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How to buy J2 Global stock

Learn how to easily invest in J2 Global stock.

J2 Global Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. J2 Global shares (JCOM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. J2 Global employs 4,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.7 billion.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – JCOM – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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J2 Global stock price (NASDAQ: JCOM)

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J2 Global shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$123.97
52-week range$66.85 - $147.35
50-day moving average $129.39
200-day moving average $130.60
Wall St. target price$176.30
PE ratio 31.3934
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.55

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Is it a good time to buy J2 Global stock?

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J2 Global price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $123.97 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2022-09-17) N/A
1 month (2022-08-24) N/A
3 months (2022-06-24) N/A
6 months (2022-03-24) N/A
1 year (2021-09-28) -11.77%
2 years (2020-09-28) 76.24%
3 years (2019-09-27) 39.23%
5 years (2017-09-24) N/A

Is J2 Global stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing J2 Global stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of J2 Global's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

J2 Global's P/E ratio

J2 Global's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, J2 Global shares trade at around 31x 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.

J2 Global's PEG ratio

J2 Global's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.84. 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 J2 Global's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

J2 Global's EBITDA

J2 Global's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $658.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a J2 Global's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

J2 Global financials

Revenue TTM $1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.39%
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.08%
Return on equity TTM 16.63%
Profit margin 12.86%
Book value $28.95
Market capitalisation $6.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting J2 Global shares

There are currently 2.3 million J2 Global shares held short by investors – that's known as J2 Global's "short interest". This figure is 4.8% up from 2.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting J2 Global shares can be evaluated.

J2 Global's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

J2 Global's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of J2 Global shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of J2 Global shares traded daily (recently around 294023.98477157). J2 Global's SIR currently stands at 7.88. In other words for every 100,000 J2 Global shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7880 shares are currently held short.

However J2 Global's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of J2 Global shares, or, against the total number of tradable J2 Global shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case J2 Global's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 J2 Global shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0533% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable J2 Global shares, roughly 53 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against J2 Global.

Find out more about how you can short J2 Global stock.

J2 Global share dividends

We're not expecting J2 Global to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have J2 Global's shares ever split?

J2 Global's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 May 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your J2 Global shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for J2 Global shares which in turn could have impacted J2 Global's share price.

J2 Global share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, J2 Global's shares have ranged in value from as little as $66.85 up to $147.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JCOM.US volatility(beta: 1.03)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 J2 Global's is 1.0328. This would suggest that J2 Global'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).

J2 Global overview

J2 Global, Inc. provides internet services worldwide. It operates through three segments: Fax and Martech; Voice, Backup, Security, and Consumer Privacy and Protection; and Digital Media. The company offers cloud services, which include cloud fax services under the eFax, sFax, SRFax, MyFax, and eFax Corporate brands; endpoint and email security, and threat intelligence services for real-time malware analysis under the VIPRE brand; Inspired eLearning, a SaaS platform for cybersecurity awareness and compliance training; virtual private network services under the IPVanish and Encrypt. me names; online file backup, synchronization, and sharing services under the SugarSync name; and online backup and sync storage services under the LiveDrive name. It also provides email marketing and delivery solutions under the Campaigner, iContact, and SMTP names; on-demand voice communications services under the eVoice name; cloud phone communications services under theLine2 names; and IP licensing services. In addition, the company operates a portfolio of web properties and apps, including IGN, RetailMeNot, Mashable, PCMag, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, Offers, Black Friday, MedPageToday, Everyday Health, BabyCenter, and What to Expect, and others that offer technology products, gaming and lifestyle products and services, news and commentary related products, speed testing for internet and network connections, online deals and discounts for consumers, news, interactive tools and mobile applications, and tools and information for healthcare professionals, as well as professional networking tools, targeted emails, and white papers for IT professionals.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of J2 Global is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 4.2% of J2 Global shares are held by insiders and 105.142% by institutions.
How many people work for J2 Global?
Latest data suggests 4,700 work at J2 Global.
When does the fiscal year end for J2 Global?
J2 Global's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is J2 Global based?
J2 Global's address is: 700 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90017
What is J2 Global's ISIN number?
J2 Global's international securities identification number is: US48123V1026
What is J2 Global's CUSIP number?
J2 Global's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 46626E106

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