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How to buy Altice USA stock | $31.05

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Altice USA, Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. Altice USA shares (ATUS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Altice USA employs 10,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$9.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Altice USA

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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 Altice USA. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ATUS. 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 Altice USA 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. At last close price of USD$31.05, 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 Altice USA, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Altice USA. 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.

Altice USA share price

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Altice USA shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$31.05
52-week range USD$15.955 - USD$31.78
50-day moving average USD$26.892
200-day moving average USD$25.4978
Wall St. target price USD$35.33
PE ratio 94.8333
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.299

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Is it a good time to buy Altice USA stock?

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Altice USA price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $31.05 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -9.66%
1 month (2020-11-06) 5.47%
3 months (2020-09-04) 16.51%
6 months (2020-06-05) 20.02%
1 year (2019-12-05) 22.58%
2 years (2018-12-04) 75.42%
3 years (2017-12-05) 67.66%
5 years (2015-12-02) N/A

Is Altice USA under- or over-valued?

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

Altice USA's P/E ratio

Altice USA's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 95x. In other words, Altice USA shares trade at around 95x 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.

Altice USA's PEG ratio

Altice USA's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3153. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Altice USA's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Altice USA's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$4.1 billion.

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

Altice USA financials

Revenue TTM USD$9.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.74%
Gross profit TTM USD$6.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.54%
Return on equity TTM 10.22%
Profit margin 1.91%
Book value $1.981
Market capitalisation USD$16.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Altice USA shares

There are currently 34.6 million Altice USA shares held short by investors – that's known as Altice USA's "short interest". This figure is 0.5% down from 34.8 million last month.

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

Altice USA's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Altice USA's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Altice USA shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Altice USA shares traded daily (recently around 5.7 million). Altice USA's SIR currently stands at 6.04. In other words for every 100,000 Altice USA shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6040 shares are currently held short.

However Altice USA's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Altice USA shares, or, against the total number of tradable Altice USA shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Altice USA's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Altice USA shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.2948% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Altice USA shares, roughly 295 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Altice USA.

Find out more about how you can short Altice USA stock.

Altice USA share dividends

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

Altice USA share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Altice USA's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.955 up to $31.78. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ATUS.US volatility(beta: 0.97)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Altice USA's is 0.9725. This would suggest that Altice USA's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Altice USA overview

Altice USA, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides broadband communications and video services in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. It offers broadband, video, and telephony services to approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers. The company's video services include delivery of broadcast stations and cable networks; over the top services; video-on-demand, high-definition channels, digital video recorder, and pay-per-view services; and platforms for video programming through mobile applications. It also provides voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) telephone services; and mobile services, such as data, talk, and text. In addition, the company offers Ethernet, data transport, IP-based virtual private networks, Internet access, and telephony services; hosted telephony services, managed Wi-Fi, managed desktop and server backup, and managed collaboration services comprising audio and web conferencing; fiber-to-the-tower services to wireless carriers; data services, consisting of wide area networking and dedicated data access, as well as wireless mesh networks; and enterprise class telephone services, which include traditional multi-line phone service. Further, it provides business e-mail, hosted private branch exchange, Web space storage, and network security monitoring; and international calling consisting and toll free numbers. Additionally, the company offers audience-based and IP-authenticated cross-screen advertising solutions; and television and digital advertising services, as well as operates news channels under the News 12 Networks, Cheddar, and i24NEWS names. It also provides network construction and maintenance services and commercial and residential installations, disconnections, and maintenance services. The company provides communications and video services under Optimum and Suddenlink brand names. Altice USA, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Long Island City, New York. Altice USA, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Next Alt S.a.r.

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