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Dawson Geophysical Company is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Dawson Geophysical Company shares (DWSN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Dawson Geophysical Company employs 455 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$110.8 million.

How to buy shares in Dawson Geophysical Company

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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 Dawson Geophysical Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: DWSN. 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 Dawson Geophysical Company 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$2.12, 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 Dawson Geophysical Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Dawson Geophysical Company. 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.

Dawson Geophysical Company share price

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Dawson Geophysical Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$2.12
52-week rangeUSD$0.8403 - USD$2.93
50-day moving average USD$1.9903
200-day moving average USD$1.8072
Wall St. target priceUSD$4
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.239

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Is it a good time to buy Dawson Geophysical Company stock?

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Dawson Geophysical Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.12 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-14) -20.90%
1 month (2020-12-24) -1.40%
3 months (2020-10-22) 0.95%
6 months (2020-07-22) 25.44%
1 year (2020-01-22) -20.00%
2 years (2019-01-22) -47.00%
3 years (2018-01-22) 6.06
5 years (2016-01-22) 3.02

Is Dawson Geophysical Company under- or over-valued?

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

Dawson Geophysical Company's EBITDA

Dawson Geophysical Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$6.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Dawson Geophysical Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Dawson Geophysical Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$110.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$22.7 million
Return on assets TTM -5.91%
Return on equity TTM -10.81%
Profit margin -10.09%
Book value $4.18
Market capitalisation USD$50.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Dawson Geophysical Company shares

There are currently 51,360 Dawson Geophysical Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Dawson Geophysical Company's "short interest". This figure is 1% down from 51,891 last month.

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

Dawson Geophysical Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Dawson Geophysical Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Dawson Geophysical Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Dawson Geophysical Company shares traded daily (recently around 63407.407407407). Dawson Geophysical Company's SIR currently stands at 0.81. In other words for every 100,000 Dawson Geophysical Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 810 shares are currently held short.

However Dawson Geophysical Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Dawson Geophysical Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Dawson Geophysical Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Dawson Geophysical Company's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Dawson Geophysical Company shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0027% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Dawson Geophysical Company shares, roughly 3 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 Dawson Geophysical Company.

Find out more about how you can short Dawson Geophysical Company stock.

Dawson Geophysical Company share dividends

We're not expecting Dawson Geophysical Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Dawson Geophysical Company's shares ever split?

Dawson Geophysical Company's shares were split on a 105:100 basis on 11 May 2018. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 105 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Dawson Geophysical Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Dawson Geophysical Company shares which in turn could have impacted Dawson Geophysical Company's share price.

Dawson Geophysical Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Dawson Geophysical Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.8403 up to $2.93. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DWSN.US volatility(beta: 2.04)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 Dawson Geophysical Company's is 2.0394. This would suggest that Dawson Geophysical Company's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Dawson Geophysical Company overview

Dawson Geophysical Company provides onshore seismic data acquisition services in the United States and Canada. The company acquires and processes 2-D, 3-D, and multi-component seismic data for its clients, including oil and gas companies, and independent oil and gas operators, as well as providers of multi-client data libraries. Its seismic crews supply seismic data primarily to companies engaged in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas on land and in land-to-water transition areas. The company also serves the potash mining industry. Dawson Geophysical Company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

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