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How to buy HC2 stock | $2.31

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HC2 Holdings, Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. HC2 shares (HCHC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. HC2 employs 3,728 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.9 billion.

How to buy shares in HC2

  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 HC2. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HCHC. 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 HC2 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$2.31, 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 HC2, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of HC2. 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.

HC2 share price

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HC2 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$2.31
52-week range USD$1.29 - USD$4.33
50-day moving average USD$2.416
200-day moving average USD$2.7493
Wall St. target price USD$8.5
PE ratio 0.9934
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.275

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Is it a good time to buy HC2 stock?

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HC2 price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.31 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -23.51%
1 month (2020-11-06) 2.31
3 months (2020-09-04) -3.75%
6 months (2020-06-05) -28.48%
1 year (2019-12-05) 7.94%
2 years (2018-12-04) -25.24%
3 years (2017-12-05) -56.42%
5 years (2015-12-04) -61.88%

Is HC2 under- or over-valued?

Valuing HC2 stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of HC2's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

HC2's P/E ratio

HC2's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, HC2 shares trade at around 1x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.


HC2's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$44.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a HC2's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

HC2 financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.16%
Gross profit TTM USD$324.8 million
Return on assets TTM 0.03%
Return on equity TTM -15.76%
Profit margin -5.76%
Book value $6.859
Market capitalisation USD$111.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting HC2 shares

There are currently 3.9 million HC2 shares held short by investors – that's known as HC2's "short interest". This figure is 8.9% down from 4.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting HC2 shares can be evaluated.

HC2's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

HC2's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of HC2 shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of HC2 shares traded daily (recently around 333229.53767123). HC2's SIR currently stands at 11.68. In other words for every 100,000 HC2 shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11680 shares are currently held short.

However HC2's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of HC2 shares, or, against the total number of tradable HC2 shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case HC2's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 HC2 shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0994% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable HC2 shares, roughly 99 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 HC2.

Find out more about how you can short HC2 stock.

HC2 share dividends

We're not expecting HC2 to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have HC2's shares ever split?

HC2's shares were split on 28 August 2013.

HC2 share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, HC2's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.29 up to $4.33. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HCHC.US volatility(beta: 2.04)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 HC2's is 2.0397. This would suggest that HC2's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

HC2 overview

HC2 Holdings, Inc. provides construction, marine services, energy, telecommunications, insurance, life sciences, broadcasting, and other services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company models, details, fabricates, and erects structural steel for commercial and industrial, and infrastructure construction projects, including building and office complexes, hotels and casinos, convention centers, sports arenas and stadiums, shopping malls, hospitals, dams, bridges, mines, and power plants. It also fabricates trusses and girders; and fabricates and erects water pipes, water storage tanks, pollution control scrubbers, tunnel liners, pressure vessels, strainers, filters, separators, and various customized products. In addition, the company offers subsea cable installation and maintenance services for the telecommunications sector; installation, maintenance, and repair services for fiber optic communication and power infrastructure to offshore oil and gas platforms; and installation services for inter-array power cables for use in offshore wind farms. Further, it distributes natural gas motor fuels; designs, builds, owns, acquires, operates, and maintains compressed natural gas fueling stations for transportation vehicles; and provides voice communication services for national telecommunications, mobile, prepaid, and voice over Internet protocol service operators, as well as wholesale carriers and Internet service providers. Additionally, the company offers long-term care, life, annuity, and other accident and health coverage; focuses on developing products for early osteoarthritis of the knee, as well as skin lightening technology; and operates over-the-air broadcasting stations and Azteca America, a Spanish-language broadcast network. The company was formerly known as PTGi Holding Inc. and changed its name to HC2 Holdings, Inc. in April 2014. HC2 Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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