How to buy Sierra Wireless stock - 05 March

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How to buy Sierra Wireless stock

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Sierra Wireless, Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. Sierra Wireless shares (SWIR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sierra Wireless employs 1,050 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$448.6 million.

How to buy shares in Sierra Wireless

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

Sierra Wireless share price

Use our graph to track the performance of SWIR stocks over time.

Sierra Wireless shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$4.31 - USD$22.22
50-day moving average USD$18.6318
200-day moving average USD$13.9379
Wall St. target priceUSD$21.25
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.226

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Is it a good time to buy Sierra Wireless stock?

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Is Sierra Wireless under- or over-valued?

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

Sierra Wireless's PEG ratio

Sierra Wireless's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7. 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 Sierra Wireless's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sierra Wireless's EBITDA

Sierra Wireless's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$15.7 million.

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

Sierra Wireless financials

Revenue TTM USD$448.6 million
Gross profit TTM USD$158.8 million
Return on assets TTM -7.95%
Return on equity TTM -19.02%
Profit margin -11%
Book value $9.745
Market capitalisation USD$614 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sierra Wireless shares

There are currently 631,889 Sierra Wireless shares held short by investors – that's known as Sierra Wireless's "short interest". This figure is 6.8% down from 678,302 last month.

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

Sierra Wireless's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sierra Wireless's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sierra Wireless shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sierra Wireless shares traded daily (recently around 394930.625). Sierra Wireless's SIR currently stands at 1.6. In other words for every 100,000 Sierra Wireless shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1600 shares are currently held short.

However Sierra Wireless's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sierra Wireless shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sierra Wireless shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sierra Wireless's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sierra Wireless shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0179% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sierra Wireless shares, roughly 18 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 Sierra Wireless.

Find out more about how you can short Sierra Wireless stock.

Sierra Wireless share dividends

We're not expecting Sierra Wireless to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Sierra Wireless share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sierra Wireless's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.31 up to $22.22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SWIR.US volatility(beta: 2.08)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 Sierra Wireless's is 2.0788. This would suggest that Sierra Wireless's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Sierra Wireless overview

Sierra Wireless, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides device-to-cloud Internet Of Things (IoT) solutions primarily in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through two segments, IoT Solutions and Embedded Broadband. The IoT Solutions segment offers recurring connectivity services, cloud management software, and cellular modules and gateways. The Embedded Broadband segment provides high-speed cellular embedded modules that are used in non-industrial applications, such as automobile, mobile computing, and enterprise networking markets. The company serves enterprises, industrial companies, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) through direct channels; and indirect channels, including OEMs, distributors, value-added resellers, and mobile network operators. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Richmond, Canada.

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