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How to buy Castlight Health stock | 1.18

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Castlight Health, Inc is a health information services business based in the US. Castlight Health shares (CSLT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Castlight Health employs 463 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$146.5 million.

How to buy shares in Castlight Health

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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 Castlight Health. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CSLT. 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 Castlight Health 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$1.18, 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 Castlight Health, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Castlight Health. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Castlight Health's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Castlight Health's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$1.18, which is 5.60% down on its pre-crash value of USD$1.25 and 96.67% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$0.6.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Castlight Health shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$569.11 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$959.35.

Castlight Health share price

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Castlight Health shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$1.18
52-week range USD$0.6 - USD$1.74
50-day moving average USD$1.1123
200-day moving average USD$0.9376
Wall St. target price USD$1.31
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.213

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Is it a good time to buy Castlight Health stock?

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Castlight Health price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.18 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-23) -10.61%
1 month (2020-10-30) 34.09%
3 months (2020-08-28) -12.59%
6 months (2020-05-29) 49.37%
1 year (2019-11-29) -15.11%
2 years (2018-11-30) -54.79%
3 years (2017-11-30) -69.74%
5 years (2015-11-30) -70.50%

Castlight Health financials

Revenue TTM USD$146.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$84.2 million
Return on assets TTM -9.02%
Return on equity TTM -53.4%
Profit margin -55.73%
Book value $0.791
Market capitalisation USD$141.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Castlight Health shares

There are currently 1.8 million Castlight Health shares held short by investors – that's known as Castlight Health's "short interest". This figure is 9.9% down from 2.0 million last month.

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

Castlight Health's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Castlight Health's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Castlight Health shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Castlight Health shares traded daily (recently around 310410.45296167). Castlight Health's SIR currently stands at 5.74. In other words for every 100,000 Castlight Health shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5740 shares are currently held short.

However Castlight Health's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Castlight Health shares, or, against the total number of tradable Castlight Health shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Castlight Health's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Castlight Health shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0201% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Castlight Health shares, roughly 20 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 Castlight Health.

Find out more about how you can short Castlight Health stock.

Castlight Health share dividends

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

Castlight Health share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Castlight Health's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.6 up to $1.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CSLT.US volatility(beta: 1.64)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Castlight Health's is 1.6382. This would suggest that Castlight Health's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Castlight Health overview

Castlight Health, Inc. provides health navigation solutions for employers and health plan customers in education, manufacturing, retail, technology, and government industries in the United States. It provides Care Guidance Navigator that enables users to make care decisions and navigate the employer-sponsored healthcare benefit programs; Wellbeing Navigator, which helps to drive engagement across an employer's benefits program; and Complete Health Navigator that combines the Wellbeing Navigator and Care Guidance Navigator packages for unified user experience. The company also offers white-labeled health navigation solutions and embedded platform technology services. In addition, it provides implementation, user and customer support, and marketplace services. The company was formerly known as Ventana Health Services and changed its name to Castlight Health, Inc. in April 2010. Castlight Health, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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