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How to buy Knowles Corporation stock | $17.59

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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 8,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$755 million.

How to buy shares in Knowles Corporation

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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 Knowles Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KN. 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 Knowles Corporation 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$17.59, 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 Knowles Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Knowles 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.

Knowles Corporation share price

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Knowles Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$17.59
52-week rangeUSD$11.1 - USD$22.2
50-day moving average USD$17.37
200-day moving average USD$15.8348
Wall St. target priceUSD$19.75
PE ratio 107.6
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.189

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Is it a good time to buy Knowles Corporation stock?

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Knowles Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.59 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -8.72%
1 month (2020-12-17) -1.07%
3 months (2020-10-15) 8.92%
6 months (2020-07-15) 16.80%
1 year (2020-01-15) -14.61%
2 years (2019-01-15) 30.88%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 52.43%

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 108x. In other words, Knowles Corporation shares trade at around 108x 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 USD$104.2 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 USD$755 million
Operating margin TTM 5.89%
Gross profit TTM USD$332 million
Return on assets TTM 1.7%
Return on equity TTM -0.44%
Profit margin -0.33%
Book value $13.796
Market capitalisation USD$1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Knowles Corporation shares

There are currently 3.8 million Knowles Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Knowles Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.6% up from 3.6 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 547762.25071225). Knowles Corporation's SIR currently stands at 7.02. In other words for every 100,000 Knowles Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7020 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 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Knowles Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0562% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Knowles Corporation shares, roughly 56 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 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 $11.1 up to $22.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KN.US volatility(beta: 1.45)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 1.4478. 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, automotive, and industrial markets worldwide. It operates in two segments, Audio and Precision Devices (PD). The Audio segment designs and manufactures audio products, including microphones and balanced armature speakers, audio processors, and software and algorithms used in applications that serve the mobile, ear, and Internet of Things markets. The PD segment designs and delivers capacitor products and radio frequency solutions that are used in applications, such as power supplies and medical implants, satellite communication, and radar systems, as well as our telecommunications infrastructure customers. 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 was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois.

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