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How to buy SMART Global stock | $35.41

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SMART Global Holdings, Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. SMART Global shares (SGH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SMART Global employs 1,754 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in SMART Global

  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 SMART Global. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SGH. 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 SMART Global 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$35.41, 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 SMART Global, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SMART Global. 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.

SMART Global share price

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SMART Global shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-03.
Latest market closeUSD$35.41
52-week rangeUSD$16.42 - USD$39.08
50-day moving average USD$28.2067
200-day moving average USD$26.9974
Wall St. target priceUSD$36.8
PE ratio 29.8506
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.873

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Is it a good time to buy SMART Global stock?

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SMART Global price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $35.41 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -6.91%
1 month (2020-12-15) 4.42%
3 months (2020-10-15) 38.21%
6 months (2020-07-15) 29.23%
1 year (2020-01-15) 5.11%
2 years (2019-01-15) 54.70%
3 years (2018-01-15) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) N/A

Is SMART Global under- or over-valued?

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

SMART Global's P/E ratio

SMART Global's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, SMART Global shares trade at around 30x 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.

SMART Global's PEG ratio

SMART Global's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.09. 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 SMART Global's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


SMART Global's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$87.6 million.

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

SMART Global financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.56%
Gross profit TTM USD$216.4 million
Return on assets TTM 4.29%
Return on equity TTM -0.41%
Profit margin -0.1%
Book value $11.553
Market capitalisation USD$791.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SMART Global shares

There are currently 1.9 million SMART Global shares held short by investors – that's known as SMART Global's "short interest". This figure is 2.3% down from 1.9 million last month.

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

SMART Global's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SMART Global's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SMART Global shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SMART Global shares traded daily (recently around 180389.35140368). SMART Global's SIR currently stands at 10.33. In other words for every 100,000 SMART Global shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10330 shares are currently held short.

However SMART Global's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SMART Global shares, or, against the total number of tradable SMART Global shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SMART Global's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SMART Global shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1063% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SMART Global shares, roughly 106 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against SMART Global.

Find out more about how you can short SMART Global stock.

SMART Global share dividends

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

SMART Global share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SMART Global's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.42 up to $39.08. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SGH.US volatility(beta: 0.89)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 SMART Global's is 0.885. This would suggest that SMART Global's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

SMART Global overview

SMART Global Holdings, Inc. designs and manufactures electronic products focused in memory and computing technology areas. It offers dynamic random access memory (DRAM) modules for desktops, notebooks, and servers; and embedded and removable flash memory products; and flash component products, such as embedded multimedia controllers, and embedded and removal products in USB, CompactFlash and SD/microSD card configurations. The company also provides supply chain services, including procurement, logistics, inventory management, temporary warehousing, programming, kitting, and packaging. In addition, it offers specialty compute and storage system solutions to customers various verticals, including financial services, energy, government, social media, and education end markets; and offers hardware and software products, including solutions based on the Open Compute Project. Further it provides servers, software, integrated turn-key clusters, enterprise-grade storage, and bare metal HPC in hardware or cloud-based solutions through Penguin Computing On-Demand; Open Compute Tundra Extreme Scale products; turn-key storage solutions based upon its Frostbyte storage platform; and rackmount servers and GPU accelerated computing platforms. The company sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers, enterprise, government and other end customers through direct sales force, e-commerce, customer service representatives, on-site field application engineers, independent sales representatives, distributors, integrators, and resellers. The company was formerly known as Saleen Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. in August 2014. SMART Global Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Newark, California.

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