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How to buy Cincinnati Bell stock

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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 4,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CBB – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Cincinnati Bell share price

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Cincinnati Bell shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$14.63 - $15.44
50-day moving average $15.39
200-day moving average $15.28
Wall St. target price$15.50
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.81

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Is it a good time to buy Cincinnati Bell stock?

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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 $406.4 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 $1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.31%
Gross profit TTM $753.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.79%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -1.55%
Book value $-4.79
Market capitalisation $785.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cincinnati Bell shares

There are currently 5.3 million Cincinnati Bell shares held short by investors – that's known as Cincinnati Bell's "short interest". This figure is 15% up from 4.6 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 377071.37809187). Cincinnati Bell's SIR currently stands at 14.15. In other words for every 100,000 Cincinnati Bell shares traded daily on the market, roughly 14150 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 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cincinnati Bell shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.1244% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cincinnati Bell shares, roughly 124 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 4 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 $14.63 up to $15.44. 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 0.3966. 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, such as consumer long distance, digital trunking, and switched access services, as well as other value-added services, including caller identification, voicemail, call waiting, and call return services. 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.

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