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Axcelis Technologies, Inc is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Axcelis Technologies shares (ACLS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Axcelis Technologies employs 960 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$460.1 million.

How to buy shares in Axcelis Technologies

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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 Axcelis Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ACLS. 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 Axcelis Technologies 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$23.37, 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 Axcelis Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Axcelis Technologies. 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.

Axcelis Technologies share price

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Axcelis Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$23.37
52-week rangeUSD$12.99 - USD$31.5
50-day moving average USD$27.4674
200-day moving average USD$25.7793
Wall St. target priceUSD$35.17
PE ratio 22.0909
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.32

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Is it a good time to buy Axcelis Technologies stock?

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Axcelis Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $23.37 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2021-01-11) -24.05%
1 month (2020-12-18) -21.23%
3 months (2020-10-19) 23.37
6 months (2020-07-17) -16.95%
1 year (2020-01-17) -6.63%
2 years (2019-01-18) 19.66%
3 years (2018-01-18) 25.3
5 years (2016-01-15) 781.89%

Is Axcelis Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Axcelis Technologies's P/E ratio

Axcelis Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Axcelis Technologies shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Axcelis Technologies's PEG ratio

Axcelis Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.23. 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 Axcelis Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Axcelis Technologies's EBITDA

Axcelis Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$62.9 million.

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

Axcelis Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$460.1 million
Operating margin TTM 12.43%
Gross profit TTM USD$144.2 million
Return on assets TTM 6.38%
Return on equity TTM 10.37%
Profit margin 9.78%
Book value $13.755
Market capitalisation USD$976.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Axcelis Technologies shares

There are currently 677,684 Axcelis Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Axcelis Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 22.4% up from 553,676 last month.

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

Axcelis Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Axcelis Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Axcelis Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Axcelis Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 250067.89667897). Axcelis Technologies's SIR currently stands at 2.71. In other words for every 100,000 Axcelis Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2710 shares are currently held short.

However Axcelis Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Axcelis Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Axcelis Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Axcelis Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Axcelis Technologies shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0243% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Axcelis Technologies shares, roughly 24 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 Axcelis Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Axcelis Technologies stock.

Axcelis Technologies share dividends

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

Have Axcelis Technologies's shares ever split?

Axcelis Technologies's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 1 July 2016. So if you had owned 4 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 Axcelis Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Axcelis Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Axcelis Technologies's share price.

Axcelis Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Axcelis Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.99 up to $31.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACLS.US volatility(beta: 1.42)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 Axcelis Technologies's is 1.4178. This would suggest that Axcelis Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Axcelis Technologies overview

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company offers high energy, high current, and medium current implanters for various application requirements. In addition, the company offers aftermarket lifecycle products and services, including used tools, spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services, and customer training. It sells its equipment and services to semiconductor chip manufacturers through its direct sales force. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts.

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