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How to buy Acacia Research Corporation stock

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Acacia Research Corporation is a specialty business services business based in the US. Acacia Research Corporation shares (ACTG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Acacia Research Corporation employs 20 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Acacia Research Corporation share price

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Acacia Research Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$2.23 - $9.09
50-day moving average $6.12
200-day moving average $5.16
Wall St. target price$8.00
PE ratio 3.9481
Dividend yield $0.125 (2.04%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.54

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Is it a good time to buy Acacia Research Corporation stock?

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Is Acacia Research Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Acacia Research Corporation's P/E ratio

Acacia Research Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Acacia Research Corporation shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

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

Acacia Research Corporation's PEG ratio

Acacia Research Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 10.5. 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 Research Corporation'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 Research Corporation's EBITDA

Acacia Research Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.8 million.

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

Acacia Research Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $29.8 million
Gross profit TTM $9.6 million
Return on assets TTM -3.33%
Return on equity TTM 42.71%
Profit margin 380.92%
Book value $5.71
Market capitalisation $299.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Acacia Research Corporation shares

There are currently 1.7 million Acacia Research Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Acacia Research Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.7% down from 1.8 million last month.

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

Acacia Research Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Acacia Research Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Acacia Research Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Acacia Research Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 906420.21276596). Acacia Research Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.88. In other words for every 100,000 Acacia Research Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1880 shares are currently held short.

However Acacia Research Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Acacia Research Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Acacia Research Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Acacia Research Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Acacia Research Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0351% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Acacia Research Corporation shares, roughly 35 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 Research Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Acacia Research Corporation stock.

Acacia Research Corporation share dividends

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

Acacia Research Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Acacia Research Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.225 up to $9.09. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACTG.US volatility(beta: 0.58)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 Research Corporation's is 0.5803. This would suggest that Acacia Research Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Acacia Research Corporation overview

Acacia Research Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, intends to acquire undervalued businesses primarily in technology, life sciences, industrial, and financial services segments in the United States. The company also invests in intellectual property and related absolute return assets, as well as engages in the licensing and enforcement of patented technologies. Acacia Research Corporation was incorporated in 1993 and is based in New York, New York. .

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