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How to buy eGain Corporation stock | $11.46

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eGain Corporation is a software-application business based in the US. eGain Corporation shares (EGAN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. eGain Corporation employs 522 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$74.6 million.

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  3. Search for eGain Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EGAN. 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 eGain Corporation 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$11.46, 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 eGain Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of eGain Corporation. 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.

eGain Corporation share price

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eGain Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$11.46
52-week rangeUSD$4.8 - USD$20.88
50-day moving average USD$12.0229
200-day moving average USD$12.5644
Wall St. target priceUSD$16.71
PE ratio 50.44
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.25

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Is it a good time to buy eGain Corporation stock?

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eGain Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.46 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-12) -4.42%
1 month (2020-12-22) -3.78%
3 months (2020-10-20) -41.89%
6 months (2020-07-20) 11.70%
1 year (2020-01-18) N/A
2 years (2019-01-18) 61.86%
3 years (2018-01-19) 94.24%
5 years (2016-01-20) 227.43%

Is eGain Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

eGain Corporation's P/E ratio

eGain Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 50x. In other words, eGain Corporation shares trade at around 50x 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.

eGain Corporation's PEG ratio

eGain Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.5133. 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 eGain Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

eGain Corporation's EBITDA

eGain Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$9.2 million.

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

eGain Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$74.6 million
Operating margin TTM 11.61%
Gross profit TTM USD$51.6 million
Return on assets TTM 6.31%
Return on equity TTM 25.22%
Profit margin 10.77%
Book value $1.222
Market capitalisation USD$390 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting eGain Corporation shares

There are currently 762,723 eGain Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as eGain Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 0.2% down from 764,215 last month.

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

eGain Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

eGain Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of eGain Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of eGain Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 537128.87323944). eGain Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.42. In other words for every 100,000 eGain Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1420 shares are currently held short.

However eGain Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of eGain Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable eGain Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case eGain Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 eGain Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0362% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable eGain Corporation shares, roughly 36 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 eGain Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short eGain Corporation stock.

eGain Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting eGain Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have eGain Corporation's shares ever split?

eGain Corporation's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 20 August 2003. So if you had owned 10 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 eGain Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for eGain Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted eGain Corporation's share price.

eGain Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, eGain Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.8 up to $20.88. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while eGain Corporation's is 0.3858. This would suggest that eGain Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

eGain Corporation overview

eGain Corporation operates as a software-as-a service provider of customer engagement solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and internationally. It provides eGain solution, a unified cloud software solution to automate, augment, and orchestrate customer engagement, including digital-first, omnichannel desktop, artificial intelligence (AI) and knowledge, and analytics and machine learning applications, as well as platform APIs and pre-built third-party connectors. The company's suite includes various applications for digital interaction, knowledge management, and AI-based process guidance. It also provides integrated analytics for contact centers and digital properties to measure, manage, and optimize resources. In addition, the company offers subscription services and customer support services; and consulting, implementation, and training services. It serves customers in various industry sectors, including the financial services, telecommunications, retail, government, healthcare, and utilities. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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