How to buy Avanos Medical stock - 14 April

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How to buy Avanos Medical stock

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Avanos Medical, Inc is a medical devices business based in the US. Avanos Medical shares (AVNS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Avanos Medical employs 5,380 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$714.8 million.

How to buy shares in Avanos Medical

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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 Avanos Medical. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AVNS. 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 Avanos Medical 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 Avanos Medical, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Avanos Medical. 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.

Avanos Medical share price

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Avanos Medical shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$24.709 - USD$53.61
50-day moving average USD$45.9515
200-day moving average USD$43.574
Wall St. target priceUSD$52
PE ratio 159.3471
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.291

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Is Avanos Medical under- or over-valued?

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

Avanos Medical's P/E ratio

Avanos Medical's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 159x. In other words, Avanos Medical shares trade at around 159x 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.

Avanos Medical's EBITDA

Avanos Medical's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$48.8 million.

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

Avanos Medical financials

Revenue TTM USD$714.8 million
Operating margin TTM 0.83%
Gross profit TTM USD$390.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.21%
Return on equity TTM -2.16%
Profit margin -3.81%
Book value $26.349
Market capitalisation USD$2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Avanos Medical shares

There are currently 1.6 million Avanos Medical shares held short by investors – that's known as Avanos Medical's "short interest". This figure is 1.1% up from 1.6 million last month.

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

Avanos Medical's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Avanos Medical's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Avanos Medical shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Avanos Medical shares traded daily (recently around 261030.04846527). Avanos Medical's SIR currently stands at 6.19. In other words for every 100,000 Avanos Medical shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6190 shares are currently held short.

However Avanos Medical's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Avanos Medical shares, or, against the total number of tradable Avanos Medical shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Avanos Medical's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Avanos Medical shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.038% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Avanos Medical shares, roughly 38 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 Avanos Medical.

Find out more about how you can short Avanos Medical stock.

Avanos Medical share dividends

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

Avanos Medical share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Avanos Medical's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.709 up to $53.61. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVNS.US volatility(beta: 0.95)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 Avanos Medical's is 0.9509. This would suggest that Avanos Medical's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Avanos Medical overview

Avanos Medical, Inc. operates as a medical technology company that focuses on delivering medical device solutions to improve patients' quality of life in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It offers a portfolio of chronic care products that include digestive health products, such as Mic-Key enteral feeding tubes, Corpak patient feeding solutions, and NeoMed neonatal and pediatric feeding solutions; and respiratory health products, such as closed airway suction systems and other airway management devices under the Ballard, Microcuff, and Endoclear brands. The company also provides a portfolio of non-opioid pain solutions, including acute pain products, such as On-Q and ambIT surgical pain pumps and Game Ready cold and compression therapy systems; and interventional pain solutions, which offers minimally invasive pain relieving therapies, such as Coolief pain relief therapy. It markets its products directly to hospitals and other healthcare providers, healthcare facilities, and other end-user customers, as well as through third-party wholesale distributors. The company was formerly known as Halyard Health, Inc. and changed its name to Avanos Medical, Inc. in June 2018. Avanos Medical, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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