How to buy Avaya stock - 02 March

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How to buy Avaya stock

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Avaya Holdings Corp is a software-application business based in the US. Avaya shares (AVYA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Avaya employs 8,266 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Avaya

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Avaya. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AVYA. 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 Avaya 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 Avaya, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Avaya. 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.

Avaya share price

Use our graph to track the performance of AVYA stocks over time.

Avaya shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$6.13 - USD$34.06
50-day moving average USD$24.6882
200-day moving average USD$19.1795
Wall St. target priceUSD$34.33
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-3.289

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Is it a good time to buy Avaya stock?

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Is Avaya under- or over-valued?

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

Avaya's EBITDA

Avaya's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$489 million.

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

Avaya financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.34%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.53%
Return on equity TTM -77.4%
Profit margin -21.72%
Book value $3.103
Market capitalisation USD$2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Avaya shares

There are currently 9.2 million Avaya shares held short by investors – that's known as Avaya's "short interest". This figure is 18.8% down from 11.3 million last month.

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

Avaya's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Avaya's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Avaya shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Avaya shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Avaya's SIR currently stands at 7.26. In other words for every 100,000 Avaya shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7260 shares are currently held short.

However Avaya's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Avaya shares, or, against the total number of tradable Avaya shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Avaya's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Avaya shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1285% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Avaya shares, roughly 129 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 Avaya.

Find out more about how you can short Avaya stock.

Avaya share dividends

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

Avaya share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Avaya's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.13 up to $34.06. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVYA.US volatility(beta: 1.72)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 Avaya's is 1.7239. This would suggest that Avaya's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Avaya overview

Avaya Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides digital communications products, solutions, and services for businesses worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Products & Solutions and Services. The Products & Solutions segment offers unified communications and contact center platforms, applications, and devices. This segments unified communications and collaboration solutions enable organizations to provide their workers with a single application, or app, for all-channel calling, messaging, meetings, and team collaboration with the same ease of use as existing consumer apps; and contact center solutions enable customers to build a customized portfolio of applications driving customer engagement and customer value. Its communications solutions include voice, email, chat, social media, video, performance management, and third-party integration. The Services segment provides global support services, enterprise cloud and managed services, and professional services. The company also provides business devices, such as IP-enabled handsets, multimedia devices, and video conferencing systems. Avaya Holdings Corp. sells directly through its sales force, as well as indirectly through its network of channel partners, including distributors, service providers, dealers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and business partners. The company has a strategic collaboration with RingCentral, Inc. to accelerate the company's transition to the cloud. The company is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina.

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