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How to buy SS-and-C Technologies stock

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SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. SS-and-C Technologies shares (SSNC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SS-and-C Technologies employs 24,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.7 billion.

How to buy shares in SS-and-C Technologies

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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 SS-and-C Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SSNC. 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 SS-and-C Technologies 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. 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 SS-and-C Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SS-and-C Technologies. 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.

SS-and-C Technologies share price

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SS-and-C Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$29.2535 - USD$73.8244
50-day moving average USD$66.8891
200-day moving average USD$65.9011
Wall St. target priceUSD$77.8
PE ratio 28.366
Dividend yield USD$0.53 (0.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.35

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Is it a good time to buy SS-and-C Technologies stock?

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Is SS-and-C Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

SS-and-C Technologies's P/E ratio

SS-and-C Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, SS-and-C Technologies shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

SS-and-C Technologies's PEG ratio

SS-and-C Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4875. 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 SS-and-C Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

SS-and-C Technologies's EBITDA

SS-and-C Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a SS-and-C Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

SS-and-C Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.81%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.9%
Return on equity TTM 11.54%
Profit margin 13.39%
Book value $22.191
Market capitalisation USD$17.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SS-and-C Technologies shares

There are currently 4.1 million SS-and-C Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as SS-and-C Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 143.8% up from 1.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting SS-and-C Technologies shares can be evaluated.

SS-and-C Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SS-and-C Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SS-and-C Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SS-and-C Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). SS-and-C Technologies's SIR currently stands at 3. In other words for every 100,000 SS-and-C Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3000 shares are currently held short.

However SS-and-C Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SS-and-C Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable SS-and-C Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SS-and-C Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SS-and-C Technologies shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0183% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SS-and-C Technologies shares, roughly 18 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 SS-and-C Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short SS-and-C Technologies stock.

SS-and-C Technologies'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 SS-and-C Technologies.

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

SS-and-C Technologies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.85

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and SS-and-C Technologies's overall score of 28.85 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like SS-and-C Technologies 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.).

SS-and-C Technologies's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.24/100

SS-and-C Technologies's environmental score of 7.24 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that SS-and-C Technologies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

SS-and-C Technologies's social score

Social score: 18.77/100

SS-and-C Technologies's social score of 18.77 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that SS-and-C Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

SS-and-C Technologies's governance score

Governance score: 13.84/100

SS-and-C Technologies's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that SS-and-C Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

SS-and-C Technologies's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. SS-and-C Technologies scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that SS-and-C Technologies has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.85
Total ESG percentile 38.94
Environmental score 7.24
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 18.77
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 13.84
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 1

SS-and-C Technologies share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 13.14% of net profits

Recently SS-and-C Technologies has paid out, on average, around 13.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.96% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SS-and-C Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 0.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SS-and-C Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.53 per share.

While SS-and-C Technologies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that SS-and-C Technologies is investing more in its future growth.

SS-and-C Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have SS-and-C Technologies's shares ever split?

SS-and-C Technologies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 27 June 2016. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your SS-and-C Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SS-and-C Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted SS-and-C Technologies's share price.

SS-and-C Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SS-and-C Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.2535 up to $73.8244. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SSNC.US volatility(beta: 1.59)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 SS-and-C Technologies's is 1.5859. This would suggest that SS-and-C Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

SS-and-C Technologies overview

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides software products and software-enabled services to financial services and healthcare industries. The company owns and operates technology stack across securities accounting, front-to-back-office operations, performance and risk analytics, regulatory reporting, and healthcare information processes. Its products and services allow professionals in the financial services and healthcare industries to automate complex business processes and are instrumental in helping its clients to manage information processing requirements. The company's software-enabled services include SS&C GlobeOp, SS&C asset management solutions, Black Diamond wealth platform, Advent outsourcing services, Advent data solutions, ALPS advisors, and virtual data rooms, as well as pharmacy, healthcare administration, and health outcomes optimization solutions. Its software products comprise portfolio accounting software, portfolio management software, trading software, digital process automation product suite, and banking and lending solutions, as well as research, analytics, and training solutions. The company also provides professional services that consist of consulting and implementation services to assist clients; and product support services. It operates in the United States; the United Kingdom; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; the Asia Pacific and Japan; Canada; and the Americas. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut.

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