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How to buy Camtek stock | $21.91

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Camtek Ltd is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Camtek shares (CAMT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Camtek employs 322 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$140.4 million.

How to buy shares in Camtek

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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 Camtek. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CAMT. 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 Camtek 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$21.91, 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 Camtek, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Camtek. 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.

Camtek share price

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Camtek shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$21.91
52-week rangeUSD$6.265 - USD$21.67
50-day moving average USD$19.45
200-day moving average USD$16.3553
Wall St. target priceUSD$20.5
PE ratio 45.7484
Dividend yield USD$0.68 (4.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.461

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Is it a good time to buy Camtek stock?

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Camtek price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.91 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-15) -10.20%
1 month (2020-12-23) 4.88%
3 months (2020-10-22) 20.92%
6 months (2020-07-22) 51.10%
1 year (2020-01-22) 62.30%
2 years (2019-01-22) 207.72%
3 years (2018-01-22) 225.07%
5 years (2016-01-22) 1,117.22%

Is Camtek under- or over-valued?

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

Camtek's P/E ratio

Camtek's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, Camtek shares trade at around 46x 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.

Camtek's PEG ratio

Camtek's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.98. 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 Camtek's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Camtek's EBITDA

Camtek's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$20.5 million.

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

Camtek financials

Revenue TTM USD$140.4 million
Operating margin TTM 13.66%
Gross profit TTM USD$64.8 million
Return on assets TTM 6.57%
Return on equity TTM 13.15%
Profit margin 13.33%
Book value $3.927
Market capitalisation USD$867.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Camtek shares

There are currently 350,898 Camtek shares held short by investors – that's known as Camtek's "short interest". This figure is 3.9% down from 365,173 last month.

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

Camtek's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Camtek's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Camtek shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Camtek shares traded daily (recently around 294872.26890756). Camtek's SIR currently stands at 1.19. In other words for every 100,000 Camtek shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1190 shares are currently held short.

However Camtek's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Camtek shares, or, against the total number of tradable Camtek shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Camtek's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Camtek shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0146% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Camtek shares, roughly 15 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 Camtek.

Find out more about how you can short Camtek stock.

Camtek share dividends

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

Camtek share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Camtek's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.265 up to $21.67. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CAMT.US volatility(beta: 1.67)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 Camtek's is 1.6677. This would suggest that Camtek's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Camtek overview

Camtek Ltd. develops, manufactures, and sells metrology and inspection equipment for the advanced interconnect packaging, memory, complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensors, micro-electro mechanical systems, radio frequency, and other segments of the semiconductor industry. It provides inspection and metrology systems, including Eagle i, a system that delivers 2D inspection and metrology capabilities; Eagle AP, which addresses the advanced packaging market using software and hardware technologies that deliver superior 2D and 3D inspection and metrology capabilities on the same platform; and Golden Eagle, a panel inspection and metrology system to support the manufacturing of panel wafers used in the manufacturing of fan-out level packaging applications. The company sells its products in the Asia Pacific, the United States, and Europe. Camtek Ltd. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Migdal HaEmek, Israel.

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