How to buy Arco Platform stock - 21 April

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How to buy Arco Platform stock

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Arco Platform Limited is an education & training services business based in the US. Arco Platform shares (ARCE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Arco Platform employs 1,949 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Arco Platform

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – ARCE – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Arco Platform share price

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Arco Platform shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-24.
52-week range$27.51 - $58.93
50-day moving average $34.40
200-day moving average $37.17
Wall St. target price$49.81
PE ratio 238.0173
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.12

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Is it a good time to buy Arco Platform stock?

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Is Arco Platform under- or over-valued?

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

Arco Platform's P/E ratio

Arco Platform's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 238x. In other words, Arco Platform shares trade at around 238x 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.

Arco Platform's EBITDA

Arco Platform's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $40.1 million.

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

Arco Platform financials

Revenue TTM $173 million
Operating margin TTM 16.44%
Gross profit TTM $455.6 million
Return on assets TTM 3.52%
Return on equity TTM 2.19%
Profit margin 3.68%
Book value $6.86
Market capitalisation $1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Arco Platform shares

There are currently 1.1 million Arco Platform shares held short by investors – that's known as Arco Platform's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% down from 1.1 million last month.

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

Arco Platform's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Arco Platform's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Arco Platform shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Arco Platform shares traded daily (recently around 222919.91701245). Arco Platform's SIR currently stands at 4.82. In other words for every 100,000 Arco Platform shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4820 shares are currently held short.

However Arco Platform's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Arco Platform shares, or, against the total number of tradable Arco Platform shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Arco Platform's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Arco Platform shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0448% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Arco Platform shares, roughly 45 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 Arco Platform.

Find out more about how you can short Arco Platform stock.

Arco Platform share dividends

We're not expecting Arco Platform to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Arco Platform share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Arco Platform's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.505 up to $58.93. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ARCE.US volatility(beta: 1)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 Arco Platform's is 1.0042. This would suggest that Arco Platform'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).

Arco Platform overview

Arco Platform Limited, a technology company in the education sector, provides a pedagogical system with technology-enabled features to deliver educational content to private schools in Brazil. The company's curriculum solutions provide educational content from basic to secondary education K-12 curriculum in printed and digital formats delivered through its platform. As of March 31, 2020, it had a network consisted of 5,414 partner schools and 1,362,141 enrolled students. The company's activities also comprise editing, publishing, advertising, and sale of educational content for private schools. It serves students, teachers, administrators, and parents. Arco Platform Limited was founded in 2004 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. .

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