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How to buy Socket Mobile stock | $2.33

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Socket Mobile, Inc is a computer hardware business based in the US. Socket Mobile shares (SCKT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Socket Mobile employs 56 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$15.6 million.

How to buy shares in Socket Mobile

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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 Socket Mobile. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SCKT. 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 Socket Mobile 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$2.33, 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 Socket Mobile, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Socket Mobile. 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.

Socket Mobile share price

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Socket Mobile shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-30.
Latest market closeUSD$2.33
52-week rangeUSD$0.76 - USD$3.74
50-day moving average USD$2.2985
200-day moving average USD$1.6327
Wall St. target priceUSD$6
PE ratio 63.9356
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.031

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Is it a good time to buy Socket Mobile stock?

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Socket Mobile price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.33 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -6.43%
1 month (2020-12-16) -15.58%
3 months (2020-10-15) 67.63%
6 months (2020-07-15) 56.38%
1 year (2020-01-15) 34.65%
2 years (2019-01-15) 13.66%
3 years (2018-01-12) 3.5958
5 years (2016-01-15) 5.91%

Is Socket Mobile under- or over-valued?

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

Socket Mobile's P/E ratio

Socket Mobile's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 64x. In other words, Socket Mobile shares trade at around 64x 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.

Socket Mobile's EBITDA

Socket Mobile's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$283,586.

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

Socket Mobile financials

Revenue TTM USD$15.6 million
Gross profit TTM USD$10.1 million
Return on assets TTM -0.87%
Return on equity TTM -43.93%
Profit margin -30.72%
Book value $1.46
Market capitalisation USD$15.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Socket Mobile shares

There are currently 104,996 Socket Mobile shares held short by investors – that's known as Socket Mobile's "short interest". This figure is 89.2% down from 976,552 last month.

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

Socket Mobile's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Socket Mobile's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Socket Mobile shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Socket Mobile shares traded daily (recently around 10.5 million). Socket Mobile's SIR currently stands at 0.01. In other words for every 100,000 Socket Mobile shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10 shares are currently held short.

However Socket Mobile's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Socket Mobile shares, or, against the total number of tradable Socket Mobile shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Socket Mobile's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Socket Mobile shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0219% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Socket Mobile shares, roughly 22 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 Socket Mobile.

Find out more about how you can short Socket Mobile stock.

Socket Mobile share dividends

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

Have Socket Mobile's shares ever split?

Socket Mobile's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 24 October 2008. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Socket Mobile shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Socket Mobile shares which in turn could have impacted Socket Mobile's share price.

Socket Mobile share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Socket Mobile's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.76 up to $3.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SCKT.US volatility(beta: 0.61)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 Socket Mobile's is 0.6105. This would suggest that Socket Mobile's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Socket Mobile overview

Socket Mobile, Inc. produces data capture products for mobile applications used in business mobility markets in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company's products are incorporated into mobile applications used in point of sale, enterprise mobility, asset tracking, manufacturing process and quality control, transportation and logistics, event management, medical, and education. It provides cordless data capture devices that connect over Bluetooth and work with applications running on smartphones, mobile computers, and tablets; and software developer kits to application developers to enable them to provide their users with its advanced barcode scanning features. The company's cordless data capture devices include DuraScan 700 and 730 series linear barcode scanners; D740, D750, and D760 universal barcode scanners that reads all common 1D, stacked, 2D, and postal codes; SocketScan 700 series barcode scanners, which include S700, S730, and S740 barcode scanners; and SocketScan 800 series cordless barcode scanners, including S800, a 1D linear imaging scanner, and S840 and S860 2D scanner that are attachable to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. It also provides D600 contactless RFID/ Near Field Communications reader writer that can read and write various types of electronic SmartTags or transfer data with near field communication; and S550, a contactless membership card reader/writer. In addition, the company offers SocketCare services program, which provides extended warranty and accidental breakage coverage for various products. It markets its products through a network of distributors and online resellers, application developers, and value-added resellers. The company was formerly known as Socket Communications, Inc. and changed its name to Socket Mobile, Inc. in April 2008. Socket Mobile, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Newark, California.

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