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How to buy EMCORE Corporation stock | $4.49

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EMCORE Corporation is a semiconductors business based in the US. EMCORE Corporation shares (EMKR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. EMCORE Corporation employs 387 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$110.1 million.

How to buy shares in EMCORE Corporation

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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 EMCORE Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EMKR. 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 EMCORE 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$4.49, 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 EMCORE Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of EMCORE 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.

EMCORE Corporation share price

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EMCORE Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$4.49
52-week rangeUSD$1.46 - USD$5.04
50-day moving average USD$4.2453
200-day moving average USD$3.5327
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.2
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.972

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Is it a good time to buy EMCORE Corporation stock?

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EMCORE Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.49 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-12) -21.37%
1 month (2020-12-22) -5.07%
3 months (2020-10-20) 23.35%
6 months (2020-07-20) 44.37%
1 year (2020-01-18) N/A
2 years (2019-01-18) -3.44%
3 years (2018-01-19) 7.05
5 years (2016-01-20) 5.695

Is EMCORE Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

EMCORE Corporation's PEG ratio

EMCORE Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.08. 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 EMCORE 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.

EMCORE Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$110.1 million
Gross profit TTM USD$35.6 million
Return on assets TTM -4.61%
Return on equity TTM -9.28%
Profit margin -6.36%
Book value $2.509
Market capitalisation USD$144.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting EMCORE Corporation shares

There are currently 83,676 EMCORE Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as EMCORE Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 53.1% up from 54,642 last month.

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

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

EMCORE Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of EMCORE Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of EMCORE Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 278920). EMCORE Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.3. In other words for every 100,000 EMCORE Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 300 shares are currently held short.

However EMCORE Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of EMCORE Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable EMCORE Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case EMCORE Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 EMCORE Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0029% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable EMCORE Corporation 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 EMCORE Corporation.

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

EMCORE Corporation share dividends

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

Have EMCORE Corporation's shares ever split?

EMCORE Corporation's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 16 February 2012. So if you had owned 4 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 EMCORE Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for EMCORE Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted EMCORE Corporation's share price.

EMCORE Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, EMCORE Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.46 up to $5.04. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EMKR.US volatility(beta: 1.25)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 EMCORE Corporation's is 1.2483. This would suggest that EMCORE Corporation'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).

EMCORE Corporation overview

EMCORE Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides advanced mixed-signal optics products in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, and internationally. The company offers cable television (CATV) products, including forward and return-path analog lasers, receivers, photodetectors, and subassembly components; and analog and digital fiber-optic transmitters, quadrature amplitude modulation transmitters, optical switches, and CATV fiber amplifiers. It also provides high-power gain chips products, photodiode products, and GPON fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) and data center chip products for the telecommunication markets, as well as lasers, receivers, and photodetector components for wireless, distributed sensing, and light detecting and ranging applications. In addition, the company offers navigation system and inertial sensing products, such as fiber optic gyroscope, quartz MEMS gyroscope, and inertial measurement unit and navigation system primarily for the aerospace and defense markets; and defense optoelectronics, such as optiva platform fiber optic transport systems and erbium doped fiber amplifiers, as well as ruggedized microwave flange-mount transmitters, receivers, and optical delay line products. It serves CATV, wireless, FTTP, long-term evolution, and data center markets; and aerospace and defense and satellite communications markets. The company sells its products through direct sales force, application engineers, third party sales representatives, and distributors. EMCORE Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Alhambra, California.

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