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How to buy McAfee stock | $25.13

Learn how to easily invest in McAfee stock.

McAfee Corp is a software-application business based in the US. McAfee shares (MCFE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. McAfee employs 6,916 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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McAfee stock price (NASDAQ: MCFE)

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McAfee shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-28.
Latest market close$25.13
52-week range$14.59 - $29.24
50-day moving average $27.72
200-day moving average $23.98
Wall St. target price$27.00
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.202 (0.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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McAfee price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $25.13 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-26) N/A
1 month (2021-07-06) -12.38%
3 months (2021-05-06) 8.83%
6 months (2021-02-02) N/A
1 year (2020-08-02) N/A
2 years (2019-08-02) N/A
3 years (2018-08-02) N/A
5 years (2016-08-02) N/A

Is McAfee under- or over-valued?

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


McAfee's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $504 million.

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

To put McAfee's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

McAfee financials

Revenue TTM $3 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.62%
Gross profit TTM $2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.98%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -3.24%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation $11.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting McAfee shares

There are currently 2.5 million McAfee shares held short by investors – that's known as McAfee's "short interest". This figure is 6.2% down from 2.6 million last month.

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

McAfee's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

McAfee's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of McAfee shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of McAfee shares traded daily (recently around 878633.57142857). McAfee's SIR currently stands at 2.8. In other words for every 100,000 McAfee shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2800 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare McAfee's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However McAfee's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of McAfee shares, or, against the total number of tradable McAfee shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case McAfee's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 McAfee shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0462% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable McAfee shares, roughly 46 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 McAfee.

Find out more about how you can short McAfee stock.

McAfee share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 29.8% of net profits

Recently McAfee has paid out, on average, around 29.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), McAfee shareholders could enjoy a 1.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In McAfee's case, that would currently equate to about $0.202 per share.

While McAfee's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that McAfee may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

McAfee's most recent dividend payout was on 8 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

McAfee's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

McAfee overview

McAfee Corp. provides various integrated security, privacy, and trust solutions to consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises, and governments in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Consumer and Enterprise. Its security technologies enable home users and businesses to stay ahead of the wave of fileless attacks, viruses, malware, and other online threats. The company offers personal protection services that provide holistic digital protection of the individual and family wherever they go under the Total Protection and LiveSafe brands; and cybersecurity solution that protects against adversarial threats across cloud, on-premise, and hybrid environments, as well as endpoint devices. It also provides device security, privacy and safe Wi-Fi, online protection, and identity protection services; and MVISION Device, MVISION Cloud, and MVISION security services. McAfee orp.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of McAfee is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.262% of McAfee shares are held by insiders and 97.196% by institutions.
How many people work for McAfee?
Latest data suggests 6,916 work at McAfee.
When does the fiscal year end for McAfee?
McAfee's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is McAfee based?
McAfee's address is: 6220 America Center Drive, San Jose, CA, United States, 95002
What is McAfee's ISIN number?
McAfee's international securities identification number is: US5790631080

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