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Chegg, Inc is an education & training services business based in the US. Chegg shares (CHGG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Chegg employs 1,401 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$504.3 million.

How to buy shares in Chegg

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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 Chegg. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CHGG. 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 Chegg 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$86.34, 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 Chegg, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Chegg. 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 Chegg's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$86.34, which is 53.64% up on its pre-crash value of USD$40.03 and 233.49% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$25.89.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Chegg shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$817.65 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$2,067.84.

Chegg share price

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Chegg shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$86.34
52-week rangeUSD$25.89 - USD$89.82
50-day moving average USD$73.2531
200-day moving average USD$65.6288
Wall St. target priceUSD$93.93
PE ratio 8439
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.013

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Is it a good time to buy Chegg stock?

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Chegg price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $86.34 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-14) 2.79%
1 month (2020-09-22) 26.06%
3 months (2020-07-21) 12.74%
6 months (2020-04-21) 142.12%
1 year (2019-10-21) 163.79%
2 years (2018-10-19) 241.81%
3 years (2017-10-20) 444.39%
5 years (2015-10-21) 1,131.67%

Is Chegg under- or over-valued?

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

Chegg's P/E ratio

Chegg's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8439x. In other words, Chegg shares trade at around 8439x 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.

Chegg's PEG ratio

Chegg's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8753. 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 Chegg's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Chegg's EBITDA

Chegg's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$81.6 million.

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

Chegg financials

Revenue TTM USD$504.3 million
Operating margin TTM 7.61%
Gross profit TTM USD$318.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.62%
Return on equity TTM 0.34%
Profit margin 0.32%
Book value $4.015
Market capitalisation USD$11.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Chegg shares

There are currently 14.3 million Chegg shares held short by investors – that's known as Chegg's "short interest". This figure is 6.5% up from 13.5 million last month.

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

Chegg's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Chegg's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Chegg shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Chegg shares traded daily (recently around 2.5 million). Chegg's SIR currently stands at 5.64. In other words for every 100,000 Chegg shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5640 shares are currently held short.

However Chegg's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Chegg shares, or, against the total number of tradable Chegg shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Chegg's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Chegg shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1292% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Chegg shares, roughly 129 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 Chegg.

Find out more about how you can short Chegg stock.

Chegg share dividends

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

Chegg share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Chegg's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.89 up to $89.82. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CHGG.US volatility(beta: 0.96)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 Chegg's is 0.9581. This would suggest that Chegg's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Chegg overview

Chegg, Inc. operates direct-to-student learning platform that supports students on their journey from high school to college and into their career with tools designed to help them pass their test, pass their class, and save money on required materials. The company offers Chegg Services, which include digital products and services; and required materials that comprise its print textbooks and eTextbooks. Its digital products and services include Chegg Study, which helps students master challenging concepts on their own; Chegg Writing that enables generate sources in the required formats, when students need to cite their sources in written work; Chegg Tutors that allow students find human help on its learning platform through a network of live tutors; Chegg Math solver, a step-by-step math problem solver and calculator that helps students to solve problems; and Thinkful, a skills-based learning platform that offers professional courses in the areas of software engineering, data science, data analytics, product design, and product management directly to students. The company also provides other services, such as Chegg Prep and internships, college admission and scholarship services; rents and sells print textbooks and eTextbooks; and offers supplemental materials. Chegg, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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