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Box, Inc is a software—infrastructure business based in the US. Box shares (BOX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Box employs 2,046 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$676.4 million.

How to buy shares in Box

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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 Box. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BOX. 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 Box 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$16.51, 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 Box, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Box. 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 Box's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$16.51, which is 2.06% up on its pre-crash value of USD$16.17 and 91.09% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$8.64.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Box shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$793.50 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$1,089.00.

Box share price

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Box shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
Latest market closeUSD$16.51
52-week rangeUSD$8.64 - USD$22.09
50-day moving average USD$17.7997
200-day moving average USD$18.0214
Wall St. target priceUSD$25.71
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.919

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Is it a good time to buy Box stock?

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Box price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.51 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-16) -4.07%
1 month (2020-09-25) -5.17%
3 months (2020-07-24) -6.99%
6 months (2020-04-24) 3.97%
1 year (2019-10-25) -0.06%
2 years (2018-10-25) -10.32%
3 years (2017-10-25) -22.63%
5 years (2015-10-23) 27.39%

Is Box under- or over-valued?

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

Box's PEG ratio

Box's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2357. 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 Box's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Box financials

Revenue TTM USD$676.4 million
Gross profit TTM USD$480.7 million
Return on assets TTM -11.92%
Return on equity TTM -575.83%
Profit margin -19.76%
Book value $0.139
Market capitalisation USD$2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Box shares

There are currently 7.8 million Box shares held short by investors – that's known as Box's "short interest". This figure is 1.3% down from 7.9 million last month.

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

Box's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Box's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Box shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Box shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Box's SIR currently stands at 3.69. In other words for every 100,000 Box shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3690 shares are currently held short.

However Box's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Box shares, or, against the total number of tradable Box shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Box's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Box shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0574% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Box shares, roughly 57 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 Box.

Find out more about how you can short Box stock.

Box share dividends

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

Box share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Box's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.64 up to $22.09. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BOX.US volatility(beta: 1.41)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 Box's is 1.4141. This would suggest that Box's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Box overview

Box, Inc. provides a cloud content management platform that enables organizations of various sizes to manage and share their content from anywhere on any device. The company's Software-as-a-Service platform enables users to collaborate on content internally and with external parties, automate content-driven business processes, develop custom applications, and implement data protection, security, and compliance features to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, internal policies, and industry standards and regulations. It provides its solution in 24 languages. The company serves financial services, government, healthcare, education, and life sciences industries in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as, Inc. and changed its name to Box, Inc. in November 2011. Box, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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