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Amkor Technology, Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. Amkor Technology shares (AMKR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Amkor Technology employs 29,650 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Amkor Technology

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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 Amkor Technology. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMKR. 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 Amkor Technology 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$13.72, 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 Amkor Technology, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Amkor Technology. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Amkor Technology's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Amkor Technology's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$13.72, which is 10.20% up on its pre-crash value of USD$12.32 and 154.07% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$5.4.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Amkor Technology shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$623.13 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,228.35.

Amkor Technology share price

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Amkor Technology shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$13.72
52-week range USD$5.4 - USD$15.8
50-day moving average USD$11.7094
200-day moving average USD$11.5017
Wall St. target price USD$13.33
PE ratio 11.4159
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.128

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Is it a good time to buy Amkor Technology stock?

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Amkor Technology price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.72 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) 1.70%
1 month (2020-10-23) 3.31%
3 months (2020-08-24) 7.36%
6 months (2020-05-22) 39.86%
1 year (2019-11-22) 13.11%
2 years (2018-11-23) 116.06%
3 years (2017-11-24) 19.30%
5 years (2015-11-24) 109.79%

Is Amkor Technology under- or over-valued?

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

Amkor Technology's P/E ratio

Amkor Technology's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Amkor Technology shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Amkor Technology's PEG ratio

Amkor Technology's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.87. 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 Amkor Technology's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Amkor Technology's EBITDA

Amkor Technology's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$873.8 million.

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

Amkor Technology financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.07%
Gross profit TTM USD$649.4 million
Return on assets TTM 4.91%
Return on equity TTM 13.93%
Profit margin 5.94%
Book value $8.661
Market capitalisation USD$3.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Amkor Technology shares

There are currently 2.7 million Amkor Technology shares held short by investors – that's known as Amkor Technology's "short interest". This figure is 5.6% down from 2.9 million last month.

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

Amkor Technology's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Amkor Technology's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Amkor Technology shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Amkor Technology shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Amkor Technology's SIR currently stands at 2.51. In other words for every 100,000 Amkor Technology shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2510 shares are currently held short.

However Amkor Technology's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Amkor Technology shares, or, against the total number of tradable Amkor Technology shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Amkor Technology's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Amkor Technology shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0275% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Amkor Technology shares, roughly 28 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 Amkor Technology.

Find out more about how you can short Amkor Technology stock.

Amkor Technology share dividends

We're not expecting Amkor Technology to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Amkor Technology share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Amkor Technology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.4 up to $15.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMKR.US volatility(beta: 1.8)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 Amkor Technology's is 1.7981. This would suggest that Amkor Technology's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Amkor Technology overview

Amkor Technology, Inc. provides outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services in the United States and internationally. The company offers turnkey packaging and test services, including semiconductor wafer bumps, wafer probes, wafer back-grinds, package design, packaging, and test and drop shipment services. Its packages employ wirebond, flip chip, copper clip, and other interconnect technologies. The company also provides semiconductor testing services, such as wafer and final test services; flip chip scale package products for use in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile consumer electronic devices; flip chip stacked chip scale packages that are used to stack memory, and as applications processors in mobile devices; and flip chip ball grid array products for various networking, storage, computing, and consumer applications. In addition, it offers wafer-level CSP packages used in power management, transceivers, sensors, wireless charging, codecs, and specialty silicon; wafer-level fan-out packages used in ICs; and silicon wafer integrated fan-out technology, which replaces a laminate substrate with a thinner structure. Further, the company provides lead frame packages that are used in electronic devices for low to medium pin count applications; substrate-based wirebond packages, which are used to connect a die to a substrate; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) packages that are miniaturized mechanical and electro-mechanical devices; and advanced system-in-package modules, which are used in radio frequency and front end modules, basebands, connectivity, fingerprint sensors, display and touch screen drivers, sensors and MEMS, and NAND memory and solid state drives. It primarily serves integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor companies, original equipment manufacturers, and contract foundries. Amkor Technology, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

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