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How to buy Alpha and Omega Semiconductor stock

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Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is a semiconductors business based in the US. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares (AOSL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor employs 3,978 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$539.6 million.

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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 Alpha and Omega Semiconductor. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AOSL. 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 Alpha and Omega Semiconductor 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 Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor. 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.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor share price

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Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$5.82 - USD$43
50-day moving average USD$31.8297
200-day moving average USD$21.195
Wall St. target priceUSD$38.33
PE ratio 59.2407
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.619

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Is Alpha and Omega Semiconductor under- or over-valued?

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

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor's P/E ratio

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 59x. In other words, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares trade at around 59x 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.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor's EBITDA

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$63.1 million.

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

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor financials

Revenue TTM USD$539.6 million
Operating margin TTM 2.7%
Gross profit TTM USD$102.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.13%
Return on equity TTM 2.07%
Profit margin 2.94%
Book value $12.875
Market capitalisation USD$945 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares

There are currently 474,495 Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares held short by investors – that's known as Alpha and Omega Semiconductor's "short interest". This figure is 0.1% down from 474,958 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares can be evaluated.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares traded daily (recently around 274274.56647399). Alpha and Omega Semiconductor's SIR currently stands at 1.73. In other words for every 100,000 Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1730 shares are currently held short.

However Alpha and Omega Semiconductor's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alpha and Omega Semiconductor's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0229% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares, roughly 23 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 Alpha and Omega Semiconductor.

Find out more about how you can short Alpha and Omega Semiconductor stock.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor share dividends

We're not expecting Alpha and Omega Semiconductor to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.82 up to $43. 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 Alpha and Omega Semiconductor's is 2.6099. This would suggest that Alpha and Omega Semiconductor's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor overview

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited designs, develops, and supplies power semiconductor products for computing, consumer electronics, communication, and industrial applications. The company offers power discrete products, including metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFET), SRFETs, XSFET, electrostatic discharge, protected MOSFETs, high and mid-voltage MOSFETs, and insulated gate bipolar transistors. Its power discrete products are used in smart phone chargers, battery packs, notebooks, desktop and servers, data centers, base stations, graphics card, game boxes, TVs, AC adapters, power supplies, motor control, power tools, e-vehicles, white goods and industrial motor drives, UPS systems, solar inverters, and industrial welding. The company also provides power ICs that deliver power, as well as control and regulate the power management variables, such as the flow of current and level of voltage. Its power ICs are used in flat panel displays, TVs, Notebooks, graphic cards, servers, DVD/Blu-Ray players, set-top boxes, and networking equipment. In addition, the company offers aMOS5 family for quick charger, adapter, PC power, server, industrial power, telecom, and datacenter applications; and Transient Voltage Suppressors for notebooks and mobile devices. Further, it provides EZBuck regulators for chipsets used in TVs, servers, data storage systems, networking, and other compact PC systems; SOA MOSFET for hot swap applications; and XSPairFET buck-boost MOSFET for type-c applications, such as notebook, USB hubs, and power banks. Additionally, the company offers input protection switches and TO-leadless packaging technologies. The company operates in Hong Kong, China, South Korea, the United States, and internationally. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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