How to buy Rapid7 stock - 08 March

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How to buy Rapid7 stock

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Rapid7, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Rapid7 shares (RPD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Rapid7 employs 1,847 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$411.5 million.

How to buy shares in Rapid7

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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 Rapid7. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RPD. 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 Rapid7 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 Rapid7, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Rapid7. 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.

Rapid7 share price

Use our graph to track the performance of RPD stocks over time.

Rapid7 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$31.3401 - USD$94.596
50-day moving average USD$86.1453
200-day moving average USD$73.6599
Wall St. target priceUSD$102.46
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.048

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Rapid7 financials

Revenue TTM USD$411.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$290 million
Return on assets TTM -5.62%
Return on equity TTM -127.79%
Profit margin -24.02%
Book value $1.37
Market capitalisation USD$4.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Rapid7 shares

There are currently 5.5 million Rapid7 shares held short by investors – that's known as Rapid7's "short interest". This figure is 2.2% down from 5.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Rapid7 shares can be evaluated.

Rapid7's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Rapid7's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Rapid7 shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Rapid7 shares traded daily (recently around 464382.11586902). Rapid7's SIR currently stands at 11.91. In other words for every 100,000 Rapid7 shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11910 shares are currently held short.

However Rapid7's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Rapid7 shares, or, against the total number of tradable Rapid7 shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Rapid7's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Rapid7 shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.108% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Rapid7 shares, roughly 108 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Rapid7.

Find out more about how you can short Rapid7 stock.

Rapid7 share dividends

We're not expecting Rapid7 to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Rapid7 share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Rapid7's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.3401 up to $94.596. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RPD.US volatility(beta: 1.29)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 Rapid7's is 1.2935. This would suggest that Rapid7's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Rapid7 overview

Rapid7, Inc. provides cyber security solutions. The company offers a cloud-native insight platform that enable customers to create and manage analytics-driven cyber security risk management programs. Its platform include vulnerability management solutions comprising InsightVM that is designed to provide a way to collect vulnerability data, prioritize risk, and automate remediation; InsightIDR, an incident detection and response solution; InsightAppSec provides application security testing that analyzes web applications for security vulnerabilities; and InsightConnect, a SOAR solution that is used by security professionals. The company's other products include Nexpose, an on-premise version of company's vulnerability risk management solution; AppSpider, an on-premise version of company's application security testing solution; Metasploit, a penetration testing software solution; and InsightOps that enables organizations to store and search data in real time. It offers its products through a combination of perpetual and term software licenses, cloud-based subscriptions, and managed services. The company serves customers in a range of industries, including technology, energy, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, retail, education, real estate, transportation, government, and professional services industries through sales teams, and indirect channel partner relationships, as well as directly in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It has a strategic partnership with Snyk to deliver end-to-end application security to organizations developing cloud native applications. Rapid7, Inc. was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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