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MicroVision, Inc is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. MicroVision shares (MVIS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. MicroVision employs 30 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.9 million.

How to buy shares in MicroVision

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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 MicroVision. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MVIS. 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 MicroVision 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$2.36, 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 MicroVision, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of MicroVision. 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 MicroVision's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$2.36, which is 72.14% up on its pre-crash value of USD$0.6574 and 1,442.48% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$0.153.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of MicroVision shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$288.04 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$4,008.15.

MicroVision share price

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MicroVision shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
Latest market closeUSD$2.36
52-week rangeUSD$0.153 - USD$3.45
50-day moving average USD$1.9394
200-day moving average USD$1.394
Wall St. target priceUSD$0.25
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.289

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Is it a good time to buy MicroVision stock?

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MicroVision price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.36 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-16) 2.36
1 month (2020-09-25) 23.56%
3 months (2020-07-24) 18.00%
6 months (2020-04-24) 852.77%
1 year (2019-10-25) 239.08%
2 years (2018-10-25) 116.51%
3 years (2017-10-25) 1.72%
5 years (2015-10-23) -23.38%

MicroVision financials

Revenue TTM USD$7.9 million
Gross profit TTM USD$322,000
Return on assets TTM -83.06%
Return on equity TTM -992.99%
Profit margin -212.24%
Book value $-0.043
Market capitalisation USD$336.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting MicroVision shares

There are currently 18.7 million MicroVision shares held short by investors – that's known as MicroVision's "short interest". This figure is 1.6% up from 18.4 million last month.

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

MicroVision's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

MicroVision's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MicroVision shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MicroVision shares traded daily (recently around 4.2 million). MicroVision's SIR currently stands at 4.49. In other words for every 100,000 MicroVision shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4490 shares are currently held short.

However MicroVision's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MicroVision shares, or, against the total number of tradable MicroVision shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MicroVision's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MicroVision shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1309% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MicroVision shares, roughly 131 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 MicroVision.

Find out more about how you can short MicroVision stock.

MicroVision share dividends

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

Have MicroVision's shares ever split?

MicroVision's shares were split on a 1:8 basis on 21 February 2012. So if you had owned 8 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your MicroVision shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 700% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for MicroVision shares which in turn could have impacted MicroVision's share price.

MicroVision share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MicroVision's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.153 up to $3.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while MicroVision's is 3.0778. This would suggest that MicroVision's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

MicroVision overview

MicroVision, Inc. develops PicoP scanning technology to create high-resolution miniature projection, and three-dimensional sensing and image capture solutions in the United States and Asia. Its PicoP scanning technology includes micro-electrical mechanical systems, laser diodes, opto-mechanics, and electronics. The company also develops a light detection and ranging engine for consumer electronic applications and automotive collision avoidance systems. It licenses its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers. MicroVision, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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