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BlackBerry Limited is a software—infrastructure business based in the US. BlackBerry shares (BB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BlackBerry employs 3,647 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1 billion.

How to buy shares in BlackBerry

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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 BlackBerry. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BB. 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 BlackBerry 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$5.19, 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 BlackBerry, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of BlackBerry. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted BlackBerry's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, BlackBerry's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$5.19, which is 13.64% down on its pre-crash value of USD$6.01 and 92.22% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$2.7.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of BlackBerry shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$553.94 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$835.75.

BlackBerry share price

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BlackBerry shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-30.
Latest market close USD$5.19
52-week range USD$2.7 - USD$6.89
50-day moving average USD$5.0985
200-day moving average USD$4.917
Wall St. target price USD$5.71
PE ratio 186.5714
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.035

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Is it a good time to buy BlackBerry stock?

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BlackBerry price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.19 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-25) -12.18%
1 month (2020-11-02) 15.85%
3 months (2020-09-02) -5.98%
6 months (2020-06-02) -3.17%
1 year (2019-12-02) -5.64%
2 years (2018-11-30) -40.96%
3 years (2017-12-01) -51.90%
5 years (2015-12-02) -32.77%

Is BlackBerry under- or over-valued?

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

BlackBerry's P/E ratio

BlackBerry's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 187x. In other words, BlackBerry shares trade at around 187x 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.

BlackBerry's EBITDA

BlackBerry's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$110 million.

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

BlackBerry financials

Revenue TTM USD$1 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$768 million
Return on assets TTM -1.67%
Return on equity TTM -32.71%
Profit margin -72.19%
Book value $3.44
Market capitalisation USD$3.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BlackBerry shares

There are currently 29.5 million BlackBerry shares held short by investors – that's known as BlackBerry's "short interest". This figure is 3% down from 30.5 million last month.

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

BlackBerry's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BlackBerry's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BlackBerry shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BlackBerry shares traded daily (recently around 4.0 million). BlackBerry's SIR currently stands at 7.31. In other words for every 100,000 BlackBerry shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7310 shares are currently held short.

However BlackBerry's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BlackBerry shares, or, against the total number of tradable BlackBerry shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BlackBerry's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BlackBerry shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0619% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BlackBerry shares, roughly 62 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 BlackBerry.

Find out more about how you can short BlackBerry stock.

BlackBerry share dividends

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

Have BlackBerry's shares ever split?

BlackBerry's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 21 August 2007. 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 BlackBerry shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BlackBerry shares which in turn could have impacted BlackBerry's share price.

BlackBerry share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BlackBerry's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.7 up to $6.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BB.US volatility(beta: 0.96)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 BlackBerry's is 0.9614. This would suggest that BlackBerry's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

BlackBerry overview

BlackBerry Limited provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments worldwide. The company leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver solutions in the areas of cybersecurity; safety and data privacy; and endpoint security management, encryption, and embedded systems. It offers BlackBerry Spark software platform that includes a suite of security software products and services comprising BlackBerry Cylance, BlackBerry UEM, BlackBerry Dynamics, and BlackBerry Workspaces; and BlackBerry Spark SDK to promote the evolution of a platform ecosystem by enabling enterprise and independent software vendor developers to integrate the security features of BlackBerry Spark into their own mobile and web applications. BlackBerry Limited also provides BlackBerry Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, including BlackBerry QNX, BlackBerry AtHoc, SecuSUITE, BlackBerry Certicom, BlackBerry Radar, and other IoT applications; and manages and monetizes BlackBerry patents and applications. As of February 29, 2020, the company owned approximately 38,000 worldwide patents and applications. BlackBerry Limited has a partnership with the University of Windsor to develop and deliver a cybersecurity curriculum for the university's graduate master's program in applied computing. The company was formerly known as Research In Motion Limited and changed its name to BlackBerry Limited in July 2013. BlackBerry Limited was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

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