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RealNetworks, Inc is an electronic gaming & multimedia business based in the US. RealNetworks shares (RNWK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. RealNetworks employs 453 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$174.1 million.

How to buy shares in RealNetworks

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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 RealNetworks. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RNWK. 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 RealNetworks 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$1.4, 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 RealNetworks, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of RealNetworks. 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.

RealNetworks share price

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RealNetworks shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-25.
Latest market close USD$1.4
52-week range USD$0.32 - USD$2.02
50-day moving average USD$1.4428
200-day moving average USD$1.3794
Wall St. target price USD$6.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.544

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Is it a good time to buy RealNetworks stock?

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RealNetworks price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.4 from 2020-11-16

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RealNetworks financials

Revenue TTM USD$174.1 million
Gross profit TTM USD$69 million
Return on assets TTM -6.68%
Return on equity TTM -54.75%
Profit margin -11.12%
Book value $0.953
Market capitalisation USD$58.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting RealNetworks shares

There are currently 483,076 RealNetworks shares held short by investors – that's known as RealNetworks's "short interest". This figure is 17.7% up from 410,559 last month.

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

RealNetworks's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

RealNetworks's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of RealNetworks shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of RealNetworks shares traded daily (recently around 832889.65517241). RealNetworks's SIR currently stands at 0.58. In other words for every 100,000 RealNetworks shares traded daily on the market, roughly 580 shares are currently held short.

However RealNetworks's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of RealNetworks shares, or, against the total number of tradable RealNetworks shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case RealNetworks's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 RealNetworks shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0194% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable RealNetworks shares, roughly 19 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 RealNetworks.

Find out more about how you can short RealNetworks stock.

RealNetworks share dividends

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

Have RealNetworks's shares ever split?

RealNetworks's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 31 August 2011. So if you had owned 4 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 RealNetworks shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for RealNetworks shares which in turn could have impacted RealNetworks's share price.

RealNetworks share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, RealNetworks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.32 up to $2.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RNWK.US volatility(beta: 1.63)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 RealNetworks's is 1.6325. This would suggest that RealNetworks's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

RealNetworks overview

RealNetworks, Inc. provides digital media applications and services. Its Consumer Media segment offers RealPlayer media player, a software that enables consumers to discover, play, download, manage, and edit digital video, stream audio and video, download and save photos and videos from the web, transfer and share content on social networks, and edit their own photo and video content. This segment also licenses its codec technology to electronic equipment, microchip, and integrated circuit manufacturers. The company's Mobile Services segment provides digital media services to mobile and online service providers as software as a service offerings, which include intercarrier messaging services; Kontxt, a text message management, anti-spam, and classification product; ringback tone that enables callers to hear subscriber-selected music or messages; business intelligence, and subscriber management and billing for the carriers; RealTimes, a photo and video sharing platform that offers to wireless carriers for integration in their hosted cloud solutions; and SAFR, a computer vision platform. Its Games segment develops, publishes, and distributes casual games, including time-management, board, card, puzzle, word, and hidden-object games. It offers its casual games through mobile devices, digital downloads, and subscription play. The company also develops and markets software products and services. RealNetworks, Inc. provides its products and services through direct and indirect channels comprising public relations, trade shows, events, and speaking opportunities; online channels, including social media; third party distribution partners; and third-party distribution channels, such as application storefronts, search engines, online portals, and content publishers. It offers its software and services to consumers, mobile carriers, device manufacturers, system integrators, and other businesses. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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