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How to buy Pixelworks stock

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Pixelworks, Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. Pixelworks shares (PXLW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Pixelworks employs 197 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Pixelworks share price

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Pixelworks shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$1.85 - $4.84
50-day moving average $3.35
200-day moving average $3.02
Wall St. target price$5.00
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.11

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Is it a good time to buy Pixelworks stock?

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Is Pixelworks under- or over-valued?

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

Pixelworks's PEG ratio

Pixelworks's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.64. 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 Pixelworks's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Pixelworks financials

Revenue TTM $40.9 million
Gross profit TTM $20.4 million
Return on assets TTM -22.42%
Return on equity TTM -52.85%
Profit margin -64.93%
Book value $1.04
Market capitalisation $164.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Pixelworks shares

There are currently 2.0 million Pixelworks shares held short by investors – that's known as Pixelworks's "short interest". This figure is 8.8% up from 1.9 million last month.

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

Pixelworks's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Pixelworks's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Pixelworks shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Pixelworks shares traded daily (recently around 711568.75). Pixelworks's SIR currently stands at 2.88. In other words for every 100,000 Pixelworks shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2880 shares are currently held short.

However Pixelworks's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Pixelworks shares, or, against the total number of tradable Pixelworks shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Pixelworks's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Pixelworks shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0406% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Pixelworks shares, roughly 41 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 Pixelworks.

Find out more about how you can short Pixelworks stock.

Pixelworks share dividends

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

Have Pixelworks's shares ever split?

Pixelworks's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 3 June 2008. 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 Pixelworks shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Pixelworks shares which in turn could have impacted Pixelworks's share price.

Pixelworks share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pixelworks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.85 up to $4.84. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PXLW.US volatility(beta: 2.18)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 Pixelworks's is 2.1842. This would suggest that Pixelworks's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Pixelworks overview

Pixelworks, Inc. develops and markets semiconductor and software solutions. The company provides video display processor products comprises image processor ICs, such as embedded microprocessors, digital signal processing technology, and software that control the operations and signal processing within high-end display systems; video co-processor ICs that work with an image processor to post-process video signals to enhance the performance or feature set of the overall video solution; and transcoder ICs, such as embedded microprocessors, digital signal processing technology, and software that control the operations and signal processing for converting bitrates, resolutions, and codecs. As of December 31, 2020, it had an intellectual property portfolio of 338 patents related to the visual display of digital image data. The company's products are used in smartphones, tablets, and projectors. It serves in Japan, China, the United States, Taiwan, Europe, and Korea through a direct sales force, as well as distributors and manufacturers' representatives. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is based in San Jose, California.

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