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How to buy frontdoor stock

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frontdoor, inc is a personal services business based in the US. frontdoor shares (FTDR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. frontdoor employs 2,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion.

How to buy shares in frontdoor

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

frontdoor share price

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

frontdoor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$30.06 - USD$58.94
50-day moving average USD$54.7745
200-day moving average USD$46.955
Wall St. target priceUSD$59.75
PE ratio 41.3511
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.31

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Is it a good time to buy frontdoor stock?

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Is frontdoor under- or over-valued?

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

frontdoor's P/E ratio

frontdoor's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, frontdoor shares trade at around 41x 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.

frontdoor's EBITDA

frontdoor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$249 million.

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

frontdoor financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.59%
Gross profit TTM USD$716 million
Return on assets TTM 10.12%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 7.6%
Book value $-3.284
Market capitalisation USD$4.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting frontdoor shares

There are currently 2.7 million frontdoor shares held short by investors – that's known as frontdoor's "short interest". This figure is 1.7% down from 2.7 million last month.

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

frontdoor's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

frontdoor's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of frontdoor shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of frontdoor shares traded daily (recently around 494303.51201479). frontdoor's SIR currently stands at 5.41. In other words for every 100,000 frontdoor shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5410 shares are currently held short.

However frontdoor's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of frontdoor shares, or, against the total number of tradable frontdoor shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case frontdoor's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 frontdoor shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0313% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable frontdoor shares, roughly 31 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 frontdoor.

Find out more about how you can short frontdoor stock.

frontdoor share dividends

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

frontdoor share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, frontdoor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.06 up to $58.94. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FTDR.US volatility(beta: 0.68)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 frontdoor's is 0.6765. This would suggest that frontdoor's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

frontdoor overview

frontdoor, inc. provides home service plans in the United States. The company's home service plans cover the repair or replacement of principal components of approximately 21 household systems and appliances, including electrical, plumbing, water heaters, refrigerators, dishwashers, and ranges/ovens/cooktops, as well as electronics, pools, and spas and pumps; and central heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. It serves homeowners under the American Home Shield, HSA, Landmark, OneGuard, Frontdoor, Candu, and Streem brands. frontdoor, inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

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