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How to buy PlayAGS stock | $5.84

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PlayAGS, Inc is a gambling business based in the US. PlayAGS shares (AGS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PlayAGS employs 762 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$198.2 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 PlayAGS. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AGS. 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 PlayAGS 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$5.84, 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 PlayAGS, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PlayAGS. 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.

PlayAGS share price

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PlayAGS shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$5.84
52-week rangeUSD$0.7011 - USD$12.31
50-day moving average USD$5.2976
200-day moving average USD$4.0658
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.03
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.397

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Is it a good time to buy PlayAGS stock?

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PlayAGS price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.84 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -10.43%
1 month (2020-12-16) -4.89%
3 months (2020-10-15) 76.97%
6 months (2020-07-15) 65.44%
1 year (2020-01-15) -47.90%
2 years (2019-01-15) -76.54%
3 years (2018-01-12) N/A
5 years (2016-01-12) N/A

Is PlayAGS under- or over-valued?

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

PlayAGS's EBITDA

PlayAGS's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$70.6 million.

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

PlayAGS financials

Revenue TTM USD$198.2 million
Gross profit TTM USD$218.7 million
Return on assets TTM -2.09%
Return on equity TTM -69.89%
Profit margin -33.66%
Book value $1.788
Market capitalisation USD$250.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PlayAGS shares

There are currently 2.4 million PlayAGS shares held short by investors – that's known as PlayAGS's "short interest". This figure is 154.3% up from 942,224 last month.

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

PlayAGS's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PlayAGS's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PlayAGS shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PlayAGS shares traded daily (recently around 593152.22772277). PlayAGS's SIR currently stands at 4.04. In other words for every 100,000 PlayAGS shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4040 shares are currently held short.

However PlayAGS's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PlayAGS shares, or, against the total number of tradable PlayAGS shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PlayAGS's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PlayAGS shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.088% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PlayAGS shares, roughly 88 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 PlayAGS.

Find out more about how you can short PlayAGS stock.

PlayAGS share dividends

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

PlayAGS share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PlayAGS's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.7011 up to $12.31. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while PlayAGS's is 3.3842. This would suggest that PlayAGS's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

PlayAGS overview

PlayAGS, Inc. designs and supplies gaming products and services for the gaming industry in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Electronic Gaming Machines (EGM), Table Products, and Interactive Games (Interactive). The EGM segment offers various video slot titles for the marketplace; and EGM cabinets, including the Alora, Orion Portrait, Orion Rise, Orion Upright, ICON, Big Red, and Orion Slant. This segment also provides conversion kits that allow existing game titles to be converted to other game titles offered within that operating platform. It serves Class II Native American, Mexico, and the Philippines gaming jurisdictions, as well as Class III Native American, commercial, and charitable jurisdictions. The Table Products segment offers table products, including live felt table games, side bet offerings, progressives, card shufflers, signage, and other ancillary table game equipment, as well as table technology related to blackjack, poker, baccarat, craps, and roulette. This segment also provides Dex S, a single deck card shuffler for poker tables. Its brands include In Bet, Buster Blackjack, Double Draw Poker, and Criss Cross Poker. The Interactive segment offers a platform for business-to-business content aggregation used by real-money gaming and sports-betting partners; and business-to-consumer social casino games through its mobile app, Lucky Play Casino. The company was formerly known as AP Gaming Holdco, Inc. and changed its name to PlayAGS, Inc. in December 2017. PlayAGS, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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