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How to buy MercadoLibre stock | $1604.01

Learn how to easily invest in MercadoLibre stock.

MercadoLibre Inc is an internet retail business based in the US. MercadoLibre shares (MELI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. MercadoLibre employs 15,546 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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MercadoLibre stock price (NASDAQ: MELI)

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MercadoLibre shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$1,604.01
52-week range$1,192.14 - $2,020.00
50-day moving average $1,760.12
200-day moving average $1,594.73
Wall St. target price$2,093.35
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.15 (0.01%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.05

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Is it a good time to buy MercadoLibre stock?

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MercadoLibre price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1604.01 from 2021-10-20

1 week (2021-10-12) 9.77%
1 month (2021-09-20) -11.90%
3 months (2021-07-21) 3.47%
6 months (2021-04-21) 1.71%
1 year (2020-10-21) 23.47%
2 years (2019-10-21) 194.11%
3 years (2018-10-19) 431.36%
5 years (2016-10-21) 822.22%

Is MercadoLibre under- or over-valued?

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

MercadoLibre's PEG ratio

MercadoLibre's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4411. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into MercadoLibre's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

MercadoLibre's EBITDA

MercadoLibre's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $467.4 million.

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

MercadoLibre financials

Revenue TTM $5.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.83%
Gross profit TTM $2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.47%
Return on equity TTM -0.14%
Profit margin -0.03%
Book value $1.63
Market capitalisation $77.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting MercadoLibre shares

There are currently 1.2 million MercadoLibre shares held short by investors – that's known as MercadoLibre's "short interest". This figure is 8.4% down from 1.3 million last month.

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

MercadoLibre's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

MercadoLibre's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MercadoLibre shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MercadoLibre shares traded daily (recently around 300019.01041667). MercadoLibre's SIR currently stands at 3.84. In other words for every 100,000 MercadoLibre shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3840 shares are currently held short.

However MercadoLibre's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MercadoLibre shares, or, against the total number of tradable MercadoLibre shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MercadoLibre's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MercadoLibre shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0245% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MercadoLibre shares, roughly 25 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 MercadoLibre.

Find out more about how you can short MercadoLibre stock.

MercadoLibre share dividends

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

MercadoLibre share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MercadoLibre's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1192.14 up to $2020. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MELI.US volatility(beta: 1.55)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 MercadoLibre's is 1.5476. This would suggest that MercadoLibre's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

MercadoLibre overview

MercadoLibre, Inc. operates online commerce platforms in Latin America. It operates Mercado Libre Marketplace, an automated online commerce platform that enables businesses, merchants, and individuals to list merchandise and conduct sales and purchases online; and Mercado Pago FinTech, a financial technology solution platform, which facilitates transactions on and off its marketplaces by providing a mechanism that allows its users to send and receive payments online, as well as allows users to transfer money via their websites and mobile apps. The company also offers Mercado Fondo that allows users to invest funds deposited in their Mercado Pago accounts; and Mercado Credito that extends loans to certain merchants and consumers. In addition, it provides Mercado Envios logistics solution that enables sellers on its platform to utilize third-party carriers and other logistics service providers, as well as fulfillment and warehousing services for sellers. Further, the company provides Mercado Libre Classifieds, an online classified listing service, where users can list and purchase motor vehicles, real estate, and services. Additionally, it offers Mercado Ads, an advertising platform, which enables large retailers and brands to promote their products and services on the Internet.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of MercadoLibre is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.25% of MercadoLibre shares are held by insiders and 83.016% by institutions.
How many people work for MercadoLibre?
Latest data suggests 15,546 work at MercadoLibre.
When does the fiscal year end for MercadoLibre?
MercadoLibre's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is MercadoLibre based?
MercadoLibre's address is: Pasaje Posta 4789, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1430EKG
What is MercadoLibre's ISIN number?
MercadoLibre's international securities identification number is: US58733R1023
What is MercadoLibre's CUSIP number?
MercadoLibre's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 58733R102

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