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How to buy Nova Measuring Instruments stock

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Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Nova Measuring Instruments shares (NVMI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nova Measuring Instruments employs 646 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$269.4 million.

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  3. Search for Nova Measuring Instruments. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NVMI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  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 Nova Measuring Instruments, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Nova Measuring Instruments. 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.

Nova Measuring Instruments share price

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Nova Measuring Instruments shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$25.7 - USD$86.51
50-day moving average USD$77.5358
200-day moving average USD$63.2432
Wall St. target priceUSD$90.33
PE ratio 49.9697
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.65

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Is it a good time to buy Nova Measuring Instruments stock?

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Is Nova Measuring Instruments under- or over-valued?

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

Nova Measuring Instruments's P/E ratio

Nova Measuring Instruments's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 50x. In other words, Nova Measuring Instruments shares trade at around 50x 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.

Nova Measuring Instruments's EBITDA

Nova Measuring Instruments's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$65.3 million.

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

Nova Measuring Instruments financials

Revenue TTM USD$269.4 million
Operating margin TTM 20.63%
Gross profit TTM USD$152.9 million
Return on assets TTM 6.58%
Return on equity TTM 13.97%
Profit margin 17.78%
Book value $13.2
Market capitalisation USD$2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Nova Measuring Instruments shares

There are currently 460,623 Nova Measuring Instruments shares held short by investors – that's known as Nova Measuring Instruments's "short interest". This figure is 0.8% up from 456,758 last month.

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

Nova Measuring Instruments's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Nova Measuring Instruments's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Nova Measuring Instruments shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nova Measuring Instruments shares traded daily (recently around 113453.9408867). Nova Measuring Instruments's SIR currently stands at 4.06. In other words for every 100,000 Nova Measuring Instruments shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4060 shares are currently held short.

However Nova Measuring Instruments's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Nova Measuring Instruments shares, or, against the total number of tradable Nova Measuring Instruments shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Nova Measuring Instruments's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Nova Measuring Instruments shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0164% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Nova Measuring Instruments shares, roughly 16 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 Nova Measuring Instruments.

Find out more about how you can short Nova Measuring Instruments stock.

Nova Measuring Instruments share dividends

We're not expecting Nova Measuring Instruments to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Nova Measuring Instruments share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nova Measuring Instruments's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.7 up to $86.51. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NVMI.US volatility(beta: 1.07)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 Nova Measuring Instruments's is 1.0704. This would suggest that Nova Measuring Instruments'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).

Nova Measuring Instruments overview

Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. designs, develops, produces, and sells process control systems used in the manufacture of semiconductors in Israel. Its product portfolio includes integrated and stand-alone metrology platforms for dimensional, films, and material metrology measurements for process control for various semiconductor manufacturing process steps, including lithography, etch, chemical mechanical planarization, and deposition. The company serves various sectors of the integrated circuit manufacturing industry, including logic, foundries, and memory manufactures, as well as end users and process equipment manufacturers worldwide. Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Rehovot, Israel.

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