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How to buy Grocery Outlet Holding stock

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Grocery Outlet Holding Corp is a grocery stores business based in the US. Grocery Outlet Holding shares (GO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Grocery Outlet Holding employs 682 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3 billion.

How to buy shares in Grocery Outlet Holding

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

Grocery Outlet Holding share price

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Grocery Outlet Holding shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$28.11 - USD$46.58
50-day moving average USD$40.7208
200-day moving average USD$40.4829
Wall St. target priceUSD$48.07
PE ratio 4852.4995
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.008

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Is it a good time to buy Grocery Outlet Holding stock?

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Is Grocery Outlet Holding under- or over-valued?

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

Grocery Outlet Holding's P/E ratio

Grocery Outlet Holding's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4852x. In other words, Grocery Outlet Holding shares trade at around 4852x 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.

Grocery Outlet Holding's EBITDA

Grocery Outlet Holding's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$149.2 million.

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

Grocery Outlet Holding financials

Revenue TTM USD$3 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.24%
Gross profit TTM USD$787.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.67%
Return on equity TTM 11.4%
Profit margin 3.09%
Book value $8.27
Market capitalisation USD$3.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Grocery Outlet Holding shares

There are currently 5.8 million Grocery Outlet Holding shares held short by investors – that's known as Grocery Outlet Holding's "short interest". This figure is 13.1% down from 6.6 million last month.

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

Grocery Outlet Holding's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Grocery Outlet Holding's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Grocery Outlet Holding shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Grocery Outlet Holding shares traded daily (recently around 968515.96638655). Grocery Outlet Holding's SIR currently stands at 5.95. In other words for every 100,000 Grocery Outlet Holding shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5950 shares are currently held short.

However Grocery Outlet Holding's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Grocery Outlet Holding shares, or, against the total number of tradable Grocery Outlet Holding shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Grocery Outlet Holding's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Grocery Outlet Holding shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0978% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Grocery Outlet Holding shares, roughly 98 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 Grocery Outlet Holding.

Find out more about how you can short Grocery Outlet Holding stock.

Grocery Outlet Holding share dividends

We're not expecting Grocery Outlet Holding to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Grocery Outlet Holding overview

Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. owns and operates a chain of grocery stores in the United States. The company offers products in various categories, such as dairy and deli, produce, and fresh meat and seafood products, as well as grocery, frozen, beer and wine, general merchandise, and health and beauty care products; and natural, organic, specialty, and healthy products. As of November 10, 2020, it had 350 stores in California, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Idaho, and Nevada. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.

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