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Cloudflare, Inc is a software—infrastructure business based in the US. Cloudflare shares (NET) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cloudflare employs 1,535 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$348.8 million.

How to buy shares in Cloudflare

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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 Cloudflare. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NET. 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 Cloudflare 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$58.29, 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 Cloudflare, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cloudflare. 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 Cloudflare's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$58.29, which is 63.94% up on its pre-crash value of USD$21.02 and 287.31% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$15.05.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Cloudflare shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$1,210.31 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$3,295.13.

Cloudflare share price

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Cloudflare shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$58.29
52-week rangeUSD$14.63 - USD$61.86
50-day moving average USD$42.2391
200-day moving average USD$34.9165
Wall St. target priceUSD$48.46
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.4541

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Is it a good time to buy Cloudflare stock?

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Cloudflare price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $58.29 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-15) -0.83%
1 month (2020-09-22) 46.20%
3 months (2020-07-22) 53.23%
6 months (2020-04-22) 136.85%
1 year (2019-10-22) 298.70%
2 years (2018-10-18) N/A
3 years (2017-10-18) N/A
5 years (2015-10-18) N/A

Cloudflare financials

Revenue TTM USD$348.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$223.6 million
Return on assets TTM -9.5%
Return on equity TTM -25.03%
Profit margin -36.66%
Book value $2.418
Market capitalisation USD$17.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cloudflare shares

There are currently 11.4 million Cloudflare shares held short by investors – that's known as Cloudflare's "short interest". This figure is 67.8% up from 6.8 million last month.

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

Cloudflare's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cloudflare's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cloudflare shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cloudflare shares traded daily (recently around 5.4 million). Cloudflare's SIR currently stands at 2.12. In other words for every 100,000 Cloudflare shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2120 shares are currently held short.

However Cloudflare's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cloudflare shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cloudflare shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cloudflare's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cloudflare shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.091% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cloudflare shares, roughly 91 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 Cloudflare.

Find out more about how you can short Cloudflare stock.

Cloudflare share dividends

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

Cloudflare overview

CloudFlare, Inc. operates a cloud platform that delivers a range of network services to businesses worldwide. The company provides an integrated cloud-based security solution to secure a range of combination of platforms, including public cloud, private cloud, on-premise, software-as-a-service applications, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Its security products comprise Cloud Firewall, Bot Management, Distributed Denial of Service, Infrastructure Protection, IoT, SSL/TLS, Secure Origin Connection, and Rate Limiting. The company also offers performance solutions, which include Content Delivery, Intelligent Routing, and Mobile Software Development Kit, as well as Content, Mobile, and Image Optimization. In addition, it provides Reliability solutions comprising Load Balancing, Anycast Network, Virtual Backbone, DNS, DNS Resolver, and Always Online. Further, the company provides solution to protect an organization's internal resources, such as devices, users, applications, and data comprising Zero Trust Security and Access Management, which secures, authenticates, and monitors user access to internal applications and infrastructure hosted on-premise or in cloud environments; and Secure Web Gateway to secure and filter outbound Internet traffic to protect employees from threats on the public Internet and to help protect Internet-browsing employees from bringing malware or vulnerable code into an organization. Additionally, it offers Consumer DNS Resolver, a consumer application to browse the Internet; and Consumer virtual private network (VPN), a VPN for consumers designed to secure and accelerate traffic on mobile devices. The company serves customers in technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and retail, and non-profit industries, as well as government. It has a strategic agreement with Baidu, Inc. and JD Cloud. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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