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How to buy Blue Bird Corporation stock | $16.87

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Blue Bird Corporation is an auto manufacturers business based in the US. Blue Bird Corporation shares (BLBD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Blue Bird Corporation employs 1,736 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$879.2 million.

How to buy shares in Blue Bird Corporation

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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 Blue Bird Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BLBD. 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 Blue Bird Corporation 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$16.87, 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 Blue Bird Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Blue Bird Corporation. 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.

Blue Bird Corporation share price

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Blue Bird Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$16.87
52-week rangeUSD$8.4 - USD$23.99
50-day moving average USD$16.2013
200-day moving average USD$13.5292
Wall St. target priceUSD$19.5
PE ratio 42.3333
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.45

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Is it a good time to buy Blue Bird Corporation stock?

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Blue Bird Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.87 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-15) -24.65%
1 month (2020-12-23) -10.69%
3 months (2020-10-23) 40.47%
6 months (2020-07-22) 29.87%
1 year (2020-01-22) -18.66%
2 years (2019-01-22) -16.57%
3 years (2018-01-22) 19.55
5 years (2016-01-22) 72.85%

Is Blue Bird Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Blue Bird Corporation's P/E ratio

Blue Bird Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, Blue Bird Corporation shares trade at around 42x 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.

Blue Bird Corporation's PEG ratio

Blue Bird Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.13. 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 Blue Bird Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Blue Bird Corporation's EBITDA

Blue Bird Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$36.8 million.

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

Blue Bird Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$879.2 million
Operating margin TTM 2.63%
Gross profit TTM USD$96.2 million
Return on assets TTM 4.23%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 1.39%
Book value $-2.312
Market capitalisation USD$515.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Blue Bird Corporation shares

There are currently 351,148 Blue Bird Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Blue Bird Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.4% down from 371,268 last month.

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

Blue Bird Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Blue Bird Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Blue Bird Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Blue Bird Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 82623.058823529). Blue Bird Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.25. In other words for every 100,000 Blue Bird Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4250 shares are currently held short.

However Blue Bird Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Blue Bird Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Blue Bird Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Blue Bird Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Blue Bird Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0226% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Blue Bird Corporation shares, roughly 23 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 Blue Bird Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Blue Bird Corporation stock.

Blue Bird Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Blue Bird Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Blue Bird Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Blue Bird Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.4 up to $23.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BLBD.US volatility(beta: 1.4)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 Blue Bird Corporation's is 1.4042. This would suggest that Blue Bird Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Blue Bird Corporation overview

Blue Bird Corporation designs, engineers, manufactures, and sells school buses and related parts in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Bus and Parts. The company offers Type C, Type D, and specialty buses; and alternative fuel applications through its propane-powered, gasoline-powered, compressed natural gas-powered, and electric powered school buses. Blue Bird Corporation sells its products through a network of dealers, as well as directly to fleet operators, the United States government, and state governments; and a parts distribution center. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Macon, Georgia.

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