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PC Connection, Inc is an electronics & computer distribution business based in the US. PC Connection shares (CNXN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PC Connection employs 2,609 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.7 billion.

How to buy shares in PC Connection

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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 PC Connection. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CNXN. 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 PC Connection 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$46.88, 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 PC Connection, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PC Connection. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted PC Connection's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, PC Connection's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$46.88, which is 6.29% up on its pre-crash value of USD$43.93 and 55.75% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$30.1.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of PC Connection shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$688.27 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$901.03.

PC Connection share price

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PC Connection shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$46.88
52-week range USD$30.1 - USD$56.33
50-day moving average USD$43.0011
200-day moving average USD$43.1122
Wall St. target price USD$47
PE ratio 17.4131
Dividend yield N/A (0.81%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.593

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Is it a good time to buy PC Connection stock?

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PC Connection price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $46.88 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-18) 3.42%
1 month (2020-10-26) 0.56%
3 months (2020-08-25) 6.40%
6 months (2020-05-22) 12.10%
1 year (2019-11-25) -4.23%
2 years (2018-11-23) 53.15%
3 years (2017-11-24) 77.91%
5 years (2015-11-25) 111.74%

Is PC Connection under- or over-valued?

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

PC Connection's P/E ratio

PC Connection's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, PC Connection shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

PC Connection's PEG ratio

PC Connection's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.62. 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 PC Connection's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PC Connection's EBITDA

PC Connection's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$107.2 million.

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

PC Connection financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.49%
Gross profit TTM USD$451.3 million
Return on assets TTM 6.33%
Return on equity TTM 11.65%
Profit margin 2.52%
Book value $23.401
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PC Connection shares

There are currently 627,093 PC Connection shares held short by investors – that's known as PC Connection's "short interest". This figure is 3.8% down from 651,704 last month.

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

PC Connection's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PC Connection's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PC Connection shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PC Connection shares traded daily (recently around 88447.531734838). PC Connection's SIR currently stands at 7.09. In other words for every 100,000 PC Connection shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7090 shares are currently held short.

However PC Connection's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PC Connection shares, or, against the total number of tradable PC Connection shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PC Connection's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PC Connection shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0573% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PC Connection shares, roughly 57 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against PC Connection.

Find out more about how you can short PC Connection stock.

PC Connection share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 12.26% of net profits

Recently PC Connection has paid out, on average, around 12.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PC Connection shareholders could enjoy a 0.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PC Connection's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.

While PC Connection's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that PC Connection is investing more in its future growth.

PC Connection's most recent dividend payout was on 10 January 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have PC Connection's shares ever split?

PC Connection's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 24 May 2000. 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 PC Connection shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PC Connection shares which in turn could have impacted PC Connection's share price.

PC Connection share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PC Connection's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.1 up to $56.33. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CNXN.US volatility(beta: 0.92)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 PC Connection's is 0.9217. This would suggest that PC Connection's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

PC Connection overview

PC Connection, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of information technology (IT) solutions. The company operates through three segments: Business Solutions, Enterprise Solutions, and Public Sector Solutions. It offers IT products, including computer systems, software and peripheral equipment, networking communications, and other products and accessories. The company also provides services, such as design, configuration, and implementation of IT solutions. In addition, it publishes Connected, a quarterly publication that provides informative articles on the latest technologies and industry trends; distributes specialty catalogs to education, healthcare, and government customers; and MacConnection that publishes a catalog for the Apple market. The company markets its products and services through its Websites comprising,,, and It serves small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that include small office/home office customers; government and educational institutions; and medium-to-large corporate accounts through outbound telemarketing and field sales, and marketing programs targeted to specific customer populations, as well as through digital, Web, and print media advertising. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

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