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How to buy Key Tronic Corporation stock | $7.58

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Key Tronic Corporation is a computer hardware business based in the US. Key Tronic Corporation shares (KTCC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Key Tronic Corporation employs 5,741 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$467.4 million.

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  3. Search for Key Tronic Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KTCC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$7.58, 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 Key Tronic Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Key Tronic 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.

Key Tronic Corporation share price

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Key Tronic Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$7.58
52-week rangeUSD$2.51 - USD$10.48
50-day moving average USD$7.7532
200-day moving average USD$7.6348
Wall St. target priceUSD$9.25
PE ratio 16.8777
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.458

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Is it a good time to buy Key Tronic Corporation stock?

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Key Tronic Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $7.58 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-11) 7.58
1 month (2020-12-18) -4.05%
3 months (2020-10-16) -17.07%
6 months (2020-07-17) 3.69%
1 year (2020-01-17) 13.47%
2 years (2019-01-18) 20.70%
3 years (2018-01-18) 5.87%
5 years (2016-01-15) 8.91%

Is Key Tronic Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Key Tronic Corporation's P/E ratio

Key Tronic 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 17x. In other words, Key Tronic Corporation shares trade at around 17x 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.

Key Tronic Corporation's EBITDA

Key Tronic Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$12.8 million.

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

Key Tronic Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$467.4 million
Operating margin TTM 1.52%
Gross profit TTM USD$35.2 million
Return on assets TTM 1.48%
Return on equity TTM 4.21%
Profit margin 1.05%
Book value $11.023
Market capitalisation USD$83.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Key Tronic Corporation shares

There are currently 96,623 Key Tronic Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Key Tronic Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.4% down from 101,089 last month.

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

Key Tronic Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Key Tronic Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Key Tronic Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Key Tronic Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 29279.696969697). Key Tronic Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.3. In other words for every 100,000 Key Tronic Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3300 shares are currently held short.

However Key Tronic Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Key Tronic Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Key Tronic Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Key Tronic Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Key Tronic Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Key Tronic Corporation shares, roughly 11 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 Key Tronic Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Key Tronic Corporation stock.

Key Tronic Corporation share dividends

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

Key Tronic Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Key Tronic Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.51 up to $10.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KTCC.US volatility(beta: 1.8)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 Key Tronic Corporation's is 1.801. This would suggest that Key Tronic 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).

Key Tronic Corporation overview

Key Tronic Corporation, doing business as KeyTronicEMS Co., provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and solutions to original equipment manufacturers in the United States and internationally. The company offers integrated electronic and mechanical engineering, assembly, sourcing and procurement, logistics, and new product testing services. Its services include product design; surface mount technologies and pin through hole capability for printed circuit board assembly; tool making; precision plastic molding; sheet metal fabrication and painting; liquid injection molding; complex assembly; automated tape winding; prototype design; and full product assembly services. The company also manufactures and sells keyboards and other input devices. It markets its products and services primarily through field sales people and distributors. Key Tronic Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Spokane Valley, Washington.

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