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How to buy Cincinnati Bell stock | $15.19

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Cincinnati Bell Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. Cincinnati Bell shares (CBB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cincinnati Bell employs 4,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Cincinnati Bell

  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 Cincinnati Bell. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CBB. 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 Cincinnati Bell 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$15.19, 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 Cincinnati Bell, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cincinnati Bell. 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.

Cincinnati Bell share price

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Cincinnati Bell shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$15.19
52-week rangeUSD$10.33 - USD$16.05
50-day moving average USD$15.2371
200-day moving average USD$15.0656
Wall St. target priceUSD$15.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.805

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Is it a good time to buy Cincinnati Bell stock?

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Cincinnati Bell price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.19 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -0.85%
1 month (2020-12-16) -0.72%
3 months (2020-10-15) 0.46%
6 months (2020-07-15) 2.22%
1 year (2020-01-15) 37.22%
2 years (2019-01-15) 76.01%
3 years (2018-01-12) 18.8
5 years (2016-01-15) 406.33%

Is Cincinnati Bell under- or over-valued?

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

Cincinnati Bell's PEG ratio

Cincinnati Bell's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.13. 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 Cincinnati Bell's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cincinnati Bell's EBITDA

Cincinnati Bell's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$393.5 million.

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

Cincinnati Bell financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.29%
Gross profit TTM USD$752.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.34%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -4.59%
Book value $-4.794
Market capitalisation USD$774.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cincinnati Bell shares

There are currently 8.6 million Cincinnati Bell shares held short by investors – that's known as Cincinnati Bell's "short interest". This figure is 7% up from 8.0 million last month.

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

Cincinnati Bell's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cincinnati Bell's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cincinnati Bell shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cincinnati Bell shares traded daily (recently around 533459.36724566). Cincinnati Bell's SIR currently stands at 16.12. In other words for every 100,000 Cincinnati Bell shares traded daily on the market, roughly 16120 shares are currently held short.

However Cincinnati Bell's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cincinnati Bell shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cincinnati Bell shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cincinnati Bell's short interest could be expressed as 0.17% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cincinnati Bell shares in existence, roughly 170 shares are currently held short) or 0.203% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cincinnati Bell shares, roughly 203 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 Cincinnati Bell.

Find out more about how you can short Cincinnati Bell stock.

Cincinnati Bell share dividends

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

Have Cincinnati Bell's shares ever split?

Cincinnati Bell's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 5 October 2016. So if you had owned 5 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 Cincinnati Bell shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cincinnati Bell shares which in turn could have impacted Cincinnati Bell's share price.

Cincinnati Bell share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cincinnati Bell's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.33 up to $16.05. 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 Cincinnati Bell's is 0.495. This would suggest that Cincinnati Bell's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Cincinnati Bell overview

Cincinnati Bell Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides diversified telecommunications and technology services to residential and business customers in the United States. It operates in two segments, Entertainment and Communications, and IT Services and Hardware. The Entertainment and Communications segment offers data services, including high-speed Internet access, data transport, and interconnection services, as well as metro-Ethernet products; and voice local services, as well as long distance, digital trunking, switched access, and other value-added services, such as caller identification, voicemail, call waiting, and call return. This segment also provides video services comprising entertainment channels, including digital music, local, movie, and sports programming with high-definition channels, parental controls, HD DVR, and video on-demand. In addition, this segment undertakes wiring projects for business customers; and offers advertising, directory assistance, maintenance, and information services. The IT Services and Hardware segment provides consulting services consisting of IT staffing and project-based engagements, including engineering and installation of voice, connectivity and IT technologies, development of digital application solutions, and staff augmentation; and hosted solutions comprising converged IP communications platforms of data, voice, video, and mobility applications. This segment also offers cloud services, such as virtual data center, storage, and backup services; and monitoring and managing technology environments and applications, as well as sells, architects, and installs telecommunications and IT infrastructure equipment. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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