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How to buy Akerna stock | $3.09

Learn how to easily invest in Akerna stock.

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 144 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – KERN – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Akerna stock price (NASDAQ: KERN)

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Akerna shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$3.09
52-week range$2.28 - $10.44
50-day moving average $3.05
200-day moving average $3.72
Wall St. target price$7.83
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.72

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Akerna price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.09 from 2021-10-19

1 week (2021-10-13) 5.10%
1 month (2021-09-20) 8.80%
3 months (2021-07-20) -14.88%
6 months (2021-04-20) -18.47%
1 year (2020-10-20) -16.94%
2 years (2019-10-18) -45.31%
3 years (2018-10-19) 10.16
5 years (2016-10-16) N/A

Akerna financials

Revenue TTM $18.5 million
Gross profit TTM $9.4 million
Return on assets TTM -25.75%
Return on equity TTM -70.95%
Profit margin -198.19%
Book value $2.13
Market capitalisation $88.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Akerna shares

There are currently 1.9 million Akerna shares held short by investors – that's known as Akerna's "short interest". This figure is 16.4% down from 2.3 million 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 965774.3718593). Akerna's SIR currently stands at 1.99. In other words for every 100,000 Akerna shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1990 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 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Akerna shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0915% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Akerna shares, roughly 92 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 share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Akerna's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.28 up to $10.438. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Akerna's is 3.0417. This would suggest that Akerna's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Akerna overview

Akerna Corp. provides enterprise software solutions that enable regulatory compliance and inventory management in United States and Canada. The company offers MJ Platform, an enterprise resource planning compliance system to the cannabis industry, including state-legal marijuana, hemp, and CBD industry; and Leaf Data Systems, a compliance 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Akerna is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 18.06% of Akerna shares are held by insiders and 20.047% by institutions.
How many people work for Akerna?
Latest data suggests 144 work at Akerna.
When does the fiscal year end for Akerna?
Akerna's fiscal year ends in June.
Where is Akerna based?
Akerna's address is: 1630 Welton Street, Denver, CO, United States, 80202
What is Akerna's ISIN number?
Akerna's international securities identification number is: US00973W1027
What is Akerna's CUSIP number?
Akerna's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 00973W102

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