How to buy Overstock-com stock - 06 March

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How to buy Overstock-com stock

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Overstock.com, Inc is an internet retail business based in the US. Overstock-com shares (OSTK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Overstock-com employs 1,750 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Overstock-com

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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 Overstock-com. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OSTK. 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 Overstock-com 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 Overstock-com, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Overstock-com. 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.

Overstock-com share price

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Overstock-com shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$2.53 - USD$128.5
50-day moving average USD$82.3415
200-day moving average USD$73.8395
Wall St. target priceUSD$108.67
PE ratio 55.1048
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.24

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Is it a good time to buy Overstock-com stock?

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Is Overstock-com under- or over-valued?

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

Overstock-com's P/E ratio

Overstock-com's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 55x. In other words, Overstock-com shares trade at around 55x 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.

Overstock-com's EBITDA

Overstock-com's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$59.6 million.

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

Overstock-com financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.71%
Gross profit TTM USD$579.5 million
Return on assets TTM 4.37%
Return on equity TTM 15.04%
Profit margin 2.2%
Book value $8.738
Market capitalisation USD$2.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Overstock-com shares

There are currently 3.6 million Overstock-com shares held short by investors – that's known as Overstock-com's "short interest". This figure is 22.5% down from 4.6 million last month.

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

Overstock-com's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Overstock-com's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Overstock-com shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Overstock-com shares traded daily (recently around 4.0 million). Overstock-com's SIR currently stands at 0.9. In other words for every 100,000 Overstock-com shares traded daily on the market, roughly 900 shares are currently held short.

However Overstock-com's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Overstock-com shares, or, against the total number of tradable Overstock-com shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Overstock-com's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Overstock-com shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0852% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Overstock-com shares, roughly 85 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 Overstock-com.

Find out more about how you can short Overstock-com stock.

Overstock-com share dividends

We're not expecting Overstock-com to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Overstock-com share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Overstock-com's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.53 up to $128.5. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Overstock-com's is 4.4072. This would suggest that Overstock-com's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Overstock-com overview

Overstock.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through Retail, tZERO, and Medici Ventures segments. The company offers furniture; and home décor, including rugs, bedding and bath, home improvement, kitchen items, and other related products. It also operates Worldstock Fair Trade, a store that provides handcrafted products; and Supplier Oasis, a single integration point for partners to manage their products, inventory, and sales channels, as well as obtain multi-channel fulfillment services through its distribution network. In addition, the company offers businesses advertising products or services on its Website. It provides its products and services through its Internet Websites, which include overstock.com, o.co, and o.biz. Further, it focuses on the development and commercialization of financial applications of blockchain technologies. The company was formerly known as D2-Discounts Direct and changed its name to Overstock.com, Inc. in October 1999. Overstock.com, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Midvale, Utah.

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