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Limelight Networks, Inc is a software—infrastructure business based in the US. Limelight Networks shares (LLNW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Limelight Networks employs 620 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$234.9 million.

How to buy shares in Limelight Networks

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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 Limelight Networks. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LLNW. 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 Limelight Networks 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$4.03, 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 Limelight Networks, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Limelight Networks. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Limelight Networks's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Limelight Networks's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$4.03, which is 31.11% down on its pre-crash value of USD$5.85 and 14.97% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$3.5054.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Limelight Networks shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$975.66 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$817.45.

Limelight Networks share price

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Limelight Networks shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
Latest market close USD$4.03
52-week range USD$3.43 - USD$8.19
50-day moving average USD$4.7119
200-day moving average USD$5.6446
Wall St. target price USD$7.22
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.193

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Is it a good time to buy Limelight Networks stock?

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Limelight Networks price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.03 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) -2.42%
1 month (2020-10-27) 2.54%
3 months (2020-08-25) -31.46%
6 months (2020-05-23) N/A
1 year (2019-11-25) -7.78%
2 years (2018-11-23) 16.81%
3 years (2017-11-24) -31.23%
5 years (2015-11-25) 134.30%

Is Limelight Networks under- or over-valued?

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

Limelight Networks's PEG ratio

Limelight Networks's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 37.34. 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 Limelight Networks's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Limelight Networks's EBITDA

Limelight Networks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$16.8 million.

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

Limelight Networks financials

Revenue TTM USD$234.9 million
Gross profit TTM USD$100.7 million
Return on assets TTM -1.4%
Return on equity TTM -5.07%
Profit margin -3.62%
Book value $1.447
Market capitalisation USD$553.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Limelight Networks shares

There are currently 16.5 million Limelight Networks shares held short by investors – that's known as Limelight Networks's "short interest". This figure is 5% up from 15.7 million last month.

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

Limelight Networks's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Limelight Networks's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Limelight Networks shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Limelight Networks shares traded daily (recently around 8.3 million). Limelight Networks's SIR currently stands at 1.98. In other words for every 100,000 Limelight Networks shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1980 shares are currently held short.

However Limelight Networks's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Limelight Networks shares, or, against the total number of tradable Limelight Networks shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Limelight Networks's short interest could be expressed as 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Limelight Networks shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.127% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Limelight Networks shares, roughly 127 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 Limelight Networks.

Find out more about how you can short Limelight Networks stock.

Limelight Networks share dividends

We're not expecting Limelight Networks to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Limelight Networks's shares ever split?

Limelight Networks's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 14 May 2007. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Limelight Networks shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Limelight Networks shares which in turn could have impacted Limelight Networks's share price.

Limelight Networks share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Limelight Networks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.43 up to $8.19. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LLNW.US volatility(beta: 0.65)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 Limelight Networks's is 0.6545. This would suggest that Limelight Networks's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Limelight Networks overview

Limelight Networks, Inc. provides content delivery and related services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates private networks that deliver Websites, mobile applications, videos, music, software, games, and APIs; offers live and on-demand video delivery services; and provides online video platforms that help organizations manage, publish, syndicate, analyze, and monetize video contents. It also offers edge cloud services; cloud security services that provide defense against malicious apps, Website attacks, and unauthorized content access; and cloud storage services. In addition, the company provides professional services; and other infrastructure services, such as transit and rack space services. It serves media companies operating in the television, music, radio, newspaper, magazine, movie, gaming, software, and social media industries, as well as technology companies and other entities conducting businesses online. Limelight Networks, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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