How to buy Priority Technology stock - 21 April

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How to buy Priority Technology stock

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Priority Technology Holdings, Inc is an information technology services business based in the US. Priority Technology shares (PRTH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Priority Technology employs 472 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – PRTH – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Priority Technology share price

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Priority Technology shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-16.
52-week range$1.33 - $9.50
50-day moving average $7.68
200-day moving average $6.02
Wall St. target price$15.75
PE ratio 18.605
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.38

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Is it a good time to buy Priority Technology stock?

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Is Priority Technology under- or over-valued?

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

Priority Technology's P/E ratio

Priority Technology's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Priority Technology shares trade at around 19x 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.

Priority Technology's EBITDA

Priority Technology's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $57.5 million.

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

Priority Technology financials

Revenue TTM $404.3 million
Operating margin TTM 5.44%
Gross profit TTM $127 million
Return on assets TTM 3.12%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 6.35%
Book value $-1.59
Market capitalisation $478.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Priority Technology shares

There are currently 192,602 Priority Technology shares held short by investors – that's known as Priority Technology's "short interest". This figure is 3.9% down from 200,446 last month.

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

Priority Technology's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Priority Technology's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Priority Technology shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Priority Technology shares traded daily (recently around 71866.417910448). Priority Technology's SIR currently stands at 2.68. In other words for every 100,000 Priority Technology shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2680 shares are currently held short.

However Priority Technology's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Priority Technology shares, or, against the total number of tradable Priority Technology shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Priority Technology's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Priority Technology shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0237% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Priority Technology shares, roughly 24 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 Priority Technology.

Find out more about how you can short Priority Technology stock.

Priority Technology share dividends

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

Priority Technology share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Priority Technology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.3275 up to $9.496. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PRTH.US volatility(beta: 0.52)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 Priority Technology's is 0.5249. This would suggest that Priority Technology's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Priority Technology overview

Priority Technology Holdings, Inc. provides merchant acquiring, integrated payment software, and commercial payment solutions in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Payments, Commercial Payments, and Integrated Partners. The company offers MX product suite, including MX ISO/Agent and VIMAS reseller technology systems, and MX Merchant products, such as MX Insights, MX Storefront, MX Retail, MX Invoice, MX B2B, ACH. com, and others, which provide resellers and merchant clients a customizable set of business applications that enable business work functions and revenue performance management. It also offers CPX, a solution suite that offers automated payment services for customers, including virtual payments, purchase cards, electronic funds transfers, ACH payments, and check payments. In addition, the company provides curated managed services and a suite of integrated accounts payable automation solutions to various financial institutions and card networks; and payment-adjacent technologies to facilitate the acceptance of electronic payments from customers in the rental real estate, rental storage, medical, and hospitality industries.

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