How to buy Akumin stock - 07 March

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How to buy Akumin stock

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Akumin Inc is a diagnostics & research business based in the US. Akumin shares (AKU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Akumin employs 1,737 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$269 million.

How to buy shares in Akumin

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

Akumin share price

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Akumin shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$2.7 - USD$3.78
50-day moving average USD$3.2568
200-day moving average USD$3.258
Wall St. target priceUSD$4.81
PE ratio 72
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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Is it a good time to buy Akumin stock?

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Is Akumin under- or over-valued?

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

Akumin's P/E ratio

Akumin's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 72x. In other words, Akumin shares trade at around 72x 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.

Akumin's EBITDA

Akumin's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$70.5 million.

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

Akumin financials

Revenue TTM USD$269 million
Operating margin TTM 18.78%
Gross profit TTM USD$142.5 million
Return on assets TTM 4.77%
Return on equity TTM 1.37%
Profit margin -0.25%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$254.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Akumin shares

There are currently 9,512 Akumin shares held short by investors – that's known as Akumin's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% up from 9,342 last month.

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

Akumin's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Akumin's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Akumin shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Akumin shares traded daily (recently around 95120). Akumin's SIR currently stands at 0.1. In other words for every 100,000 Akumin shares traded daily on the market, roughly 100 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Akumin stock.

Akumin share dividends

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

Akumin share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Akumin's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.7 up to $3.78. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AKU.US volatility(beta: 1.38)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 Akumin's is 1.3819. This would suggest that Akumin's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Akumin overview

Akumin Inc. provides outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the United States. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 129 imaging centers located in Florida, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Georgia, Texas, Illinois, and Kansas. Its centers offer physicians with imaging capabilities to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders, and reduce unnecessary invasive procedures. The company provides a range of medical imaging services, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, nuclear medicine, mammography, ultrasound, digital radiography, fluoroscopy, radiology, and other diagnostic or interventional radiology procedures; and online medical bill payment services. Akumin Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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