How to buy Trupanion stock - 05 March

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How to buy Trupanion stock

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Trupanion, Inc is an insurance-specialty business based in the US. Trupanion shares (TRUP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Trupanion employs 911 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$502 million.

How to buy shares in Trupanion

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

Trupanion share price

Use our graph to track the performance of TRUP stocks over time.

Trupanion shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$22.4752 - USD$126.525
50-day moving average USD$111.8812
200-day moving average USD$93.4238
Wall St. target priceUSD$128.25
PE ratio 1484.6
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.046

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Is it a good time to buy Trupanion stock?

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Is Trupanion under- or over-valued?

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

Trupanion's P/E ratio

Trupanion's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1485x. In other words, Trupanion shares trade at around 1485x 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.

Trupanion's EBITDA

Trupanion's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.8 million.

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

Trupanion financials

Revenue TTM USD$502 million
Gross profit TTM USD$150.9 million
Return on assets TTM -0.71%
Return on equity TTM -2.45%
Profit margin -1.16%
Book value $8.617
Market capitalisation USD$3.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Trupanion shares

There are currently 2.3 million Trupanion shares held short by investors – that's known as Trupanion's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% down from 2.3 million last month.

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

Trupanion's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Trupanion's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Trupanion shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Trupanion shares traded daily (recently around 415437.95620438). Trupanion's SIR currently stands at 5.48. In other words for every 100,000 Trupanion shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5480 shares are currently held short.

However Trupanion's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Trupanion shares, or, against the total number of tradable Trupanion shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Trupanion's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Trupanion shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0625% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Trupanion shares, roughly 63 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 Trupanion.

Find out more about how you can short Trupanion stock.

Trupanion share dividends

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

Trupanion share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Trupanion's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.4752 up to $126.525. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TRUP.US volatility(beta: 1.99)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 Trupanion's is 1.9936. This would suggest that Trupanion's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Trupanion overview

Trupanion, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides medical insurance for cats and dogs on monthly subscription basis in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia. The company operates through Subscription Business and Other Business segments. It serves pet owners and veterinarians. The company was formerly known as Vetinsurance International, Inc. changed its name to Trupanion, Inc. in 2013. Trupanion, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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