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How to buy iRobot Corporation stock | $76.71

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iRobot Corporation is a consumer electronics business based in the US. iRobot Corporation shares (IRBT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. iRobot Corporation employs 1,159 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

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  3. Search for iRobot Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: IRBT. 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 iRobot 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. At last close price of USD$76.71, 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 iRobot Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of iRobot 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.

iRobot Corporation share price

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iRobot Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$76.71
52-week rangeUSD$32.79 - USD$94.82
50-day moving average USD$78.5615
200-day moving average USD$79.3401
Wall St. target priceUSD$92.2
PE ratio 15.9395
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.386

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Is it a good time to buy iRobot Corporation stock?

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iRobot Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $76.71 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-11) -11.89%
1 month (2020-12-18) -7.63%
3 months (2020-10-16) -14.08%
6 months (2020-07-17) -9.11%
1 year (2020-01-17) 39.93%
2 years (2019-01-18) -14.34%
3 years (2018-01-18) 86.22
5 years (2016-01-15) 147.93%

Is iRobot Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

iRobot Corporation's P/E ratio

iRobot 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 16x. In other words, iRobot Corporation shares trade at around 16x 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.

iRobot Corporation's PEG ratio

iRobot Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.72. 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 iRobot Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

iRobot Corporation's EBITDA

iRobot Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$182.9 million.

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

iRobot Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.38%
Gross profit TTM USD$555.6 million
Return on assets TTM 9.38%
Return on equity TTM 21.89%
Profit margin 11.72%
Book value $27.806
Market capitalisation USD$2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting iRobot Corporation shares

There are currently 10.2 million iRobot Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as iRobot Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 3% up from 9.9 million last month.

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

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

iRobot Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of iRobot Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of iRobot Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 519226.44501279). iRobot Corporation's SIR currently stands at 19.55. In other words for every 100,000 iRobot Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 19550 shares are currently held short.

However iRobot Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of iRobot Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable iRobot Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case iRobot Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.36% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 iRobot Corporation shares in existence, roughly 360 shares are currently held short) or 0.6265% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable iRobot Corporation shares, roughly 627 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against iRobot Corporation.

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

iRobot Corporation share dividends

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

iRobot Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, iRobot Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.79 up to $94.82. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IRBT.US volatility(beta: 1.46)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 iRobot Corporation's is 1.463. This would suggest that iRobot Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

iRobot Corporation overview

iRobot Corporation designs, builds, and sells robots to the consumer market in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. It offers Roomba floor vacuuming robots; Braava family of automatic floor mopping robots; Terra robotic lawn mower products; and Root robots designed to help children learn how to code. The company sells its products through distributor and retail sales channels, as well as through online stores and resellers. iRobot Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.

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