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How to buy NortonLifeLock stock | $26.29

Learn how to easily invest in NortonLifeLock stock.

NortonLifeLock Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. NortonLifeLock shares (NLOK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NortonLifeLock employs 2,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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NortonLifeLock stock price (NASDAQ: NLOK)

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NortonLifeLock shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$26.29
52-week range$17.71 - $28.78
50-day moving average $25.98
200-day moving average $25.40
Wall St. target price$29.07
PE ratio 24.2105
Dividend yield $0.5 (1.98%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.05

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NortonLifeLock price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $26.29 from 2021-10-21

1 week (2021-10-13) 4.82%
1 month (2021-09-20) 4.20%
3 months (2021-07-22) 2.26%
6 months (2021-04-22) 19.50%
1 year (2020-10-22) 27.31%
2 years (2019-10-22) 13.56%
3 years (2018-10-22) 33.59%
5 years (2016-10-21) 9.18%

Is NortonLifeLock under- or over-valued?

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

NortonLifeLock's P/E ratio

NortonLifeLock's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, NortonLifeLock shares trade at around 24x 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.

NortonLifeLock's PEG ratio

NortonLifeLock's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9172. 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 NortonLifeLock's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

NortonLifeLock's EBITDA

NortonLifeLock's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.2 billion.

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

NortonLifeLock financials

Revenue TTM $2.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 43.04%
Gross profit TTM $2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.88%
Return on equity TTM 15.56%
Profit margin 23.52%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation $14.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NortonLifeLock shares

There are currently 20.8 million NortonLifeLock shares held short by investors – that's known as NortonLifeLock's "short interest". This figure is 2.9% up from 20.3 million last month.

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

NortonLifeLock's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

NortonLifeLock's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NortonLifeLock shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NortonLifeLock shares traded daily (recently around 3.8 million). NortonLifeLock's SIR currently stands at 5.46. In other words for every 100,000 NortonLifeLock shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5460 shares are currently held short.

However NortonLifeLock's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NortonLifeLock shares, or, against the total number of tradable NortonLifeLock shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NortonLifeLock's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NortonLifeLock shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.036% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NortonLifeLock shares, roughly 36 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 NortonLifeLock.

Find out more about how you can short NortonLifeLock stock.

NortonLifeLock's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like NortonLifeLock.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

NortonLifeLock's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.31

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and NortonLifeLock's overall score of 21.31 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like NortonLifeLock is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

NortonLifeLock's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.67/100

NortonLifeLock's environmental score of 2.67 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NortonLifeLock is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

NortonLifeLock's social score

Social score: 14.22/100

NortonLifeLock's social score of 14.22 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NortonLifeLock is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

NortonLifeLock's governance score

Governance score: 9.42/100

NortonLifeLock's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that NortonLifeLock is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

NortonLifeLock's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. NortonLifeLock scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that NortonLifeLock has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

NortonLifeLock Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.31
Total ESG percentile 15.86
Environmental score 2.67
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 14.22
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 9.42
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

NortonLifeLock share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 32.05% of net profits

Recently NortonLifeLock has paid out, on average, around 32.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NortonLifeLock shareholders could enjoy a 1.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NortonLifeLock's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

While NortonLifeLock's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that NortonLifeLock may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

NortonLifeLock's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have NortonLifeLock's shares ever split?

NortonLifeLock's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 November 2004. 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 NortonLifeLock shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NortonLifeLock shares which in turn could have impacted NortonLifeLock's share price.

NortonLifeLock share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NortonLifeLock's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.7075 up to $28.7771. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NLOK.US volatility(beta: 1.09)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 NortonLifeLock's is 1.0921. This would suggest that NortonLifeLock's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

NortonLifeLock overview

NortonLifeLock Inc. provides cyber safety solutions for consumers worldwide. The company offers Norton 360, an integrated platform provides extensive cyber safety coverage and a subscription service providing protection for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices against malware, viruses, adware, ransomware, and other online threats on various platforms; and LifeLock identity theft protection solution that offers monitoring, alerts, and restoration services to its customers. It also provides Norton Secure VPN solution enhances security and online privacy by providing an encrypted data tunnel; Privacy Monitor Assistant, an on-demand, white glove service where agents help members delete personal information from data brokers online; Home Title Protect product detects fraud and notifies members; and Avira Security, a consumer-focused portfolio of cybersecurity and privacy solutions. The company markets and sells its products and related services through retailers, telecom service providers, hardware original equipment manufacturers, and employee benefit providers, as well as e-commerce platform. It operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company was formerly known as Symantec Corporation and changed its name to NortonLifeLock Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of NortonLifeLock is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.377% of NortonLifeLock shares are held by insiders and 101.25% by institutions.
How many people work for NortonLifeLock?
Latest data suggests 2,800 work at NortonLifeLock.
When does the fiscal year end for NortonLifeLock?
NortonLifeLock's fiscal year ends in April.
Where is NortonLifeLock based?
NortonLifeLock's address is: 60 East Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ, United States, 85281
What is NortonLifeLock's ISIN number?
NortonLifeLock's international securities identification number is: US6687711084
What is NortonLifeLock's CUSIP number?
NortonLifeLock's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 668771108

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