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How to buy Root stock | $9.15

Learn how to easily invest in Root stock.

Root, Inc (ROOT) is a leading insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. It opened the day at $9.14 after a previous close of $9.08. During the day the price has varied from a low of $8.92 to a high of $9.21. The latest price was $9.15 (25 minute delay). Root is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 997 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Root

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – ROOT – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Root stock price (NASDAQ: ROOT)

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Root shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$9.08
Change $0.07
Change % 0.7709%
Volume 1,697,488
Information last updated 2021-07-28.
52-week range$7.25 - $29.48
50-day moving average $9.84
200-day moving average $12.79
Wall St. target price$16.08
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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Root price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $9.15 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-24) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) -4.29%
3 months (2021-05-04) -12.86%
6 months (2021-01-31) N/A
1 year (2020-07-31) N/A
2 years (2019-07-31) N/A
3 years (2018-07-31) N/A
5 years (2016-07-31) N/A

Root financials

Revenue TTM $291.4 million
Gross profit TTM $-16,000,000
Return on assets TTM -14.5%
Return on equity TTM -63.71%
Profit margin -122.51%
Book value $3.76
Market capitalisation $1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Root shares

There are currently 13.5 million Root shares held short by investors – that's known as Root's "short interest". This figure is 6.7% down from 14.4 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 3.4 million). Root's SIR currently stands at 3.91. In other words for every 100,000 Root shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3910 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 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Root shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.2087% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Root shares, roughly 209 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. provides insurance products and services in the United States. The company offers auto, homeowners, and renters insurance products. The company operates a direct-to-consumer model and serves customers primarily through mobile applications, as well as through its website. Its direct distribution channels also cover digital, media, and referral channels, as well as distribution partners. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Root is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 36.548% of Root shares are held by insiders and 58.479% by institutions.
How many people work for Root?
Latest data suggests 997 work at Root.
When does the fiscal year end for Root?
Root's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Root based?
Root's address is: 80 East Rich Street, Columbus, OH, United States, 43215
What is Root's ISIN number?
Root's international securities identification number is: US77664L1089

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