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How to buy Akerna stock | $3.48

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Akerna Corp is a health information services business based in the US. Akerna shares (KERN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Akerna employs 136 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$13.1 million.

How to buy shares in Akerna

  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 Akerna. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KERN. 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 Akerna 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$3.48, 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 Akerna, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Akerna. 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.

Akerna share price

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Akerna shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$3.48
52-week rangeUSD$2.28 - USD$11.49
50-day moving average USD$3.5564
200-day moving average USD$5.2808
Wall St. target priceUSD$8
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-2.036

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Is it a good time to buy Akerna stock?

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Akerna price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.48 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -29.41%
1 month (2020-12-17) -9.84%
3 months (2020-10-15) -21.97%
6 months (2020-07-15) -53.10%
1 year (2020-01-15) -61.33%
2 years (2019-01-15) -65.44%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-13) N/A

Akerna financials

Revenue TTM USD$13.1 million
Gross profit TTM USD$6.4 million
Return on assets TTM -23.65%
Return on equity TTM -46.42%
Profit margin -137.08%
Book value $1.769
Market capitalisation USD$70.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Akerna shares

There are currently 920,643 Akerna shares held short by investors – that's known as Akerna's "short interest". This figure is 25.1% up from 736,010 last month.

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

Akerna's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Akerna's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Akerna shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Akerna shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Akerna's SIR currently stands at 0.5. In other words for every 100,000 Akerna shares traded daily on the market, roughly 500 shares are currently held short.

However Akerna's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Akerna shares, or, against the total number of tradable Akerna shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Akerna's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Akerna shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0515% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Akerna shares, roughly 52 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 Akerna.

Find out more about how you can short Akerna stock.

Akerna share dividends

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

Akerna overview

Akerna Corp. operates as a technology company. The company offers MJ Platform, an enterprise resource planning system to the cannabis industry; and Leaf Data Systems, a tracking system designed for government agencies. It also provides consulting services to cannabis industry; business intelligence, an infrastructure as a service tool, which delivers supply chain analytics for the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industries; and Last Call Analytics, a subscription analytics tool for alcohol brands to analyze their retail sales analytics. In addition, the company operates seed-to-sale platform that allows cultivators to track and report various stage of their cannabis growing operations, production, and sales processes. Further, it offers cannabis cultivation management and software to manage and optimize operational workflow in business analytics; and cannabis tracking technology that provides seed-to-sale-to-self data. Akerna Corp. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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