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How to buy Semtech Corporation stock | $71.67

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Semtech Corporation is a semiconductors business based in the US. Semtech Corporation shares (SMTC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Semtech Corporation employs 1,388 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$555.4 million.

How to buy shares in Semtech 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 Semtech Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SMTC. 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 Semtech 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. At last close price of USD$71.67, 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 Semtech Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Semtech 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.

Semtech Corporation share price

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Semtech Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market closeUSD$71.67
52-week rangeUSD$26.03 - USD$70.08
50-day moving average USD$61.4354
200-day moving average USD$56.3616
Wall St. target priceUSD$67.75
PE ratio 106.3224
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.639

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Semtech Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $71.67 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-13) N/A
1 month (2020-12-24) -0.07%
3 months (2020-10-20) N/A
6 months (2020-07-20) N/A
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3 years (2018-01-20) N/A
5 years (2016-01-20) N/A

Is Semtech Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Semtech Corporation's P/E ratio

Semtech Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 106x. In other words, Semtech Corporation shares trade at around 106x 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.

Semtech Corporation's PEG ratio

Semtech Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6513. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Semtech Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Semtech Corporation's EBITDA

Semtech Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$97.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Semtech Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Semtech Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$555.4 million
Operating margin TTM 11.24%
Gross profit TTM USD$336.7 million
Return on assets TTM 3.7%
Return on equity TTM 6.24%
Profit margin 7.69%
Book value $10.42
Market capitalisation USD$4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Semtech Corporation shares

There are currently 1.3 million Semtech Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Semtech Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 6% down from 1.4 million last month.

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

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

Semtech Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Semtech Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Semtech Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 305994.19953596). Semtech Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.31. In other words for every 100,000 Semtech Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4310 shares are currently held short.

However Semtech Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Semtech Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Semtech Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Semtech Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Semtech Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0236% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Semtech Corporation shares, roughly 24 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 Semtech Corporation.

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

Semtech Corporation share dividends

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

Have Semtech Corporation's shares ever split?

Semtech Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 September 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Semtech Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Semtech Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Semtech Corporation's share price.

Semtech Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Semtech Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $26.03 up to $70.08. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SMTC.US volatility(beta: 1.63)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 Semtech Corporation's is 1.6302. This would suggest that Semtech 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).

Semtech Corporation overview

Semtech Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products and advanced algorithms. The company provides signal integrity products, including a portfolio of optical data communications and video transport products used in various enterprise computing, communications, and industrial applications; a portfolio of integrated circuits for data centers, enterprise networks, passive optical networks, wireless base station optical transceivers, and high-speed interface applications; and video products for broadcast applications, as well as video-over-IP technology for professional audio video applications. It also offers protection products, such as filter and termination devices that are integrated with the transient voltage suppressor devices, which protect electronic systems from voltage spikes; and wireless and sensing products comprising a portfolio of specialized radio frequency products used in various industrial, medical, and communications applications, as well as specialized sensing products used in industrial and consumer applications. In addition, the company provides power products consisting of switching voltage regulators, combination switching and linear regulators, smart regulators, isolated switches, and wireless charging that control, alter, regulate, and condition the power within electronic systems. It serves original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers in the enterprise computing, communications, and consumer and industrial end-markets. The company sells its products directly, as well as through independent sales representative firms and independent distributors in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Semtech Corporation was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Camarillo, California.

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