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Sprout Social, Inc is a software—application business based in the US. Sprout Social shares (SPT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sprout Social employs 623 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$116.5 million.

How to buy shares in Sprout Social

  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 Sprout Social. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SPT. 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 Sprout Social 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$50.29, 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 Sprout Social, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sprout Social. 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 Sprout Social's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$50.29, which is 60.01% up on its pre-crash value of USD$20.11 and 377.13% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$10.54.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Sprout Social shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$619.97 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$2,398.33.

Sprout Social share price

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Sprout Social shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
Latest market closeUSD$50.29
52-week rangeUSD$10.54 - USD$51.57
50-day moving average USD$39.5529
200-day moving average USD$29.0416
Wall St. target priceUSD$39.78
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.1983

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Is it a good time to buy Sprout Social stock?

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Sprout Social price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $50.29 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-22) 7.34%
1 month (2020-09-29) 30.12%
3 months (2020-07-29) 80.96%
6 months (2020-04-29) 204.42%
1 year (2019-10-25) N/A
2 years (2018-10-25) N/A
3 years (2017-10-25) N/A
5 years (2015-10-25) N/A

Sprout Social financials

Revenue TTM USD$116.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$74.6 million
Return on assets TTM -23.96%
Return on equity TTM -75.35%
Profit margin -42.64%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sprout Social shares

There are currently 2.3 million Sprout Social shares held short by investors – that's known as Sprout Social's "short interest". This figure is 27.4% up from 1.8 million last month.

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

Sprout Social's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sprout Social's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sprout Social shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sprout Social shares traded daily (recently around 651211.46131805). Sprout Social's SIR currently stands at 3.49. In other words for every 100,000 Sprout Social shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3490 shares are currently held short.

However Sprout Social's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sprout Social shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sprout Social shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sprout Social's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sprout Social shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.1141% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sprout Social shares, roughly 114 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 Sprout Social.

Find out more about how you can short Sprout Social stock.

Sprout Social share dividends

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

Sprout Social overview

Sprout Social, Inc. designs, develops, and operates a web-based social media management tool in Americas, EMEA, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers cloud software that brings together social messaging, data, and workflows in a unified system of record, intelligence, and action. It provides various integrated tools in a range of functions comprising social engagement/response, publishing, reporting and analytics, social listening and business intelligence, reputation management, employee advocacy, and automation and workflows. The company's tools serves a range of use-cases within its customers' organizations, including social and community management, public relations, marketing, customer service, sales and customer acquisition, recruiting and hiring, product development, and business strategy. It also offers professional services, which primarily consist of consulting and training services. The company serves approximately 23,000 customers across small-and-medium-sized businesses, mid-market companies, enterprises, and marketing agencies, as well as government, non-profit, and educational institutions. Sprout Social, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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