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How to buy Perion Network stock

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Perion Network Ltd is an internet content & information business based in the US. Perion Network shares (PERI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Perion Network employs 399 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$288.1 million.

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

Perion Network share price

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Perion Network shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-20.
52-week rangeUSD$3.43 - USD$17.85
50-day moving average USD$12.1942
200-day moving average USD$7.942
Wall St. target priceUSD$14.3
PE ratio 53.8
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.25

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Is it a good time to buy Perion Network stock?

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Is Perion Network under- or over-valued?

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

Perion Network's P/E ratio

Perion Network's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 54x. In other words, Perion Network shares trade at around 54x 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.

Perion Network's PEG ratio

Perion Network's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3124. 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 Perion Network's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Perion Network's EBITDA

Perion Network's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$15.4 million.

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

Perion Network financials

Revenue TTM USD$288.1 million
Operating margin TTM 3.46%
Gross profit TTM USD$100 million
Return on assets TTM 2.09%
Return on equity TTM 4.32%
Profit margin 2.47%
Book value $6.424
Market capitalisation USD$393.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Perion Network shares

There are currently 273,348 Perion Network shares held short by investors – that's known as Perion Network's "short interest". This figure is 3.7% down from 283,856 last month.

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

Perion Network's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Perion Network's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Perion Network shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Perion Network shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Perion Network's SIR currently stands at 0.25. In other words for every 100,000 Perion Network shares traded daily on the market, roughly 250 shares are currently held short.

However Perion Network's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Perion Network shares, or, against the total number of tradable Perion Network shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Perion Network's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Perion Network shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0121% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Perion Network shares, roughly 12 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 Perion Network.

Find out more about how you can short Perion Network stock.

Perion Network share dividends

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

Have Perion Network's shares ever split?

Perion Network's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 27 August 2018. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Perion Network shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Perion Network shares which in turn could have impacted Perion Network's share price.

Perion Network share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Perion Network's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.43 up to $17.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PERI.US volatility(beta: 1.18)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 Perion Network's is 1.1843. This would suggest that Perion Network's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Perion Network overview

Perion Network Ltd., a technology company, delivers advertising solutions to brands, agencies, and publishers in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company develops digital advertising solutions to capture consumer attention and drive engagement, as well as delivers ads across a portfolio of Websites and mobile applications. Its proprietary social marketing platform offers a dashboard for marketers that make media buying efficient on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and other social networks and platforms. The company's platform allows advertisers to control their marketing expenditures, in-house planning and strategy, and utilize the technical tool to create operational marketing efficiencies. In addition, it provides search-based monetization solutions for publishers with analytics capabilities to track and monitor their business performance; Smilebox that enables people to tell the stories of their lives with customizable eCards, slideshows, invitations, and collages; and IncrediMail a messaging application that enables consumers to manage various email accounts in one place. The company was formerly known as IncrediMail Ltd. and changed its name to Perion Network Ltd. in November 2011. Perion Network Ltd. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Holon, Israel.

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