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How to buy Carvana stock | $213.68

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Carvana Co is an internet retail business based in the US. Carvana shares (CVNA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Carvana employs 7,324 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Carvana

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Carvana. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CVNA. 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 Carvana 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$213.68, 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 Carvana, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Carvana. 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.

Carvana share price

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Carvana shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$213.68
52-week rangeUSD$22.16 - USD$292.76
50-day moving average USD$241.8874
200-day moving average USD$191.9791
Wall St. target priceUSD$231.08
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-2.512

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Carvana price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $213.68 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2021-01-14) -28.01%
1 month (2020-12-22) -26.70%
3 months (2020-10-22) 5.68%
6 months (2020-07-22) 43.23%
1 year (2020-01-21) 155.81%
2 years (2019-01-18) 478.92%
3 years (2018-01-19) 924.35%
5 years (2016-01-18) N/A

Carvana financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.9 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$509.7 million
Return on assets TTM -9.38%
Return on equity TTM -68.1%
Profit margin -3.06%
Book value $6.103
Market capitalisation USD$47.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Carvana shares

There are currently 19.0 million Carvana shares held short by investors – that's known as Carvana's "short interest". This figure is 3.2% down from 19.6 million last month.

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

Carvana's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Carvana's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Carvana shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Carvana shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Carvana's SIR currently stands at 11.28. In other words for every 100,000 Carvana shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11280 shares are currently held short.

However Carvana's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Carvana shares, or, against the total number of tradable Carvana shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Carvana's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Carvana shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.3521% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Carvana shares, roughly 352 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Carvana.

Find out more about how you can short Carvana stock.

Carvana share dividends

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

Carvana share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Carvana's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.16 up to $292.76. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Carvana's is 2.5624. This would suggest that Carvana's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Carvana overview

Carvana Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates an e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars in the United States. Its platform allows customers to research and identify a vehicle; inspect it using company's 360-degree vehicle imaging technology; obtain financing and warranty coverage; purchase the vehicle; and schedule delivery or pick-up from their desktop or mobile devices. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

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