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How to buy Natural Alternatives International stock | $10.13

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Natural Alternatives International, Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. Natural Alternatives International shares (NAII) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Natural Alternatives International employs 262 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$129.4 million.

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  3. Search for Natural Alternatives International. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NAII. 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 Natural Alternatives 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$10.13, 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 Natural Alternatives International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Natural Alternatives 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.

Natural Alternatives International share price

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Natural Alternatives International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-09.
Latest market closeUSD$10.13
52-week rangeUSD$4.75 - USD$10.8
50-day moving average USD$9.0577
200-day moving average USD$7.666
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 129.4872
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.078

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Natural Alternatives International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.13 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-11) -13.05%
1 month (2020-12-22) -5.59%
3 months (2020-10-18) N/A
6 months (2020-07-18) N/A
1 year (2020-01-18) N/A
2 years (2019-01-18) -7.57%
3 years (2018-01-18) 10.6
5 years (2016-01-18) N/A

Is Natural Alternatives International under- or over-valued?

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

Natural Alternatives International's P/E ratio

Natural Alternatives 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 129x. In other words, Natural Alternatives International shares trade at around 129x 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.

Natural Alternatives International's EBITDA

Natural Alternatives International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$6.2 million.

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

Natural Alternatives International financials

Revenue TTM USD$129.4 million
Operating margin TTM 1.72%
Gross profit TTM USD$18.9 million
Return on assets TTM 1.14%
Return on equity TTM 0.7%
Profit margin 0.4%
Book value $11.257
Market capitalisation USD$65.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Natural Alternatives International shares

There are currently 8,095 Natural Alternatives International shares held short by investors – that's known as Natural Alternatives International's "short interest". This figure is 182.1% up from 2,870 last month.

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

Natural Alternatives International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Natural Alternatives International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Natural Alternatives International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Natural Alternatives International shares traded daily (recently around 20237.5). Natural Alternatives International's SIR currently stands at 0.4. In other words for every 100,000 Natural Alternatives International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 400 shares are currently held short.

However Natural Alternatives International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Natural Alternatives International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Natural Alternatives International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Natural Alternatives International's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Natural Alternatives International shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0017% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Natural Alternatives International shares, roughly 2 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 Natural Alternatives International.

Find out more about how you can short Natural Alternatives International stock.

Natural Alternatives International share dividends

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

Have Natural Alternatives International's shares ever split?

Natural Alternatives International's shares were split on 5 January 1990. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Natural Alternatives International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Natural Alternatives International shares which in turn could have impacted Natural Alternatives International's share price.

Natural Alternatives International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Natural Alternatives International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.75 up to $10.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NAII.US volatility(beta: 0.85)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 Natural Alternatives International's is 0.8499. This would suggest that Natural Alternatives International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Natural Alternatives International overview

Natural Alternatives International, Inc. engages in formulating, manufacturing, and marketing nutritional supplements in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Private-Label Contract Manufacturing, and Patent and Trademark Licensing. It offers private-label contract manufacturing services to companies that market and distribute vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other nutritional supplements, as well as other health care products. The company also provides strategic partnering services, such as customized product formulation, clinical studies, manufacturing, marketing support, international regulatory and label law compliance, international product registration, packaging in multiple formats and labeling design, scientific research, proprietary ingredients, customer-specific nutritional product formulation, product testing and evaluation, packaging and delivery system design, and regulatory review. In addition, it sells beta-alanine ingredient under the CarnoSyn and SR CarnoSyn names. The company manufactures products in various forms, including capsules, tablets, chewable wafers, and powders. Its private-label contract manufacturing customers include companies that market nutritional supplements through direct sales marketing channels, direct to consumer e-commerce channels, and retail stores. Natural Alternatives International, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

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