How to buy Agora stock - 08 March

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How to buy Agora stock

Own Agora stock in just a few minutes.

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Agora, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Agora shares (API) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Agora

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Agora. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: API. 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 Agora 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 Agora, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Agora. 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.

Agora share price

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Agora shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$33.6 - USD$114.965
50-day moving average USD$70.4786
200-day moving average USD$50.0298
Wall St. target priceUSD$64.53
PE ratio 327.7852
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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Is it a good time to buy Agora stock?

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Is Agora under- or over-valued?

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

Agora's P/E ratio

Agora's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 328x. In other words, Agora shares trade at around 328x 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.

Agora's EBITDA

Agora's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.7 million.

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

Agora financials

Revenue TTM USD$133.6 million
Gross profit TTM USD$86.4 million
Return on assets TTM -0.79%
Return on equity TTM -0.81%
Profit margin -2.33%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Agora shares

There are currently 4.7 million Agora shares held short by investors – that's known as Agora's "short interest". This figure is 1.6% down from 4.8 million last month.

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

Agora's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Agora's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Agora shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Agora shares traded daily (recently around 2.5 million). Agora's SIR currently stands at 1.9. In other words for every 100,000 Agora shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1900 shares are currently held short.

However Agora's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Agora shares, or, against the total number of tradable Agora shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Agora's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Agora shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Agora 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 Agora.

Find out more about how you can short Agora stock.

Agora share dividends

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

Agora overview

Agora, Inc. provides Real-Time Engagement Platform-as-a-Service (RTE-PaaS) in the People's Republic of China, the United States, and internationally. Its RTE-PaaS offers developers with software tools to embed real-time video, voice, and messaging functionalities into applications. The company's enterprise-grade products include Real-Time Video, Real-Time Voice, Live Interactive Video and Audio Streaming, Real-Time Messaging, Real-Time Recording, Real-Time Streaming Acceleration, and various use case products that serves as building blocks for developers to embed the respective functions in applications. Its real-time engagement products are delivered through its Software-Defined Real-Time Network, which is a virtual network overlay on top of the public internet. The company offers its solutions in the areas of social, education, entertainment, gaming, enterprise, financial Services, healthcare, and Internet of Things, as well as provides customer support services. Agora, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

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