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How to buy Document Security Systems stock

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Document Security Systems, Inc is a specialty business services business based in the US. Document Security Systems shares (DSS) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Document Security Systems employs 93 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Document Security Systems share price

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Document Security Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$2.67 - $11.70
50-day moving average $3.50
200-day moving average $4.52
Wall St. target price$13.75
PE ratio 10.1597
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.31

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Is Document Security Systems under- or over-valued?

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

Document Security Systems's P/E ratio

Document Security Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Document Security Systems shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

Document Security Systems financials

Revenue TTM $17.4 million
Gross profit TTM $6.2 million
Return on assets TTM -11.99%
Return on equity TTM 6.95%
Profit margin 10.91%
Book value $12.53
Market capitalisation $88 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Document Security Systems shares

There are currently 1.1 million Document Security Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Document Security Systems's "short interest". This figure is 30.9% down from 1.6 million last month.

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

Document Security Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Document Security Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Document Security Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Document Security Systems shares traded daily (recently around 3.7 million). Document Security Systems's SIR currently stands at 0.31. In other words for every 100,000 Document Security Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 310 shares are currently held short.

However Document Security Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Document Security Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Document Security Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Document Security Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Document Security Systems shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0832% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Document Security Systems shares, roughly 83 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 Document Security Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Document Security Systems stock.

Document Security Systems share dividends

We're not expecting Document Security Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Document Security Systems's shares ever split?

Document Security Systems's shares were split on a 1:30 basis on 7 May 2020. So if you had owned 30 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 Document Security Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Document Security Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Document Security Systems's share price.

Document Security Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Document Security Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.67 up to $11.7. 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 MKT average) beta is 1, while Document Security Systems's is 9.2146. This would suggest that Document Security Systems's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Document Security Systems overview

Document Security Systems, Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells packaging and security printing solutions. It operates through four segments: Direct Marketing/Online Sales Group, Premier Packaging, Digital Group, and IP Technology. The company offers printed materials, such as folding cartons and paperboard packaging, security paper, vital records, prescription paper, birth certificates, receipts, identification materials, entertainment tickets, secure coupons, and parts tracking forms; custom packaging services; and manufactures, markets, and sells mailers, photo sleeves, sophisticated custom folding cartons, and complex 3-dimensional direct mail solutions. It also provides AuthentiGuard, a brand authentication application that integrates counterfeit deterrent technologies with proprietary digital data security-based solutions; manages, licenses, and acquires intellectual property assets for monetizing these assets through investments in the development and commercialization of patented technologies, licensing, strategic partnerships, and commercial litigation. In addition, the company invests and acquires companies in the biohealth and biomedical fields; develops open-air defense initiatives, which curb transmission of air-borne infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and influenza; develops and acquires assets and investments in the securities trading and funds management arena. Further, it operates HWHGIG and HWH Marketplace, which are direct selling platforms that offers health, wealth, and happiness products; and markets and distributes health and wellness products under the Elevate brand; and develops blockchain security technologies for tracking and tracing solutions for supply chain logistics and cyber securities.

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