How to buy Shake Shack stock - 06 March

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How to buy Shake Shack stock

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Shake Shack Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Shake Shack shares (SHAK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Shake Shack employs 7,429 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$522.9 million.

How to buy shares in Shake Shack

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

Shake Shack share price

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Shake Shack shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$30.01 - USD$132.495
50-day moving average USD$117.4918
200-day moving average USD$84.9968
Wall St. target priceUSD$109.6
PE ratio 101.44
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.487

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Is it a good time to buy Shake Shack stock?

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Is Shake Shack under- or over-valued?

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

Shake Shack's P/E ratio

Shake Shack's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 101x. In other words, Shake Shack shares trade at around 101x 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.

Shake Shack's PEG ratio

Shake Shack's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.55. 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 Shake Shack's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Shake Shack's EBITDA

Shake Shack's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$15.1 million.

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

Shake Shack financials

Revenue TTM USD$522.9 million
Gross profit TTM USD$161.1 million
Return on assets TTM -1.99%
Return on equity TTM -12.04%
Profit margin -8.06%
Book value $10.52
Market capitalisation USD$5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Shake Shack shares

There are currently 3.7 million Shake Shack shares held short by investors – that's known as Shake Shack's "short interest". This figure is 30.2% down from 5.3 million last month.

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

Shake Shack's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Shake Shack's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Shake Shack shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Shake Shack shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Shake Shack's SIR currently stands at 3.22. In other words for every 100,000 Shake Shack shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3220 shares are currently held short.

However Shake Shack's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Shake Shack shares, or, against the total number of tradable Shake Shack shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Shake Shack's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Shake Shack shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1196% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Shake Shack shares, roughly 120 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 Shake Shack.

Find out more about how you can short Shake Shack stock.

Shake Shack share dividends

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

Shake Shack share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Shake Shack's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.01 up to $132.495. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SHAK.US volatility(beta: 1.71)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Shake Shack's is 1.7108. This would suggest that Shake Shack's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Shake Shack overview

Shake Shack Inc. owns, operates, and licenses Shake Shack restaurants (Shacks) in the United States and internationally. Its Shacks offers hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, crinkle cut fries, shakes, frozen custard, beer, wine, and other products. As of December 30, 2020, it operated 311 Shacks, including 183 domestic company-operated Shacks, 22 domestic licensed Shacks, and 106 international licensed Shacks. Shake Shack Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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