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How to buy Roku stock | $164.67

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Roku, Inc is an entertainment business based in the US. Roku shares (ROKU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Roku employs 1,650 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Roku

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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 Roku Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ROKU. 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 Roku 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$164.67, 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 Roku, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Roku. 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 Roku's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$164.67, which is 27.50% up on its pre-crash value of USD$119.38 and 182.84% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$58.22.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Roku shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$701.37 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$1,291.01.

Roku share price

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Roku shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-13.
Latest market closeUSD$164.67
52-week rangeUSD$58.22 - USD$185.44
50-day moving average USD$156.9435
200-day moving average USD$124.5953
Wall St. target priceUSD$166.83
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.199

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Is it a good time to buy Roku stock?

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Roku price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $164.67

1 week (2020-09-10) 3.28%
1 month (2020-08-20) 10.60%
3 months (2020-06-19) 28.15%
6 months (2020-03-19) 122.17%
1 year (2019-09-19) 23.11%
2 years (2018-09-19) 133.21%
3 years (2017-09-16) N/A
5 years (2015-09-16) N/A

Roku financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$495.2 million
Return on assets TTM -6.44%
Return on equity TTM -18.78%
Profit margin -10.28%
Book value $8.152
Market capitalisation USD$19.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Roku shares

There are currently 11.7 million Roku shares held short by investors – that's known as Roku's "short interest". This figure is 5.3% up from 11.1 million last month.

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

Roku's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Roku's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Roku shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Roku shares traded daily (recently around 14.3 million). Roku's SIR currently stands at 0.82. In other words for every 100,000 Roku shares traded daily on the market, roughly 820 shares are currently held short.

However Roku's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Roku shares, or, against the total number of tradable Roku shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Roku's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Roku shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0703% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Roku shares, roughly 70 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 Roku.

Find out more about how you can short Roku stock.

Roku share dividends

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

Roku share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Roku's shares have ranged in value from as little as $58.22 up to $185.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ROKU.US volatility(beta: 1.83)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 Roku's is 1.8312. This would suggest that Roku's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Roku overview

Roku, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a TV streaming platform. The company operates in two segments, Platform and Player. Its platform allows users to discover and access various movies and TV episodes, as well as live sports, music, news, and others. As of December 31, 2019, the company had 36.9 million active accounts. It also provides advertising products, including videos ads, brand sponsorships, and audience development campaigns; and manufactures, sells, and licenses TVs under the Roku TV name, as well as subscription and billing services. In addition, the company offers streaming media players and accessories under the Roku brand name; and sells branded channel buttons on remote controls. It provides its products and services through retailers and distributors, as well as directly to customers through its website in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the Republic of Ireland, Mexico, and various Latin American countries. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

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