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How to buy Cable One stock

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Cable One, Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. Cable One shares (CABO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cable One employs 2,751 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Cable One

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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 Cable One. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CABO. 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 Cable One 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 Cable One, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cable One. 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.

Cable One share price

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Cable One shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$1026.2219 - USD$2323.9722
50-day moving average USD$2047.3209
200-day moving average USD$1953.2808
Wall St. target priceUSD$1973
PE ratio 46.5074
Dividend yield USD$9.25 (0.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$42.936

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Is it a good time to buy Cable One stock?

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Is Cable One under- or over-valued?

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

Cable One's P/E ratio

Cable One's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 47x. In other words, Cable One shares trade at around 47x 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.

Cable One's PEG ratio

Cable One's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.11. 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 Cable One's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cable One's EBITDA

Cable One's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$635.5 million.

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

Cable One financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 28.6%
Gross profit TTM USD$779.4 million
Return on assets TTM 7.26%
Return on equity TTM 23.32%
Profit margin 19.26%
Book value $229.813
Market capitalisation USD$12 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cable One shares

There are currently 114,309 Cable One shares held short by investors – that's known as Cable One's "short interest". This figure is 11.1% up from 102,903 last month.

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

Cable One's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cable One's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cable One shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cable One shares traded daily (recently around 43796.551724138). Cable One's SIR currently stands at 2.61. In other words for every 100,000 Cable One shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2610 shares are currently held short.

However Cable One's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cable One shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cable One shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cable One's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cable One shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0278% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cable One shares, roughly 28 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 Cable One.

Find out more about how you can short Cable One stock.

Cable One share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 28.72% of net profits

Recently Cable One has paid out, on average, around 28.72% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cable One shareholders could enjoy a 0.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cable One's case, that would currently equate to about $9.25 per share.

While Cable One's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Cable One may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Cable One's most recent dividend payout was on 5 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Cable One share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cable One's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1026.2219 up to $2323.9722. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CABO.US volatility(beta: 0.55)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 Cable One's is 0.5459. This would suggest that Cable One's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Cable One overview

Cable One, Inc. provides data, video, and voice services in the United States. The company offers residential data services, a service to enhance Wi-Fi signal throughout the home. It also provides residential video services, such as local networks; local community programming that includes governmental and public access; and other channels, which comprise weather, shopping, and religious channels, as well as digital video services, including national and regional cable networks, music channels, and an interactive electronic programming guide with parental controls. In addition, the company offers premium channels; and advanced video services, such as whole-home DVRs and high-definition set-top boxes, as well as TV Everywhere product, which enables its video customers to stream various channels and shows to mobile devices and computers. Further, it provides residential voice and international calling by the minute services. Additionally, the company offers data, voice, and video products to business customers, including small to mid-markets, enterprises, and wholesale and carrier customers. As of February 27, 2020, it served approximately 900,000 residential and business customers in 21 states through its Sparklight and Clearwave brands. Cable One, Inc. was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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