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How to buy ACM Research stock | $72.13

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ACM Research, Inc is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. ACM Research shares (ACMR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ACM Research employs 361 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$135.7 million.

How to buy shares in ACM Research

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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 ACM Research. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ACMR. 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 ACM Research 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. At last close price of USD$72.13, 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 ACM Research, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ACM Research. 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.

ACM Research share price

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ACM Research shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$72.13
52-week rangeUSD$15.95 - USD$113.87
50-day moving average USD$78.6474
200-day moving average USD$78.7413
Wall St. target priceUSD$125.13
PE ratio 103.3679
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.674

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Is it a good time to buy ACM Research stock?

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ACM Research price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $72.13 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2021-01-07) -28.05%
1 month (2020-12-17) -3.01%
3 months (2020-10-16) -4.59%
6 months (2020-07-17) -8.71%
1 year (2020-01-16) 98.65%
2 years (2019-01-16) 590.24%
3 years (2018-01-16) 1,360.12%
5 years (2016-01-13) N/A

Is ACM Research under- or over-valued?

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

ACM Research's P/E ratio

ACM Research's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 103x. In other words, ACM Research shares trade at around 103x 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.

ACM Research's EBITDA

ACM Research's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$20.9 million.

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

ACM Research financials

Revenue TTM USD$135.7 million
Operating margin TTM 14.68%
Gross profit TTM USD$50.7 million
Return on assets TTM 5.22%
Return on equity TTM 10.8%
Profit margin 10.46%
Book value $6.877
Market capitalisation USD$1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ACM Research shares

There are currently 1.1 million ACM Research shares held short by investors – that's known as ACM Research's "short interest". This figure is 0.4% down from 1.1 million last month.

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

ACM Research's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ACM Research's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ACM Research shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ACM Research shares traded daily (recently around 219173.67346939). ACM Research's SIR currently stands at 4.9. In other words for every 100,000 ACM Research shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4900 shares are currently held short.

However ACM Research's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ACM Research shares, or, against the total number of tradable ACM Research shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ACM Research's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ACM Research shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0837% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ACM Research shares, roughly 84 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 ACM Research.

Find out more about how you can short ACM Research stock.

ACM Research share dividends

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

ACM Research share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ACM Research's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.95 up to $113.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACMR.US volatility(beta: 0.92)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 ACM Research's is 0.924. This would suggest that ACM Research's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ACM Research overview

ACM Research, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells single-wafer wet cleaning equipment for enhancing the manufacturing process and yield for integrated chips worldwide. It offers space alternated phase of megasonic waves to deliver megasonic energy to flat and patterned wafer surfaces in a uniform manner on a microscopic level; timely energized bubble oscillation cleaning equipment for two-dimensional and three-dimensional patterned wafers at advanced process nodes; and single-wafer tools for back-end assembly and packaging equipment, as well as electro-chemical plating equipment for advanced metal plating. The company markets and sells its products under the Ultra C brand name through direct sales force and third-party representatives. ACM Research, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

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