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FARO Technologies, Inc is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. FARO Technologies shares (FARO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FARO Technologies employs 1,818 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$334.7 million.

How to buy shares in FARO Technologies

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 FARO Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FARO. 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 FARO Technologies 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$66.3, 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 FARO Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of FARO Technologies. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted FARO Technologies's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, FARO Technologies's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$66.3, which is 6.73% up on its pre-crash value of USD$61.84 and 88.62% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$35.15.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of FARO Technologies shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$707.63 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,248.43.

FARO Technologies share price

Use our graph to track the performance of FARO stocks over time.

FARO Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$66.3
52-week range USD$35.15 - USD$65.43
50-day moving average USD$59.7647
200-day moving average USD$55.6766
Wall St. target price USD$66
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.173

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Is it a good time to buy FARO Technologies stock?

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FARO Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $66.3 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) 0.44%
1 month (2020-10-27) 4.87%
3 months (2020-08-25) 16.32%
6 months (2020-05-23) N/A
1 year (2019-11-25) 31.39%
2 years (2018-11-23) 46.55%
3 years (2017-11-24) 24.16%
5 years (2015-11-25) 118.67%

Is FARO Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

FARO Technologies's EBITDA

FARO Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.7 million.

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

FARO Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$334.7 million
Gross profit TTM USD$210.9 million
Return on assets TTM -2.6%
Return on equity TTM -23.33%
Profit margin -23.79%
Book value $17.365
Market capitalisation USD$1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FARO Technologies shares

There are currently 647,711 FARO Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as FARO Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% up from 628,171 last month.

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

FARO Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FARO Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FARO Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FARO Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 96817.7877429). FARO Technologies's SIR currently stands at 6.69. In other words for every 100,000 FARO Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6690 shares are currently held short.

However FARO Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FARO Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable FARO Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FARO Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FARO Technologies shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0508% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FARO Technologies shares, roughly 51 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against FARO Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short FARO Technologies stock.

FARO Technologies share dividends

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

FARO Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FARO Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.15 up to $65.43. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FARO.US volatility(beta: 1.37)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 FARO Technologies's is 1.3729. This would suggest that FARO Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

FARO Technologies overview

FARO Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and supports software driven three-dimensional (3D) measurement and imaging solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments: 3D Manufacturing, Construction BIM, and Emerging Verticals. The company offers FaroArm, a combination of a portable articulated measurement arm, a computer, and CAM2 software programs; and FARO ScanArm, a FaroArm equipped with a hard probe and non-contact laser line probe to measure products. It also provides FARO Design ScanArm 2.5C, a portable lightweight 3D ScanArm; FARO Prizm, a full-color laser line probe with 3D design and modeling software; FARO Laser Tracker that combines a portable laser measurement tool, a computer, and CAM2 software programs; and FARO Tracer, which projects a laser line onto a surface or object; and FARO Focus laser scanner to measure and collect a cloud of data points. In addition, the company offers FARO ScanPlan, a handheld mapper that captures two-dimensional floor plans; and FARO Software, a family of computer-aided design-based measurement and laser scanner software. FARO Technologies, Inc. offers its products for manufacturing, industrial, architecture, surveying, building information modeling, construction, public safety forensics, cultural heritage, dental, and other applications. FARO Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida.

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