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How to buy Diodes Incorporated stock

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Diodes Incorporated is a semiconductors business based in the US. Diodes Incorporated shares (DIOD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Diodes Incorporated employs 8,306 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

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Diodes Incorporated share price

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Diodes Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUSD$40.34 - USD$91.02
50-day moving average USD$80.82
200-day moving average USD$71.8012
Wall St. target priceUSD$93.33
PE ratio 42.016
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.88

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Is it a good time to buy Diodes Incorporated stock?

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Is Diodes Incorporated under- or over-valued?

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

Diodes Incorporated's P/E ratio

Diodes Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, Diodes Incorporated shares trade at around 42x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Diodes Incorporated's PEG ratio

Diodes Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.88. 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 Diodes Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Diodes Incorporated's EBITDA

Diodes Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$246.9 million.

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

Diodes Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.23%
Gross profit TTM USD$431.1 million
Return on assets TTM 4.77%
Return on equity TTM 9.15%
Profit margin 7.98%
Book value $21.768
Market capitalisation USD$3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Diodes Incorporated shares

There are currently 838,683 Diodes Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Diodes Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 23.9% down from 1.1 million last month.

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

Diodes Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Diodes Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Diodes Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Diodes Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 502205.38922156). Diodes Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 1.67. In other words for every 100,000 Diodes Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1670 shares are currently held short.

However Diodes Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Diodes Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Diodes Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Diodes Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Diodes Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0298% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Diodes Incorporated shares, roughly 30 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 Diodes Incorporated.

Find out more about how you can short Diodes Incorporated stock.

Diodes Incorporated share dividends

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

Have Diodes Incorporated's shares ever split?

Diodes Incorporated's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 30 July 2007. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Diodes Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Diodes Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Diodes Incorporated's share price.

Diodes Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Diodes Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.34 up to $91.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DIOD.US volatility(beta: 1.11)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 Diodes Incorporated's is 1.1076. This would suggest that Diodes Incorporated'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).

Diodes Incorporated overview

Diodes Incorporated designs, manufactures, and supplies application-specific standard products in the discrete, logic, and analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets worldwide. It primarily focuses on low pin count semiconductor devices with one or more active and/or passive components. The company offers discrete semiconductor products, such as MOSFET, TVS, and performance Schottky rectifiers; GPP bridges and retifiers performance Schottky diodes; Zener and performance Zener diodes, including tight tolerance and low operating current type; standard, fast, super-fast, and ultra-fast recovery rectifiers; bridge rectifiers; switching diodes; small signal bipolar and prebiased transistors; other MOSFETs; thyristor surge protection devices; and transient voltage suppressors. It also provides analog products comprising power management devices consisting of AC-DC and DC-DC converters, USB power switches, and low dropout and linear voltage regulators; linear devices, such as operational amplifiers and comparators, current monitors, voltage references, and reset generators; LED lighting drivers; audio amplifiers; and sensor products, including hall-effect sensors and motor drivers. The company offers mixed-signal products, such as high speed mux/demux products, digital switches, interfaces, redelivers, clock ICs, and packet switches; standard logic products comprising low-voltage complementary metal?oxide?semiconductor (CMOS) and high-speed CMOS devices; ultra-low power CMOS logic products and analog switches; multichip products and co-packaged discrete, analog, and mixed-signal silicon in miniature packages; silicon and silicon epitaxial wafers; and crystals and oscillators. It sells its products to the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets through direct sales and marketing personnel, independent sales representatives, and distributors. The company was incorporated in 1959 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

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