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How to buy American Renal Associates stock

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American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc is a diagnostics & research business based in the US. American Renal Associates shares (ARA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. American Renal Associates employs 4,977 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$814.1 million.

How to buy shares in American Renal Associates

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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 American Renal Associates. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ARA. 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 American Renal Associates 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 American Renal Associates, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of American Renal Associates. 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.

American Renal Associates share price

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American Renal Associates shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-14.
52-week rangeUSD$5.57 - USD$11.98
50-day moving average USD$11.4668
200-day moving average USD$9.6952
Wall St. target priceUSD$10
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$1.3 (11.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.669

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Is it a good time to buy American Renal Associates stock?

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Is American Renal Associates under- or over-valued?

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

American Renal Associates's PEG ratio

American Renal Associates's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.24. 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 American Renal Associates's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

American Renal Associates's EBITDA

American Renal Associates's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$113.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a American Renal Associates's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

American Renal Associates financials

Revenue TTM USD$814.1 million
Operating margin TTM 9.73%
Gross profit TTM USD$254.5 million
Return on assets TTM 4.35%
Return on equity TTM 17.51%
Profit margin -1.11%
Book value $-2.503
Market capitalisation USD$397.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American Renal Associates shares

There are currently 608,626 American Renal Associates shares held short by investors – that's known as American Renal Associates's "short interest". This figure is 50.4% down from 1.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting American Renal Associates shares can be evaluated.

American Renal Associates's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

American Renal Associates's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American Renal Associates shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American Renal Associates shares traded daily (recently around 155658.82352941). American Renal Associates's SIR currently stands at 3.91. In other words for every 100,000 American Renal Associates shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3910 shares are currently held short.

However American Renal Associates's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American Renal Associates shares, or, against the total number of tradable American Renal Associates shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American Renal Associates's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Renal Associates shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0443% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Renal Associates shares, roughly 44 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 American Renal Associates.

Find out more about how you can short American Renal Associates stock.

American Renal Associates share dividends

We're not expecting American Renal Associates to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

American Renal Associates share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Renal Associates's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.57 up to $11.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ARA.US volatility(beta: 1.11)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 American Renal Associates's is 1.1062. This would suggest that American Renal Associates's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

American Renal Associates overview

American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. operates as a dialysis services provider in the United States. It operates dialysis clinics focusing on joint venture partnerships with physicians. The company offers kidney dialysis services to patients suffering from chronic kidney failure or end stage renal disease. As of December 31, 2019, it operated 246 dialysis clinics in partnership with 400 nephrologist partners treating approximately 17,300 patients in 27 states and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts. .

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