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How to buy Ormat Technologies stock

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Ormat Technologies, Inc is an utilities-renewable business based in the US. Ormat Technologies shares (ORA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ormat Technologies employs 1,402 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$705.3 million.

How to buy shares in Ormat Technologies

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  3. Search for Ormat Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ORA. 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 Ormat Technologies 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 Ormat Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ormat Technologies. 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.

Ormat Technologies share price

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Ormat Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$53.2922 - USD$128.6866
50-day moving average USD$85.0594
200-day moving average USD$85.0599
Wall St. target priceUSD$97.2
PE ratio 45.7758
Dividend yield USD$0.45 (0.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.65

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Is it a good time to buy Ormat Technologies stock?

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Is Ormat Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Ormat Technologies's P/E ratio

Ormat Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, Ormat Technologies shares trade at around 46x 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.

Ormat Technologies's PEG ratio

Ormat Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.4147. 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 Ormat Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ormat Technologies's EBITDA

Ormat Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$354.4 million.

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

Ormat Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$705.3 million
Operating margin TTM 27.59%
Gross profit TTM USD$276.3 million
Return on assets TTM 3.41%
Return on equity TTM 5.86%
Profit margin 12.12%
Book value $32.259
Market capitalisation USD$4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ormat Technologies shares

There are currently 4.0 million Ormat Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Ormat Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 3.3% up from 3.9 million last month.

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

Ormat Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ormat Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ormat Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ormat Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 951566.50831354). Ormat Technologies's SIR currently stands at 4.21. In other words for every 100,000 Ormat Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4210 shares are currently held short.

However Ormat Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ormat Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ormat Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ormat Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ormat Technologies shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.1059% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ormat Technologies shares, roughly 106 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 Ormat Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Ormat Technologies stock.

Ormat Technologies share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 27.11% of net profits

Recently Ormat Technologies has paid out, on average, around 27.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ormat Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 0.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ormat Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.45 per share.

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

Ormat Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 28 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Ormat Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ormat Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $53.2922 up to $128.6866. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ormat Technologies's is 0.3508. This would suggest that Ormat Technologies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ormat Technologies overview

Ormat Technologies, Inc. engages in the geothermal and recovered energy power business in the United States, Indonesia, Kenya, Turkey, Chile, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Honduras, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Electricity, Product, and Energy Storage. The Electricity segment develops, builds, owns, and operates geothermal, solar photovoltaic, and recovered energy-based power plants; and sells electricity. The Product segment designs, manufactures, and sells equipment for geothermal, recovered energy-based electricity generation, and remote power units, such as fossil fuel powered turbo-generators and heavy duty direct-current generators. This segment also provides services relating to the engineering, procurement, construction, operation, and maintenance of geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants. The Product segment serves contractors; developers, owners, and operators of geothermal power plants; and owners and operators of interstate natural gas pipelines, gas processing plants, and cement plants, as well as companies in other energy-intensive industrial processes. The Energy Storage segment offers energy storage and related services, as well as services relating to the engineering, procurement, construction, operation, and maintenance of energy storage units. Ormat Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is based in Reno, Nevada.

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