How to buy CarParts-com stock - 06 March

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How to buy CarParts-com stock

Own CarParts-com stock in just a few minutes.

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CarParts.com, Inc is an internet retail business based in the US. CarParts-com shares (PRTS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CarParts-com employs 843 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$387.1 million.

How to buy shares in CarParts-com

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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 CarParts-com. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PRTS. 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 CarParts-com 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 CarParts-com, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of CarParts-com. 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.

CarParts-com share price

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CarParts-com shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$1.04 - USD$23.26
50-day moving average USD$17.3915
200-day moving average USD$13.9212
Wall St. target priceUSD$24
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.28

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Is it a good time to buy CarParts-com stock?

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Is CarParts-com under- or over-valued?

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

CarParts-com's PEG ratio

CarParts-com's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.28. 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 CarParts-com's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

CarParts-com's EBITDA

CarParts-com's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$8.5 million.

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

CarParts-com financials

Revenue TTM USD$387.1 million
Operating margin TTM 0.37%
Gross profit TTM USD$84.2 million
Return on assets TTM 0.59%
Return on equity TTM -38.42%
Profit margin -5.97%
Book value $1.77
Market capitalisation USD$857.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CarParts-com shares

There are currently 7.8 million CarParts-com shares held short by investors – that's known as CarParts-com's "short interest". This figure is 7.5% up from 7.2 million last month.

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

CarParts-com's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CarParts-com's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CarParts-com shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CarParts-com shares traded daily (recently around 4.6 million). CarParts-com's SIR currently stands at 1.7. In other words for every 100,000 CarParts-com shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1700 shares are currently held short.

However CarParts-com's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CarParts-com shares, or, against the total number of tradable CarParts-com shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CarParts-com's short interest could be expressed as 0.16% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CarParts-com shares in existence, roughly 160 shares are currently held short) or 0.2408% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CarParts-com shares, roughly 241 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 CarParts-com.

Find out more about how you can short CarParts-com stock.

CarParts-com share dividends

We're not expecting CarParts-com to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

CarParts-com share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CarParts-com's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.04 up to $23.26. 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 CarParts-com's is 2.6147. This would suggest that CarParts-com's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

CarParts-com overview

CarParts.com, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online provider of aftermarket auto parts and accessories primarily in the United States and the Philippines. It offers collision parts, such as parts for the exterior of an automobile; mirror products; engine parts comprising engine and chassis components, as well as other mechanical and electrical parts; and performance parts and accessories to individual consumers through its network of e-commerce Websites and online marketplaces. The company also sells and delivers auto parts to collision repair shops from its Chesapeake, Virginia warehouse facility; markets Kool-Vue products to auto parts wholesale distributors; aftermarket catalytic converters under the Evan Fischer brand; and serves consumers by operating a retail outlet store in LaSalle, Illinois. Its flagship Websites include autopartswarehouse.com, carparts.com, and jcwhitney.com. The company was formerly known as U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. and changed its name to CarParts.com, Inc. in July 2020. CarParts.com, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is based in Torrance, California.

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