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How to buy The9 stock | $12.45

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The9 Limited is an electronic gaming & multimedia business based in the US. The9 shares (NCTY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The9 employs 61 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$109.8 million.

How to buy shares in The9

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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 The9. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NCTY. 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 The9 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$12.45, 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 The9, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The9. 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.

The9 share price

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The9 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-12.
Latest market closeUSD$12.45
52-week rangeUSD$2.04 - USD$27.82
50-day moving average USD$4.837
200-day moving average USD$5.13
Wall St. target priceUSD$3.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.28

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Is it a good time to buy The9 stock?

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The9 price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.45 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-07) -27.19%
1 month (2020-12-16) 323.47%
3 months (2020-10-16) 361.11%
6 months (2020-07-16) 1,495.95%
1 year (2020-01-16) 1,097.12%
2 years (2019-01-16) 1,021.62%
3 years (2018-01-16) 955.08%
5 years (2016-01-15) 351.09%

The9 financials

Gross profit TTM USD$-1,000,771
Return on assets TTM -62.82%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 55801.29%
Book value $-5.349
Market capitalisation USD$109.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The9 shares

There are currently 182,183 The9 shares held short by investors – that's known as The9's "short interest". This figure is 22.3% down from 234,391 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The9 shares can be evaluated.

The9's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The9's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The9 shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The9 shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). The9's SIR currently stands at 0.16. In other words for every 100,000 The9 shares traded daily on the market, roughly 160 shares are currently held short.

However The9's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The9 shares, or, against the total number of tradable The9 shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The9's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The9 shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The9 shares, roughly 0 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 The9.

Find out more about how you can short The9 stock.

The9 share dividends

We're not expecting The9 to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have The9's shares ever split?

The9's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 19 October 2020. So if you had owned 10 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 The9 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for The9 shares which in turn could have impacted The9's share price.

The9 share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The9's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.04 up to $27.82. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NCTY.US volatility(beta: 2)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 The9's is 1.9995. This would suggest that The9's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The9 overview

The9 Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates and develops online games in the People's Republic of China. The company offers online games, including multiplayer online games, mobile games, Web games, and TV games. It also develops mobile games, including CrossFire New Mobile Game and Audition; and provides technical consulting services. The company was formerly known as GameNow.net Limited and changed its name to The9 Limited in February 2004. The9 Limited was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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