How to buy NETGEAR stock - 06 March

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How to buy NETGEAR stock

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NETGEAR, Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. NETGEAR shares (NTGR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NETGEAR employs 818 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

How to buy shares in NETGEAR

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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 NETGEAR. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NTGR. 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 NETGEAR 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. 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 NETGEAR, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of NETGEAR. 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.

NETGEAR share price

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NETGEAR shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$15.01 - USD$45.21
50-day moving average USD$41.1515
200-day moving average USD$35.5673
Wall St. target priceUSD$49.5
PE ratio 20.9053
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.9

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Is it a good time to buy NETGEAR stock?

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Is NETGEAR under- or over-valued?

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

NETGEAR's P/E ratio

NETGEAR's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, NETGEAR shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

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


NETGEAR's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.84. 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 NETGEAR's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


NETGEAR's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$93.3 million.

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

NETGEAR financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.92%
Gross profit TTM USD$372.2 million
Return on assets TTM 4.51%
Return on equity TTM 8.98%
Profit margin 4.64%
Book value $22.678
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NETGEAR shares

There are currently 3.2 million NETGEAR shares held short by investors – that's known as NETGEAR's "short interest". This figure is 0.6% down from 3.3 million last month.

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

NETGEAR's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

NETGEAR's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NETGEAR shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NETGEAR shares traded daily (recently around 523234.95145631). NETGEAR's SIR currently stands at 6.18. In other words for every 100,000 NETGEAR shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6180 shares are currently held short.

However NETGEAR's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NETGEAR shares, or, against the total number of tradable NETGEAR shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NETGEAR's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NETGEAR shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1467% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NETGEAR shares, roughly 147 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against NETGEAR.

Find out more about how you can short NETGEAR stock.

NETGEAR share dividends

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

Have NETGEAR's shares ever split?

NETGEAR's shares were split on a 1612:1000 basis on 2 January 2019. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1612 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NETGEAR shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 38% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NETGEAR shares which in turn could have impacted NETGEAR's share price.

NETGEAR share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NETGEAR's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.01 up to $45.21. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NTGR.US volatility(beta: 0.62)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 NETGEAR's is 0.6185. This would suggest that NETGEAR's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

NETGEAR overview

NETGEAR, Inc. designs, develops, and markets networking and Internet connected products for consumers, businesses, and service providers. It operates in two segments, Connected Home, and Small and Medium Business. The company offers smart home/connected home/broadband access products, such as broadband modems, WiFi gateways, WiFi hotspots, WiFi routers and home WiFi systems, WiFi range extenders, Powerline adapters and bridges, WiFi network adapters, and digital canvasses; and value added service offerings, including technical support, parental controls, and cybersecurity protection. It also provides Ethernet switches, wireless controllers and access points, unified storage products, and Internet security appliances for small and medium-sized businesses. The company markets and sells its products through traditional retailers, online retailers, wholesale distributors, direct market resellers, value-added resellers, and broadband service providers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle-East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. NETGEAR, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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