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How to buy Ciena Corporation stock | $52.67

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Ciena Corporation is a communication equipment business based in the US. Ciena Corporation shares (CIEN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ciena Corporation employs 7,251 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Ciena Corporation stock price (NYSE: CIEN)

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Ciena Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$52.67
52-week range$38.03 - $61.09
50-day moving average $52.82
200-day moving average $54.99
Wall St. target price$66.13
PE ratio 17.8482
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.95

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Ciena Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $52.67 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) 0.80%
1 month (2021-09-24) 1.25%
3 months (2021-07-23) -6.30%
6 months (2021-04-23) -3.29%
1 year (2020-10-23) 27.72%
2 years (2019-10-24) 42.78%
3 years (2018-10-24) 77.76%
5 years (2016-10-24) 162.69%

Is Ciena Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Ciena Corporation's P/E ratio

Ciena Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Ciena Corporation shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Ciena Corporation's PEG ratio

Ciena Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.77. 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 Ciena Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ciena Corporation's EBITDA

Ciena Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $578.2 million.

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

Ciena Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $3.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.08%
Gross profit TTM $1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.4%
Return on equity TTM 17.25%
Profit margin 13.55%
Book value $18.85
Market capitalisation $8.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ciena Corporation shares

There are currently 4.1 million Ciena Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Ciena Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 6.3% up from 3.9 million last month.

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

Ciena Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ciena Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ciena Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ciena Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). Ciena Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3. In other words for every 100,000 Ciena Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3000 shares are currently held short.

However Ciena Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ciena Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ciena Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ciena Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ciena Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0269% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ciena Corporation shares, roughly 27 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 Ciena Corporation.

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Ciena Corporation share dividends

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

Have Ciena Corporation's shares ever split?

Ciena Corporation's shares were split on a 1:7 basis on 24 September 2006. So if you had owned 7 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 Ciena Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 600% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ciena Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Ciena Corporation's share price.

Ciena Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ciena Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.03 up to $61.09. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CIEN.US volatility(beta: 0.86)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 Ciena Corporation's is 0.864. This would suggest that Ciena Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ciena Corporation overview

Ciena Corporation provides network hardware, software, and services that support the transport, routing, switching, aggregation, service delivery, and management of video, data, and voice traffic on communications networks worldwide. The company's Networking Platforms segment offers hardware networking products and solutions that optimized for the convergence of coherent optical transport, optical transport network switching, and packet switching. Its products include 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, 5430 Reconfigurable Switching System, Waveserver stackable interconnect system, and the 6500 Reconfigurable line system, and the 5400 family of Packet-Optical platforms, as well as Z-Series Packet-Optical Platform; 3000 family of service delivery switches and service aggregation switches, and the 5000 family of service aggregation switches, as well as 8700 Packetwave Platform and the Ethernet packet configuration for the 5410 Service Aggregation Switch; and 6500 Packet Transport System. This segment also sells operating system software and enhanced software features embedded in each of its products. The company's Blue Planet Automation Software and Services segment provides multi-domain service orchestration, inventory, route optimization and analysis, network function virtualization orchestration, analytics, and related services. Its Platform Software and Service segment offers OneControl unified management system and platform software services, as well as manage, control, and plan software. The company's Global Services segment provides consulting and network design, installation and deployment, maintenance support, and training services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Ciena Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.873% of Ciena Corporation shares are held by insiders and 95.805% by institutions.
How many people work for Ciena Corporation?
Latest data suggests 7,251 work at Ciena Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Ciena Corporation?
Ciena Corporation's fiscal year ends in October.
Where is Ciena Corporation based?
Ciena Corporation's address is: 7035 Ridge Road, Hanover, MD, United States, 21076
What is Ciena Corporation's ISIN number?
Ciena Corporation's international securities identification number is: US1717793095
What is Ciena Corporation's CUSIP number?
Ciena Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 171779101

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