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Splunk Inc is a software—infrastructure business based in the US. Splunk shares (SPLK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Splunk employs 5,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Splunk

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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 Splunk. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SPLK. 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 Splunk 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$207.2, 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 Splunk, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Splunk. 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 Splunk's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$207.2, which is 19.37% up on its pre-crash value of USD$167.07 and 120.61% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$93.92.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Splunk shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$709.00 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$1,295.00.

Splunk share price

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Splunk shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$207.2
52-week rangeUSD$93.92 - USD$225.89
50-day moving average USD$196.4386
200-day moving average USD$182.4025
Wall St. target priceUSD$228.85
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-2.088

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Is it a good time to buy Splunk stock?

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Splunk price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $207.2 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-22) -5.59%
1 month (2020-09-29) 10.70%
3 months (2020-07-29) -0.54%
6 months (2020-04-29) 47.12%
1 year (2019-10-29) 73.77%
2 years (2018-10-29) 122.56%
3 years (2017-10-27) 210.88%
5 years (2015-10-29) 270.13%

Is Splunk under- or over-valued?

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

Splunk's PEG ratio

Splunk's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 13.7508. 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 Splunk's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Splunk financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.3 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM -6.84%
Return on equity TTM -41.72%
Profit margin -27.62%
Book value $10.409
Market capitalisation USD$33.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Splunk shares

There are currently 8.1 million Splunk shares held short by investors – that's known as Splunk's "short interest". This figure is 7.5% down from 8.7 million last month.

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

Splunk's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Splunk's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Splunk shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Splunk shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Splunk's SIR currently stands at 4.65. In other words for every 100,000 Splunk shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4650 shares are currently held short.

However Splunk's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Splunk shares, or, against the total number of tradable Splunk shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Splunk's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Splunk shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0606% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Splunk shares, roughly 61 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 Splunk.

Find out more about how you can short Splunk stock.

Splunk's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Splunk.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Splunk's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.97

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Splunk's overall score of 18.97 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Splunk is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Splunk's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.32/100

Splunk's environmental score of 5.32 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Splunk is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Splunk's social score

Social score: 14.81/100

Splunk's social score of 14.81 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Splunk is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Splunk's governance score

Governance score: 8.84/100

Splunk's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Splunk is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Splunk Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 18.97
Total ESG percentile 15.54
Environmental score 5.32
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 14.81
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 8.84
Governance score percentile 5

Splunk share dividends

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

Splunk share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Splunk's shares have ranged in value from as little as $93.92 up to $225.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPLK.US volatility(beta: 1.56)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 Splunk's is 1.5632. This would suggest that Splunk's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Splunk overview

Splunk Inc. develops and markets software solutions that enable organizations to gain real-time operational intelligence in the United States and internationally. The company offers Splunk Enterprise, a real-time data platform, which include collection, indexing, search, reporting, analysis, alerting, monitoring, and data management capabilities; and Splunk Cloud, a cloud service for machine data. It also provides Splunk Enterprise Security that addresses security threats and information, and event management use cases; SignalFx, which provide real-time observability and troubleshooting for cloud infrastructure and applications; Splunk IT Service Intelligence that monitors health and key performance indicators of critical IT and business services; Splunk Phantom that automates and orchestrates incident response workflows; VictorOps for collaboration and IT issue resolution; Splunk Data Stream Processor, which collects, process, and distribute data with real-time stream processing; and Splunk Data Fabric Search that enables highly complex and high-performance searches of massive datasets. In addition, the company provides Splunk App for Amazon Web Services that collects and analyzes data from amazon web services data sources; Cisco Firepower App for Splunk that Incorporates advanced visualizations and investigative capabilities for Cisco Firepower and Firepower Management Console; Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit, which Includes custom visualizations and guided workflows; Splunk Connected Experiences that provides access to data, alerts, and actions on mobile and connected devices; and Splunk apps and add-ons. Further, the company offers application programming interfaces and software development kits; and maintenance and customer support, training, and consulting and implementation services, as well as operates Splunkbase and Splunk Answers Websites. Splunk Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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