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How to buy SemiLEDs Corporation stock

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SemiLEDs Corporation is a semiconductors business based in the US. SemiLEDs Corporation shares (LEDS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SemiLEDs Corporation employs 130 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.2 million.

How to buy shares in SemiLEDs Corporation

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

SemiLEDs Corporation share price

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SemiLEDs Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$1.03 - USD$9.38
50-day moving average USD$4.7188
200-day moving average USD$3.4698
Wall St. target priceUSD$3
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.068

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Is it a good time to buy SemiLEDs Corporation stock?

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SemiLEDs Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.2 million
Gross profit TTM USD$1.6 million
Return on assets TTM -14.84%
Return on equity TTM -56.15%
Profit margin -17.69%
Book value $0.451
Market capitalisation USD$20.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SemiLEDs Corporation shares

There are currently 32,662 SemiLEDs Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as SemiLEDs Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.3% up from 29,343 last month.

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

SemiLEDs Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SemiLEDs Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SemiLEDs Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SemiLEDs Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). SemiLEDs Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.03. In other words for every 100,000 SemiLEDs Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 30 shares are currently held short.

However SemiLEDs Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SemiLEDs Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable SemiLEDs Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SemiLEDs Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SemiLEDs Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0782% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SemiLEDs Corporation shares, roughly 78 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 SemiLEDs Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short SemiLEDs Corporation stock.

SemiLEDs Corporation share dividends

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

Have SemiLEDs Corporation's shares ever split?

SemiLEDs Corporation's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 18 April 2016. 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 SemiLEDs Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for SemiLEDs Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted SemiLEDs Corporation's share price.

SemiLEDs Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SemiLEDs Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.03 up to $9.38. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LEDS.US volatility(beta: 1.66)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 SemiLEDs Corporation's is 1.6569. This would suggest that SemiLEDs Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

SemiLEDs Corporation overview

SemiLEDs Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells light emitting diode (LED) chips, LED components, and LED modules and systems in the United States, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Ireland, and internationally. The company also sells enhanced vertical, LED product series in blue, white, green, and UV; LED chips to packagers or distributors; and lighting products primarily to original design manufacturers of lighting products and the end-users of lighting devices, as well as packages and sells its LED chips into LED components to distributors. Its products are used for general lighting applications, including commercial, industrial, and residential lighting; and specialty industrial applications, such as ultraviolet or UV, curing of polymers, LED light therapy in medical/cosmetic applications, counterfeit detection, LED lighting for horticulture applications, architectural lighting, and entertainment lighting. SemiLEDs Corporation was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Chunan, Taiwan.

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