How to buy Telos Corporation stock - 07 March

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How to buy Telos Corporation stock

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Telos Corporation is an other business based in the US. Telos Corporation shares (TLS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Telos Corporation employs 730 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$181.5 million.

How to buy shares in Telos 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 Telos Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TLS. 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 Telos 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 Telos Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Telos 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.

Telos Corporation share price

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Telos Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$18.08 - USD$41.84
50-day moving average USD$36.7853
200-day moving average USD$30.9058
Wall St. target priceUSD$35.86
PE ratio 236.0845
Dividend yield N/A (5.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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Is it a good time to buy Telos Corporation stock?

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Is Telos Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Telos Corporation's P/E ratio

Telos 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 236x. In other words, Telos Corporation shares trade at around 236x 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.

Telos Corporation's EBITDA

Telos Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$14.7 million.

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

Telos Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$181.5 million
Operating margin TTM 6.14%
Gross profit TTM USD$52.3 million
Return on assets TTM 8.19%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -3.12%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$3.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Telos Corporation shares

There are currently 253,492 Telos Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Telos Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% down from 261,500 last month.

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

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

Telos Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Telos Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Telos Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 844973.33333333). Telos Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.3. In other words for every 100,000 Telos Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 300 shares are currently held short.

However Telos Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Telos Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Telos Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Telos Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Telos Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0071% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Telos Corporation shares, roughly 7 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 Telos Corporation.

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

Telos Corporation share dividends

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

Telos Corporation overview

Telos Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology (IT) solutions and services worldwide. The company offers solutions that secure cyberspace, the cloud environment, and the people and operations of the enterprise. It provides Xacta, a premier solution for continuous assessment and authorization, which is used by the department of defense (DoD), intelligence communities, and civilian government, as well as by commercial businesses; enterprise cloud services, including engineering, migration, security, and managed services; and Telos Ghost, a cybersecurity solution that gives organizations an anonymous way to do business, connect with global resources, and conduct research online for intelligence gathering, cyber threat protection, securing critical infrastructure, and protecting communications and applications. The company also streamlines and automates the process of selecting, applying, and monitoring security controls for cloud-based systems and applications; assesses, designs, and delivers identity and access solutions to protect national security assets, people, and facilities; and issues smart card-based secure credentials for active duty uniformed service personnel, selected reserve, DoD civilian employees, and eligible contractor personnel. In addition, it offers secure mobility solutions that reduce the risk and assures safe communication across the enterprise and world; Telos Automated Message Handling System, which protects and enhances the communications; real-time data collection on personnel movement and location information for operating forces, government civil servants, and government contractors; and nationwide identity verification, fingerprinting, and photo services. The company was incorporated in 1971 and is based in Ashburn, Virginia.

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