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How to buy Amkor Technology stock

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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 29,050 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Amkor Technology

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  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. 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.

Amkor Technology share price

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Amkor Technology shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$5.3769 - USD$26.0259
50-day moving average USD$19.9724
200-day moving average USD$14.916
Wall St. target priceUSD$19.33
PE ratio 16.2429
Dividend yield USD$0.04 (0.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.4

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Is it a good time to buy Amkor Technology stock?

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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 16x. In other words, Amkor Technology shares trade at around 16x 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$986.1 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$5.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.42%
Gross profit TTM USD$900.8 million
Return on assets TTM 6.12%
Return on equity TTM 15.68%
Profit margin 6.7%
Book value $9.578
Market capitalisation USD$5.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Amkor Technology shares

There are currently 3.0 million Amkor Technology shares held short by investors – that's known as Amkor Technology's "short interest". This figure is 12.3% down from 3.4 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 2.9 million). Amkor Technology's SIR currently stands at 1.04. In other words for every 100,000 Amkor Technology shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1040 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 0.0298% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Amkor Technology shares, roughly 30 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


Dividend payout ratio: 5.76% of net profits

Recently Amkor Technology has paid out, on average, around 5.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Amkor Technology shareholders could enjoy a 0.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Amkor Technology's case, that would currently equate to about $0.04 per share.

While Amkor Technology's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Amkor Technology is investing more in its future growth.

Amkor Technology's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Amkor Technology share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Amkor Technology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.3769 up to $26.0259. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMKR.US volatility(beta: 1.65)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 1.6467. 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, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and rest of the Asia Pacific. It offers turnkey packaging and test services, including semiconductor wafer bump, wafer probe, wafer back-grind, package design, packaging, and test and drop shipment services. The company also provides 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 that are used in power management, transceivers, sensors, wireless charging, codecs, and specialty silicon; wafer-level fan-out packages for use 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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