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How to buy Fastly stock | 83.5

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Fastly, Inc is a software—application business based in the US. Fastly shares (FSLY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Fastly employs 717 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$246.3 million.

How to buy shares in Fastly

  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 Fastly. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FSLY. 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 Fastly 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$83.5, 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 Fastly, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Fastly. 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 Fastly's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$83.5, which is 72.32% up on its pre-crash value of USD$23.11 and 685.51% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$10.63.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Fastly shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$801.55 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$3,722.43.

Fastly share price

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Fastly shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$83.5
52-week rangeUSD$10.63 - USD$136.5
50-day moving average USD$94.3723
200-day moving average USD$68.0387
Wall St. target priceUSD$95.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.221

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Is it a good time to buy Fastly stock?

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Fastly price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $83.5 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-16) -1.38%
1 month (2020-09-25) -8.70%
3 months (2020-07-24) 5.96%
6 months (2020-04-24) 263.83%
1 year (2019-10-25) 293.31%
2 years (2018-10-22) N/A
3 years (2017-10-22) N/A
5 years (2015-10-22) N/A

Fastly financials

Revenue TTM USD$246.3 million
Gross profit TTM USD$112.1 million
Return on assets TTM -6.82%
Return on equity TTM -13.02%
Profit margin -21.39%
Book value $5.162
Market capitalisation USD$9.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Fastly shares

There are currently 8.0 million Fastly shares held short by investors – that's known as Fastly's "short interest". This figure is 1.5% down from 8.1 million last month.

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

Fastly's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Fastly's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Fastly shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Fastly shares traded daily (recently around 7.1 million). Fastly's SIR currently stands at 1.13. In other words for every 100,000 Fastly shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1130 shares are currently held short.

However Fastly's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Fastly shares, or, against the total number of tradable Fastly shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Fastly's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Fastly shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0984% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Fastly shares, roughly 98 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 Fastly.

Find out more about how you can short Fastly stock.

Fastly share dividends

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

Fastly overview

Fastly, Inc. operates an edge cloud platform for processing, serving, and securing its customer's applications. The edge cloud is a category of Infrastructure as a Service that enables developers to build, secure, and deliver digital experiences at the edge of the Internet. It is a programmable platform designed for Web and application delivery. As of December 31, 2019, the company's edge network spans 68 points-of-presence worldwide. It serves customers operating in digital publishing, media and entertainment, technology, online retail, travel and hospitality, and financial technology services industries. The company was formerly known as SkyCache, Inc. and changed its name to Fastly, Inc. in May 2012. Fastly, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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