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Pegasystems Inc is a software—application business based in the US. Pegasystems shares (PEGA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Pegasystems employs 5,155 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$986.2 million.

How to buy shares in Pegasystems

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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 Pegasystems. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PEGA. 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 Pegasystems 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$121.82, 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 Pegasystems, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Pegasystems. 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 Pegasystems's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$121.82, which is 18.68% up on its pre-crash value of USD$99.07 and 220.49% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$38.01.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Pegasystems shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$716.25 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$1,383.88.

Pegasystems share price

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Pegasystems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
Latest market close USD$121.82
52-week range USD$38.01 - USD$135.3638
50-day moving average USD$124.7556
200-day moving average USD$103.6305
Wall St. target price USD$142.27
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.12 (0.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.663

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Is it a good time to buy Pegasystems stock?

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Pegasystems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $121.82 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-19) -4.13%
1 month (2020-10-27) -1.69%
3 months (2020-08-26) -6.26%
6 months (2020-05-26) 30.04%
1 year (2019-11-26) 56.34%
2 years (2018-11-26) 133.15%
3 years (2017-11-24) 136.31%
5 years (2015-11-25) 319.63%

Is Pegasystems under- or over-valued?

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

Pegasystems's PEG ratio

Pegasystems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.22. 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 Pegasystems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Pegasystems financials

Revenue TTM USD$986.2 million
Gross profit TTM USD$601.4 million
Return on assets TTM -6.38%
Return on equity TTM -13.57%
Profit margin -7.66%
Book value $6.917
Market capitalisation USD$10.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Pegasystems shares

There are currently 1.7 million Pegasystems shares held short by investors – that's known as Pegasystems's "short interest". This figure is 2% down from 1.7 million last month.

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

Pegasystems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Pegasystems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Pegasystems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Pegasystems shares traded daily (recently around 264659.62441315). Pegasystems's SIR currently stands at 6.39. In other words for every 100,000 Pegasystems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6390 shares are currently held short.

However Pegasystems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Pegasystems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Pegasystems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Pegasystems's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Pegasystems shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0427% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Pegasystems shares, roughly 43 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 Pegasystems.

Find out more about how you can short Pegasystems stock.

Pegasystems share dividends

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

Have Pegasystems's shares ever split?

Pegasystems's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 April 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Pegasystems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Pegasystems shares which in turn could have impacted Pegasystems's share price.

Pegasystems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pegasystems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.01 up to $135.3638. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PEGA.US volatility(beta: 1.28)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 Pegasystems's is 1.2791. This would suggest that Pegasystems's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Pegasystems overview

Pegasystems Inc. develops, markets, licenses, and supports enterprise software applications in the United States, rest of the Americas, the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It provides Pega Platform, an application development product for clients; and Pega Infinity, a software platform that unifies customer engagement and digital process automation. The company offers customer engagement applications, including Pega Marketing that enable enterprises to enhance customer acquisition and experiences across inbound, outbound, and paid media channels; Pega Sales Automation to automate and manage the sales process; and Pega Customer Service to anticipate customer needs, connect customers to people and systems, and automate customer interactions to evolve the customer service experience, as well as to allow enterprises to deliver interactions across channels and enhance employee productivity. It also provides digital process automation software; Pega Cloud that allows clients to develop, test, and deploy applications and the Pega Platform using an Internet-based infrastructure; and guidance and implementation, technical support, and instructor-led and online training services. It primarily markets its software and services to financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and high tech, communications and media, insurance, government, consumer services, and life sciences markets through a direct sales force, as well as partnerships with technology providers and application developers. Pegasystems Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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