How to buy Grubhub stock - 06 March

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How to buy Grubhub stock

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Grubhub Inc is an internet content & information business based in the US. Grubhub shares (GRUB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Grubhub

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

Grubhub share price

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Grubhub shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$29.35 - USD$85.53
50-day moving average USD$72.1464
200-day moving average USD$73.3127
Wall St. target priceUSD$66.6
PE ratio 851.5
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.043

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Is it a good time to buy Grubhub stock?

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Is Grubhub under- or over-valued?

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

Grubhub's P/E ratio

Grubhub's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 852x. In other words, Grubhub shares trade at around 852x 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.

Grubhub's PEG ratio

Grubhub's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.9026. 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 Grubhub's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Grubhub's EBITDA

Grubhub's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$41.4 million.

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

Grubhub financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.8 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$527.9 million
Return on assets TTM -3.91%
Return on equity TTM -10.71%
Profit margin -8.56%
Book value $15.249
Market capitalisation USD$5.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Grubhub shares

There are currently 13.8 million Grubhub shares held short by investors – that's known as Grubhub's "short interest". This figure is 4.8% down from 14.5 million last month.

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

Grubhub's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Grubhub's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Grubhub shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Grubhub shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Grubhub's SIR currently stands at 8.37. In other words for every 100,000 Grubhub shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8370 shares are currently held short.

However Grubhub's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Grubhub shares, or, against the total number of tradable Grubhub shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Grubhub's short interest could be expressed as 0.15% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Grubhub shares in existence, roughly 150 shares are currently held short) or 0.2035% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Grubhub shares, roughly 204 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 Grubhub.

Find out more about how you can short Grubhub stock.

Grubhub share dividends

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

Grubhub share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Grubhub's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.35 up to $85.53. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GRUB.US volatility(beta: 0.88)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 Grubhub's is 0.8842. This would suggest that Grubhub's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Grubhub overview

Grubhub Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides an online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders in the United States. The company connects approximately 300,000 local restaurants with diners in various cities. It offers Grubhub and Seamless mobile applications and mobile Websites; and operates Websites through,, and The company also provides corporate program that offers employees with various food and ordering options, including options for individual meals, group ordering, and catering, as well as proprietary tools that consolidate various food ordering into a single online account. In addition, it offers, which provide an aggregated database of approximately 595,000 menus from restaurants in 50 U.S. states; Grubhub for Restaurants, a responsive web application that can be accessed from computers and mobile devices, as well as Grubhub-provided tablets; point of sale (POS) integration, which allows restaurants to manage Grubhub orders and update their menus directly from their existing POS system; and Website and mobile application design and hosting services for restaurants, as well as technology and fulfillment services, including order transmission and customer relationship management tools. The company was formerly known as GrubHub Seamless Inc. and changed its name to Grubhub Inc. in February 2014. Grubhub Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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