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How to buy PAR Technology Corporation stock | $60.89

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PAR Technology Corporation is a software-application business based in the US. PAR Technology Corporation shares (PAR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PAR Technology Corporation employs 1,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$208.2 million.

How to buy shares in PAR Technology Corporation

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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 PAR Technology Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PAR. 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 PAR Technology 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$60.89, 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 PAR Technology Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PAR Technology 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.

PAR Technology Corporation share price

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PAR Technology Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-18.
Latest market closeUSD$60.89
52-week rangeUSD$9.635 - USD$70.18
50-day moving average USD$61.8588
200-day moving average USD$44.042
Wall St. target priceUSD$77.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (2.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.66

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Is it a good time to buy PAR Technology Corporation stock?

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PAR Technology Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $60.89 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-13) N/A
1 month (2020-12-24) -8.89%
3 months (2020-10-20) N/A
6 months (2020-07-20) N/A
1 year (2020-01-20) N/A
2 years (2019-01-20) N/A
3 years (2018-01-20) N/A
5 years (2016-01-20) N/A

PAR Technology Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$208.2 million
Gross profit TTM USD$39.2 million
Return on assets TTM -4.66%
Return on equity TTM -50.16%
Profit margin -14.14%
Book value $3.674
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PAR Technology Corporation shares

There are currently 2.7 million PAR Technology Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as PAR Technology Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 3.2% down from 2.8 million last month.

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

PAR Technology Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PAR Technology Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PAR Technology Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PAR Technology Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 247315.39153915). PAR Technology Corporation's SIR currently stands at 11.11. In other words for every 100,000 PAR Technology Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11110 shares are currently held short.

However PAR Technology Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PAR Technology Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable PAR Technology Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PAR Technology Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PAR Technology Corporation shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1401% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PAR Technology Corporation shares, roughly 140 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against PAR Technology Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short PAR Technology Corporation stock.

PAR Technology Corporation share dividends

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

Have PAR Technology Corporation's shares ever split?

PAR Technology Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 9 January 2006. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your PAR Technology Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PAR Technology Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted PAR Technology Corporation's share price.

PAR Technology Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PAR Technology Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.635 up to $70.18. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PAR.US volatility(beta: 1.91)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while PAR Technology Corporation's is 1.9139. This would suggest that PAR Technology Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

PAR Technology Corporation overview

PAR Technology Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides point-of-sale (POS) solutions to restaurants and retail outlets worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Restaurant/Retail and Government. The Restaurant/Retail segment offers POS technology solutions, including cloud-based, software-as-a-service Brink and on-premise POS PixelPoint solutions, and its POS hardware platforms, as well as installation, technical, and maintenance support services. This segment serves restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty retail outlets. The Government segment provides intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; systems engineering and evaluation; satellite and telecommunications support; space and satellite control support; and information systems support services to the United States Department of Defense and other federal agencies. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in New Hartford, New York.

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