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How to buy NOW (DNOW) stock

Learn how to easily invest in NOW stock.

NOW Inc
NYSE: DNOW - USD
OIL & GAS EQUIPMENT & SERVICES
$9.51
-$0.19 (-1.96%)

NOW Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. NOW shares (DNOW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NOW employs 2,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in NOW

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  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – DNOW – 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.

NOW stock price (NYSE: DNOW)

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NOW shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$10.47
52-week range$4.03 - $11.98
50-day moving average $9.88
200-day moving average $9.96
Wall St. target price$12.17
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.53

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Is it a good time to buy NOW stock?

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NOW price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.47 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-16) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) 9.18%
3 months (2021-04-27) 9.18%
6 months (2021-01-23) N/A
1 year (2020-07-23) N/A
2 years (2019-07-23) N/A
3 years (2018-07-23) N/A
5 years (2016-07-23) N/A

Is NOW under- or over-valued?

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

NOW's EBITDA

NOW's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $15 million.

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

NOW financials

Revenue TTM $1.4 billion
Gross profit TTM $346 million
Return on assets TTM -2.19%
Return on equity TTM -14.52%
Profit margin -7.7%
Book value $6.28
Market capitalisation $1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NOW shares

There are currently 2.5 million NOW shares held short by investors – that's known as NOW's "short interest". This figure is 24% down from 3.2 million last month.

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

NOW's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

NOW's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NOW shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NOW shares traded daily (recently around 697867.79661017). NOW's SIR currently stands at 3.54. In other words for every 100,000 NOW shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3540 shares are currently held short.

However NOW's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NOW shares, or, against the total number of tradable NOW shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NOW's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NOW shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0239% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NOW shares, roughly 24 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 NOW.

Find out more about how you can short NOW stock.

NOW share dividends

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

NOW share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NOW's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.03 up to $11.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DNOW.US volatility(beta: 2.09)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while NOW's is 2.0925. This would suggest that NOW's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

NOW overview

NOW Inc. distributes downstream energy and industrial products for petroleum refining, chemical processing, LNG terminals, power generation utilities, and industrial manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company offers its products under the DistributionNOW and DNOW brand names. It provides consumable maintenance, repair, and operating supplies; pipes, valves, fittings, flanges, gaskets, fasteners, electrical products, instrumentations, artificial lift, pumping solutions, valve actuation and modular process, and measurement and control equipment; and mill supplies, tools, safety supplies, and personal protective equipment, as well as applied products and applications, such as artificial lift systems, coatings, and miscellaneous expendable items. The company also offers original equipment manufacturer equipment, including pumps, generator sets, air and gas compressors, dryers, blowers, mixers, and valves; modular oil and gas tank battery solutions; and application systems, work processes, parts integration, optimization solutions, and after-sales support. In addition, it provides supply chain and materials management solutions that include procurement, inventory, and warehouse management, as well as solutions for logistics, point of issue technology, project management, business process, and performance metrics reporting. The company serves customers through a network of approximately 195 locations in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the energy industry, including drilling contractors, well servicing companies, independent and national oil and gas companies, midstream operators, and refineries, as well as petrochemical, chemical, utilities, and other downstream energy processors; and industrial and manufacturing companies.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of NOW is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.975% of NOW shares are held by insiders and 97.356% by institutions.
How many people work for NOW?
Latest data suggests 2,400 work at NOW.
When does the fiscal year end for NOW?
NOW's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is NOW based?
NOW's address is: 7402 North Eldridge Parkway, Houston, TX, United States, 77041
What is NOW's ISIN number?
NOW's international securities identification number is: US67011P1003
What is NOW's CUSIP number?
NOW's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 67011P100

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