How to buy Onto Innovation stock - 07 March

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How to buy Onto Innovation stock

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Onto Innovation Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. Onto Innovation shares (ONTO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Onto Innovation employs 1,247 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$556.5 million.

How to buy shares in Onto Innovation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Onto Innovation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ONTO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Onto Innovation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  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 Onto Innovation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Onto Innovation. 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.

Onto Innovation share price

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Onto Innovation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$20.32 - USD$66.95
50-day moving average USD$59.8271
200-day moving average USD$43.3154
Wall St. target priceUSD$71.4
PE ratio 519.6667
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.2436

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Is it a good time to buy Onto Innovation stock?

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Is Onto Innovation under- or over-valued?

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

Onto Innovation's P/E ratio

Onto Innovation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 520x. In other words, Onto Innovation shares trade at around 520x 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.

Onto Innovation's EBITDA

Onto Innovation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$104.9 million.

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

Onto Innovation financials

Revenue TTM USD$556.5 million
Operating margin TTM 6.71%
Gross profit TTM USD$289.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.6%
Return on equity TTM 2.45%
Profit margin 5.57%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$3.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Onto Innovation shares

There are currently 1.4 million Onto Innovation shares held short by investors – that's known as Onto Innovation's "short interest". This figure is 17.7% down from 1.7 million last month.

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

Onto Innovation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Onto Innovation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Onto Innovation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Onto Innovation shares traded daily (recently around 362477.72020725). Onto Innovation's SIR currently stands at 3.86. In other words for every 100,000 Onto Innovation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3860 shares are currently held short.

However Onto Innovation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Onto Innovation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Onto Innovation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Onto Innovation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Onto Innovation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0357% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Onto Innovation shares, roughly 36 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 Onto Innovation.

Find out more about how you can short Onto Innovation stock.

Onto Innovation share dividends

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

Have Onto Innovation's shares ever split?

Onto Innovation's shares were split on 28 October 2019. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Onto Innovation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Onto Innovation shares which in turn could have impacted Onto Innovation's share price.

Onto Innovation overview

Onto Innovation Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and support of process control tools that performs macro defect inspection and metrology, lithography systems, and process control analytical software worldwide. It offers process and yield management solutions, and device packaging and test facilities through standalone systems for macro-defect inspection, packaging lithography, probe card test and analysis, and transparent and opaque thin film measurements; and process control software portfolio that includes solutions for standalone tools, groups of tools, or factory-wide suites. The company also provides spare parts and software licensing services. Its products are used by semiconductor wafer and advanced packaging device manufacturers; silicon wafer; light emitting diode; vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser; micro-electromechanical system; CMOS image sensor; power device; RF filter; data storage; and various industrial and scientific applications. The company was formerly known as Rudolph Technologies, Inc. Onto Innovation Inc. was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

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