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How to buy Ballard Power Systems stock

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Ballard Power Systems Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Ballard Power Systems shares (BLDP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ballard Power Systems employs 703 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$117.7 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 Ballard Power Systems. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BLDP. 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 Ballard Power Systems 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 Ballard Power Systems, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ballard Power Systems. 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.

Ballard Power Systems share price

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Ballard Power Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$6.95 - USD$42.28
50-day moving average USD$34.0361
200-day moving average USD$21.3799
Wall St. target priceUSD$33.35
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.172

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Ballard Power Systems financials

Revenue TTM USD$117.7 million
Gross profit TTM USD$22.6 million
Return on assets TTM -4.83%
Return on equity TTM -12.92%
Profit margin -39.92%
Book value $1.914
Market capitalisation USD$8.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ballard Power Systems shares

There are currently 11.0 million Ballard Power Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Ballard Power Systems's "short interest". This figure is 19.2% down from 13.7 million last month.

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

Ballard Power Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ballard Power Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ballard Power Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ballard Power Systems shares traded daily (recently around 7.8 million). Ballard Power Systems's SIR currently stands at 1.42. In other words for every 100,000 Ballard Power Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1420 shares are currently held short.

However Ballard Power Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ballard Power Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ballard Power Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ballard Power Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ballard Power Systems shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ballard Power Systems shares, roughly 0 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 Ballard Power Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Ballard Power Systems stock.

Ballard Power Systems share dividends

We're not expecting Ballard Power Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Ballard Power Systems's shares ever split?

Ballard Power Systems's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 3 June 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ballard Power Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ballard Power Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Ballard Power Systems's share price.

Ballard Power Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ballard Power Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.95 up to $42.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BLDP.US volatility(beta: 1.94)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 Ballard Power Systems's is 1.9408. This would suggest that Ballard Power Systems's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ballard Power Systems overview

Ballard Power Systems Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and service of proton exchange membrane fuel cell products. The company offers heavy duty modules, fuel cell stacks, backup power systems, and portable power/ unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and material handling products. It also provides technology solutions comprising engineering services and technology transfer services, as well as licenses and sells intellectual property portfolio and fundamental knowledge for various fuel cell applications. The company serves transit bus, automotive, rail, truck, material handling, UAV, marine, and critical infrastructure markets. The company markets its products in China, Germany, the United States, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Japan, Denmark, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, France, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Finland, Spain, and internationally. Ballard Power Systems Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada.

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