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How to buy Splunk (SPLK) stock
Learn how to easily invest in Splunk stock.
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 6,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Splunk
- Compare share trading platforms.Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – SPLK – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- SPLK shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is SPLK stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short SPLK shares?
- Is SPLK suitable for ethical investing?
- Are SPLK shares over-valued?
- Splunk's financials
- How volatile are SPLK shares?
- Does Splunk pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Splunk stock price (NASDAQ: SPLK)Use our graph to track the performance of SPLK stocks over time.
Splunk shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$121.20|
|52-week range||$110.28 - $225.89|
|50-day moving average||$131.76|
|200-day moving average||$141.02|
|Wall St. target price||$168.31|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-2.09|
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Is it a good time to buy Splunk stock?
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Splunk price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-15)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-25)||-14.19%|
|3 months (2021-04-26)||-9.55%|
|6 months (2021-01-22)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-22)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-22)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-22)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-22)||N/A|
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 12.0576. 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.
|Revenue TTM||$2.3 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-10.22%|
|Return on equity TTM||-70.24%|
|Market capitalisation||$23.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Splunk shares
There are currently 6.3 million Splunk shares held short by investors – that's known as Splunk's "short interest". This figure is 5% down from 6.6 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 3.2 million). Splunk's SIR currently stands at 1.98. In other words for every 100,000 Splunk shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1980 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 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Splunk shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0388% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Splunk shares, roughly 39 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 12/31/2018) 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
|Total ESG score||18.97|
|Total ESG percentile||15.54|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|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 $110.28 up to $225.8944. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.2459. This would suggest that Splunk's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Splunk Inc. provides software and cloud solutions that deliver and operationalize insights from the data generated by digital systems in the United States and internationally. The company offers Splunk Platform, a real-time data platform comprising collection, streaming, indexing, search, reporting, analysis, machine learning, alerting, monitoring, and data management capabilities. It also provides Splunk Solutions, such as Splunk Security solutions that enable cybersecurity teams streamline the security operations workflow, accelerate threat detection and response, enhance threat visibility, and scale resources to increase analyst productivity through machine learning and runbook-driven automation; Splunk IT Solutions that provide IT Operations teams visibility and control across cloud and on-premises environments; and Splunk Observability Solutions for building and maintaining infrastructure and applications. In addition, the company offers Ecosystem Solutions, which includes pre-built data inputs, workflows, searches, reports, alerts, custom dashboards, flexible UI components, custom data visualizations, and integration actions and methods, as well as Splunk On-Call, Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring, and Splunk Phantom solutions, which provides APIs, SDKs, and other interfaces that enable its ecosystem, including third-party developers, partners, and customers to build content that configures and extends Splunk solutions to accommodate specific use cases. Further, the company provides adoption and implementation services, education services, and maintenance and customer support services. It sells its offerings directly through field and inside sales, and indirectly through various routes to market with various partners.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Splunk is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.347% of Splunk shares are held by insiders and 90.1% by institutions. How many people work for Splunk?
Latest data suggests 6,500 work at Splunk. When does the fiscal year end for Splunk?
Splunk's fiscal year ends in January. Where is Splunk based?
Splunk's address is: 270 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94107 What is Splunk's ISIN number?
Splunk's international securities identification number is: US8486371045 What is Splunk's CUSIP number?
Splunk's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 848637104
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