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How to buy Nikola Corporation stock

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Nikola Corporation is an auto manufacturers business based in the US. Nikola Corporation shares (NKLA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nikola Corporation employs 450 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – NKLA – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Nikola Corporation share price

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Nikola Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-21.
52-week range$9.37 - $77.00
50-day moving average $14.15
200-day moving average $19.07
Wall St. target price$24.17
PE ratio 1072.772
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.06

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Is Nikola Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Nikola Corporation's P/E ratio

Nikola Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1073x. In other words, Nikola Corporation shares trade at around 1073x 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.

Nikola Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $95,000
Gross profit TTM $23,000
Return on assets TTM -35.88%
Return on equity TTM -64.97%
Profit margin 0%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation $4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Nikola Corporation shares

There are currently 40.3 million Nikola Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Nikola Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 20% up from 33.6 million last month.

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

Nikola Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Nikola Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Nikola Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nikola Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 11.4 million). Nikola Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.52. In other words for every 100,000 Nikola Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3520 shares are currently held short.

However Nikola Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Nikola Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Nikola Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Nikola Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Nikola Corporation shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Nikola Corporation 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 Nikola Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Nikola Corporation stock.

Nikola Corporation share dividends

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

Nikola Corporation overview

Nikola Corporation designs and manufactures battery electric and hydrogen-electric vehicless. It operates in two business units, Truck and Energy. The Truck business unit develops and commercializes battery electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, vehicle components, and class 8 trucks that provide solutions to the short-haul, medium-haul, and long-haul trucking sector. The Energy business unit is focuses on developing and constructing a network of hydrogen fueling stations for its fuel-cell electric and other customers. Nikola Corporation was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. .

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