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How to buy Micro Focus International stock | $5.8

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Micro Focus International plc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Micro Focus International shares (MFGP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Micro Focus International employs 11,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.1 billion.

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  3. Search for Micro Focus International. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MFGP. 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 Micro Focus International 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$5.8, 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 Micro Focus International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Micro Focus International. 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.

Micro Focus International share price

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Micro Focus International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-30.
Latest market closeUSD$5.8
52-week rangeUSD$2.78 - USD$13.2559
50-day moving average USD$5.1412
200-day moving average USD$4.2743
Wall St. target priceUSD$5.75
PE ratio 1.1763
Dividend yield USD$1.17 (25.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.885

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Is it a good time to buy Micro Focus International stock?

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Micro Focus International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.8 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-08) 1.40%
1 month (2020-12-16) -0.17%
3 months (2020-10-15) 75.23%
6 months (2020-07-15) 35.83%
1 year (2020-01-15) -60.08%
2 years (2019-01-15) -69.84%
3 years (2018-01-12) 31.42
5 years (2016-01-12) N/A

Is Micro Focus International under- or over-valued?

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

Micro Focus International's P/E ratio

Micro Focus International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, Micro Focus International shares trade at around 1x 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.

Micro Focus International's EBITDA

Micro Focus International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1 billion.

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

Micro Focus International financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.68%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.91%
Return on equity TTM -16.27%
Profit margin -30.53%
Book value $14.988
Market capitalisation USD$2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Micro Focus International shares

There are currently 1.8 million Micro Focus International shares held short by investors – that's known as Micro Focus International's "short interest". This figure is 19% down from 2.2 million last month.

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

Micro Focus International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Micro Focus International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Micro Focus International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Micro Focus International shares traded daily (recently around 2.5 million). Micro Focus International's SIR currently stands at 0.72. In other words for every 100,000 Micro Focus International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 720 shares are currently held short.

However Micro Focus International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Micro Focus International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Micro Focus International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Micro Focus International's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Micro Focus International shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Micro Focus International shares, roughly 0 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 Micro Focus International.

Find out more about how you can short Micro Focus International stock.

Micro Focus International share dividends

We're not expecting Micro Focus International to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Micro Focus International's shares ever split?

Micro Focus International's shares were split on 30 April 2019. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Micro Focus International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Micro Focus International shares which in turn could have impacted Micro Focus International's share price.

Micro Focus International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Micro Focus International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.78 up to $13.2559. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MFGP.US volatility(beta: 2.32)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 Micro Focus International's is 2.3199. This would suggest that Micro Focus International's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Micro Focus International overview

Micro Focus International plc develops, sells, and supports software products and solutions to small and medium size enterprises. The company offers infrastructure software products that are managed on an investment portfolio. Its product portfolio includes application modernization and connectivity, application delivery management, and IT operations management, as well as security, information management, and Governance. Micro Focus International plc was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Newbury, the United Kingdom.

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