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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 5,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 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. At last close price of USD$29.35, 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Maxar Technologies's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Maxar Technologies's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$29.35, which is 41.19% up on its pre-crash value of USD$17.26 and 308.77% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$7.18.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Maxar Technologies shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$497.00 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$1,778.90.

Maxar Technologies share price

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Maxar Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-16.
Latest market closeUSD$29.35
52-week rangeUSD$7.18 - USD$30.54
50-day moving average USD$25.8914
200-day moving average USD$18.2963
Wall St. target priceUSD$60.52
PE ratio 12.6721
Dividend yield USD$0.04 (0.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.6

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Is it a good time to buy Maxar Technologies stock?

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Maxar Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.35 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-16) 29.35
1 month (2020-09-25) 21.28%
3 months (2020-07-24) 82.07%
6 months (2020-04-24) 191.46%
1 year (2019-10-25) 269.18%
2 years (2018-10-25) 5.39%
3 years (2017-10-25) -53.21%
5 years (2015-10-22) N/A

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 13x. In other words, Maxar Technologies 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.

Maxar Technologies's EBITDA

Maxar Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$353 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$1.6 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$691 million
Return on assets TTM -0.14%
Return on equity TTM -8.08%
Profit margin 16.8%
Book value $14.843
Market capitalisation USD$1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Maxar Technologies shares

There are currently 8.3 million Maxar Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Maxar Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 9.9% up from 7.6 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 1.4 million). Maxar Technologies's SIR currently stands at 5.89. In other words for every 100,000 Maxar Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5890 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 0.14% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Maxar Technologies shares in existence, roughly 140 shares are currently held short) or 0.1374% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Maxar Technologies shares, roughly 137 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly 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


Dividend payout ratio: 1.9% of net profits

Recently Maxar Technologies has paid out, on average, around 1.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Maxar Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 0.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Maxar Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.04 per share.

While Maxar Technologies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Maxar Technologies is investing more in its future growth.

Maxar Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Maxar Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Maxar Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.18 up to $30.54. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MAXR.US volatility(beta: 1.25)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 1.2488. This would suggest that Maxar Technologies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly 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 and radar data solutions, including orthorectified imagery, mosaic, elevation, and information products; and SecureWatch, a subscription offering that provides online access to imagery and geospatial intelligence platform, as well as geospatial information, applications, and analytic services. This segment serves to the U.S., Canadian, and other international government agencies, such as defense and intelligence, and civil agencies, as well as commercial customers in various markets. The Space Infrastructure segment provides space and ground based infrastructure, robotics, components, and information solutions, including communication and imaging satellites and payloads; space platforms for power, propulsion, and communication; satellite ground systems and support services; space-based and airborne remote sensory solutions; space robotics; and defense systems. This segment serves government agencies and commercial satellite operators. Maxar Technologies Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Westminster, Colorado.

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