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How to buy Himax Technologies stock | $4.53

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Himax Technologies, Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. Himax Technologies shares (HIMX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Himax Technologies employs 2,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$710.8 million.

How to buy shares in Himax Technologies

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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 Himax Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HIMX. 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 Himax Technologies 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$4.53, 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 Himax Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Himax Technologies. 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.

Himax Technologies share price

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Himax Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$4.53
52-week range USD$1.73 - USD$5.1
50-day moving average USD$3.6029
200-day moving average USD$3.5432
Wall St. target price USD$4.72
PE ratio 2500
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.001

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Is it a good time to buy Himax Technologies stock?

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Himax Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.53 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -21.63%
1 month (2020-11-06) 18.28%
3 months (2020-09-04) 29.43%
6 months (2020-06-05) 36.45%
1 year (2019-12-05) 100.44%
2 years (2018-12-04) 15.86%
3 years (2017-12-05) -65.97%
5 years (2015-12-04) -41.62%

Is Himax Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Himax Technologies's P/E ratio

Himax Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2500x. In other words, Himax Technologies shares trade at around 2500x 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.

Himax Technologies's PEG ratio

Himax Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.81. 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 Himax Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Himax Technologies's EBITDA

Himax Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$18.2 million.

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

Himax Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$710.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$137.9 million
Return on assets TTM -0.19%
Return on equity TTM -0.82%
Profit margin -0.21%
Book value $2.511
Market capitalisation USD$654.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Himax Technologies shares

There are currently 3.4 million Himax Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Himax Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 1.2% up from 3.4 million last month.

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

Himax Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Himax Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Himax Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Himax Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 671414.67710372). Himax Technologies's SIR currently stands at 5.11. In other words for every 100,000 Himax Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5110 shares are currently held short.

However Himax Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Himax Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Himax Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Himax Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Himax Technologies shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Himax Technologies shares, roughly 0 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 Himax Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Himax Technologies stock.

Himax Technologies share dividends

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

Himax Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Himax Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.73 up to $5.1. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HIMX.US volatility(beta: 1)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 Himax Technologies's is 0.9956. This would suggest that Himax Technologies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Himax Technologies overview

Himax Technologies, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, provides display imaging processing technologies in China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Europe, and the United States. The company operates in two segments, Driver IC and Non-Driver Products. It offers display driver integrated circuits (ICs) and timing controllers that are used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation, virtual reality devices, and other consumer electronic devices. The company also designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays; in-cell touch and display driver integration single-chip solutions; light-emitting diode driver and power management ICs; and liquid crystal on silicon micro-displays for augmented reality (AR) devices and head-up displays for automotive industry. In addition, it offers digital camera solutions, including complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensors and wafer level optics for AR devices, 3D sensing, machine vision, and ultra-low power smart sensing, which are used in various applications, such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, TV, PC camera, automobile, security, medical devices, home appliance, and Internet of Things. The company markets its display drivers and display-related products to panel manufacturers, agents or distributors, module manufacturers, and assembly houses; and non-driver products to camera module manufacturers, optical engine manufacturers, and television system manufacturers. Himax Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tainan City, Taiwan.

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