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How to buy JOYY stock | $82.62

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JOYY Inc is an internet content & information business based in the US. JOYY shares (YY) are listed on the PINK and all prices are listed in US Dollars. JOYY employs 9,273 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$7 billion.

How to buy shares in JOYY

  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 JOYY. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: YY. 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 JOYY 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$82.62, 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 JOYY, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of JOYY. 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.

JOYY share price

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JOYY shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-13.
Latest market closeUSD$82.62
52-week rangeUSD$40.9281 - USD$107.5624
50-day moving average USD$83.1264
200-day moving average USD$83.9165
Wall St. target priceUSD$124.27
PE ratio 21.3218
Dividend yield USD$2.04 (2.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.04

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JOYY price performance over time

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Is JOYY under- or over-valued?

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

JOYY's P/E ratio

JOYY's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, JOYY shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

JOYY's PEG ratio

JOYY's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3925. 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 JOYY's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

JOYY financials

Gross profit TTM USD$8.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.3%
Return on equity TTM 9.26%
Profit margin 32.23%
Book value $42.361
Market capitalisation USD$7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting JOYY shares

There are currently 4.6 million JOYY shares held short by investors – that's known as JOYY's "short interest". This figure is 16.7% up from 4.0 million last month.

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

JOYY's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

JOYY's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of JOYY shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of JOYY shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). JOYY's SIR currently stands at 1.74. In other words for every 100,000 JOYY shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1740 shares are currently held short.

However JOYY's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of JOYY shares, or, against the total number of tradable JOYY shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case JOYY's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 JOYY shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable JOYY shares, roughly 0 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 JOYY.

Find out more about how you can short JOYY stock.

JOYY share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 13.89% of net profits

Recently JOYY has paid out, on average, around 13.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), JOYY shareholders could enjoy a 2.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In JOYY's case, that would currently equate to about $2.04 per share.

While JOYY's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that JOYY is investing more in its future growth.

JOYY's most recent dividend payout was on 23 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

JOYY share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, JOYY's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.9281 up to $107.5624. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

YY.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 (PINK average) beta is 1, while JOYY's is 1.0257. This would suggest that JOYY'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).

JOYY overview

JOYY Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates a social media platform in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company operates live streaming platforms, including YY Live, an interactive and comprehensive live streaming social media platform offering music and dance shows, talk shows, outdoor activities, and sports and anime; Bigo Live, which enables users to live stream their specific moments and talk live with each other; and Huya, a game live streaming platform. It also operates short-form video platform, such as Likee, a short-form video social platform that produces, uploads, views, shares, and comments on short-form videos on a daily basis. In addition, the company operates imo, a video communication platform; and Hago, a casual-game-oriented social platform that integrates various social features, such as live streaming chatrooms and karaoke. The company was formerly known as YY Inc. and changed its name to JOYY Inc. in December 2019. JOYY Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

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