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How to buy Altair Engineering stock | $75.44

Learn how to easily invest in Altair Engineering stock.

Altair Engineering Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Altair Engineering shares (ALTR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Altair Engineering employs 3,050 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Altair Engineering stock price (NASDAQ: ALTR)

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Altair Engineering shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-25.
Latest market close$75.44
52-week range$42.48 - $76.91
50-day moving average $72.87
200-day moving average $69.05
Wall St. target price$78.67
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.08

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Is it a good time to buy Altair Engineering stock?

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Altair Engineering price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $75.44 from 2021-10-27

1 week (2021-10-21) 0.23%
1 month (2021-09-28) 8.58%
3 months (2021-07-28) 9.33%
6 months (2021-04-28) 10.94%
1 year (2020-10-27) 64.79%
2 years (2019-10-25) 111.26%
3 years (2018-10-26) 104.83%
5 years (2016-10-24) N/A

Is Altair Engineering under- or over-valued?

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

Altair Engineering's EBITDA

Altair Engineering's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $43.3 million.

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

Altair Engineering financials

Revenue TTM $510 million
Operating margin TTM 3.45%
Gross profit TTM $348.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.41%
Return on equity TTM -1.48%
Profit margin -1.1%
Book value $5.29
Market capitalisation $6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Altair Engineering shares

There are currently 4.8 million Altair Engineering shares held short by investors – that's known as Altair Engineering's "short interest". This figure is 9.8% down from 5.3 million last month.

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

Altair Engineering's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Altair Engineering's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Altair Engineering shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Altair Engineering shares traded daily (recently around 212538.58792185). Altair Engineering's SIR currently stands at 22.52. In other words for every 100,000 Altair Engineering shares traded daily on the market, roughly 22520 shares are currently held short.

However Altair Engineering's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Altair Engineering shares, or, against the total number of tradable Altair Engineering shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Altair Engineering's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Altair Engineering shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.1083% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Altair Engineering shares, roughly 108 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against Altair Engineering.

Find out more about how you can short Altair Engineering stock.

Altair Engineering share dividends

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

Altair Engineering share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Altair Engineering's shares have ranged in value from as little as $42.48 up to $76.91. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALTR.US volatility(beta: 1.5)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 Altair Engineering's is 1.501. This would suggest that Altair Engineering's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Altair Engineering overview

Altair Engineering Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of simulation, high-performance computing, data analytics, and artificial intelligence worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Software and Client Engineering Services. Its software segment includes solvers and optimization technology products, high-performance computing software applications and hardware products, modeling and visualization tools, data analytics and analysis products, and IoT platform and analytics tools, as well as support and complementary software products. This segment also provides software technologies in the areas of computational fluid dynamics and fatigue, manufacturing process simulation, and cost estimation for the applications in marine, motorcycle, aerospace, chemical, and architecture industries; and software-related services, such as consulting, implementation, and training services focused on product design and development expertise and analysis from the component level up to complete product engineering at various stage of the lifecycle. The Client Engineering Services segment offers client engineering services. Its integrated suite of software optimizes design performance across various disciplines, including structures, motion, fluids, thermal management, electromagnetics, system modeling, and embedded systems.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Altair Engineering is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.765% of Altair Engineering shares are held by insiders and 93.523% by institutions.
How many people work for Altair Engineering?
Latest data suggests 3,050 work at Altair Engineering.
When does the fiscal year end for Altair Engineering?
Altair Engineering's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Altair Engineering based?
Altair Engineering's address is: 1820 East Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI, United States, 48083
What is Altair Engineering's ISIN number?
Altair Engineering's international securities identification number is: US0213691035
What is Altair Engineering's CUSIP number?
Altair Engineering's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 021369103

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