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How to buy Identiv stock

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Identiv, Inc is a computer hardware business based in the US. Identiv shares (INVE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Identiv employs 289 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$81.1 million.

How to buy shares in Identiv

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

Identiv share price

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Identiv shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$2.1101 - USD$13.8
50-day moving average USD$9.2867
200-day moving average USD$7.1243
Wall St. target priceUSD$11.33
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.086

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Is it a good time to buy Identiv stock?

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Is Identiv under- or over-valued?

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

Identiv's EBITDA

Identiv's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$198,000.

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

Identiv financials

Revenue TTM USD$81.1 million
Gross profit TTM USD$36.7 million
Return on assets TTM -2.28%
Return on equity TTM -17.64%
Profit margin -7.68%
Book value $1.885
Market capitalisation USD$206.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Identiv shares

There are currently 60,724 Identiv shares held short by investors – that's known as Identiv's "short interest". This figure is 4.3% down from 63,436 last month.

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

Identiv's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Identiv's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Identiv shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Identiv shares traded daily (recently around 99547.540983607). Identiv's SIR currently stands at 0.61. In other words for every 100,000 Identiv shares traded daily on the market, roughly 610 shares are currently held short.

However Identiv's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Identiv shares, or, against the total number of tradable Identiv shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Identiv's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Identiv shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.004% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Identiv shares, roughly 4 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 Identiv.

Find out more about how you can short Identiv stock.

Identiv share dividends

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

Have Identiv's shares ever split?

Identiv's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 27 May 2014. 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 Identiv shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Identiv shares which in turn could have impacted Identiv's share price.

Identiv share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Identiv's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.1101 up to $13.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

INVE.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 Identiv's is 1.5918. This would suggest that Identiv's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Identiv overview

Identiv, Inc. operates as a security technology company that secures data, physical places, and things worldwide. It operates through two segment, Premises and Identity. The Premises segment offers modular Hirsch MX controllers that allow customers to start with a small system and expand over time; Hirsch Velocity software platform for centralized management of access and security operations across an organization; federal identity, credential and access management architecture, an access control system; TouchSecure door readers that provide various features to support security standards; and global services to support system design, deployment, and managed services across customers premises security lifecycle. The Identity segment provides smart card readers, which include various contact, contactless, portable, and mobile smart card readers, as well as tokens and terminals to enable logical access, and security and identification applications, such as national ID, payment, e-health, and e-government. The company also offers near field communication and radio frequency identification products, including inlays and inlay-based; labels and tags, as well as other radio frequency and integrated circuits components for use in various applications, such as virtual reality, games, loyalty cards, mobile payment systems, transit and event ticketing, and brand authenticity foe pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, hospital resource management, cold-chain management, and others; and access cards. It markets and sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, dealers, systems integrators, value added resellers, resellers, and Internet, as well as directly to end users. Identiv, Inc. has a strategic partnership with CertiPath. The company was formerly known as Identive Group, Inc. and changed its name to Identiv, Inc. in May 2014. Identiv, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

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