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How to buy Rubicon Technology stock | $9.02

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Rubicon Technology, Inc is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Rubicon Technology shares (RBCN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Rubicon Technology employs 22 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.8 million.

How to buy shares in Rubicon Technology

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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 Rubicon Technology. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RBCN. 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 Rubicon Technology 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$9.02, 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 Rubicon Technology, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Rubicon Technology. 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.

Rubicon Technology share price

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Rubicon Technology shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-10.
Latest market closeUSD$9.02
52-week rangeUSD$7.29 - USD$9.1587
50-day moving average USD$8.6717
200-day moving average USD$8.2909
Wall St. target priceUSD$0.75
PE ratio 388.6364
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.022

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Is it a good time to buy Rubicon Technology stock?

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Rubicon Technology price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $9.02 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -6.72%
1 month (2020-12-16) -1.20%
3 months (2020-10-15) 6.12%
6 months (2020-07-15) 12.75%
1 year (2020-01-15) 3.44%
2 years (2019-01-15) 9.33%
3 years (2018-01-15) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 784.31%

Is Rubicon Technology under- or over-valued?

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

Rubicon Technology's P/E ratio

Rubicon Technology's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 389x. In other words, Rubicon Technology shares trade at around 389x 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.

Rubicon Technology financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 million
Return on assets TTM -1.73%
Return on equity TTM -2.23%
Profit margin -14.7%
Book value $12.531
Market capitalisation USD$21.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Rubicon Technology shares

There are currently 38,318 Rubicon Technology shares held short by investors – that's known as Rubicon Technology's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% down from 39,008 last month.

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

Rubicon Technology's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Rubicon Technology's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Rubicon Technology shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Rubicon Technology shares traded daily (recently around 1295.8403787623). Rubicon Technology's SIR currently stands at 29.57. In other words for every 100,000 Rubicon Technology shares traded daily on the market, roughly 29570 shares are currently held short.

However Rubicon Technology's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Rubicon Technology shares, or, against the total number of tradable Rubicon Technology shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Rubicon Technology's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Rubicon Technology shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.019% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Rubicon Technology shares, roughly 19 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against Rubicon Technology.

Find out more about how you can short Rubicon Technology stock.

Rubicon Technology share dividends

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

Have Rubicon Technology's shares ever split?

Rubicon Technology's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 5 May 2017. So if you had owned 10 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 Rubicon Technology shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Rubicon Technology shares which in turn could have impacted Rubicon Technology's share price.

Rubicon Technology share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Rubicon Technology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.29 up to $9.1587. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Rubicon Technology's is 0.326. This would suggest that Rubicon Technology's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Rubicon Technology overview

Rubicon Technology, Inc. provides monocrystalline sapphire for applications in optical and industrial systems. It operates in Sapphire and Pharmacy segments. The company offers optical and industrial sapphire products in various shapes and sizes, including round and rectangular windows and wafers, domes, tubes, and rods for a range of end markets comprising defense and aerospace, specialty lighting, instrumentation, sensors and detectors, semiconductor process equipment, electronic substrates, medical, and laser applications. It also provides medications and vitamins to patients being discharged from skilled nursing facilities. The company markets and sells its products through its direct sales force in North America, Europe, and Asia. Its principal customers include defense subcontractors, industrial manufacturers, fabricators, and resellers. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Bensenville, Illinois.

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