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How to buy Root stock | $13.49

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Root, Inc (ROOT) is a leading insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$14.75 after a previous close of USD$16.42. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$12.86 to a high of USD$14.95. The latest price was USD$13.49 (25 minute delay). Root is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 977 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Root

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Root. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ROOT. 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 Root 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$13.49, 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 Root, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Root. 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.

Root share price

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Root shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-26.
OpenUSD$14.75
HighUSD$14.95
LowUSD$12.86
CloseUSD$13.49
Previous closeUSD$16.42
Change USD$-2.93
Change % -17.8441%
Volume 8,745,668
Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$13.57 - USD$29.48
50-day moving average USD$19.8713
200-day moving average USD$18.9968
Wall St. target priceUSD$22.58
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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Is it a good time to buy Root stock?

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Root financials

Revenue TTM USD$402.4 million
Gross profit TTM USD$-31,200,000
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -78.26%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$4.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Root shares

There are currently 8.6 million Root shares held short by investors – that's known as Root's "short interest". This figure is 2% down from 8.8 million last month.

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

Root's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Root's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Root shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Root shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). Root's SIR currently stands at 3.33. In other words for every 100,000 Root shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3330 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Root's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However Root's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Root shares, or, against the total number of tradable Root shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Root's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Root shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.1445% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Root shares, roughly 145 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 Root.

Find out more about how you can short Root stock.

Root share dividends

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

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Root overview

Root, Inc. is the parent company of Root Insurance Company. Root is a technology company revolutionizing personal insurance with a pricing model based upon fairness and a modern customer experience. Root's modern, mobile-first customer experience is designed to make insurance simple.

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