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How to buy Lyft stock | $55.64

Learn how to easily invest in Lyft stock.

Lyft Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Lyft shares (LYFT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lyft employs 4,554 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Lyft

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  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – LYFT – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Lyft stock price (NASDAQ: LYFT)

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Lyft shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$55.64
52-week range$21.91 - $68.28
50-day moving average $50.74
200-day moving average $56.65
Wall St. target price$69.76
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-4.94

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Is it a good time to buy Lyft stock?

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Lyft price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $55.64 from 2021-09-23

1 week (2021-09-17) 6.63%
1 month (2021-08-24) 16.72%
3 months (2021-06-24) -9.94%
6 months (2021-03-24) -8.74%
1 year (2020-09-24) 107.84%
2 years (2019-09-24) 32.86%
3 years (2018-09-20) N/A
5 years (2016-09-20) N/A

Lyft financials

Revenue TTM $2.4 billion
Gross profit TTM $531.5 million
Return on assets TTM -19.71%
Return on equity TTM -87.23%
Profit margin -65.35%
Book value $4.07
Market capitalisation $17.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lyft shares

There are currently 27.1 million Lyft shares held short by investors – that's known as Lyft's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% up from 26.3 million last month.

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

Lyft's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lyft's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lyft shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lyft shares traded daily (recently around 6.2 million). Lyft's SIR currently stands at 4.34. In other words for every 100,000 Lyft shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4340 shares are currently held short.

However Lyft's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lyft shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lyft shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lyft's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lyft shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0952% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lyft shares, roughly 95 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 Lyft.

Find out more about how you can short Lyft stock.

Lyft share dividends

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

Lyft share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lyft's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.91 up to $68.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LYFT.US volatility(beta: 2.27)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 Lyft's is 2.273. This would suggest that Lyft's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Lyft overview

Lyft, Inc. operates a peer-to-peer marketplace for on-demand ridesharing in the United States and Canada. The company operates multimodal transportation networks that offer riders personalized and on-demand access to various mobility options. It provides Ridesharing Marketplace, which connects drivers with riders; Express Drive, a flexible car rentals program for drivers; Lyft Rentals that provides vehicles for long-distance trips; and a network of shared bikes and scooters in various cities to address the needs of riders for short trips. The company also integrates third-party public transit data into the Lyft app to offer riders various transportation options. In addition, it offers autonomous vehicles; concierge for organizations; Lyft Pass that allows organizations to create custom transportation programs; enterprise programs, including monthly ride credits for daily commutes, supplementing public transit by providing rides for the first and last leg of commute trips, late-night rides home, and shuttle replacement rides; and transportation solutions that can be customized for events, such as recruiting events, conferences, celebrations, meetings, and company retreats. The company was formerly known as Zimride, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Lyft is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 12.738% of Lyft shares are held by insiders and 86.833% by institutions.
How many people work for Lyft?
Latest data suggests 4,554 work at Lyft.
When does the fiscal year end for Lyft?
Lyft's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Lyft based?
Lyft's address is: 185 Berry Street, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94107
What is Lyft's ISIN number?
Lyft's international securities identification number is: US55087P1049
What is Lyft's CUSIP number?
Lyft's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 55087P104

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