How to buy IDT Corporation stock - 09 March

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How to buy IDT Corporation stock

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IDT Corporation is a telecom services business based in the US. IDT Corporation shares (IDT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. IDT Corporation employs 1,245 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

How to buy shares in IDT Corporation

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

IDT Corporation share price

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IDT Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$4.81 - USD$21.45
50-day moving average USD$16.6421
200-day moving average USD$11.4521
Wall St. target priceUSD$18
PE ratio 15.3749
Dividend yield USD$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.187

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Is it a good time to buy IDT Corporation stock?

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Is IDT Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

IDT Corporation's P/E ratio

IDT 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 15x. In other words, IDT Corporation shares trade at around 15x 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.

IDT Corporation's EBITDA

IDT Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$42.8 million.

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

IDT Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.8%
Gross profit TTM USD$261.8 million
Return on assets TTM 5.47%
Return on equity TTM 48.12%
Profit margin 2.32%
Book value $3.184
Market capitalisation USD$465.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting IDT Corporation shares

There are currently 453,169 IDT Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as IDT Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 12.2% up from 403,990 last month.

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

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

IDT Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of IDT Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of IDT Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 176330.35019455). IDT Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.57. In other words for every 100,000 IDT Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2570 shares are currently held short.

However IDT Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of IDT Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable IDT Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case IDT Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 IDT Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0219% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable IDT Corporation shares, roughly 22 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 IDT Corporation.

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

IDT Corporation share dividends

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

Have IDT Corporation's shares ever split?

IDT Corporation's shares were split on a 1183:1000 basis on 1 August 2013. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1183 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your IDT Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 15.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for IDT Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted IDT Corporation's share price.

IDT Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, IDT Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.81 up to $21.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IDT.US volatility(beta: 1.18)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 IDT Corporation's is 1.1777. This would suggest that IDT Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

IDT Corporation overview

IDT Corporation operates in the communications and payment industries in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Telecom & Payment Services, and net2phone. The Telecom & Payment Services Services segment offers national retail solutions, such as point of sale network; mobile top-up; and carrier services, as well as an international money remittance service and international long-distance calling service under the BOSS Revolution brand name. The net2phone segment provides Unified Communications as a Service, a cloud communications service for businesses; and cable telephony services under the net2phone brand name. IDT Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

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