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How to buy Ambac Financial Group stock | $17.31

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Ambac Financial Group, Inc is an insurance-specialty business based in the US. Ambac Financial Group shares (AMBC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ambac Financial Group employs 103 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$175 million.

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  3. Search for Ambac Financial Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMBC. 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 Ambac Financial Group 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$17.31, 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 Ambac Financial Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ambac Financial Group. 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.

Ambac Financial Group share price

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Ambac Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$17.31
52-week rangeUSD$8.74 - USD$22.5601
50-day moving average USD$15.7924
200-day moving average USD$13.8367
Wall St. target priceUSD$14
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-6.462

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Is it a good time to buy Ambac Financial Group stock?

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Ambac Financial Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.31 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-09) N/A
1 month (2020-12-18) 17.31
3 months (2020-10-16) 31.63%
6 months (2020-07-17) 27.09%
1 year (2020-01-17) -23.58%
2 years (2019-01-18) -8.22%
3 years (2018-01-18) 9.97%
5 years (2016-01-16) N/A

Is Ambac Financial Group under- or over-valued?

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

Ambac Financial Group's PEG ratio

Ambac Financial Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9. 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 Ambac Financial Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ambac Financial Group's EBITDA

Ambac Financial Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$502.8 million.

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

Ambac Financial Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$175 million
Gross profit TTM USD$348 million
Return on assets TTM -1.36%
Return on equity TTM -39.14%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $22.594
Market capitalisation USD$765 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ambac Financial Group shares

There are currently 1.9 million Ambac Financial Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Ambac Financial Group's "short interest". This figure is 8.1% down from 2.0 million last month.

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

Ambac Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ambac Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ambac Financial Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ambac Financial Group shares traded daily (recently around 193309.26879506). Ambac Financial Group's SIR currently stands at 9.71. In other words for every 100,000 Ambac Financial Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9710 shares are currently held short.

However Ambac Financial Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ambac Financial Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ambac Financial Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ambac Financial Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ambac Financial Group shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0952% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ambac Financial Group shares, roughly 95 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 Ambac Financial Group.

Find out more about how you can short Ambac Financial Group stock.

Ambac Financial Group share dividends

We're not expecting Ambac Financial Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Ambac Financial Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ambac Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.74 up to $22.5601. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMBC.US volatility(beta: 1.43)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 Ambac Financial Group's is 1.4268. This would suggest that Ambac Financial Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ambac Financial Group overview

Ambac Financial Group, Inc., a financial services holding company, provides financial guarantees in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Australia, France, and Internationally. It offers financial guarantee insurance policies; and credit derivative contracts and interest rate derivative transactions. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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