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How to buy Snap stock | $25.47

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Snap Inc is an internet content & information business based in the US. Snap shares (SNAP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Snap employs 3,195 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Snap

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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 Snap Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SNAP. 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 Snap 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$25.47, 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 Snap, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Snap. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Snap's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Snap's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$25.47, which is 34.43% up on its pre-crash value of USD$16.7 and 222.81% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$7.89.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Snap shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$584.15 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,397.03.

Snap share price

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Snap shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-20.
Latest market closeUSD$25.47
52-week rangeUSD$7.89 - USD$26.76
50-day moving average USD$22.4288
200-day moving average USD$18.925
Wall St. target priceUSD$26.27
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.811

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Is it a good time to buy Snap stock?

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Snap price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $25.47

1 week (2020-09-12) N/A
1 month (2020-08-21) 17.92%
3 months (2020-06-23) 7.60%
6 months (2020-03-23) 139.15%
1 year (2019-09-20) 49.47%
2 years (2018-09-20) 176.55%
3 years (2017-09-20) 79.87%
5 years (2015-09-19) N/A

Snap financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.9 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$819.7 million
Return on assets TTM -16.37%
Return on equity TTM -51.03%
Profit margin -57.18%
Book value $1.499
Market capitalisation USD$35 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Snap shares

There are currently 66.0 million Snap shares held short by investors – that's known as Snap's "short interest". This figure is 20.6% down from 83.1 million last month.

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

Snap's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Snap's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Snap shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Snap shares traded daily (recently around 21.3 million). Snap's SIR currently stands at 3.09. In other words for every 100,000 Snap shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3090 shares are currently held short.

However Snap's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Snap shares, or, against the total number of tradable Snap shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Snap's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Snap shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0633% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Snap shares, roughly 63 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 Snap.

Find out more about how you can short Snap stock.

Snap share dividends

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

Snap share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Snap's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.89 up to $26.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SNAP.US volatility(beta: 1.64)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 Snap's is 1.6365. This would suggest that Snap's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Snap overview

Snap Inc. operates as a camera company in the United States and internationally. The company offers Snapchat, a camera application that helps people to communicate through short videos and images called Snaps. It also provides Camera, a tool to personalize and add context to Snaps; Chat that allows creating and watching stories, chatting with groups, making voice and video calls, and communicating through a range of contextual stickers and Bitmojis; and Discover that helps surfacing the stories and shows from publishers, creators, and the community based on a user's subscriptions and interests. In addition, the company offers Snap Map, which brings to a live map of individual location, showing nearby friends, popular stories, and a heatmap of recent snaps posted; Memories that allows users to choose to save the Snaps they create in a searchable personal collection, and users to create Snaps and stories from their saved Snaps and camera roll; and Spectacles, a hardware product that connects with Snapchat and captures video from a human perspective. The company was formerly known as Snapchat, Inc. and changed its name to Snap Inc. in September 2016. Snap Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

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