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How to buy National Vision stock | $45.85

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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 11,781 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

How to buy shares in National Vision

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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 National Vision. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EYE. 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 National Vision 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$45.85, 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 National Vision, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of National Vision. 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.

National Vision share price

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National Vision shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$45.85
52-week rangeUSD$11.7 - USD$50
50-day moving average USD$44.8062
200-day moving average USD$37.8766
Wall St. target priceUSD$49.33
PE ratio 788.5001
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.06

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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 $45.85 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-11) -7.82%
1 month (2020-12-18) 45.85
3 months (2020-10-16) 12.35%
6 months (2020-07-17) 52.17%
1 year (2020-01-17) 39.66%
2 years (2019-01-18) 37.89%
3 years (2018-01-18) 9.14%
5 years (2016-01-15) 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 789x. In other words, National Vision shares trade at around 789x 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 USD$155.3 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 USD$1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.88%
Gross profit TTM USD$917.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.79%
Return on equity TTM 0.63%
Profit margin 0.32%
Book value $10.68
Market capitalisation USD$3.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting National Vision shares

There are currently 7.7 million National Vision shares held short by investors – that's known as National Vision's "short interest". This figure is 1.2% down from 7.8 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 608211.55977831). National Vision's SIR currently stands at 12.63. In other words for every 100,000 National Vision shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12630 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 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 National Vision shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.0955% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable National Vision shares, roughly 96 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 $11.7 up to $50. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EYE.US volatility(beta: 1.77)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 1.7738. 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 primarily 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, vision care benefit plan, and optometric services. As of December 28, 2019, the company operated through 1,151 retail stores in the United States and its territories, as well as various e-commerce Websites. National Vision Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

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