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How to buy Proterra (PTRA) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Proterra stock.

Proterra Inc
-$0.51 (-4.46%)

Proterra, a Burlingame, California company that develops electric vehicle charging systems, completed its SPAC process June 15, and shares are now trading as PTRA.

How to buy shares in Proterra

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  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – PTRA – 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.

Proterra stock price (NASDAQ: PTRA)

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Proterra shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
52-week range$9.70 - $31.06
50-day moving average $16.19
200-day moving average $18.23
Wall St. target price$23.00
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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Is it a good time to buy Proterra stock?

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Proterra financials

Revenue TTM $197.8 million
Gross profit TTM $7.5 million
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -78.05%
Book value $3.90
Market capitalisation $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Proterra shares

There are currently 6.7 million Proterra shares held short by investors – that's known as Proterra's "short interest". This figure is 335.3% up from 1.5 million last month.

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

Proterra's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Proterra's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Proterra shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Proterra shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Proterra's SIR currently stands at 6.07. In other words for every 100,000 Proterra shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6070 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Proterra's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However Proterra's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Proterra shares, or, against the total number of tradable Proterra shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Proterra's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Proterra shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 1.2163% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Proterra shares, roughly 1216 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Proterra.

Find out more about how you can short Proterra stock.

Proterra share dividends

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

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Proterra overview

Proterra Inc. designs and manufactures zero-emission electric transit vehicles. The company offers energy services, including fleet planning, charging infrastructure, energy management, and charging infrastructure financing. It also provides battery technology; drivetrains and HV systems; powered vehicles, such as school buses, coach buses, shuttle buses, transit buses, and excavators; and electric transit buses. The company serves public and commercial transits, schools, airports, universities, and construction companies. Proterra Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Burlingame, California.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Proterra is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.69% of Proterra shares are held by insiders and 22.031% by institutions.
How many people work for Proterra?
Latest data suggests 656 work at Proterra.
Where is Proterra based?
Proterra's address is: 1815 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA, United States, 94010

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