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How to buy UFP Technologies stock

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UFP Technologies, Inc is a packaging & containers business based in the US. UFP Technologies shares (UFPT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. UFP Technologies employs 986 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$184.5 million.

How to buy shares in UFP Technologies

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

UFP Technologies share price

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UFP Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
52-week range USD$30.8 - USD$52.5916
50-day moving average USD$42.0514
200-day moving average USD$43.0438
Wall St. target price USD$55
PE ratio 22.1212
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.981

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Is it a good time to buy UFP Technologies stock?

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Is UFP Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

UFP Technologies's P/E ratio

UFP Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, UFP Technologies shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

UFP Technologies's EBITDA

UFP Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$27.1 million.

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

UFP Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$184.5 million
Operating margin TTM 10.21%
Gross profit TTM USD$54 million
Return on assets TTM 5.87%
Return on equity TTM 9.12%
Profit margin 8.12%
Book value $23.008
Market capitalisation USD$345.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting UFP Technologies shares

There are currently 100,770 UFP Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as UFP Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 4.1% down from 105,025 last month.

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

UFP Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

UFP Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of UFP Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of UFP Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 17434.256055363). UFP Technologies's SIR currently stands at 5.78. In other words for every 100,000 UFP Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5780 shares are currently held short.

However UFP Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of UFP Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable UFP Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case UFP Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 UFP Technologies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0148% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable UFP Technologies shares, roughly 15 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 UFP Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short UFP Technologies stock.

UFP Technologies share dividends

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

UFP Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, UFP Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.8 up to $52.5916. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UFPT.US volatility(beta: 0.84)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 UFP Technologies's is 0.8382. This would suggest that UFP Technologies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

UFP Technologies overview

UFP Technologies, Inc. designs and converts foams, plastics, composites, and natural fiber materials for the medical, automotive, consumer, electronics, industrial, and aerospace and defense markets in the United States. It offers single patient use surfaces, advanced wound care, infection prevention, and disposables for surgical procedures, endoscopic procedures, orthopedic implants, orthopedic appliances, biopharma drug manufacturing, etc.; molded components for automotive, aerospace, and defense markets; recycled protective packaging for B2C brands; and reusable cases and custom inserts. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales forces and independent manufacturer representatives. UFP Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

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