How to buy Maxar Technologies stock - 08 March

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How to buy Maxar Technologies stock

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Maxar Technologies Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. Maxar Technologies shares (MAXR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Maxar Technologies employs 4,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.7 billion.

How to buy shares in Maxar Technologies

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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 Maxar Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MAXR. 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 Maxar Technologies 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. 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 Maxar Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Maxar Technologies. 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.

Maxar Technologies share price

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Maxar Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$7.1698 - USD$58.75
50-day moving average USD$47.8091
200-day moving average USD$33.4287
Wall St. target priceUSD$60.52
PE ratio 9.3808
Dividend yield USD$0.04 (0.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.99

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Is it a good time to buy Maxar Technologies stock?

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Is Maxar Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Maxar Technologies's P/E ratio

Maxar Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Maxar Technologies shares trade at around 9x 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.

Maxar Technologies's EBITDA

Maxar Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$399 million.

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

Maxar Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.96%
Gross profit TTM USD$730 million
Return on assets TTM 0.66%
Return on equity TTM -5.43%
Profit margin 17.59%
Book value $15.278
Market capitalisation USD$2.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Maxar Technologies shares

There are currently 5.2 million Maxar Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Maxar Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 20.8% down from 6.5 million last month.

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

Maxar Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Maxar Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Maxar Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Maxar Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 1.9 million). Maxar Technologies's SIR currently stands at 2.75. In other words for every 100,000 Maxar Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2750 shares are currently held short.

However Maxar Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Maxar Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Maxar Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Maxar Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Maxar Technologies shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.0854% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Maxar Technologies shares, roughly 85 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 Maxar Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Maxar Technologies stock.

Maxar Technologies share dividends

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

Maxar Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Maxar Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.1698 up to $58.75. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MAXR.US volatility(beta: 1.3)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 Maxar Technologies's is 1.2994. This would suggest that Maxar Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Maxar Technologies overview

Maxar Technologies Inc. provides earth intelligence and space infrastructure solutions in the United States, Asia, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Canada, and internationally. It operates through Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure segments. The Earth Intelligence segment offers earth imagery products, including orthorectified imagery, imagery basemap, 3D and elevation, and information products; and SecureWatch, a subscription offering that provides online access to imagery and geospatial intelligence platform. This segment also offers geospatial information, application, and analytic services. It serves U.S. and other international government agencies, such as defense and intelligence agencies, as well as commercial customers in various markets. The Space Infrastructure segment provides space based infrastructure, robotics, sub-systems, and information solutions, including communication and imaging satellites and payloads; platforms for space exploration and hosting instruments for earth science; space subsystems for power, propulsion, and communication; satellite ground systems and support services; space-based remote sensory solutions; space robotics; and defense systems. This segment serves government agencies and satellite operators. Maxar Technologies Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Westminster, Colorado.

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