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How to buy Acacia Communications stock

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Acacia Communications, Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. Acacia Communications shares (ACIA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Acacia Communications employs 429 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$548 million.

How to buy shares in Acacia Communications

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Acacia Communications. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ACIA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Acacia Communications reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  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 Acacia Communications, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Acacia Communications. 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.

Acacia Communications share price

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Acacia Communications shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$60.62 - USD$115
50-day moving average USD$113.0151
200-day moving average USD$80.0427
Wall St. target priceUSD$95.83
PE ratio 71.9137
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.599

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Is it a good time to buy Acacia Communications stock?

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Is Acacia Communications under- or over-valued?

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

Acacia Communications's P/E ratio

Acacia Communications's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 72x. In other words, Acacia Communications shares trade at around 72x 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.

Acacia Communications's PEG ratio

Acacia Communications's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 58.4. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Acacia Communications's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Acacia Communications's EBITDA

Acacia Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$62.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Acacia Communications's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Acacia Communications financials

Revenue TTM USD$548 million
Operating margin TTM 9.3%
Gross profit TTM USD$220.7 million
Return on assets TTM 4.15%
Return on equity TTM 11.32%
Profit margin 12.56%
Book value $15.702
Market capitalisation USD$4.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Acacia Communications shares

There are currently 4.6 million Acacia Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as Acacia Communications's "short interest". This figure is 33.7% up from 3.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Acacia Communications shares can be evaluated.

Acacia Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Acacia Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Acacia Communications shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Acacia Communications shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Acacia Communications's SIR currently stands at 2.5. In other words for every 100,000 Acacia Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2500 shares are currently held short.

However Acacia Communications's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Acacia Communications shares, or, against the total number of tradable Acacia Communications shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Acacia Communications's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Acacia Communications shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1165% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Acacia Communications shares, roughly 117 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 Acacia Communications.

Find out more about how you can short Acacia Communications stock.

Acacia Communications share dividends

We're not expecting Acacia Communications to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Acacia Communications share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Acacia Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $60.62 up to $115. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACIA.US volatility(beta: 0.65)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Acacia Communications's is 0.6471. This would suggest that Acacia Communications's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Acacia Communications overview

Acacia Communications, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells high-speed coherent optical interconnect products in the United States, China, Germany, Thailand, and internationally. The company offers embedded and pluggable module products consisting of optical interconnect modules with transmission speeds ranging from 100 to 1,200 gigabits per second for use in long-haul, metro, and inter-data center markets. It also provides semiconductor products, such as low-power coherent digital signal processor application-specific integrated circuits and silicon photonic integrated circuits that are integrated into embedded and pluggable modules. The company sells its products through a direct sales force to network equipment manufacturers, network operators, and cloud service providers. Acacia Communications, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts.

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