How to buy Pluralsight stock - 05 March

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How to buy Pluralsight stock

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Pluralsight, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Pluralsight shares (PS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Pluralsight employs 1,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$391.9 million.

How to buy shares in Pluralsight

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

Pluralsight share price

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Pluralsight shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$6.59 - USD$22.69
50-day moving average USD$21.1106
200-day moving average USD$18.953
Wall St. target priceUSD$19.96
PE ratio 9.2528
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.954

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Is it a good time to buy Pluralsight stock?

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Is Pluralsight under- or over-valued?

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

Pluralsight's P/E ratio

Pluralsight's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Pluralsight shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Pluralsight financials

Revenue TTM USD$391.9 million
Gross profit TTM USD$309.4 million
Return on assets TTM -7.71%
Return on equity TTM -73.27%
Profit margin -32.69%
Book value $1.375
Market capitalisation USD$3.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Pluralsight shares

There are currently 6.5 million Pluralsight shares held short by investors – that's known as Pluralsight's "short interest". This figure is 12.9% up from 5.7 million last month.

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

Pluralsight's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Pluralsight's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Pluralsight shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Pluralsight shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Pluralsight's SIR currently stands at 3.94. In other words for every 100,000 Pluralsight shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3940 shares are currently held short.

However Pluralsight's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Pluralsight shares, or, against the total number of tradable Pluralsight shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Pluralsight's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Pluralsight shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0531% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Pluralsight shares, roughly 53 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 Pluralsight.

Find out more about how you can short Pluralsight stock.

Pluralsight share dividends

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

Pluralsight share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pluralsight's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.59 up to $22.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PS.US volatility(beta: 2.28)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 Pluralsight's is 2.2835. This would suggest that Pluralsight's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Pluralsight overview

Pluralsight, Inc. operates a cloud-based technology skills platform in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. Its platform products include Pluralsight Skills for individuals and teams to acquire technology skills through skill development experiences, such as skill assessments, a curated library of expert-authored courses, directed learning paths, interactive content, and business analytics; and Pluralsight Flow, which gives technology leaders objective data and visibility into workflow patterns to measure the productivity of their software developers. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Draper, Utah.

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