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How to buy Green Dot Corporation stock | $53.78

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Green Dot Corporation is a credit services business based in the US. Green Dot Corporation shares (GDOT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Green Dot Corporation employs 1,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Green Dot Corporation

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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 Green Dot Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GDOT. 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 Green Dot Corporation 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$53.78, 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 Green Dot Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Green Dot Corporation. 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.

Green Dot Corporation share price

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Green Dot Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$53.78
52-week range USD$14.2 - USD$64.97
50-day moving average USD$54.3069
200-day moving average USD$44.6811
Wall St. target price USD$59.92
PE ratio 61.6667
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.965

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Is it a good time to buy Green Dot Corporation stock?

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Green Dot Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $53.78 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -5.58%
1 month (2020-11-06) -3.15%
3 months (2020-09-04) 6.10%
6 months (2020-06-05) 34.58%
1 year (2019-12-05) 117.91%
2 years (2018-12-04) -31.92%
3 years (2017-12-05) -9.70%
5 years (2015-12-04) 224.56%

Is Green Dot Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Green Dot Corporation's P/E ratio

Green Dot Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 62x. In other words, Green Dot Corporation shares trade at around 62x 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.

Green Dot Corporation's PEG ratio

Green Dot Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.49. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Green Dot Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Green Dot Corporation's EBITDA

Green Dot Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$170.6 million.

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

Green Dot Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.52%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.75%
Return on equity TTM 5.33%
Profit margin 4.38%
Book value $18.842
Market capitalisation USD$3.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Green Dot Corporation shares

There are currently 2.3 million Green Dot Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Green Dot Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.3% down from 2.4 million last month.

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

Green Dot Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Green Dot Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Green Dot Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Green Dot Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 458021.10453649). Green Dot Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.07. In other words for every 100,000 Green Dot Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5070 shares are currently held short.

However Green Dot Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Green Dot Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Green Dot Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Green Dot Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Green Dot Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0528% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Green Dot Corporation shares, roughly 53 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 Green Dot Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Green Dot Corporation stock.

Green Dot Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Green Dot Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Green Dot Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Green Dot Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.2 up to $64.97. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GDOT.US volatility(beta: 1.07)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Green Dot Corporation's is 1.0678. This would suggest that Green Dot Corporation'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).

Green Dot Corporation overview

Green Dot Corporation operates as a financial technology and bank holding company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Account Services, and Processing and Settlement Services. The company offers deposit account programs, such network-branded reloadable prepaid debit cards under the consumer brand names of GPR cards, consumer and small business checking accounts, network-branded gift cards, secured credit cards, payroll debit cards, and other financial services. It also provides swipe reload services that allow consumers to add funds at the point-of-sale at any participating retailer to accounts the company issue or manage and accounts issued by any third-party bank or program; MoneyPak, a product that allows a consumer to add funds at the point-of-sale at any participating retailer to accounts; and e-cash remittance services that enable consumer to transfer funds to a smartphone, as well as offers disbursement services through Simply Paid platform. In addition, the company offers prepaid cards, debit cards, consumer cash processing services, wage disbursements, and tax refund processing services, as well as issuing, settlement, and capital management services. Further, it provides mobile banking, loan disbursement accounts, mobile P2P, money transfer, and instant payment services. The company markets its products under the Green Dot, GoBank, MoneyPak, TPG, and other brands. Green Dot Corporation markets and sells its products and services through retail stores, various direct-to-consumer online, tax preparation companies and individual tax preparers, and apps, as well as distributes through ?Banking as a Service' platform. The company was formerly known as Next Estate Communications, Inc. and changed its name to Green Dot Corporation in October 2005. Green Dot Corporation was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.

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