How to buy PAE Incorporated stock - 19 April

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How to buy PAE Incorporated stock

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PAE Incorporated is a specialty business services business based in the US. PAE Incorporated shares (PAE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PAE Incorporated employs 20,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD0.00.

How to buy shares in PAE Incorporated

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

PAE Incorporated share price

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PAE Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-16.
52-week rangeUSD$6.29 - USD$11.58
50-day moving average USD$8.67
200-day moving average USD$9.03
Wall St. target priceUSD$13.50
PE ratio 42.1739
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.03

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Is it a good time to buy PAE Incorporated stock?

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Is PAE Incorporated under- or over-valued?

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

PAE Incorporated's P/E ratio

PAE Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, PAE Incorporated shares trade at around 42x 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.

PAE Incorporated's EBITDA

PAE Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$127.1 million.

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

PAE Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.08%
Gross profit TTM USD$616.5 million
Return on assets TTM 3.26%
Return on equity TTM 19.1%
Profit margin 0.56%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$737.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PAE Incorporated shares

There are currently 2.2 million PAE Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as PAE Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 1.1% up from 2.1 million last month.

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

PAE Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PAE Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PAE Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PAE Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 789543.58974359). PAE Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 2.73. In other words for every 100,000 PAE Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2730 shares are currently held short.

However PAE Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PAE Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable PAE Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PAE Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PAE Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0929% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PAE Incorporated shares, roughly 93 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 PAE Incorporated.

Find out more about how you can short PAE Incorporated stock.

PAE Incorporated share dividends

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

PAE Incorporated overview

PAE Incorporated provides operational solutions and outsourced services for the United States government, other allied governments, international organizations, and companies. The company operates through two segments, Global Mission Services and National Security Solutions. The Global Mission Services segment engages in logistics and stability operations, including lifecycle logistics operations, humanitarian, and stability operations; infrastructure management, such as mission operations support, space development and operations, and test and training ranges; and force readiness comprising the maintenance and repair of military and civilian vehicle fleets and aircraft. The National Security Solutions segment offers counter-threat solutions, such as training support and counter-terrorism solutions; information optimization services, including business process outsourcing services to government agencies, such as citizenship processing and litigation services, and systems support; and intelligence solutions comprising intelligence analysis, mission support, program management, engineering, and training solutions. PAE Incorporated was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. .

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