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How to buy Capstone Turbine Corporation stock | $7.8

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Capstone Turbine Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Capstone Turbine Corporation shares (CPST) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Capstone Turbine Corporation employs 100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$58 million.

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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 Capstone Turbine Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CPST. 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 Capstone Turbine Corporation 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$7.8, 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 Capstone Turbine Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Capstone Turbine Corporation. 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.

Capstone Turbine Corporation share price

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Capstone Turbine Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$7.8
52-week rangeUSD$1 - USD$10.89
50-day moving average USD$7.2371
200-day moving average USD$4.9176
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.249

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Capstone Turbine Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $7.8 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-07) -43.48%
1 month (2020-12-17) 2.23%
3 months (2020-10-15) 29.14%
6 months (2020-07-15) 132.84%
1 year (2020-01-15) 152.43%
2 years (2019-01-15) 806.98%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 561.02%

Capstone Turbine Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$58 million
Gross profit TTM USD$9.6 million
Return on assets TTM -10.65%
Return on equity TTM -126.25%
Profit margin -30.83%
Book value $0.799
Market capitalisation USD$109.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Capstone Turbine Corporation shares

There are currently 130,442 Capstone Turbine Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Capstone Turbine Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 38.2% down from 210,960 last month.

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

Capstone Turbine Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Capstone Turbine Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Capstone Turbine Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Capstone Turbine Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 283569.56521739). Capstone Turbine Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.46. In other words for every 100,000 Capstone Turbine Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 460 shares are currently held short.

However Capstone Turbine Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Capstone Turbine Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Capstone Turbine Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Capstone Turbine Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Capstone Turbine Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0101% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Capstone Turbine Corporation shares, roughly 10 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 Capstone Turbine Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Capstone Turbine Corporation stock.

Capstone Turbine Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Capstone Turbine Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Capstone Turbine Corporation's shares ever split?

Capstone Turbine Corporation's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 22 October 2019. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Capstone Turbine Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Capstone Turbine Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Capstone Turbine Corporation's share price.

Capstone Turbine Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Capstone Turbine Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1 up to $10.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Capstone Turbine Corporation's is 2.7507. This would suggest that Capstone Turbine Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Capstone Turbine Corporation overview

Capstone Turbine Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, and services microturbine technology solutions for use in stationary distributed power generation applications worldwide. It offers microturbine units, components, and accessories for various applications, including cogeneration comprising combined heat and power (CHP) and integrated CHP, as well as combined cooling, heat, and power; and renewable energy, natural resources, and critical power supply. The company's microturbines are also used as battery charging generators for use in hybrid electric vehicle applications. It also provides various accessories, including rotary gas compressors with digital controls; integrated heat recovery modules for CHP applications; dual mode controllers that allow automatic transition between grid connect and stand-alone modes; batteries with digital controls for stand-alone or dual-mode operations; batteries with digital controls; power servers for multipacked installations; protocol converters for Internet access; packaging options; and miscellaneous parts, such as frames, exhaust ducting, backflow dampers, and installation hardware. In addition, the company remanufactures microturbine engines; and offers after-market parts and services. It markets and sells its products primarily through distributors and original equipment manufacturers. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Van Nuys, California.

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