How to buy Futu stock - 17 April

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How to buy Futu stock

Own Futu stock in just a few minutes.

Futu Holdings Limited is a capital markets business based in the US. Futu shares (FUTU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Futu

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

Futu share price

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

Futu shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-18.
52-week rangeUSD$8.16 - USD$202.21
50-day moving average USD$145.0883
200-day moving average USD$68.3572
Wall St. target priceUSD$161.94
PE ratio 104.5549
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.1541

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Is it a good time to buy Futu stock?

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Is Futu under- or over-valued?

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

Futu's P/E ratio

Futu's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 105x. In other words, Futu shares trade at around 105x 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.

Futu financials

Gross profit TTM USD$2.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.86%
Return on equity TTM 24.42%
Profit margin 42.41%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$18.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Futu shares

There are currently 15.0 million Futu shares held short by investors – that's known as Futu's "short interest". This figure is 19.2% down from 18.6 million last month.

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

Futu's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Futu's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Futu shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Futu shares traded daily (recently around 12.9 million). Futu's SIR currently stands at 1.16. In other words for every 100,000 Futu shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1160 shares are currently held short.

However Futu's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Futu shares, or, against the total number of tradable Futu shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Futu's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Futu shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Futu shares, roughly 0 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 Futu.

Find out more about how you can short Futu stock.

Futu share dividends

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

Futu share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Futu's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.16 up to $202.21. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FUTU.US volatility(beta: 1.42)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 Futu's is 1.424. This would suggest that Futu's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Futu overview

Futu Holdings Limited operates digitized brokerage and wealth management platform in Hong Kong, China, the United States, and internationally. The company's platform offers investing services, including trade execution and margin financing which allows to trade securities, such as stocks, warrants, options and exchange-traded funds in various markets; and wealth management services, which offers various leading fund products, including money market, fixed income, and equity funds products. Its margin financing and securities lending services provides real-time and cross-market securities-backed financing services; and market data and information services. The company also operates moomoo, an investment platform for international investors that supports transactions for stocks, options, ADRs, ETFs, and other financial products in the United States markets. Futu Holdings Limited was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Admiralty, Hong Kong. .

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