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How to buy CalAmp stock | $9.69

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CalAmp Corp is a communication equipment business based in the US. CalAmp shares (CAMP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CalAmp employs 1,080 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$339 million.

How to buy shares in CalAmp

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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 CalAmp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CAMP. 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 CalAmp 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$9.69, 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 CalAmp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of CalAmp. 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.

CalAmp share price

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CalAmp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$9.69
52-week rangeUSD$3.7 - USD$11.29
50-day moving average USD$9.3991
200-day moving average USD$8.3503
Wall St. target priceUSD$11.9
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.158

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Is it a good time to buy CalAmp stock?

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CalAmp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $9.69 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-14) -8.67%
1 month (2020-12-22) 4.08%
3 months (2020-10-21) 18.03%
6 months (2020-07-21) 27.67%
1 year (2020-01-21) -3.10%
2 years (2019-01-18) -30.74%
3 years (2018-01-19) 23.11
5 years (2016-01-21) 17.26

Is CalAmp under- or over-valued?

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

CalAmp's PEG ratio

CalAmp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7742. 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 CalAmp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


CalAmp's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$4.5 million.

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

CalAmp financials

Revenue TTM USD$339 million
Gross profit TTM USD$143.3 million
Return on assets TTM -2.36%
Return on equity TTM -71.32%
Profit margin -30.51%
Book value $2.835
Market capitalisation USD$346.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CalAmp shares

There are currently 1.2 million CalAmp shares held short by investors – that's known as CalAmp's "short interest". This figure is 3.6% up from 1.2 million last month.

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

CalAmp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CalAmp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CalAmp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CalAmp shares traded daily (recently around 205268.42105263). CalAmp's SIR currently stands at 5.89. In other words for every 100,000 CalAmp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5890 shares are currently held short.

However CalAmp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CalAmp shares, or, against the total number of tradable CalAmp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CalAmp's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CalAmp shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0419% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CalAmp shares, roughly 42 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 CalAmp.

Find out more about how you can short CalAmp stock.

CalAmp share dividends

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

Have CalAmp's shares ever split?

CalAmp's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 25 March 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CalAmp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CalAmp shares which in turn could have impacted CalAmp's share price.

CalAmp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CalAmp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.7 up to $11.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CAMP.US volatility(beta: 2.44)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 CalAmp's is 2.4446. This would suggest that CalAmp's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

CalAmp overview

CalAmp Corp. provides in telematics systems, and software and subscription services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia and Pacific Rim, and internationally. The company offers telematics products, including asset tracking units, mobile telematics devices, fixed and mobile wireless gateways, and routers; and stolen vehicle recovery products for the broader connected vehicle and Internet of Things market, which enable customers to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring, and reporting business-critical information and desired intelligence from remote and mobile assets. It also provides CalAmp Telematics Cloud platform, such as cloud-based application enablement and telematics service platforms that facilitate integration of its own applications, as well as those of third parties, through open application programming interfaces; and software as a service applications. In addition, the company offers professional services, including project management, engineering services, installation services, and an on-going early warning automated notification service. It sells its products and services to customers in the automotive, insurance, transportation and logistics, government, and construction markets through direct sales organization, a channel partner program, and sales representatives, as well as its Websites and digital platform. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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