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Napco Security Technologies, Inc is a security & protection services business based in the US. Napco Security Technologies shares (NSSC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Napco Security Technologies employs 1,161 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$98.2 million.

How to buy shares in Napco Security 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 Napco Security Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NSSC. 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 Napco Security 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$27.08, 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 Napco Security Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Napco Security 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.

Napco Security Technologies share price

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Napco Security Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-25.
Latest market closeUSD$27.08
52-week rangeUSD$13.33 - USD$33.05
50-day moving average USD$28.5751
200-day moving average USD$25.2743
Wall St. target priceUSD$32.5
PE ratio 64.5279
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.413

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Is it a good time to buy Napco Security Technologies stock?

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Napco Security Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $27.08 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-08) -3.04%
1 month (2020-12-17) 0.89%
3 months (2020-10-15) 6.91%
6 months (2020-07-15) 11.39%
1 year (2020-01-15) -9.82%
2 years (2019-01-15) 66.34%
3 years (2018-01-15) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 417.78%

Is Napco Security Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Napco Security Technologies's P/E ratio

Napco Security 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 65x. In other words, Napco Security Technologies shares trade at around 65x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Napco Security Technologies's PEG ratio

Napco Security Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 16.27. 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 Napco Security Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Napco Security Technologies's EBITDA

Napco Security Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$13.3 million.

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

Napco Security Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$98.2 million
Operating margin TTM 11.92%
Gross profit TTM USD$43.6 million
Return on assets TTM 7.19%
Return on equity TTM 9.83%
Profit margin 7.74%
Book value $4.378
Market capitalisation USD$489 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Napco Security Technologies shares

There are currently 913,568 Napco Security Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Napco Security Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 5.1% up from 869,024 last month.

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

Napco Security Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Napco Security Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Napco Security Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Napco Security Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 72678.440731901). Napco Security Technologies's SIR currently stands at 12.57. In other words for every 100,000 Napco Security Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12570 shares are currently held short.

However Napco Security Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Napco Security Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Napco Security Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Napco Security Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Napco Security Technologies shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0637% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Napco Security Technologies shares, roughly 64 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Napco Security Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Napco Security Technologies stock.

Napco Security Technologies share dividends

We're not expecting Napco Security Technologies to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Napco Security Technologies's shares ever split?

Napco Security Technologies's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 8 June 2006. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Napco Security Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Napco Security Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Napco Security Technologies's share price.

Napco Security Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Napco Security Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.33 up to $33.05. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NSSC.US volatility(beta: 1.4)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 Napco Security Technologies's is 1.4031. This would suggest that Napco Security Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Napco Security Technologies overview

Napco Security Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells security products in the United States and internationally. The company offers access control systems, door-locking products, intrusion and fire alarm systems, and video surveillance systems for commercial, residential, institutional, industrial, and governmental applications. Its access control systems include various types of identification readers, control panels, PC-based computers, and electronically activated door-locking devices; and door locking devices comprise microprocessor-based electronic door locks with push button, card readers and bio-metric operation, door alarms, mechanical door locks, and simple dead bolt locks. The company's alarm systems include automatic communicators, cellular communication devices, control panels, combination control panels/digital communicators and digital keypad systems, fire alarm control panels, and area detectors; and video surveillance systems comprise video cameras, control panels, video monitors, or PCs. It also buys and resells various identification readers, video cameras, PC-based computers, and peripheral equipment for access control and video surveillance systems; offers school security products; and markets peripheral and related equipment manufactured by other companies. The company markets and sells its products primarily to independent distributors, dealers, and installers of security equipment. Napco Security Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Amityville, New York.

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