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RCM Technologies, Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. RCM Technologies shares (RCMT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. RCM Technologies employs 3,410 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$157.8 million.

How to buy shares in RCM Technologies

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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 RCM Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RCMT. 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 RCM Technologies 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$1.41, 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 RCM Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of RCM Technologies. 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 RCM Technologies's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$1.41, which is 45.98% down on its pre-crash value of USD$2.61 and 38.24% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$1.02.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of RCM Technologies shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$411.77 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$518.39.

RCM Technologies share price

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RCM Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-24.
Latest market close USD$1.41
52-week range USD$1.02 - USD$3.17
50-day moving average USD$1.3861
200-day moving average USD$1.4825
Wall St. target price USD$2.75
PE ratio 7.6935
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.285

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Is it a good time to buy RCM Technologies stock?

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RCM Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.41 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-19) N/A
1 month (2020-10-30) 11.02%
3 months (2020-08-26) N/A
6 months (2020-05-26) N/A
1 year (2019-11-26) N/A
2 years (2018-11-26) N/A
3 years (2017-11-26) N/A
5 years (2015-11-26) N/A

Is RCM Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

RCM Technologies's P/E ratio

RCM Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, RCM Technologies shares trade at around 8x 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.

RCM Technologies's PEG ratio

RCM Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.36. 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 RCM Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

RCM Technologies's EBITDA

RCM Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.7 million.

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

RCM Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$157.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$48.6 million
Return on assets TTM -5.11%
Return on equity TTM -22.58%
Profit margin -3.91%
Book value $2.061
Market capitalisation USD$18.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting RCM Technologies shares

There are currently 47,468 RCM Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as RCM Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 1043% up from 4,153 last month.

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

RCM Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

RCM Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of RCM Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of RCM Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 395566.66666667). RCM Technologies's SIR currently stands at 0.12. In other words for every 100,000 RCM Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 120 shares are currently held short.

However RCM Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of RCM Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable RCM Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case RCM Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 RCM Technologies shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0071% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable RCM Technologies shares, roughly 7 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 RCM Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short RCM Technologies stock.

RCM Technologies share dividends

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

Have RCM Technologies's shares ever split?

RCM Technologies's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 8 April 1996. So if you had owned 5 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 RCM Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for RCM Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted RCM Technologies's share price.

RCM Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, RCM Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.02 up to $3.17. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RCMT.US volatility(beta: 1.69)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 RCM Technologies's is 1.69. This would suggest that RCM Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

RCM Technologies overview

RCM Technologies, Inc. provides business and technology solutions in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Serbia. It operates through three segments: Engineering, Specialty Health Care, and Information Technology. The Engineering segment offers a range of engineering services, including project management engineering and design, engineering analysis, engineer-procure-construct, configuration management, hardware/software validation and verification, quality assurance, technical writing and publications, manufacturing process planning and improvement, and 3D/BIM integrated design. The Specialty Health Care segment provides long-term and short-term staffing, executive search, and placement services in the fields of rehabilitation, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists; nursing; managed care; allied health care; health care management; medical office support; and non-medical caregivers or companions. This segment also offers in-patient, outpatient, sub-acute and acute care, multilingual speech pathology, rehabilitation, geriatric, pediatric, and adult day care services to hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, sports medicine facilities, and private practices. The Information Technology segment provides enterprise business solutions, application services, infrastructure solutions, competitive advantage and productivity solutions, life sciences solutions, and other vertical market specific solutions. The company serves aerospace and defense, energy, financial services, health care, life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, and technology industries, as well as educational institutions and the public sector. RCM Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

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