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How to buy Document Security Systems stock | $5.34

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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 100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$21.1 million.

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  3. Search for Document Security Systems. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: DSS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$5.34, 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 Document Security Systems, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Document Security Systems. 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.

Document Security Systems share price

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Document Security Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$5.34
52-week rangeUSD$3.675 - USD$12
50-day moving average USD$5.3864
200-day moving average USD$6.2442
Wall St. target priceUSD$13.75
PE ratio 8.8105
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.723

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Is it a good time to buy Document Security Systems stock?

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Document Security Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.34 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -18.84%
1 month (2020-12-17) -10.85%
3 months (2020-10-15) 23.33%
6 months (2020-07-15) -27.15%
1 year (2020-01-15) 1,622.58%
2 years (2019-01-15) 486.75%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 3,708.84%

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 9x. In other words, Document Security Systems shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

Document Security Systems financials

Revenue TTM USD$21.1 million
Gross profit TTM USD$6.8 million
Return on assets TTM -6.39%
Return on equity TTM 7.77%
Profit margin 10.53%
Book value $14.229
Market capitalisation USD$37.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Document Security Systems shares

There are currently 349,610 Document Security Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Document Security Systems's "short interest". This figure is 5.6% down from 370,291 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 182088.54166667). Document Security Systems's SIR currently stands at 1.92. In other words for every 100,000 Document Security Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1920 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 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Document Security Systems shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.1263% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Document Security Systems shares, roughly 126 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 8 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 $3.675 up to $12. 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 9.2252. 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. focuses on developing and selling counterfeit prevention, brand protection, and validation of authentic print media products. It operates through five segments: DSS Packaging and Printing Group, DSS Plastics Group, DSS Digital Group, DSS Technology Management, and DSS International. The company emphasizes on fraud and counterfeit prevention for various forms of printed documents and digital information. It markets its primary anti-counterfeiting products and technologies under the AuthentiGuard name. Document Security Systems, Inc. holds various patents for optical deterrent technologies that provide protection of printed information from unauthorized scanning and copying. The company operates combined security printing and packaging facility, and a plastic card facility that produces secure and non-secure documents. Document Security Systems, Inc. licenses its anti-counterfeiting technologies to printers and brand-owners. In addition, the company provides cloud computing services, including disaster recovery, back-up, and data security services. Further, Document Security Systems, Inc. acquires intellectual property assets and interests in companies owning intellectual property assets for the purpose of monetizing these assets through various value-enhancing initiatives, including investments in the development and commercialization of patented technologies, licensing, strategic partnerships, and commercial litigation. Additionally, the company assists in the development and marketing of its digital authentication products in the Hong Kong market. Document Security Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

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