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How to buy nLIGHT stock

Learn how to easily invest in nLIGHT stock.

nLIGHT Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. nLIGHT shares (LASR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. nLIGHT employs 1,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in nLIGHT

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – LASR – 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

nLIGHT stock price (NASDAQ: LASR)

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nLIGHT shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$19.53
52-week range$22.23 - $46.45
50-day moving average $25.49
200-day moving average $28.41
Wall St. target price$40.50
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.62

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Is it a good time to buy nLIGHT stock?

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nLIGHT price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.53 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-14) -14.60%
1 month (2021-12-22) -20.25%
3 months (2021-10-22) -29.82%
6 months (2021-07-22) -39.16%
1 year (2021-01-22) -45.72%
2 years (2020-01-22) -6.24%
3 years (2019-01-22) 5.11%
5 years (2017-01-18) N/A

Is nLIGHT stock undervalued or overvalued?

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


nLIGHT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $10 million.

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

nLIGHT financials

Revenue TTM $268.4 million
Gross profit TTM $59.4 million
Return on assets TTM -4.86%
Return on equity TTM -9.78%
Profit margin -9.48%
Book value $6.93
Market capitalisation $1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

nLIGHT share dividends

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

nLIGHT share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, nLIGHT's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.23 up to $46.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LASR.US volatility(beta: 2.3)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 nLIGHT's is 2.3042. This would suggest that nLIGHT's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

nLIGHT overview

nLIGHT, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor and fiber lasers for industrial, microfabrication, and aerospace and defense applications. The company operates in two segments, Laser Products and Advanced Development. It offers semiconductor laser chips, optical fiber in-house, and electrical-optical components. The company also provides fiber amplifiers and beam combination and control systems for use in high-energy laser systems in directed energy applications. It sells its products through direct sales force in the United States, China, South Korea, and Finland, as well as through various independent sales representatives and distributors in Asia, Europe, and South America. The company was formerly known as nLight Photonics Corporation and changed its name to nLIGHT, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of nLIGHT is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.936% of nLIGHT shares are held by insiders and 91.892% by institutions.
How many people work for nLIGHT?
Latest data suggests 1,200 work at nLIGHT.
When does the fiscal year end for nLIGHT?
nLIGHT's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is nLIGHT based?
nLIGHT's address is: 4637 NW 18th Avenue, Camas, WA, United States, 98607
What is nLIGHT's ISIN number?
nLIGHT's international securities identification number is: US65487K1007
What is nLIGHT's CUSIP number?
nLIGHT's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 65487K100

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