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TrueCar, Inc is an internet content & information business based in the US. TrueCar shares (TRUE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. TrueCar employs 709 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$326.4 million.

How to buy shares in TrueCar

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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 TrueCar Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TRUE. 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 TrueCar 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$4.94, 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 TrueCar, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of TrueCar. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted TrueCar's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, TrueCar's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$4.94, which is 29.55% up on its pre-crash value of USD$3.48 and 129.77% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$2.15.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of TrueCar shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$646.57 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,353.41.

TrueCar share price

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TrueCar shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-14.
Latest market closeUSD$4.94
52-week rangeUSD$1.98 - USD$6.47
50-day moving average USD$4.924
200-day moving average USD$3.4975
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.29
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.49

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Is it a good time to buy TrueCar stock?

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TrueCar price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.94 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-13) -0.60%
1 month (2020-09-18) 0.10%
3 months (2020-07-20) 65.49%
6 months (2020-04-20) 123.53%
1 year (2019-10-18) 45.51%
2 years (2018-10-19) -57.01%
3 years (2017-10-20) -69.13%
5 years (2015-10-20) -24.12%

Is TrueCar under- or over-valued?

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

TrueCar's PEG ratio

TrueCar's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 14.22. 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 TrueCar's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

TrueCar financials

Revenue TTM USD$326.4 million
Gross profit TTM USD$321.6 million
Return on assets TTM -2.08%
Return on equity TTM -11.83%
Profit margin -11.76%
Book value $2.939
Market capitalisation USD$536.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting TrueCar shares

There are currently 7.3 million TrueCar shares held short by investors – that's known as TrueCar's "short interest". This figure is 3.4% down from 7.5 million last month.

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

TrueCar's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

TrueCar's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of TrueCar shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of TrueCar shares traded daily (recently around 907676.65418227). TrueCar's SIR currently stands at 8.01. In other words for every 100,000 TrueCar shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8010 shares are currently held short.

However TrueCar's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of TrueCar shares, or, against the total number of tradable TrueCar shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case TrueCar's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 TrueCar shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0834% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable TrueCar shares, roughly 83 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 TrueCar.

Find out more about how you can short TrueCar stock.

TrueCar share dividends

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

TrueCar share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TrueCar's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.98 up to $6.47. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TRUE.US volatility(beta: 1.5)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 TrueCar's is 1.4953. This would suggest that TrueCar's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

TrueCar overview

TrueCar, Inc. operates as an internet-based information, technology, and communication services company in the United States. It operates its platform on the TrueCar Website and mobile applications. The company also customizes and operates its platform for its affinity group marketing partners, including financial institutions, membership-based organizations, and employee buying programs for large enterprises. Its platform enables users to obtain market-based pricing data on new and used cars, and to connect with its network of TrueCar certified dealers. In addition, the company offers forecast and consulting services regarding determination of the residual value of an automobile at given future points in time, which are used to underwrite automotive loans and leases, and by financial institutions to measure exposure and risk across loan, lease, and fleet portfolios. Further, it provides geographically specific real-time pricing information for consumers and dealers; TrueCar Trade, which gives consumers information on the value of their trade-in vehicles and enables them to obtain a guaranteed trade-in price before setting foot in the dealership; DealerSync, a dealer website creation and management service and a software platform that assists dealers in managing, marketing, and growing their business; and DealerScience that provides dealers with advanced digital retailing software tools. The company was formerly known as Zag.com Inc. TrueCar, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

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