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How to buy STAAR Surgical Company stock | $83.95

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STAAR Surgical Company is a medical instruments & supplies business based in the US. STAAR Surgical Company shares (STAA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. STAAR Surgical Company employs 550 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$156.3 million.

How to buy shares in STAAR Surgical Company

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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 STAAR Surgical Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: STAA. 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 STAAR Surgical Company 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$83.95, 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 STAAR Surgical Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of STAAR Surgical Company. 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.

STAAR Surgical Company share price

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STAAR Surgical Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-12.
Latest market closeUSD$83.95
52-week rangeUSD$23.2 - USD$89.96
50-day moving average USD$77.9797
200-day moving average USD$64.2512
Wall St. target priceUSD$83.2
PE ratio 473.1217
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.189

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Is it a good time to buy STAAR Surgical Company stock?

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STAAR Surgical Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $83.95 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-07) 4.85%
1 month (2020-12-15) 6.77%
3 months (2020-10-15) 40.38%
6 months (2020-07-15) 45.39%
1 year (2020-01-15) 101.61%
2 years (2019-01-15) 163.41%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 1,136.38%

Is STAAR Surgical Company under- or over-valued?

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

STAAR Surgical Company's P/E ratio

STAAR Surgical Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 473x. In other words, STAAR Surgical Company shares trade at around 473x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

STAAR Surgical Company's EBITDA

STAAR Surgical Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$9.1 million.

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

STAAR Surgical Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$156.3 million
Operating margin TTM 3.15%
Gross profit TTM USD$112 million
Return on assets TTM 1.44%
Return on equity TTM 5.34%
Profit margin 5.73%
Book value $4.047
Market capitalisation USD$4.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting STAAR Surgical Company shares

There are currently 2.4 million STAAR Surgical Company shares held short by investors – that's known as STAAR Surgical Company's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% up from 2.3 million last month.

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

STAAR Surgical Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

STAAR Surgical Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of STAAR Surgical Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of STAAR Surgical Company shares traded daily (recently around 412863.36805556). STAAR Surgical Company's SIR currently stands at 5.76. In other words for every 100,000 STAAR Surgical Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5760 shares are currently held short.

However STAAR Surgical Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of STAAR Surgical Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable STAAR Surgical Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case STAAR Surgical Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 STAAR Surgical Company shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0683% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable STAAR Surgical Company shares, roughly 68 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against STAAR Surgical Company.

Find out more about how you can short STAAR Surgical Company stock.

STAAR Surgical Company share dividends

We're not expecting STAAR Surgical Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have STAAR Surgical Company's shares ever split?

STAAR Surgical Company's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 18 May 1992. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your STAAR Surgical Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for STAAR Surgical Company shares which in turn could have impacted STAAR Surgical Company's share price.

STAAR Surgical Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, STAAR Surgical Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.2 up to $89.96. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STAA.US volatility(beta: 1.08)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 STAAR Surgical Company's is 1.0809. This would suggest that STAAR Surgical Company'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).

STAAR Surgical Company overview

STAAR Surgical Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells implantable lenses for the eye, and delivery systems to deliver the lenses into the eye. The company provides Visian implantable collamer lenses (ICLs) to treat visual disorders, such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia; and Hyperopic ICL, which treats far-sightedness. It also offers intraocular lenses (IOLs), including collamer material and silicone foldable IOLs, and nanoFLEX IOL that produces a clearer image, as well as preloaded injectors for use in cataract surgery. In addition, the company sells injector parts and other related instruments and devices. STAAR Surgical Company markets its products to health care providers, including ophthalmic surgeons, vision centers, surgical centers, hospitals, government facilities, and distributors primarily under the STAAR, EVO Visian ICL, Evolution in Visual Freedom, Visian, Collamer, CentraFLOW, AquaPORT, nanoFLEX, nanoPOINT, and Afinity trademarks. The company sells its products directly through its sales representatives in the United States, Japan, Spain, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Singapore, as well as through independent distributors in China, Korea, India, and internationally. STAAR Surgical Company was founded in 1982 and is based in Lake Forest, California.

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