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How to buy Spok stock | $11.13

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Spok Holdings, Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. Spok shares (SPOK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Spok employs 613 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$150.2 million.

How to buy shares in Spok

  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 Spok. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SPOK. 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 Spok 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$11.13, 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 Spok, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Spok. 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.

Spok share price

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Spok shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-28.
Latest market closeUSD$11.13
52-week rangeUSD$8.222 - USD$11.798
50-day moving average USD$10.1342
200-day moving average USD$9.8415
Wall St. target priceUSD$7
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.5 (4.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.032

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Is it a good time to buy Spok stock?

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Spok price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.13 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-08) -10.82%
1 month (2020-12-15) 3.15%
3 months (2020-10-15) 14.15%
6 months (2020-07-15) 11.63%
1 year (2020-01-15) -3.39%
2 years (2019-01-15) -18.88%
3 years (2018-01-12) 15.65
5 years (2016-01-15) 15.94

Is Spok under- or over-valued?

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


Spok's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$7.2 million.

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

Spok financials

Revenue TTM USD$150.2 million
Gross profit TTM USD$112.5 million
Return on assets TTM -0.31%
Return on equity TTM -2.8%
Profit margin -4.74%
Book value $13.018
Market capitalisation USD$212.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Spok shares

There are currently 187,413 Spok shares held short by investors – that's known as Spok's "short interest". This figure is 91.3% up from 97,987 last month.

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

Spok's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Spok's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Spok shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Spok shares traded daily (recently around 74965.2). Spok's SIR currently stands at 2.5. In other words for every 100,000 Spok shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2500 shares are currently held short.

However Spok's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Spok shares, or, against the total number of tradable Spok shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Spok's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Spok shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.016% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Spok shares, roughly 16 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 Spok.

Find out more about how you can short Spok stock.

Spok share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 176.99% of net profits

Recently Spok has paid out, on average, around 176.99% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Spok shareholders could enjoy a 4.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Spok's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

Spok's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Spok's most recent dividend payout was on 10 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Spok share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Spok's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.222 up to $11.798. 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 Spok's is 0.2462. This would suggest that Spok's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Spok overview

Spok Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Spok, Inc., provides various communications solutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. The company provides one-way messaging, including numeric messaging services, which enable subscribers to receive messages comprising numbers, such as phone numbers; and alphanumeric messages, including numbers and letters that enable subscribers to receive text messages. It also offers two-way messaging services that enable subscribers to send and receive messages to and from other wireless messaging devices, such as pagers, personal digital assistants, and personal computers; and voice mail, personalized greeting, message storage and retrieval, and equipment loss and/or maintenance protection to one-way and two-way messaging subscribers. In addition, the company develops, sells, and supports enterprise-wide systems to automate, centralize, and standardize clinical communications for contact centers, clinical alerting and notification, mobile communications, and messaging, as well as for public safety notifications. Further, it sells devices to resellers who lease or resell them to their subscribers; ancillary services, such as voicemail and equipment loss or maintenance protection, as well as provides a suite of professional services. The company serves businesses, professionals, management personnel, medical personnel, field sales personnel and service forces, members of the construction industry and construction trades, real estate brokers and developers, sales and services organizations, specialty trade organizations, manufacturing organizations, and government agencies. The company was formerly known as USA Mobility, Inc. and changed its name to Spok Holdings, Inc. in July 2014. Spok Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Springfield, Virginia.

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