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How to buy SunPower Corporation stock

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SunPower Corporation is a solar business based in the US. SunPower Corporation shares (SPWR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SunPower Corporation employs 2,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in SunPower Corporation

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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 SunPower Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SPWR. 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 SunPower Corporation 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 SunPower Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SunPower Corporation. 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.

SunPower Corporation share price

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SunPower Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$3.926 - USD$57.52
50-day moving average USD$33.26
200-day moving average USD$27.7157
Wall St. target priceUSD$31.12
PE ratio 11.842
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.481

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Is it a good time to buy SunPower Corporation stock?

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Is SunPower Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

SunPower Corporation's P/E ratio

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

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

SunPower Corporation's PEG ratio

SunPower Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.02. 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 SunPower Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

SunPower Corporation's EBITDA

SunPower Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$27.8 million.

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

SunPower Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$166.5 million
Return on assets TTM -0.67%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 42.23%
Book value $2.371
Market capitalisation USD$5.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SunPower Corporation shares

There are currently 18.5 million SunPower Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as SunPower Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.5% down from 20.9 million last month.

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

SunPower Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SunPower Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SunPower Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SunPower Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 6.0 million). SunPower Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.11. In other words for every 100,000 SunPower Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3110 shares are currently held short.

However SunPower Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SunPower Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable SunPower Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SunPower Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SunPower Corporation shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.2409% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SunPower Corporation shares, roughly 241 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 SunPower Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short SunPower Corporation stock.

SunPower Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting SunPower Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have SunPower Corporation's shares ever split?

SunPower Corporation's shares were split on a 1527:1000 basis on 26 August 2020. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1527 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your SunPower Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 34.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SunPower Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted SunPower Corporation's share price.

SunPower Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SunPower Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.926 up to $57.52. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPWR.US volatility(beta: 1.96)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 SunPower Corporation's is 1.9608. This would suggest that SunPower Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

SunPower Corporation overview

SunPower Corporation delivers solar solutions worldwide. It operates through Residential, Light Commercial; Commercial and Industrial Solutions; and Others segments. The company provides solar energy solutions, including sales to its third-party dealer network and resellers, storage solutions, cash and loan sales, and long-term leases directly to end customers; and sells turn-key engineering, procurement, and construction services, as well as sells energy under power purchase agreements. It also offers commercial roof, carport, and ground mounted systems; and post-installation operations and maintenance services. In addition, the company provides residential leasing program services, as well as sells inverters manufactured by third parties. The company also serves investors, financial institutions, project developers, electric utilities, independent power producers, commercial and governmental entities, production home builders, residential owners, and small commercial building owners. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. SunPower Corporation is a subsidiary of Total Energies Nouvelles Activités USA.

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