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How to buy Quantum Corporation stock

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Quantum Corporation is a computer hardware business based in the US. Quantum Corporation shares (QMCO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Quantum Corporation employs 829 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$345.4 million.

How to buy shares in Quantum Corporation

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

Quantum Corporation share price

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Quantum Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$3.17 - USD$9.47
50-day moving average USD$8.55
200-day moving average USD$6.5351
Wall St. target priceUSD$11.4
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.096

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Is it a good time to buy Quantum Corporation stock?

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Is Quantum Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Quantum Corporation's EBITDA

Quantum Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$16.9 million.

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

Quantum Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$345.4 million
Operating margin TTM 3.45%
Gross profit TTM USD$172.5 million
Return on assets TTM 4.24%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -6.32%
Book value $-5.618
Market capitalisation USD$472 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Quantum Corporation shares

There are currently 621,570 Quantum Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Quantum Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.3% up from 558,435 last month.

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

Quantum Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Quantum Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Quantum Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Quantum Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 383685.18518519). Quantum Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.62. In other words for every 100,000 Quantum Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1620 shares are currently held short.

However Quantum Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Quantum Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Quantum Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Quantum Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Quantum Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0133% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Quantum Corporation shares, roughly 13 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 Quantum Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Quantum Corporation stock.

Quantum Corporation share dividends

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

Have Quantum Corporation's shares ever split?

Quantum Corporation's shares were split on a 1:8 basis on 18 April 2017. So if you had owned 8 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Quantum Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 700% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Quantum Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Quantum Corporation's share price.

Quantum Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Quantum Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.17 up to $9.47. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

QMCO.US volatility(beta: 2.29)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 Quantum Corporation's is 2.2874. This would suggest that Quantum Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Quantum Corporation overview

Quantum Corporation provides products for storing and managing digital video and video-like data in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers StorNext software systems that enable high-speed ingest, editing, processing, and management of digital video and image datasets; and Scalar tape systems that provide long-term data storage facility to archive and preserve digital content for decades. It also provides DXi backup systems for backup storage and multi-site disaster recovery; surveillance and physical security storage systems, including video recording servers, as well as hyperconverged storage systems for video surveillance management and recording; and appliances designed for video surveillance analytics and to run various types of access control systems. In addition, the company offers in-vehicle storage systems, which are removable storage systems for in-vehicle data capture, mobile surveillance, and military applications; managed services, implementation and training services, and support services; and object storage systems for online content repositories, such as media archives, genome sequencing data repositories, and big data lakes. Further, it sells linear tape-open (LTO) tape cartridges, as well as standalone LTO tape drives for small business and desktop use. The company sells its products through a network of distributors, value-added resellers, direct marketing resellers, original equipment manufacturers, and other suppliers, as well as directly to corporate entities and government agencies. It serves corporations, government agencies, service providers, broadcasters, movie studios, sports leagues and teams, and enterprises. Quantum Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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