Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

How to buy IEC Electronics stock | $13.68

Own IEC Electronics stock in just a few minutes.

Fact checked

IEC Electronics Corp is an electronic components business based in the US. IEC Electronics shares (IEC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. IEC Electronics employs 860 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$182.7 million.

How to buy shares in IEC Electronics

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 IEC Electronics. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: IEC. 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 IEC Electronics 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$13.68, 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 IEC Electronics, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of IEC Electronics. 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.

IEC Electronics share price

Use our graph to track the performance of IEC stocks over time.

IEC Electronics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$13.68
52-week rangeUSD$5 - USD$13.22
50-day moving average USD$10.4597
200-day moving average USD$9.3271
Wall St. target priceUSD$14.25
PE ratio 18.2698
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.63

Buy IEC Electronics shares from these brokerages

Compare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
Name Product Stock trade fee Asset types Option trade fee Annual fee
Sofi Invest
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
A free way to invest in stocks, ETFs and crypto.
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
Make unlimited commission-free trades in stocks, funds, and options with Robinhood Financial.
$0 for US stocks
Stocks, Options, ETFs
Trade stocks on the US, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen markets.
TD Ameritrade
or $25 broker-assisted
$0 + $0.65/contract,
or $25 broker-assisted
TD Ameritrade features $0 commission for online stock, but watch out for high short-term ETF and broker-assisted trading fees.

Compare up to 4 providers

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

Is it a good time to buy IEC Electronics stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

IEC Electronics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.68 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-07) 1.41%
1 month (2020-12-16) 31.79%
3 months (2020-10-16) 43.55%
6 months (2020-07-16) 53.88%
1 year (2020-01-16) 46.78%
2 years (2019-01-16) 90.53%
3 years (2018-01-16) 240.30%
5 years (2016-01-15) 348.52%

Is IEC Electronics under- or over-valued?

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

IEC Electronics's P/E ratio

IEC Electronics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, IEC Electronics shares trade at around 18x 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.

IEC Electronics's EBITDA

IEC Electronics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$14.5 million.

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

IEC Electronics financials

Revenue TTM USD$182.7 million
Operating margin TTM 6.09%
Gross profit TTM USD$25.1 million
Return on assets TTM 5.95%
Return on equity TTM 19.19%
Profit margin 3.7%
Book value $3.729
Market capitalisation USD$120.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting IEC Electronics shares

There are currently 11,901 IEC Electronics shares held short by investors – that's known as IEC Electronics's "short interest". This figure is 308.4% up from 2,914 last month.

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

IEC Electronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

IEC Electronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of IEC Electronics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of IEC Electronics shares traded daily (recently around 198350). IEC Electronics's SIR currently stands at 0.06. In other words for every 100,000 IEC Electronics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 60 shares are currently held short.

However IEC Electronics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of IEC Electronics shares, or, against the total number of tradable IEC Electronics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case IEC Electronics's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 IEC Electronics shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0013% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable IEC Electronics shares, roughly 1 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 IEC Electronics.

Find out more about how you can short IEC Electronics stock.

IEC Electronics share dividends

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

Have IEC Electronics's shares ever split?

IEC Electronics's shares were split on 26 August 2009.

IEC Electronics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, IEC Electronics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5 up to $13.22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IEC.US volatility(beta: 1.02)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 IEC Electronics's is 1.0231. This would suggest that IEC Electronics'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).

IEC Electronics overview

IEC Electronics Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services in the United States. It specializes in delivering technical solutions for the custom manufacturing, product configuration, and verification testing of engineered complex products that require a level of manufacturing. The company manufactures a range of assemblies that are incorporated into various products, such as aerospace and defense systems, medical devices, industrial equipment, and transportation products. It serves medical, industrial, aerospace, and defense sectors through a direct sales force, as well as through a network of manufacturer's representatives. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Newark, New York.

Frequently asked questions

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site