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How to buy Silicom stock | $45.5

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Silicom Ltd is a communication equipment business based in the US. Silicom shares (SILC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Silicom

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Silicom. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SILC. 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 Silicom 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$45.5, 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 Silicom, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Silicom. 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.

Silicom share price

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Silicom shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-12.
Latest market closeUSD$45.5
52-week rangeUSD$20.933 - USD$48
50-day moving average USD$40.9448
200-day moving average USD$37.0424
Wall St. target priceUSD$42
PE ratio 45.6644
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.004

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Is it a good time to buy Silicom stock?

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Silicom price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $45.5 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-06) 5.15%
1 month (2020-12-14) 10.81%
3 months (2020-10-14) 27.99%
6 months (2020-07-14) 22.77%
1 year (2020-01-14) 26.64%
2 years (2019-01-14) 36.84%
3 years (2018-01-12) 74.14
5 years (2016-01-14) 61.46%

Is Silicom under- or over-valued?

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

Silicom's P/E ratio

Silicom's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, Silicom shares trade at around 46x 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.

Silicom's PEG ratio

Silicom's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.41. 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 Silicom's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Silicom's EBITDA

Silicom's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$8.1 million.

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

Silicom financials

Revenue TTM USD$99 million
Operating margin TTM 7.12%
Gross profit TTM USD$36.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.26%
Return on equity TTM 4.56%
Profit margin 7.38%
Book value $22.284
Market capitalisation USD$329 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Silicom shares

There are currently 12,341 Silicom shares held short by investors – that's known as Silicom's "short interest". This figure is 15.7% down from 14,631 last month.

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

Silicom's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Silicom's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Silicom shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Silicom shares traded daily (recently around 20231.147540984). Silicom's SIR currently stands at 0.61. In other words for every 100,000 Silicom shares traded daily on the market, roughly 610 shares are currently held short.

However Silicom's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Silicom shares, or, against the total number of tradable Silicom shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Silicom's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Silicom shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0033% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Silicom shares, roughly 3 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 Silicom.

Find out more about how you can short Silicom stock.

Silicom share dividends

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

Silicom share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Silicom's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.933 up to $48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SILC.US volatility(beta: 0.87)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 Silicom's is 0.8729. This would suggest that Silicom's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Silicom overview

Silicom Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and supports networking and data infrastructure solutions for a range of servers, server based systems, and communications devices in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers server network interface cards; and smart Card products include smart server adapters, such as redirector and switching cards, encryption and data compression hardware acceleration cards, and field programmable gate array based packet processing cards. The company also offers virtualized and universal customer premise equipment edge networking devices for SD-WAN and NFV deployments; networking targeted appliances; and bypass switches and intelligent bypass switches. It serves original equipment manufacturing, cloud, telco, and service provider customers. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Kfar Sava, Israel.

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