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How to buy Heska Corporation stock | $140.22

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Heska Corporation is a diagnostics & research business based in the US. Heska Corporation shares (HSKA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Heska Corporation employs 386 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$166.8 million.

How to buy shares in Heska Corporation

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  3. Search for Heska Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HSKA. 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 Heska Corporation 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$140.22, 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 Heska Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Heska Corporation. 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.

Heska Corporation share price

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Heska Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$140.22
52-week rangeUSD$50 - USD$151.33
50-day moving average USD$133.3003
200-day moving average USD$108.1944
Wall St. target priceUSD$141
PE ratio 213.9271
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.466

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Is it a good time to buy Heska Corporation stock?

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Heska Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $140.22 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-11) -9.23%
1 month (2020-12-18) -3.30%
3 months (2020-10-16) 33.54%
6 months (2020-07-17) 46.57%
1 year (2020-01-17) 29.92%
2 years (2019-01-18) 44.75%
3 years (2018-01-18) 75.19%
5 years (2016-01-15) 312.53%

Is Heska Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Heska Corporation's P/E ratio

Heska Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 214x. In other words, Heska Corporation shares trade at around 214x 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.

Heska Corporation's PEG ratio

Heska Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.53. 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 Heska Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Heska Corporation's EBITDA

Heska Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$7.8 million.

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

Heska Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$166.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$54.4 million
Return on assets TTM -0.13%
Return on equity TTM -8.9%
Profit margin -11.15%
Book value $29.073
Market capitalisation USD$1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Heska Corporation shares

There are currently 209,022 Heska Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Heska Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 3.7% down from 217,124 last month.

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

Heska Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Heska Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Heska Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Heska Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 66994.230769231). Heska Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.12. In other words for every 100,000 Heska Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3120 shares are currently held short.

However Heska Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Heska Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Heska Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Heska Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Heska Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.031% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Heska Corporation shares, roughly 31 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 Heska Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Heska Corporation stock.

Heska Corporation share dividends

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

Have Heska Corporation's shares ever split?

Heska Corporation's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 30 December 2010. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Heska Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Heska Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Heska Corporation's share price.

Heska Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Heska Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $50 up to $151.33. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HSKA.US volatility(beta: 1.59)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 Heska Corporation's is 1.5927. This would suggest that Heska Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Heska Corporation overview

Heska Corporation manufactures, sells, and markets veterinary diagnostic and specialty products for canine and feline healthcare markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. The company's Core Companion Animal segment offers Element DC and Element DC5x veterinary chemistry analyzers for blood chemistry and electrolyte analysis; Element HT5 and HemaTrue veterinary hematology analyzers to measure blood cell and platelet count, and hemoglobin levels; Element POC blood gas and electrolyte analyzers; Element i immunodiagnostic analyzers; Element COAG veterinary analyzers; and IV infusion pumps. It also provides digital radiography hardware and mobile digital radiography products, as well as ultrasound systems; Cloudbank, a Web-based image storage solution; ViewCloud and HeskaView, a picture archival and communications system for Cloudbank; point-of-care heartworm diagnostic test products for dogs and cats; Tri-Heart Plus chewable tablets for the treatment of canine heartworm infection, and treatment and control of ascarid and hookworm infections; and allergy products and services, including ALLERCEPT definitive allergen panels, and therapy shots or drops. The company's Other Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals segment offers a line of bovine vaccines; biological and pharmaceutical products for other animal health companies; and various turnkey services comprising research, licensing, production, labeling, and packaging, as well as provides validation support and distribution services. It sells its products to veterinarians through a field organization, a telephone sales force, and third party distributors; and trade shows, print advertising, and other distribution relationships. The company was formerly known as Paravax, Inc. and changed its name to Heska Corporation in 1995. Heska Corporation was founded in 1988 and is based in Loveland, Colorado.

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