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How to buy PCTEL stock | $5.77

Learn how to easily invest in PCTEL stock.

PCTEL Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. PCTEL shares (PCTI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PCTEL employs 326 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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PCTEL stock price (NASDAQ: PCTI)

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PCTEL shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-09.
Latest market close$5.77
52-week range$4.75 - $9.00
50-day moving average $6.37
200-day moving average $6.60
Wall St. target price$9.00
PE ratio 52.4324
Dividend yield $0.22 (3.81%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.11

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Is it a good time to buy PCTEL stock?

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PCTEL price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.77 from 2021-10-14

1 week (2021-10-08) -0.86%
1 month (2021-09-16) -9.84%
3 months (2021-07-16) -9.70%
6 months (2021-04-16) -12.18%
1 year (2020-10-16) 2.85%
2 years (2019-10-16) -28.50%
3 years (2018-10-16) 20.46%
5 years (2016-10-14) 6.65%

Is PCTEL under- or over-valued?

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

PCTEL's P/E ratio

PCTEL's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 52x. In other words, PCTEL shares trade at around 52x 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.

PCTEL's PEG ratio

PCTEL's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7. 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 PCTEL's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


PCTEL's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.5 million.

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

PCTEL financials

Revenue TTM $79.5 million
Operating margin TTM 3.01%
Gross profit TTM $37.9 million
Return on assets TTM 1.73%
Return on equity TTM 2.98%
Profit margin 2.62%
Book value $3.80
Market capitalisation $106.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PCTEL shares

There are currently 329,344 PCTEL shares held short by investors – that's known as PCTEL's "short interest". This figure is 0.6% up from 327,347 last month.

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

PCTEL's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PCTEL's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PCTEL shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PCTEL shares traded daily (recently around 43621.721854305). PCTEL's SIR currently stands at 7.55. In other words for every 100,000 PCTEL shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7550 shares are currently held short.

However PCTEL's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PCTEL shares, or, against the total number of tradable PCTEL shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PCTEL's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PCTEL shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0244% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PCTEL shares, roughly 24 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 PCTEL.

Find out more about how you can short PCTEL stock.

PCTEL share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 94.26% of net profits

Recently PCTEL has paid out, on average, around 94.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PCTEL shareholders could enjoy a 3.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PCTEL's case, that would currently equate to about $0.22 per share.

PCTEL's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

PCTEL's most recent dividend payout was on 12 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

PCTEL share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PCTEL's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.7506 up to $9.0029. 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 PCTEL's is 0.3312. This would suggest that PCTEL's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

PCTEL overview

PCTEL, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides industrial Internet of Thing devices (IoT), antenna systems, and test and measurement solutions worldwide. It operates in three segments: Enterprise Wireless, Intelligent Transportation, and Industrial IoT. The company designs and manufactures precision antennas and Industrial IoT devices that are deployed in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and devices for the industrial IoT. It also offers radio frequency test and measurement products that enhance the performance of wireless networks with a focus on LTE, public safety, and 5G technologies. The company supplies its products to wireless equipment distributors, public and private carriers, wireless infrastructure providers, and value-added resellers, as well as original equipment manufacturers. PCTEL, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of PCTEL is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 15.018% of PCTEL shares are held by insiders and 56.377% by institutions.
How many people work for PCTEL?
Latest data suggests 326 work at PCTEL.
When does the fiscal year end for PCTEL?
PCTEL's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is PCTEL based?
PCTEL's address is: 471 Brighton Drive, Bloomingdale, IL, United States, 60108-3102
What is PCTEL's ISIN number?
PCTEL's international securities identification number is: US69325Q1058
What is PCTEL's CUSIP number?
PCTEL's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 69325Q105

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