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How to buy Forum Energy Technologies stock

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Forum Energy Technologies, Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Forum Energy Technologies shares (FET) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Forum Energy Technologies

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

Forum Energy Technologies share price

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Forum Energy Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$3.002 - USD$24.0699
50-day moving average USD$17.2724
200-day moving average USD$12.9337
Wall St. target priceUSD$7.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-3.733

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Is it a good time to buy Forum Energy Technologies stock?

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Is Forum Energy Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Forum Energy Technologies's EBITDA

Forum Energy Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$24.5 million.

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

Forum Energy Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$512.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$-11,000,000
Return on assets TTM -12.73%
Return on equity TTM -21.72%
Profit margin -18.91%
Book value $72.536
Market capitalisation USD$114.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Forum Energy Technologies shares

There are currently 350,365 Forum Energy Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Forum Energy Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 41.3% up from 247,990 last month.

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

Forum Energy Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Forum Energy Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Forum Energy Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Forum Energy Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 83222.090261283). Forum Energy Technologies's SIR currently stands at 4.21. In other words for every 100,000 Forum Energy Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4210 shares are currently held short.

However Forum Energy Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Forum Energy Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Forum Energy Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Forum Energy Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Forum Energy Technologies shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0828% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Forum Energy Technologies shares, roughly 83 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 Forum Energy Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Forum Energy Technologies stock.

Forum Energy Technologies share dividends

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

Have Forum Energy Technologies's shares ever split?

Forum Energy Technologies's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 10 November 2020. So if you had owned 20 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 Forum Energy Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Forum Energy Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Forum Energy Technologies's share price.

Forum Energy Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Forum Energy Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.002 up to $24.0699. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Forum Energy Technologies's is 4.3207. This would suggest that Forum Energy Technologies's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Forum Energy Technologies overview

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes products to the oil and natural gas industry in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Drilling & Downhole, Completions, and Production. The Drilling & Downhole segment designs, manufactures, and supplies products and provide related services to the drilling, downhole, and subsea markets, and other markets, such as alternative energy, defense, and communications. This segment offers drilling technologies consisting of capital equipment and a line of products consumed in the drilling; downhole technologies, such as cementing and casing tools, and protection products for artificial lift equipment and cables; and subsea technologies, including robotic vehicles and other capital equipment, specialty components and tools, complementary subsea technical services and rental items, and products used in pipeline infrastructure. The Completions segment provides products and related services to the coiled tubing, stimulation, and intervention markets. This segment offers stimulation and intervention technologies, including hydraulic fracturing pumps, pump consumables, cooling systems, flow iron, wireline cable, and pressure control equipment as well as related recertification and refurbishment services; and coiled tubing products consisting of coiled tubing strings and line pipes. The Production segment designs, manufactures, and supplies products, and provides related equipment and services to the production and infrastructure markets. This segment supplies production equipment, including well site production and process equipment; and a range of industrial and process valves. The company was formerly known as Forum Oilfield Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. in August 2010. Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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