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How to buy EXFO stock

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EXFO Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. EXFO shares (EXFO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. EXFO employs 1,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$265.6 million.

How to buy shares in EXFO

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

EXFO share price

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EXFO shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range USD$2 - USD$4.95
50-day moving average USD$3.2951
200-day moving average USD$3.142
Wall St. target price USD$3.79
PE ratio 36.2114
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.089

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Is it a good time to buy EXFO stock?

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Is EXFO under- or over-valued?

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

EXFO's P/E ratio

EXFO's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, EXFO shares trade at around 36x 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.

EXFO's PEG ratio

EXFO's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.08. 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 EXFO's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EXFO's EBITDA

EXFO's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$12.8 million.

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

EXFO financials

Revenue TTM USD$265.6 million
Operating margin TTM 0.28%
Gross profit TTM USD$151.9 million
Return on assets TTM 0.16%
Return on equity TTM -5.53%
Profit margin -3.59%
Book value $3.098
Market capitalisation USD$150.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting EXFO shares

There are currently 6,053 EXFO shares held short by investors – that's known as EXFO's "short interest". This figure is 16.7% up from 5,189 last month.

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

EXFO's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

EXFO's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of EXFO shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of EXFO shares traded daily (recently around 19525.806451613). EXFO's SIR currently stands at 0.31. In other words for every 100,000 EXFO shares traded daily on the market, roughly 310 shares are currently held short.

However EXFO's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of EXFO shares, or, against the total number of tradable EXFO shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case EXFO's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 EXFO shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0003% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable EXFO shares, roughly 0 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 EXFO.

Find out more about how you can short EXFO stock.

EXFO share dividends

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

EXFO share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, EXFO's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2 up to $4.95. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EXFO.US volatility(beta: 1.43)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 EXFO's is 1.4289. This would suggest that EXFO's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

EXFO overview

EXFO Inc. provides test, monitoring and analytics solutions for fixed and mobile communications service providers, web-scale operators, and network equipment. It offers field network testing products, such as copper/DSL testing, dispersion analysis, fiber inspection, light sources, live fiber detection, network protocol testing, optical fiber multimeter, optical loss testing, optical time domain reflectometry and iOLM, power meters, spectral testing, test function virtualization, and test reporting and automation products, as well as modular test platforms. The company also provides lab and manufacturing testing network protocol testing products, network simulation and load testing products, optical benchtop kits, optical communication analyzers, optical light sources, optical power meters, optical spectrum analyzers, switch and utility modules, test platforms, variable attenuators, tunable filters, optical component testers, and tunable sources; and service assurance products, such as fiber monitoring, network probe, network topology management, monitoring and troubleshooting, RAN optimization, and real-time analytics. In addition, it offers mobile portfolio that consists of network simulators and optical radio frequency test solutions for turning up and troubleshooting fiber-based mobile networks; PC-centric and open-ended platforms with cloud-based software applications; and Internet protocol assurance services, as well as monitoring services for 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, and 5G mobile networks. The company sells products through its direct sales force, sales representatives, and distributors in the Americas, Europe, the Middle-East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. EXFO Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Québec City, Canada.

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