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How to buy LivePerson stock | $51.66

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LivePerson, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. LivePerson shares (LPSN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. LivePerson employs 1,213 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$343.6 million.

How to buy shares in LivePerson

  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 LivePerson. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LPSN. 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 LivePerson 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$51.66, 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 LivePerson, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of LivePerson. 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.

LivePerson share price

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LivePerson shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-03.
Latest market close USD$51.66
52-week range USD$14.08 - USD$63.9
50-day moving average USD$56.0111
200-day moving average USD$48.9681
Wall St. target price USD$68.93
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.922

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Is it a good time to buy LivePerson stock?

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LivePerson price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $51.66 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -7.17%
1 month (2020-11-06) -14.36%
3 months (2020-09-04) -0.42%
6 months (2020-06-05) 47.68%
1 year (2019-12-05) 34.46%
2 years (2018-12-04) 179.09%
3 years (2017-12-05) 367.51%
5 years (2015-12-04) 591.57%

Is LivePerson under- or over-valued?

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

LivePerson's PEG ratio

LivePerson's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.92. 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 LivePerson's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

LivePerson financials

Revenue TTM USD$343.6 million
Gross profit TTM USD$212.7 million
Return on assets TTM -8.89%
Return on equity TTM -84.85%
Profit margin -35.41%
Book value $1.853
Market capitalisation USD$3.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting LivePerson shares

There are currently 11.2 million LivePerson shares held short by investors – that's known as LivePerson's "short interest". This figure is 7.1% up from 10.4 million last month.

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

LivePerson's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

LivePerson's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of LivePerson shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of LivePerson shares traded daily (recently around 769579.71114168). LivePerson's SIR currently stands at 14.54. In other words for every 100,000 LivePerson shares traded daily on the market, roughly 14540 shares are currently held short.

However LivePerson's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of LivePerson shares, or, against the total number of tradable LivePerson shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case LivePerson's short interest could be expressed as 0.17% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 LivePerson shares in existence, roughly 170 shares are currently held short) or 0.2652% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable LivePerson shares, roughly 265 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 LivePerson.

Find out more about how you can short LivePerson stock.

LivePerson share dividends

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

LivePerson share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, LivePerson's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.08 up to $63.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LPSN.US volatility(beta: 1.37)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 LivePerson's is 1.3748. This would suggest that LivePerson's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

LivePerson overview

LivePerson, Inc. provides conversational commerce solutions. The company operates in two segments, Business and Consumer. The Business segment enables brands to leverage LiveEngage's intelligence engine to connect with consumers through an integrated suite of mobile and online business messaging technologies. The Consumer segment facilitates online transactions between independent service providers and individual consumers seeking information and knowledge through mobile and online messaging. The company offers LiveEngage, an enterprise-class and cloud-based platform, which enables businesses and consumers to connect through conversational interfaces. It also provides professional services and value-added business consulting services. The company sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels to Fortune 500 companies, Internet businesses, online merchants, small businesses, automotive dealers, universities, libraries, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. It operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company has strategic partnerships with TTEC that focuses on customer experience; and DMI to redefine customer experience with digital engagement, messaging, and artificial intelligence driven automation. LivePerson, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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