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How to buy STAAR Surgical Company stock | $126.15

Learn how to easily invest in STAAR Surgical Company stock.

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 575 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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STAAR Surgical Company stock price (NASDAQ: STAA)

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STAAR Surgical Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$126.15
52-week range$60.31 - $163.08
50-day moving average $136.32
200-day moving average $133.93
Wall St. target price$147.00
PE ratio 281.5931
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.41

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STAAR Surgical Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $126.15 from 2021-10-21

1 week (2021-10-15) 9.80%
1 month (2021-09-22) -11.97%
3 months (2021-07-22) -5.53%
6 months (2021-04-22) -3.07%
1 year (2020-10-22) 68.90%
2 years (2019-10-22) 360.40%
3 years (2018-10-22) 202.30%
5 years (2016-10-21) 1,234.92%

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 282x. In other words, STAAR Surgical Company shares trade at around 282x 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 $30.3 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 $206.2 million
Operating margin TTM 13.1%
Gross profit TTM $119.6 million
Return on assets TTM 6.59%
Return on equity TTM 10.15%
Profit margin 10.08%
Book value $4.95
Market capitalisation $5.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting STAAR Surgical Company shares

There are currently 1.7 million STAAR Surgical Company shares held short by investors – that's known as STAAR Surgical Company's "short interest". This figure is 6% down from 1.8 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 338439.07815631). STAAR Surgical Company's SIR currently stands at 4.99. In other words for every 100,000 STAAR Surgical Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4990 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 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 STAAR Surgical Company shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0439% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable STAAR Surgical Company shares, roughly 44 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 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 17 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 $60.31 up to $163.08. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STAA.US volatility(beta: 1.07)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 1.0677. 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 companion delivery systems to deliver the lenses into the eye. The company provides Visian implantable Collamer lens product family (ICLs) to treat visual disorders, such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia; and Hyperopic ICL, which treats far-sightedness. It also offers preloaded silicone intraocular lenses, 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 and surgical centers, hospitals, government facilities, and distributors. The company sells its products directly through its sales representatives in the United States, Japan, Germany, Spain, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Singapore, as well as through own representatives and independent distributors in China, Korea, India, France, Benelux, and Italy. STAAR Surgical Company was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of STAAR Surgical Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.505% of STAAR Surgical Company shares are held by insiders and 92.439% by institutions.
How many people work for STAAR Surgical Company?
Latest data suggests 575 work at STAAR Surgical Company.
When does the fiscal year end for STAAR Surgical Company?
STAAR Surgical Company's fiscal year ends in January.
Where is STAAR Surgical Company based?
STAAR Surgical Company's address is: 25651 Atlantic Ocean Drive, Lake Forest, CA, United States, 92630
What is STAAR Surgical Company's ISIN number?
STAAR Surgical Company's international securities identification number is: US8523123052
What is STAAR Surgical Company's CUSIP number?
STAAR Surgical Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 852312305

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