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How to buy American Superconductor Corporation stock | $23.42

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American Superconductor Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. American Superconductor Corporation shares (AMSC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. American Superconductor Corporation employs 242 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$78.4 million.

How to buy shares in American Superconductor Corporation

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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 Superconductor Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMSC. 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 Superconductor Corporation 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$23.42, 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 Superconductor Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of American Superconductor Corporation. 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 Superconductor Corporation share price

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American Superconductor Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$23.42
52-week rangeUSD$4.4 - USD$26.435
50-day moving average USD$18.5659
200-day moving average USD$13.4213
Wall St. target priceUSD$18.5
PE ratio 307.3913
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.023

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Is it a good time to buy American Superconductor Corporation stock?

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American Superconductor Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $23.42 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-11) -19.63%
1 month (2020-12-18) 3.22%
3 months (2020-10-16) 33.30%
6 months (2020-07-17) 154.29%
1 year (2020-01-17) 197.21%
2 years (2019-01-18) 95.66%
3 years (2018-01-18) 341.89%
5 years (2016-01-15) 266.51%

Is American Superconductor Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

American Superconductor Corporation's P/E ratio

American Superconductor Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 307x. In other words, American Superconductor Corporation shares trade at around 307x 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.

American Superconductor Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$78.4 million
Gross profit TTM USD$9.4 million
Return on assets TTM -10.49%
Return on equity TTM -27.76%
Profit margin -25.34%
Book value $3.038
Market capitalisation USD$696.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American Superconductor Corporation shares

There are currently 1.4 million American Superconductor Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as American Superconductor Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.9% down from 1.6 million last month.

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

American Superconductor Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

American Superconductor Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American Superconductor Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American Superconductor Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 314620.13129103). American Superconductor Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.57. In other words for every 100,000 American Superconductor Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4570 shares are currently held short.

However American Superconductor Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American Superconductor Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable American Superconductor Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American Superconductor Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Superconductor Corporation shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0557% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Superconductor Corporation shares, roughly 56 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 Superconductor Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short American Superconductor Corporation stock.

American Superconductor Corporation share dividends

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

Have American Superconductor Corporation's shares ever split?

American Superconductor Corporation's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 25 March 2015. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American Superconductor Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for American Superconductor Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted American Superconductor Corporation's share price.

American Superconductor Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Superconductor Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.4 up to $26.435. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMSC.US volatility(beta: 1.15)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 American Superconductor Corporation's is 1.1475. This would suggest that American Superconductor Corporation'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 Superconductor Corporation overview

American Superconductor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides megawatt-scale power resiliency solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Wind and Grid. The Wind segment designs wind turbine systems and licenses these designs to third parties under the Windtec Solutions brand. It supplies power electronics and software-based control systems, and provides customer support services to wind turbine manufacturers. This segment's design portfolio comprises a range of drivetrains and power ratings of 2 MW and higher. The Grid segment offers products and services that enable electric utilities and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit, and distribute power under the Gridtec Solutions brand. It provides transmission planning services, which identify power grid congestion, poor power quality, and other risks; grid interconnection solutions for wind farms and solar power plants, power quality systems, and transmission and distribution cable systems; resilient electric grid systems, which provide protection against the adverse effects that follow the loss of critical substation facilities in urban areas; and ship protection systems, which reduce a naval ship's magnetic signature. American Superconductor Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Ayer, Massachusetts.

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