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How to buy NICE stock

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NICE Ltd is a software—application business based in the US. NICE shares (NICE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NICE employs 5,996 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

How to buy shares in NICE

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

NICE share price

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NICE shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
52-week range USD$110.59 - USD$255.48
50-day moving average USD$235.356
200-day moving average USD$211.9344
Wall St. target price USD$271.75
PE ratio 75.5491
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.096

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Is it a good time to buy NICE stock?

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Is NICE under- or over-valued?

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

NICE's P/E ratio

NICE's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 76x. In other words, NICE shares trade at around 76x 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.

NICE's PEG ratio

NICE's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3689. 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 NICE's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

NICE's EBITDA

NICE's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$437.9 million.

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

NICE financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.72%
Gross profit TTM USD$1 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.15%
Return on equity TTM 8.66%
Profit margin 12.38%
Book value $39.495
Market capitalisation USD$14.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NICE shares

There are currently 1.3 million NICE shares held short by investors – that's known as NICE's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% down from 1.3 million last month.

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

NICE's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

NICE's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NICE shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NICE shares traded daily (recently around 295800). NICE's SIR currently stands at 4.28. In other words for every 100,000 NICE shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4280 shares are currently held short.

However NICE's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NICE shares, or, against the total number of tradable NICE shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NICE's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NICE shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NICE shares, roughly 0 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 NICE.

Find out more about how you can short NICE stock.

NICE share dividends

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

Have NICE's shares ever split?

NICE's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 May 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NICE shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NICE shares which in turn could have impacted NICE's share price.

NICE share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NICE's shares have ranged in value from as little as $110.59 up to $255.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while NICE's is 0.2187. This would suggest that NICE's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

NICE overview

NICE Ltd. provides enterprise software solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Customer Engagement, and Financial Crime and Compliance. It offers CXone, a cloud native open platform that supports contact centers ranging from small single sites to distributed remote agents and enterprises; and a digital-first omnichannel customer engagement platform that supports various digital and self-service channels, which allows organizations to add and integrate new and emerging channels. The company also provides AI driven smarter processes and adaptive workforce engagement solutions. In addition, it offers NICE platform, a financial crime and compliance solution that handles various process, including detection, investigation, remediation, and reporting; and X-Sight, a cloud-based financial crime risk management platform-as-a-service. Further, the company provides professional service and support at various stages of the technology lifecycle, including defining requirements, planning, design, implementation, customization, optimization, maintenance, and ongoing support. It serves customers across various verticals, including banking, financial, telecommunications, healthcare, insurance, retail, travel, gaming, public safety, and state and local government. The company sells its solutions and products directly to customers, as well as indirectly through selected partners. NICE Ltd. has a strategic partnership with Information Services Group, Inc. to expand the automation ecosystem. The company was formerly known as NICE-Systems Ltd. and changed its name to NICE Ltd. in June 2016. NICE Ltd. was founded in 1986 and is based in Ra'anana, Israel.

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