How to buy Shift4 Payments stock - 11 April

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How to buy Shift4 Payments stock

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Shift4 Payments, Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Shift4 Payments shares (FOUR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Shift4 Payments employs 1,305 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$766.9 million.

How to buy shares in Shift4 Payments

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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 Shift4 Payments. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FOUR. 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 Shift4 Payments 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 Shift4 Payments, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Shift4 Payments. 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.

Shift4 Payments share price

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Shift4 Payments shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$30 - USD$101.4
50-day moving average USD$83.574
200-day moving average USD$67.9739
Wall St. target priceUSD$90.91
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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Is it a good time to buy Shift4 Payments stock?

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Is Shift4 Payments under- or over-valued?

Valuing Shift4 Payments stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Shift4 Payments's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Shift4 Payments's EBITDA

Shift4 Payments's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$5.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Shift4 Payments's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Shift4 Payments financials

Revenue TTM USD$766.9 million
Gross profit TTM USD$177.8 million
Return on assets TTM -3.25%
Return on equity TTM -32.76%
Profit margin -2.4%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$8.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Shift4 Payments shares

There are currently 3.7 million Shift4 Payments shares held short by investors – that's known as Shift4 Payments's "short interest". This figure is 13.2% up from 3.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Shift4 Payments shares can be evaluated.

Shift4 Payments's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Shift4 Payments's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Shift4 Payments shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Shift4 Payments shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Shift4 Payments's SIR currently stands at 3.5. In other words for every 100,000 Shift4 Payments shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3500 shares are currently held short.

However Shift4 Payments's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Shift4 Payments shares, or, against the total number of tradable Shift4 Payments shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Shift4 Payments's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Shift4 Payments shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0937% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Shift4 Payments shares, roughly 94 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 Shift4 Payments.

Find out more about how you can short Shift4 Payments stock.

Shift4 Payments share dividends

We're not expecting Shift4 Payments to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Shift4 Payments overview

Shift4 Payments, Inc. provides integrated payment processing and technology solutions in the United States. Its payments platform provides omni-channel card acceptance and processing solutions, including end-to-end payment processing for various payment types; merchant acquiring; proprietary omni-channel gateway; complementary software integrations; integrated and mobile point-of-sale (POS) solutions; security and risk management solutions; and reporting and analytical tools, as well as tokenization, risk management/underwriting, payment device and chargeback management, fraud prevention, and gift card solutions. The company also offers suite of technology solutions, such as Lighthouse, a cloud-based business intelligence tool that includes customer engagement, social media management, online reputation management, scheduling, and product pricing, as well as reporting and analytics; integrated POS for merchants business; and Skytab, a mobile payment solution. In addition, it provides marketplace technology that enable seamless integrations into third-party applications, which includes online delivery services, payroll, timekeeping, and other human resource services. Further, the company offers merchant management, training and education, marketing management, and incentives tracking solutions. Additionally, it provides merchant underwriting, onboarding and activation, training, risk management, and support services; and software integrations and compliance management, and partner support and services. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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