How to buy Avid Technology stock - 15 April

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How to buy Avid Technology stock

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Avid Technology, Inc is an electronic gaming & multimedia business based in the US. Avid Technology shares (AVID) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Avid Technology employs 1,362 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$360.5 million.

How to buy shares in Avid Technology

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

Avid Technology share price

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Avid Technology shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUSD$4.67 - USD$24.47
50-day moving average USD$20.6234
200-day moving average USD$15.5804
Wall St. target priceUSD$28.25
PE ratio 90.48
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.25

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Is it a good time to buy Avid Technology stock?

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Is Avid Technology under- or over-valued?

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

Avid Technology's P/E ratio

Avid Technology's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 90x. In other words, Avid Technology shares trade at around 90x 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.

Avid Technology's PEG ratio

Avid Technology's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.91. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Avid Technology's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Avid Technology's EBITDA

Avid Technology's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$42 million.

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

Avid Technology financials

Revenue TTM USD$360.5 million
Operating margin TTM 10.16%
Gross profit TTM USD$228.3 million
Return on assets TTM 7.51%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 3.07%
Book value $-4.116
Market capitalisation USD$1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Avid Technology shares

There are currently 1.3 million Avid Technology shares held short by investors – that's known as Avid Technology's "short interest". This figure is 2.9% down from 1.4 million last month.

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

Avid Technology's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Avid Technology's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Avid Technology shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Avid Technology shares traded daily (recently around 494487.08487085). Avid Technology's SIR currently stands at 2.71. In other words for every 100,000 Avid Technology shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2710 shares are currently held short.

However Avid Technology's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Avid Technology shares, or, against the total number of tradable Avid Technology shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Avid Technology's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Avid Technology shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0376% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Avid Technology shares, roughly 38 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 Avid Technology.

Find out more about how you can short Avid Technology stock.

Avid Technology share dividends

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

Avid Technology share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Avid Technology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.67 up to $24.47. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVID.US volatility(beta: 1.44)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 Avid Technology's is 1.4352. This would suggest that Avid Technology's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Avid Technology overview

Avid Technology, Inc. develops, markets, sells, and supports software and integrated solutions for video and audio content creation, management, and distribution worldwide. The company's video products and solutions include the Media Composer, a cloud-enabled solution used to edit video content; Avid NEXIS shared storage systems; Maestro solutions for the integration of virtual sets, augmented reality, and video wall control into existing workflows; AirSpeed 5000 and AirSpeed 5500 on-air server solutions; and MediaCentral, a media production suite. Its audio products and solutions comprise Pro Tools digital audio software solutions to facilitate the audio production process; Sibelius solution to create, edit, and publish musical scores; S6 line of complementary control surfaces and consoles; S1 and S4 audio control surfaces; and VENUE | S6L live sound system for mixing audio for live sound reinforcement. The company also provides Avid Link, a mobile application to connect with other artists, producers, mixers, composers, editors, videographers, movie makers, and graphic designers; FastServe video server that assists broadcasters in making the move to UHD and IP based workflows with a new and modular architecture; and hardware products, such as I/O devices, interfaces, and audio and video processing equipment. In addition, it offers various service contracts and support plans; professional services, such as workflow design and consulting, program and project management, system installation and commissioning, and custom development and role-based product level training; and public and private training to customers and alliance partners, as well as develops and licenses curriculum content for use by third party Avid Learning partners to deliver training to customers, users, and alliance partners. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

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