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How to buy J2 Global stock

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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.

How to buy shares in J2 Global

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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 J2 Global. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: JCOM. 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 J2 Global 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 J2 Global, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of J2 Global. 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.

J2 Global share price

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J2 Global shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$53.245 - USD$113.36
50-day moving average USD$101.9727
200-day moving average USD$84.3082
Wall St. target priceUSD$145.4
PE ratio 33.8113
Dividend yield USD$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.18

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Is it a good time to buy J2 Global stock?

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Is J2 Global under- or over-valued?

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 34x. In other words, J2 Global shares trade at around 34x 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 USD$595.3 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 USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.61%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.39%
Return on equity TTM 11.95%
Profit margin 10.12%
Book value $27.211
Market capitalisation USD$4.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting J2 Global shares

There are currently 5.6 million J2 Global shares held short by investors – that's known as J2 Global's "short interest". This figure is 7% down from 6.0 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 433276.97674419). J2 Global's SIR currently stands at 12.9. In other words for every 100,000 J2 Global shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12900 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 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 J2 Global shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.1542% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable J2 Global shares, roughly 154 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 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 25 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 $53.245 up to $113.36. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JCOM.US volatility(beta: 0.96)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 0.9573. This would suggest that J2 Global's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

J2 Global overview

J2 Global, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides Internet services worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Fax and Martech; Voice, Backup, Security, and Consumer Privacy and Protection; and Digital Media. It offers cloud services, which includes online fax services under the eFax, sFax, MyFax, eFax Plus, eFax Pro, eFax Secure, eFax Corporate, and eFax Developer brands; on-demand voice, cloud phone, and unified communications services under the eVoice, Line2, and Onebox names; online backup and disaster recovery, sync storage, veeam services, and synchronization and sharing solutions under the KeepItSafe, LiveDrive, LiveVault, OffsiteDataSync, and SugarSync names; email security, web security, and endpoint protection services under the VIPRE and Excel Micro brands; email marketing and delivery services under the Campaigner and SMTP names; virtual private network services under the IPVanish and; IP licensing services; and customer support services. The company also operates a portfolio of Web properties and applications, including IGN, Mashable, PC Mag, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, Offers, Black Friday, AskMen, MedPageToday, Everyday Health, 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, 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. It serves sole proprietors, small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises, and government organizations. The company was formerly known as j2 Global Communications, Inc. and changed its name to j2 Global, Inc. in December 2011. J2 Global, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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