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How to buy Aviat Networks stock | $37.73

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Aviat Networks, Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. Aviat Networks shares (AVNW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Aviat Networks employs 674 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$246.3 million.

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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 Aviat Networks. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AVNW. 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 Aviat Networks 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$37.73, 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 Aviat Networks, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Aviat Networks. 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.

Aviat Networks share price

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Aviat Networks shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$37.73
52-week rangeUSD$7.098 - USD$41
50-day moving average USD$33.1197
200-day moving average USD$23.3001
Wall St. target priceUSD$45.5
PE ratio 31.2989
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.124

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Aviat Networks price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $37.73 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-15) 6.07%
1 month (2020-12-23) 7.62%
3 months (2020-10-22) 71.34%
6 months (2020-07-22) 73.71%
1 year (2020-01-22) 160.57%
2 years (2019-01-22) 169.31%
3 years (2018-01-22) 118.09%
5 years (2016-01-22) 5,704.62%

Is Aviat Networks under- or over-valued?

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

Aviat Networks's P/E ratio

Aviat Networks's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Aviat Networks shares trade at around 31x 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.

Aviat Networks's EBITDA

Aviat Networks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$15.9 million.

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

Aviat Networks financials

Revenue TTM USD$246.3 million
Operating margin TTM 4.59%
Gross profit TTM USD$84.7 million
Return on assets TTM 4%
Return on equity TTM 8.42%
Profit margin 2.49%
Book value $13.943
Market capitalisation USD$192.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Aviat Networks shares

There are currently 20,357 Aviat Networks shares held short by investors – that's known as Aviat Networks's "short interest". This figure is 14.1% down from 23,697 last month.

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

Aviat Networks's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Aviat Networks's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Aviat Networks shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Aviat Networks shares traded daily (recently around 135713.33333333). Aviat Networks's SIR currently stands at 0.15. In other words for every 100,000 Aviat Networks shares traded daily on the market, roughly 150 shares are currently held short.

However Aviat Networks's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Aviat Networks shares, or, against the total number of tradable Aviat Networks shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Aviat Networks's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Aviat Networks shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0044% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Aviat Networks shares, roughly 4 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 Aviat Networks.

Find out more about how you can short Aviat Networks stock.

Aviat Networks share dividends

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

Have Aviat Networks's shares ever split?

Aviat Networks's shares were split on a 1:12 basis on 14 June 2016. So if you had owned 12 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Aviat Networks shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Aviat Networks shares which in turn could have impacted Aviat Networks's share price.

Aviat Networks share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Aviat Networks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.098 up to $41. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVNW.US volatility(beta: 2.14)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 Aviat Networks's is 2.1444. This would suggest that Aviat Networks's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Aviat Networks overview

Aviat Networks, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells a range of wireless networking products, solutions, and services in North America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Russia, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. Its products include broadband wireless access base stations and customer premises equipment for fixed and mobile networks; and point-to-point digital microwave radio systems for access, backhaul, trunking, and license-exempt applications, as well as supporting new network deployments, network expansion, and capacity upgrades. The company also offers software tools and applications to enable deployment, monitoring, network management, and optimization of its systems, as well as to automate network design and procurement; and sources, supplies, and supports third party equipment, such as antennas, routers, optical transmission equipment, and other equipment to build and deploy telecommunications transmission network. In addition, it provides a suite of professional services, including planning, deployment, operation, optimization, and maintenance of customers' networks. The company serves mobile and fixed telecommunications network operators, and broadband and internet service providers and network operators; federal, state, and local government agencies; and transportation, energy, and utility companies, as well as public safety agencies and broadcast network operators. It markets its products through a direct sales, service, and support organization, as well as through original equipment manufacturers and system integrators; indirectly through dealers, resellers, and sales representatives; and through online. The company was formerly known as Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. and changed its name to Aviat Networks, Inc. in January 2010. Aviat Networks, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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