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How to buy Forward Industries stock | $1.67

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Forward Industries, Inc is a footwear & accessories business based in the US. Forward Industries shares (FORD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Forward Industries employs 85 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$34.5 million.

How to buy shares in Forward Industries

  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 Forward Industries. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FORD. 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 Forward Industries 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$1.67, 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 Forward Industries, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Forward Industries. 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.

Forward Industries share price

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Forward Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$1.67
52-week rangeUSD$0.9024 - USD$2.11
50-day moving average USD$1.7615
200-day moving average USD$1.5136
Wall St. target priceUSD$2.28
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.17

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Is it a good time to buy Forward Industries stock?

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Forward Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.67 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2021-01-15) -18.93%
1 month (2020-12-23) -11.17%
3 months (2020-10-23) 11.33%
6 months (2020-07-23) 32.54%
1 year (2020-01-23) 48.60%
2 years (2019-01-23) 14.38%
3 years (2018-01-23) 2.92
5 years (2016-01-22) 39.17%

Forward Industries financials

Revenue TTM USD$34.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$6.6 million
Return on assets TTM -2.63%
Return on equity TTM -24.84%
Profit margin -5.15%
Book value $0.666
Market capitalisation USD$18.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Forward Industries shares

There are currently 124,384 Forward Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Forward Industries's "short interest". This figure is 16.3% down from 148,641 last month.

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

Forward Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Forward Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Forward Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Forward Industries shares traded daily (recently around 105410.16949153). Forward Industries's SIR currently stands at 1.18. In other words for every 100,000 Forward Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1180 shares are currently held short.

However Forward Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Forward Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable Forward Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Forward Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Forward Industries shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0165% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Forward Industries shares, roughly 17 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 Forward Industries.

Find out more about how you can short Forward Industries stock.

Forward Industries share dividends

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

Have Forward Industries's shares ever split?

Forward Industries's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 24 December 1997. So if you had owned 2 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 Forward Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Forward Industries shares which in turn could have impacted Forward Industries's share price.

Forward Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Forward Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.9024 up to $2.11. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FORD.US volatility(beta: 1.22)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 Forward Industries's is 1.2231. This would suggest that Forward Industries'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).

Forward Industries overview

Forward Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, markets, and distributes carry and protective solutions primarily for hand held electronic devices. It provides carrying cases and other accessories for medical monitoring and diagnostic kits; and other portable electronic and non-electronic products, such as sporting and recreational products, bar code scanners, smartphones, GPS location devices, tablets, firearms, and other products. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers in the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Forward Industries, Inc. was incorporated in 1961 and is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York.

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