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How to buy Optical Cable Corporation stock | $2.94

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Optical Cable Corporation is a communication equipment business based in the US. Optical Cable Corporation shares (OCC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Optical Cable Corporation employs 366 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$59.6 million.

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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 Optical Cable Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OCC. 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 Optical Cable Corporation 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. At last close price of USD$2.94, 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 Optical Cable Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Optical Cable Corporation. 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.

Optical Cable Corporation share price

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Optical Cable Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-10.
Latest market closeUSD$2.94
52-week rangeUSD$2.05 - USD$4.62
50-day moving average USD$2.852
200-day moving average USD$2.689
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.717

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Is it a good time to buy Optical Cable Corporation stock?

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Optical Cable Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.94 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -16.24%
1 month (2020-12-16) -1.34%
3 months (2020-10-15) 0.68%
6 months (2020-07-15) 23.53%
1 year (2020-01-15) -17.88%
2 years (2019-01-15) -15.52%
3 years (2018-01-12) 22.50%
5 years (2016-01-15) 6.14%

Optical Cable Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$59.6 million
Gross profit TTM USD$18.3 million
Return on assets TTM -9.29%
Return on equity TTM -34%
Profit margin -10.68%
Book value $2.073
Market capitalisation USD$22.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Optical Cable Corporation shares

There are currently 13,252 Optical Cable Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Optical Cable Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 34.3% up from 9,866 last month.

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

Optical Cable Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Optical Cable Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Optical Cable Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Optical Cable Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 11230.508474576). Optical Cable Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.18. In other words for every 100,000 Optical Cable Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1180 shares are currently held short.

However Optical Cable Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Optical Cable Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Optical Cable Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Optical Cable Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Optical Cable Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0027% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Optical Cable Corporation shares, roughly 3 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 Optical Cable Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Optical Cable Corporation stock.

Optical Cable Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Optical Cable Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Optical Cable Corporation's shares ever split?

Optical Cable Corporation's shares were split on a 1:8 basis on 31 July 2002. So if you had owned 8 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Optical Cable Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 700% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Optical Cable Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Optical Cable Corporation's share price.

Optical Cable Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Optical Cable Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.05 up to $4.62. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OCC.US volatility(beta: 0.74)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 Optical Cable Corporation's is 0.7438. This would suggest that Optical Cable Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Optical Cable Corporation overview

Optical Cable Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells fiber optic and copper data communications cabling and connectivity solutions primarily for the enterprise market in the United States and internationally. The company provides fiber optic cables for high bandwidth transmission of data, video, and voice communications; and copper datacom cables, including unshielded and shielded twisted pair constructions. It also offers fiber optic connectivity products, including fiber optic wall mounts, cabinet mount and rack mount enclosures, pre-terminated fiber optic enclosures, fiber optic connectors, splice trays, fiber optic jumpers, plug and play cassette modules, pre-terminated fiber optic cable assemblies, adapters, and accessories. In addition, the company provides copper connectivity products comprising category compliant patch panels, jacks, plugs, patch cords, faceplates, surface mounted boxes, distribution and multi-media boxes, copper rack mount and wall mount enclosures, cable assemblies, cable organizers, and other wiring products for equipment rooms, telecommunications closets, data centers, and workstation applications. Further, it offers network, data storage, and telecommunications management systems, such as data cabinets, wall mount enclosures, horizontal and vertical cable management systems, and open frame relay racks for enterprise and residential use; and datacom wiring products, such as various enclosures, modules, and modular outlets for single dwelling and multiple dwelling residential uses. Additionally, the company provides specialty fiber optic connectors and connectivity components, copper datacom connectors, and related systems and solutions for military, other harsh environment, and special applications. It sells its products to distributors, original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, and end-users. Optical Cable Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.

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