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How to buy Knowles Corporation stock

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Knowles Corporation is a communication equipment business based in the US. Knowles Corporation shares (KN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Knowles Corporation employs 7,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Knowles Corporation share price

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Knowles Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$12.64 - $21.94
50-day moving average $21.12
200-day moving average $19.03
Wall St. target price$24.50
PE ratio 71.1037
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.30

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Is it a good time to buy Knowles Corporation stock?

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Is Knowles Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Knowles Corporation's P/E ratio

Knowles 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 71x. In other words, Knowles Corporation shares trade at around 71x 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.

Knowles Corporation's PEG ratio

Knowles Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.12. 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 Knowles 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.

Knowles Corporation's EBITDA

Knowles Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $133 million.

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

Knowles Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $802.2 million
Operating margin TTM 9.05%
Gross profit TTM $273.7 million
Return on assets TTM 2.69%
Return on equity TTM 2.19%
Profit margin 3.52%
Book value $14.27
Market capitalisation $2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Knowles Corporation shares

There are currently 6.5 million Knowles Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Knowles Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4% up from 6.2 million last month.

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

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

Knowles Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Knowles Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Knowles Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 519655.02008032). Knowles Corporation's SIR currently stands at 12.45. In other words for every 100,000 Knowles Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12450 shares are currently held short.

However Knowles Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Knowles Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Knowles Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Knowles Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Knowles Corporation shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0978% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Knowles Corporation shares, roughly 98 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 Knowles Corporation.

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

Knowles Corporation share dividends

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

Knowles Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Knowles Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.64 up to $21.94. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KN.US volatility(beta: 1.4)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Knowles Corporation's is 1.3955. This would suggest that Knowles 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).

Knowles Corporation overview

Knowles Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions for the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medtech, defense, electric vehicle, and industrial markets. It operates in two segments, Audio and Precision Devices (PD). The Audio segment designs and manufactures audio products, including microphones, balanced armature speakers, and audio processors used in applications that serve the mobile, ear, and Internet of Things markets. The PD segment designs and delivers capacitor products and mmWave radio frequency solutions that are used in applications, such as power supplies and medical implants, satellite communication, and radar systems, as well as for telecommunications infrastructure applications. The company also provides single layer electronic components to the telecommunication, fiber optics, and defense markets. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers and to their contract manufacturers and suppliers, as well as through distributors. The company has operations in Asia, the United States, Europe, other Americas, and internationally.

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