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How to buy National Vision stock | $49.67

Learn how to easily invest in National Vision stock.

National Vision Holdings, Inc is a specialty retail business based in the US. National Vision shares (EYE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. National Vision employs 12,792 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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National Vision stock price (NASDAQ: EYE)

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National Vision shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-31.
Latest market close$49.67
52-week range$30.51 - $54.07
50-day moving average $50.50
200-day moving average $48.75
Wall St. target price$55.73
PE ratio 64.3385
Dividend yield $2.98 (5.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.84

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Is it a good time to buy National Vision stock?

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National Vision price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $49.67 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-24) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) -2.19%
3 months (2021-05-04) -1.90%
6 months (2021-01-31) N/A
1 year (2020-07-31) N/A
2 years (2019-07-31) N/A
3 years (2018-07-31) N/A
5 years (2016-07-31) N/A

Is National Vision under- or over-valued?

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

National Vision's P/E ratio

National Vision's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 64x. In other words, National Vision shares trade at around 64x 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.

National Vision's EBITDA

National Vision's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $232.3 million.

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

National Vision financials

Revenue TTM $1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.99%
Gross profit TTM $918.5 million
Return on assets TTM 3.83%
Return on equity TTM 8.36%
Profit margin 3.94%
Book value $10.91
Market capitalisation $4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting National Vision shares

There are currently 5.7 million National Vision shares held short by investors – that's known as National Vision's "short interest". This figure is 4.6% down from 6.0 million last month.

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

National Vision's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

National Vision's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of National Vision shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of National Vision shares traded daily (recently around 515863.17689531). National Vision's SIR currently stands at 11.08. In other words for every 100,000 National Vision shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11080 shares are currently held short.

However National Vision's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of National Vision shares, or, against the total number of tradable National Vision shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case National Vision's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 National Vision shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0768% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable National Vision shares, roughly 77 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 National Vision.

Find out more about how you can short National Vision stock.

National Vision share dividends

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

National Vision share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, National Vision's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.511 up to $54.07. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EYE.US volatility(beta: 1.74)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 National Vision's is 1.7365. This would suggest that National Vision's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

National Vision overview

National Vision Holdings, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates as an optical retailer in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Owned & Host and Legacy. It offers eyeglasses and contact lenses, and optical accessory products; provides eye exams through its America's Best, Eyeglass World, Vista Optical, Fred Meyer, and Vista Optical military, as well as Vision Center branded stores; and offers health maintenance organization and optometric services. As of January 2, 2021, the company operated through 1,205 retail stores, as well as various e-commerce websites. National Vision Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of National Vision is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.497% of National Vision shares are held by insiders and 117.036% by institutions.
How many people work for National Vision?
Latest data suggests 12,792 work at National Vision.
When does the fiscal year end for National Vision?
National Vision's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is National Vision based?
National Vision's address is: Building 2200, Duluth, GA, United States, 30096
What is National Vision's ISIN number?
National Vision's international securities identification number is: US63845R1077
What is National Vision's CUSIP number?
National Vision's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 63845R107

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