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How to buy BrightView stock | $13.47

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BrightView Holdings, Inc is a specialty business services business based in the US. BrightView shares (BV) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BrightView employs 19,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.3 billion.

How to buy shares in BrightView

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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 BrightView. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BV. 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 BrightView 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$13.47, 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 BrightView, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of BrightView. 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.

BrightView share price

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BrightView shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$13.47
52-week rangeUSD$6.85 - USD$17.25
50-day moving average USD$14.1812
200-day moving average USD$12.6628
Wall St. target priceUSD$16.11
PE ratio 53.2609
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.229

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Is it a good time to buy BrightView stock?

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BrightView price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.47 from 2020-12-11

1 week (2021-01-07) -14.37%
1 month (2020-12-17) -8.92%
3 months (2020-10-16) 0.82%
6 months (2020-07-16) 13.00%
1 year (2020-01-16) -19.96%
2 years (2019-01-16) -6.85%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-13) N/A

Is BrightView under- or over-valued?

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

BrightView's P/E ratio

BrightView's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 53x. In other words, BrightView shares trade at around 53x 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.

BrightView's PEG ratio

BrightView's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.04. 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 BrightView's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

BrightView's EBITDA

BrightView's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$191.1 million.

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

BrightView financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.34%
Gross profit TTM USD$595.3 million
Return on assets TTM 1.14%
Return on equity TTM -3.26%
Profit margin -1.77%
Book value $12.133
Market capitalisation USD$1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BrightView shares

There are currently 2.2 million BrightView shares held short by investors – that's known as BrightView's "short interest". This figure is 1.2% up from 2.2 million last month.

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

BrightView's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BrightView's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BrightView shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BrightView shares traded daily (recently around 267535.55018138). BrightView's SIR currently stands at 8.27. In other words for every 100,000 BrightView shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8270 shares are currently held short.

However BrightView's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BrightView shares, or, against the total number of tradable BrightView shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BrightView's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BrightView shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0715% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BrightView shares, roughly 72 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 BrightView.

Find out more about how you can short BrightView stock.

BrightView share dividends

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

BrightView share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BrightView's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.85 up to $17.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BV.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 BrightView's is 1.4098. This would suggest that BrightView's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

BrightView overview

BrightView Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides commercial landscaping services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Maintenance Services and Development Services. The Maintenance Services segment delivers a suite of recurring commercial landscaping services, including mowing, gardening, mulching and snow removal, water management, irrigation maintenance, tree care, golf course maintenance, and specialty turf maintenance. Its customers' properties include corporate and commercial properties, homeowners associations, public parks, hotels and resorts, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, educational institutions, restaurants and retail, and golf courses. This segment's customer base includes approximately 13,000 office parks and corporate campuses, 8,000 residential communities, and 450 educational institutions. The Development Services segment offers landscape architecture and development services for new facilities and redesign projects. Its services include project design and management services, landscape architecture and installation, irrigation installation, tree moving and installation, pool and water features, sports field, and other services. BrightView Holdings, Inc. also operates as official field consultant to various league baseball. The company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

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