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How to buy Alpha Pro Tech stock

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Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Alpha Pro Tech shares (APT) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alpha Pro Tech employs 115 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$84.6 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 Pro Tech. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: APT. 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 Pro Tech 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 Pro Tech, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Alpha Pro Tech. 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 Pro Tech share price

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Alpha Pro Tech shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$8.33 - USD$41.59
50-day moving average USD$14.7085
200-day moving average USD$14.1435
Wall St. target priceUSD$24.5
PE ratio 9.6653
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.464

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Is it a good time to buy Alpha Pro Tech stock?

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Is Alpha Pro Tech under- or over-valued?

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

Alpha Pro Tech's P/E ratio

Alpha Pro Tech's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Alpha Pro Tech shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

Alpha Pro Tech's EBITDA

Alpha Pro Tech's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$23.7 million.

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

Alpha Pro Tech financials

Revenue TTM USD$84.6 million
Operating margin TTM 27.11%
Gross profit TTM USD$17 million
Return on assets TTM 27.95%
Return on equity TTM 45.47%
Profit margin 23.64%
Book value $4.031
Market capitalisation USD$192.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Alpha Pro Tech shares

There are currently 3.0 million Alpha Pro Tech shares held short by investors – that's known as Alpha Pro Tech's "short interest". This figure is 1.3% up from 2.9 million last month.

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

Alpha Pro Tech's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Alpha Pro Tech's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alpha Pro Tech shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alpha Pro Tech shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). Alpha Pro Tech's SIR currently stands at 2.19. In other words for every 100,000 Alpha Pro Tech shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2190 shares are currently held short.

However Alpha Pro Tech's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alpha Pro Tech shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alpha Pro Tech shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alpha Pro Tech's short interest could be expressed as 0.22% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alpha Pro Tech shares in existence, roughly 220 shares are currently held short) or 0.2416% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alpha Pro Tech shares, roughly 242 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 Pro Tech.

Find out more about how you can short Alpha Pro Tech stock.

Alpha Pro Tech share dividends

We're not expecting Alpha Pro Tech to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Alpha Pro Tech share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alpha Pro Tech's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.33 up to $41.59. 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 (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Alpha Pro Tech's is -1.4328. This would suggest that Alpha Pro Tech's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Alpha Pro Tech has bucked the trend.

Alpha Pro Tech overview

Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a line of disposable protective apparel and infection control, and building supply products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Building Supply and Disposable Protective Apparel. The Building Supply segment offers construction weatherization products, such as house wrap, synthetic roof underlayment, and other woven materials. The Disposable Protective Apparel segment provides shoecovers, bouffant caps, gowns, coveralls, lab coats, hoods, and frocks, as well as face masks and face shields. The company provides its products under the Alpha Pro Tech brand name, as well as under private labels. Its products are used primarily in cleanrooms; industrial safety manufacturing environments; health care facilities, such as hospitals, laboratories, and dental offices; pharmaceutical markets; and building and re-roofing sites. The company distributes its products through a network of purchasing groups, distributors, and independent sales representatives, as well as through its sales and marketing force. Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Markham, Canada.

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