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How to buy Harmonic stock

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Harmonic Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. Harmonic shares (HLIT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Harmonic employs 1,169 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Harmonic share price

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Harmonic shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$4.50 - $8.69
50-day moving average $8.08
200-day moving average $7.42
Wall St. target price$9.14
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.32

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Is it a good time to buy Harmonic stock?

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Is Harmonic under- or over-valued?

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

Harmonic's EBITDA

Harmonic's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $44.2 million.

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

Harmonic financials

Revenue TTM $378.8 million
Operating margin TTM 7.51%
Gross profit TTM $233.6 million
Return on assets TTM 3.02%
Return on equity TTM -11.46%
Profit margin -7.73%
Book value $2.63
Market capitalisation $829 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Harmonic shares

There are currently 9.5 million Harmonic shares held short by investors – that's known as Harmonic's "short interest". This figure is 5% up from 9.1 million last month.

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

Harmonic's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Harmonic's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Harmonic shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Harmonic shares traded daily (recently around 723300.76103501). Harmonic's SIR currently stands at 13.14. In other words for every 100,000 Harmonic shares traded daily on the market, roughly 13140 shares are currently held short.

However Harmonic's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Harmonic shares, or, against the total number of tradable Harmonic shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Harmonic's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Harmonic shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1377% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Harmonic shares, roughly 138 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Harmonic.

Find out more about how you can short Harmonic stock.

Harmonic share dividends

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

Have Harmonic's shares ever split?

Harmonic's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 October 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Harmonic shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Harmonic shares which in turn could have impacted Harmonic's share price.

Harmonic share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Harmonic's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.495 up to $8.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HLIT.US volatility(beta: 0.77)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 Harmonic's is 0.7711. This would suggest that Harmonic's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Harmonic overview

Harmonic Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provide video delivery software, products, system solutions, and services worldwide. Its products enable customers to create, prepare, store, playout, and deliver a range of broadcast and streaming video services to consumer devices, including televisions, personal computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones. The company operates in two segments, Video and Cable Access. The Video segment sells video processing, production, and playout solutions and services to cable operators, and satellite and telecommunications Pay-TV service providers, as well as to broadcast and media, including streaming media companies. This segment's video processing appliance solutions include network management and application software, and hardware products, such as encoders, video servers, high-density stream processing systems, and edge processors. This segment also provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions, which enables the packaging and delivery of high-quality streaming services, including live streaming, video-on-demand, catch-up TV, start-over TV, network-DVR, and cloud-DVR services through HTTP streaming to any device along with dynamic and personal ad insertion.

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