterprises in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in two segments, Hosting and Related Services, and Managed Network Services. It offers hosting and related services to house servers and networking equipment in its data centers, and connects them through a data transmission network. The company's hosting and related services include managed hosting services that offer data center space to house its customers' servers and networking equipment, and provide tailored server administration services; and interconnectivity services that enable customers to connect their servers with Internet backbones and other networks through its border gateway protocol network or single-line, dual-line, or multiple-line network. Its hosting and related services also comprise cloud services that enable businesses to run their applications over the Internet using its IT infrastructure; virtual private network services; Hybrid IT Services, which provide customers with a complete package of infrastructure service offerings; and other value-added services, such as firewall, server load balancing, data backup and recovery, data center management, server management, and backup server services. In addition, the company provides traffic charts and analysis, gateway monitoring for servers, domain name system setup, defense mechanism against distributed denial of service attacks, basic setting of switches and routers, and virus protections; and managed network service. As of December 31, 2019, it operated 26 self-built and 51 partnered data centers located in approximately 20 cities with 36,291 cabinets. It has a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corporation. 21Vianet Group, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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