How to buy Cross Country Healthcare stock - 16 April

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How to buy Cross Country Healthcare stock

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Cross Country Healthcare, Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. Cross Country Healthcare shares (CCRN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cross Country Healthcare employs 1,450 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$836.4 million.

How to buy shares in Cross Country Healthcare

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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 Cross Country Healthcare. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CCRN. 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 Cross Country Healthcare 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. 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 Cross Country Healthcare, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cross Country Healthcare. 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.

Cross Country Healthcare share price

Use our graph to track the performance of CCRN stocks over time.

Cross Country Healthcare shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUSD$4.5 - USD$13.68
50-day moving average USD$12.3637
200-day moving average USD$9.4871
Wall St. target priceUSD$12.71
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-2.064

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Is it a good time to buy Cross Country Healthcare stock?

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Is Cross Country Healthcare under- or over-valued?

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

Cross Country Healthcare's PEG ratio

Cross Country Healthcare's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9673. 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 Cross Country Healthcare's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cross Country Healthcare's EBITDA

Cross Country Healthcare's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$25.9 million.

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

Cross Country Healthcare financials

Revenue TTM USD$836.4 million
Operating margin TTM 1.95%
Gross profit TTM USD$202.7 million
Return on assets TTM 2.76%
Return on equity TTM -7.63%
Profit margin -1.55%
Book value $4.267
Market capitalisation USD$484.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cross Country Healthcare shares

There are currently 719,195 Cross Country Healthcare shares held short by investors – that's known as Cross Country Healthcare's "short interest". This figure is 11% down from 807,791 last month.

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

Cross Country Healthcare's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cross Country Healthcare's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cross Country Healthcare shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cross Country Healthcare shares traded daily (recently around 235801.63934426). Cross Country Healthcare's SIR currently stands at 3.05. In other words for every 100,000 Cross Country Healthcare shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3050 shares are currently held short.

However Cross Country Healthcare's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cross Country Healthcare shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cross Country Healthcare shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cross Country Healthcare's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cross Country Healthcare shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.024% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cross Country Healthcare shares, roughly 24 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 Cross Country Healthcare.

Find out more about how you can short Cross Country Healthcare stock.

Cross Country Healthcare share dividends

We're not expecting Cross Country Healthcare to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Cross Country Healthcare share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cross Country Healthcare's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.5 up to $13.68. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CCRN.US volatility(beta: 1.17)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Cross Country Healthcare's is 1.1743. This would suggest that Cross Country Healthcare's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Cross Country Healthcare overview

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. provides talent management and other consultative services for healthcare clients in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Nurse and Allied Staffing, Physician Staffing, and Search. The Nurse and Allied Staffing segment offers traditional staffing, including temporary and permanent placement of travel nurses and allied professionals, branch-based local nurses, and allied staffing; short-term staffing of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nurse assistants, practitioners, pharmacists, and other allied professionals on per diem and short-term assignments; and travel allied professionals on long-term contract assignments, as well as workforce solutions, including MSP, OWS, RPO, IRP, EMR, and consulting services. It serves public and private acute care and non-acute care hospitals, government facilities, public and charter schools, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care facilities, physician practice groups, retailers, and other healthcare providers under the Cross Country brand. The Physician Staffing segment provides physicians in various specialties, certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants under the Cross Country Locums brand as independent contractors on temporary assignments at various healthcare facilities, such as acute and non-acute care facilities, medical group practices, government facilities, and managed care organizations. The Search segment offers retained and contingent search services for physicians, healthcare executives, and other healthcare professionals, as well as recruitment process outsourcing. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

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