How to buy Tucows stock - 06 March

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How to buy Tucows stock

Own Tucows stock in just a few minutes.

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Tucows Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Tucows shares (TCX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Tucows

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

Tucows share price

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Tucows shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$42.5 - USD$94.2
50-day moving average USD$81.2788
200-day moving average USD$74.3285
Wall St. target priceUSD$70.87
PE ratio 159.037
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.54

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Is it a good time to buy Tucows stock?

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Is Tucows under- or over-valued?

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

Tucows's P/E ratio

Tucows's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 159x. In other words, Tucows shares trade at around 159x 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.

Tucows's PEG ratio

Tucows's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.15. 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 Tucows's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Tucows's EBITDA

Tucows's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$33.6 million.

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

Tucows financials

Revenue TTM USD$311.2 million
Operating margin TTM 3.08%
Gross profit TTM USD$100.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.37%
Return on equity TTM 5.81%
Profit margin 1.86%
Book value $9.866
Market capitalisation USD$910.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Tucows shares

There are currently 727,975 Tucows shares held short by investors – that's known as Tucows's "short interest". This figure is 15.6% down from 863,001 last month.

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

Tucows's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Tucows's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Tucows shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Tucows shares traded daily (recently around 46605.313700384). Tucows's SIR currently stands at 15.62. In other words for every 100,000 Tucows shares traded daily on the market, roughly 15620 shares are currently held short.

However Tucows's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Tucows shares, or, against the total number of tradable Tucows shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Tucows's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Tucows shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0947% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Tucows shares, roughly 95 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Tucows.

Find out more about how you can short Tucows stock.

Tucows share dividends

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

Have Tucows's shares ever split?

Tucows's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 31 December 2013. So if you had owned 4 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 Tucows shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Tucows shares which in turn could have impacted Tucows's share price.

Tucows share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Tucows's shares have ranged in value from as little as $42.5 up to $94.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TCX.US volatility(beta: 0.72)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 Tucows's is 0.7177. This would suggest that Tucows's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Tucows overview

Tucows Inc. provides network access, domain name registration, email, mobile telephony, and other Internet services in Canada, the United States, and Europe. It operates through two segments, Network Access Services and Domain Services. The Network Access Services segment offers mobile services under the Ting Mobile name, including the sale of retail telephony services, mobile phone hardware, and related accessories. It also provides roaming service to international travelers under the Zipsim and Always Online Wireless names; fixed high-speed Internet access services to consumer and business customers; network consulting services; and billing, provisioning, and customer care software solutions to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) through its Platypus billing software. This segment distributes its products and services through the Ting Website, as well as through third-party retail stores and online retailers. The Domain Services segment offers wholesale and retail domain name registration services; portfolio services; and value-added services, such as hosted email, Internet security services, Internet hosting, WHOIS privacy, publishing tools, and other value-added services for end-users under the OpenSRS, eNom, Ascio, and Hover brands. The company was formerly known as Infonautics, Inc. and changed its name to Tucows Inc. in August 2001. Tucows Inc. was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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