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How to buy ACI Worldwide stock

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ACI Worldwide, Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. ACI Worldwide shares (ACIW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ACI Worldwide employs 3,768 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

How to buy shares in ACI Worldwide

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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 ACI Worldwide. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ACIW. 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 ACI Worldwide 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 ACI Worldwide, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ACI Worldwide. 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.

ACI Worldwide share price

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ACI Worldwide shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-07.
52-week rangeUSD$21.85 - USD$43.2265
50-day moving average USD$39.3965
200-day moving average USD$35.7779
Wall St. target priceUSD$45.71
PE ratio 63.5161
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.62

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Is it a good time to buy ACI Worldwide stock?

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Is ACI Worldwide under- or over-valued?

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

ACI Worldwide's P/E ratio

ACI Worldwide's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 64x. In other words, ACI Worldwide shares trade at around 64x 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.

ACI Worldwide's EBITDA

ACI Worldwide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$251.2 million.

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

ACI Worldwide financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.63%
Gross profit TTM USD$676.2 million
Return on assets TTM 3.56%
Return on equity TTM 6.22%
Profit margin 5.61%
Book value $10.303
Market capitalisation USD$4.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ACI Worldwide shares

There are currently 3.4 million ACI Worldwide shares held short by investors – that's known as ACI Worldwide's "short interest". This figure is 12% down from 3.9 million last month.

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

ACI Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ACI Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ACI Worldwide shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ACI Worldwide shares traded daily (recently around 675470.86614173). ACI Worldwide's SIR currently stands at 5.08. In other words for every 100,000 ACI Worldwide shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5080 shares are currently held short.

However ACI Worldwide's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ACI Worldwide shares, or, against the total number of tradable ACI Worldwide shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ACI Worldwide's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ACI Worldwide shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.034% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ACI Worldwide shares, roughly 34 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against ACI Worldwide.

Find out more about how you can short ACI Worldwide stock.

ACI Worldwide share dividends

We're not expecting ACI Worldwide to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have ACI Worldwide's shares ever split?

ACI Worldwide's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 10 July 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ACI Worldwide shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ACI Worldwide shares which in turn could have impacted ACI Worldwide's share price.

ACI Worldwide share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ACI Worldwide's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.85 up to $43.2265. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACIW.US volatility(beta: 1.18)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 ACI Worldwide's is 1.1798. This would suggest that ACI Worldwide's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

ACI Worldwide overview

ACI Worldwide, Inc., a software company, develops, markets, installs, and supports a range of software products and solutions for facilitating electronic payments to banks, financial intermediaries, merchants, and billers worldwide. The company offers ACI Acquiring, a merchant management system to deliver digital innovation, improve fraud prevention, and reduce interchange fees; ACI Issuing, a digital payments issuing solution; and ACI Enterprise Payments Platform that provides payment processing and orchestration capabilities for digital payments. It also provides ACI Low Value Real-Time Payments, a platform for processing real-time payments; and ACI High Value Real-Time Payments, a payments engine that offers multi-bank, multi-currency, 24x7 payment processing, and SWIFT messaging. In addition, the company offers ACI Omni Commerce, a scalable, omni-channel payment processing platform; ACI Secure eCommerce solution; ACI Fraud Management, a real-time approach to fraud management; ACI Digital Business Banking, a cloud-based digital banking platform; and ACI Speedpay, an integrated suite of digital billing, payment, disbursement, and communication services. The company offers electronic bill presentment and payment services to consumer finance, insurance, healthcare, higher education, utility, government, and mortgage sectors; implementation services, including product installations and configurations, and custom software modifications; and business and technical consultancy, on-site support, product education, and testing services, as well as distributes or acts as a sales agent for software developed by third parties. It markets its products under the ACI Worldwide brand. The company was formerly known as Transaction Systems Architects, Inc. and changed its name to ACI Worldwide, Inc. in July 2007. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Naples, Florida.

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