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How to buy Loral Space-and-Communications stock

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Loral Space & Communications Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. Loral Space-and-Communications shares (LORL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Loral Space-and-Communications employs 12 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of 0.00.

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Loral Space-and-Communications share price

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Loral Space-and-Communications shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-28.
52-week range$15.01 - $50.85
50-day moving average $39.63
200-day moving average $29.52
Wall St. target price$89.00
PE ratio 13.3512
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.98

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Is it a good time to buy Loral Space-and-Communications stock?

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Is Loral Space-and-Communications under- or over-valued?

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

Loral Space-and-Communications's P/E ratio

Loral Space-and-Communications's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Loral Space-and-Communications shares trade at around 13x 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.

Loral Space-and-Communications financials

Gross profit TTM $0
Return on assets TTM -0.25%
Return on equity TTM 33.27%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $6.77
Market capitalisation $1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Loral Space-and-Communications shares

There are currently 655,322 Loral Space-and-Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as Loral Space-and-Communications's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% down from 676,306 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Loral Space-and-Communications shares can be evaluated.

Loral Space-and-Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Loral Space-and-Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Loral Space-and-Communications shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Loral Space-and-Communications shares traded daily (recently around 144344.05286344). Loral Space-and-Communications's SIR currently stands at 4.54. In other words for every 100,000 Loral Space-and-Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4540 shares are currently held short.

However Loral Space-and-Communications's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Loral Space-and-Communications shares, or, against the total number of tradable Loral Space-and-Communications shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Loral Space-and-Communications's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Loral Space-and-Communications shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0621% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Loral Space-and-Communications shares, roughly 62 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 Loral Space-and-Communications.

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Loral Space-and-Communications share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 71.79% of net profits

Recently Loral Space-and-Communications has paid out, on average, around 71.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Loral Space-and-Communications shareholders could enjoy a 0% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Loral Space-and-Communications's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.

Loral Space-and-Communications's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Loral Space-and-Communications's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Loral Space-and-Communications's shares ever split?

Loral Space-and-Communications's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 15 June 2003. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Loral Space-and-Communications shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Loral Space-and-Communications shares which in turn could have impacted Loral Space-and-Communications's share price.

Loral Space-and-Communications share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Loral Space-and-Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.0073 up to $50.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LORL.US volatility(beta: 1.77)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 Loral Space-and-Communications's is 1.7672. This would suggest that Loral Space-and-Communications's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Loral Space-and-Communications overview

Loral Space & Communications Inc. , a satellite communications company, provides satellite-based communications services to the broadcast, corporate, and government customers worldwide. As of December 31, 2020, the company provided satellite services to its customers through a fleet of 15 in-orbit geostationary satellites; and owned the Canadian Ka-band payload on the ViaSat-1 satellite. It also offers video distribution and direct-to-home (DTH) video, as well as end-to-end communications services using satellite and hybrid satellite-ground networks; and broadcast services, including DTH, video distribution and contribution, and satellite transmission services for the broadcast of video news, sports, and live event coverage. In addition, the company provides telecommunication carrier and integrator services; maritime and aeronautical services; satellite services to the Canadian government; two-way broadband Internet services; communications services to oil and gas and mining industries; and satellite operator services. Further, it is involved in the installation and maintenance of the end user terminal; and provision of satellite capacity and other network elements. Additionally, the company offers consulting services related to space and earth, government studies, satellite control services, and research and development; and X-band satellite services.

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