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Avalara, Inc is a software—application business based in the US. Avalara shares (AVLR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Avalara employs 2,601 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$434.1 million.

How to buy shares in Avalara

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  3. Search for Avalara Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AVLR. 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 Avalara 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$157.55, 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 Avalara, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Avalara. 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 Avalara's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$157.55, which is 44.33% up on its pre-crash value of USD$87.71 and 183.87% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$55.5.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Avalara shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$763.92 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$1,805.52.

Avalara share price

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Avalara shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-14.
Latest market closeUSD$157.55
52-week rangeUSD$55.5 - USD$158.17
50-day moving average USD$129.9166
200-day moving average USD$114.2208
Wall St. target priceUSD$149.42
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0.95%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.948

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Is it a good time to buy Avalara stock?

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Avalara price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $157.55 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-13) 0.98%
1 month (2020-09-18) 31.85%
3 months (2020-07-20) 20.65%
6 months (2020-04-20) 84.66%
1 year (2019-10-18) 137.45%
2 years (2018-10-19) 346.82%
3 years (2017-10-16) N/A
5 years (2015-10-16) N/A

Avalara financials

Revenue TTM USD$434.1 million
Gross profit TTM USD$267.1 million
Return on assets TTM -4.93%
Return on equity TTM -10.72%
Profit margin -11.76%
Book value $6.291
Market capitalisation USD$13.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Avalara shares

There are currently 4.1 million Avalara shares held short by investors – that's known as Avalara's "short interest". This figure is 4% up from 3.9 million last month.

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

Avalara's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Avalara's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Avalara shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Avalara shares traded daily (recently around 673828.78289474). Avalara's SIR currently stands at 6.08. In other words for every 100,000 Avalara shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6080 shares are currently held short.

However Avalara's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Avalara shares, or, against the total number of tradable Avalara shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Avalara's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Avalara shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0498% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Avalara shares, roughly 50 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Avalara.

Find out more about how you can short Avalara stock.

Avalara share dividends

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

Avalara share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Avalara's shares have ranged in value from as little as $55.5 up to $158.17. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVLR.US volatility(beta: 0.78)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 Avalara's is 0.7817. This would suggest that Avalara's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Avalara overview

Avalara, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud-based solutions for transaction tax compliance worldwide. The company offers a suite of compliance solutions that enable businesses to address the complexity of transaction tax compliance; process transactions in real time; produce detailed records of transaction tax determinations; and reduce errors, audit exposure, and total transaction tax compliance costs. The company's solutions include AvaTax, a solution for determining sales tax in the United States; Avalara Returns for tax return preparation, filing, and remittance; and Avalara Compliance Document Management solution, which creates, validates, stores, and manages sales tax exemption and reseller certificates. It also provides professional services, including nexus studies and analysis, voluntary compliance initiatives, tax registrations, and specialized tax research; MatrixMaster, a product taxability database for retail operations; Avalara CloudConnect, a hardware device for processing and storing transactions on-site for regularly scheduled uploads to AvaTax; Avalara Licensing, an online platform for business licenses and sales tax registrations; VAT Expert, a Web-based solution that checks the validity of customer and supplier value-added tax (VAT) numbers and provides VAT determinations in the form of invoices; and Brazilian tax compliance solutions that address the Brazilian transaction tax regimes through electronic compliance report validation, electronic invoice authentication and preparation, tax determination, and returns preparation; and Avalara Item Classification, a solution that addresses the process of assigning proper country-specific Harmonized System codes to products. The company was formerly known as Advantage Solutions, Inc. and changed its name to Avalara, Inc. in December 2005. Avalara, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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