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How to buy HealthEquity stock

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HealthEquity, Inc is a health information services business based in the US. HealthEquity shares (HQY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. HealthEquity employs 3,001 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in HealthEquity

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – HQY – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

HealthEquity share price

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HealthEquity shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$45.82 - $93.32
50-day moving average $71.25
200-day moving average $71.11
Wall St. target price$85.30
PE ratio 650.5882
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.12

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Is it a good time to buy HealthEquity stock?

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Is HealthEquity under- or over-valued?

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

HealthEquity's P/E ratio

HealthEquity's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 651x. In other words, HealthEquity shares trade at around 651x 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.

HealthEquity's PEG ratio

HealthEquity's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.9486. 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 HealthEquity's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

HealthEquity's EBITDA

HealthEquity's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $195.9 million.

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

HealthEquity financials

Revenue TTM $733.6 million
Operating margin TTM 10.91%
Gross profit TTM $415.3 million
Return on assets TTM 1.9%
Return on equity TTM 0.73%
Profit margin 1.2%
Book value $17.87
Market capitalisation $6.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting HealthEquity shares

There are currently 3.8 million HealthEquity shares held short by investors – that's known as HealthEquity's "short interest". This figure is 3% up from 3.7 million last month.

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

HealthEquity's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

HealthEquity's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of HealthEquity shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of HealthEquity shares traded daily (recently around 760276.30522088). HealthEquity's SIR currently stands at 4.98. In other words for every 100,000 HealthEquity shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4980 shares are currently held short.

However HealthEquity's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of HealthEquity shares, or, against the total number of tradable HealthEquity shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case HealthEquity's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 HealthEquity shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0526% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable HealthEquity shares, roughly 53 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against HealthEquity.

Find out more about how you can short HealthEquity stock.

HealthEquity share dividends

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

HealthEquity share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, HealthEquity's shares have ranged in value from as little as $45.82 up to $93.32. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HQY.US volatility(beta: 1.35)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 HealthEquity's is 1.3475. This would suggest that HealthEquity's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

HealthEquity overview

HealthEquity, Inc. provides technology-enabled services platforms to consumers and employers in the United States. The company offers cloud-based platforms for individuals to make health saving and spending decisions, pay healthcare bills, compare treatment options and prices, receive personalized benefit and clinical information, earn wellness incentives, grow their savings, and make investment choices; and health savings accounts. It also provides mutual fund investment platform; and online-only automated investment advisory services through Advisor, a Web-based tool. In addition, the company offers flexible spending accounts; health reimbursement arrangements; and Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act continuation services, as well as administers pre-tax commuter benefit programs. It serves clients through a direct sales force; benefits brokers and advisors; and a network of health plans, benefits administrators, benefits brokers and consultants, and retirement plan record-keepers. HealthEquity, Inc.

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