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How to buy RF Industries stock

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RF Industries, Ltd is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. RF Industries shares (RFIL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. RF Industries employs 271 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$43 million.

How to buy shares in RF Industries

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

RF Industries share price

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RF Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$3.2933 - USD$6.49
50-day moving average USD$5.6942
200-day moving average USD$4.91
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.75
PE ratio 88.75
Dividend yield USD$0.04 (0.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.056

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Is it a good time to buy RF Industries stock?

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Is RF Industries under- or over-valued?

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

RF Industries's P/E ratio

RF Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 89x. In other words, RF Industries shares trade at around 89x 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.

RF Industries's EBITDA

RF Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$610,333.

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

RF Industries financials

Revenue TTM USD$43 million
Gross profit TTM USD$11.6 million
Return on assets TTM -2.01%
Return on equity TTM -0.25%
Profit margin -0.19%
Book value $3.267
Market capitalisation USD$58.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting RF Industries shares

There are currently 17,387 RF Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as RF Industries's "short interest". This figure is 3.3% up from 16,824 last month.

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

RF Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

RF Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of RF Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of RF Industries shares traded daily (recently around 124192.85714286). RF Industries's SIR currently stands at 0.14. In other words for every 100,000 RF Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 140 shares are currently held short.

However RF Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of RF Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable RF Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case RF Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 RF Industries shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0018% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable RF Industries shares, roughly 2 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 RF Industries.

Find out more about how you can short RF Industries stock.

RF Industries share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 62.5% of net profits

Recently RF Industries has paid out, on average, around 62.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), RF Industries shareholders could enjoy a 1.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In RF Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $0.04 per share.

RF Industries's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

RF Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 15 April 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have RF Industries's shares ever split?

RF Industries's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 March 2011. So if you had owned 1 share 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 RF Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for RF Industries shares which in turn could have impacted RF Industries's share price.

RF Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, RF Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.2933 up to $6.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RFIL.US volatility(beta: 0.98)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 RF Industries's is 0.9771. This would suggest that RF Industries's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

RF Industries overview

RF Industries, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets interconnect products and systems in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, RF Connector and Cable Assembly and Custom Cabling Manufacturing and Assembly. The company's RF Connector and Cable Assembly segment designs, manufactures, and distributes coaxial connectors and cable assemblies that are integrated with coaxial connectors. The Custom Cabling Manufacturing and Assembly segment designs, manufactures, markets and distributes custom copper and fiber cable assemblies, complex hybrid fiber optic and power solution cables, energy-efficient cooling systems for wireless base stations and remote equipment shelters, and custom designed pole-ready 5G small cell integrated enclosures. It also manufactures and sells custom and standard cable assemblies, hybrid fiber optic power solution cables, adapters, and electromechanical wiring harnesses for communication, computer, LAN, automotive, and medical equipment. In addition, the company designs and manufactures cable assemblies and wiring harnesses for blue chip industrial, oilfield, instrumentation, and military customers. It also designs and manufactures quality connectivity solutions to telecommunications and data communications distributors. The company sells its products through warehousing distributors and in-house marketing and sales team. It serves telecommunications carriers and equipment manufacturers, wireless and network infrastructure carriers, and OEMs. The company was formerly known as Celltronics, Inc. and changed its name to RF Industries, Ltd. in November 1990. RF Industries, Ltd. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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