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How to buy Shift Technologies stock

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Shift Technologies, Inc is a shell companies business based in the US. Shift Technologies shares (INSU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Shift Technologies employs 350 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$135.6 million.

How to buy shares in Shift Technologies

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

Shift Technologies share price

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Shift Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-14.
52-week rangeUSD$9.5191 - USD$61.52
50-day moving average USD$11.66
200-day moving average USD$11.9602
Wall St. target priceUSD$20
PE ratio 191.1475
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.061

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Is it a good time to buy Shift Technologies stock?

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Is Shift Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Shift Technologies's P/E ratio

Shift 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 191x. In other words, Shift Technologies shares trade at around 191x 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.

Shift Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$135.6 million
Gross profit TTM USD$-1,762,000
Return on assets TTM -0.89%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -52.23%
Book value $0.242
Market capitalisation USD$240.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Shift Technologies shares

There are currently 29,074 Shift Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Shift Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 51.3% up from 19,211 last month.

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

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

Shift Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Shift Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Shift Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 290740). Shift Technologies's SIR currently stands at 0.1. In other words for every 100,000 Shift Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 100 shares are currently held short.

However Shift Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Shift Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Shift Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Shift Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Shift Technologies shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0019% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Shift Technologies shares, roughly 2 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 Shift Technologies.

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

Shift Technologies share dividends

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

Shift Technologies overview

Shift Technologies, Inc. provides an online platform that allows people to buy and sell their new and used cars. The company offers sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, SUVs, vans, coupes, convertibles, and trucks. It also offers financing options. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California with physical locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Sacramento, California; and Portland, Oregon.

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