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PTC Inc is a software—application business based in the US. PTC shares (PTC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PTC employs 6,169 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.

How to buy shares in PTC

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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 PTC. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PTC. 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 PTC 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$87.62, 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 PTC, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PTC. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted PTC's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, PTC's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$87.62, which is 1.13% down on its pre-crash value of USD$88.62 and 99.59% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$43.9.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of PTC shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$574.16 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,032.16.

PTC share price

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PTC shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$87.62
52-week rangeUSD$43.9 - USD$96.59
50-day moving average USD$85.9789
200-day moving average USD$79.0589
Wall St. target priceUSD$100.29
PE ratio 115.2895
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.75

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Is it a good time to buy PTC stock?

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PTC price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $87.62 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-21) 0.74%
1 month (2020-10-01) 4.15%
3 months (2020-07-29) 4.27%
6 months (2020-04-29) 25.24%
1 year (2019-10-29) 36.46%
2 years (2018-10-29) 10.84%
3 years (2017-10-27) 31.90%
5 years (2015-10-29) 157.25%

Is PTC under- or over-valued?

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

PTC's P/E ratio

PTC's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 115x. In other words, PTC shares trade at around 115x recent earnings.

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

PTC's PEG ratio

PTC's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4757. 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 PTC's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


PTC's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$290.4 million.

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

PTC financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 17%
Gross profit TTM USD$930.3 million
Return on assets TTM 4.95%
Return on equity TTM 6.85%
Profit margin 6.21%
Book value $11.447
Market capitalisation USD$10.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PTC shares

There are currently 1.8 million PTC shares held short by investors – that's known as PTC's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% up from 1.8 million last month.

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

PTC's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PTC's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PTC shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PTC shares traded daily (recently around 897344.60784314). PTC's SIR currently stands at 2.04. In other words for every 100,000 PTC shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2040 shares are currently held short.

However PTC's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PTC shares, or, against the total number of tradable PTC shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PTC's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PTC shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0199% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PTC shares, roughly 20 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 PTC.

Find out more about how you can short PTC stock.

PTC's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like PTC.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

PTC's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 25.33

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PTC's overall score of 25.33 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 23rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like PTC is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

PTC's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.28/100

PTC's environmental score of 5.28 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PTC is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PTC's social score

Social score: 16.16/100

PTC's social score of 16.16 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PTC is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

PTC's governance score

Governance score: 9.89/100

PTC's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that PTC is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PTC's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. PTC scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that PTC has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

PTC Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 25.33
Total ESG percentile 22.78
Environmental score 5.28
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 16.16
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 9.89
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

PTC share dividends

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

Have PTC's shares ever split?

PTC's shares were split on a 2:5 basis on 28 February 2006. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your PTC shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 150% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for PTC shares which in turn could have impacted PTC's share price.

PTC share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PTC's shares have ranged in value from as little as $43.9 up to $96.59. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PTC.US volatility(beta: 1.21)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 PTC's is 1.2146. This would suggest that PTC's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

PTC overview

PTC Inc. operates as software and services company in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Software Products and Professional Services. It offers Creo, a suite of product design software that provides capabilities for design flexibility, advanced assembly design, piping and cabling design, advanced surfacing, comprehensive virtual prototyping, and other design functions; Windchill, a product lifecycle management software; ThingWorx, which includes cloud-based tools that allow customers to connect products and devices to the cloud; and Vuforia Studio, a cloud-based tool that enables industrial enterprises to author and publish augmented reality experiences. The company also provides consulting, implementation, training, cloud, and license and support services. PTC Inc. markets its products primarily through third-party resellers and strategic partners. The company was formerly known as Parametric Technology Corporation and changed its name to PTC Inc. in January 2013. PTC Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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