How to buy Unisys Corporation stock - 11 April

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How to buy Unisys Corporation stock

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Unisys Corporation is an information technology services business based in the US. Unisys Corporation shares (UIS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Unisys Corporation employs 17,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2 billion.

How to buy shares in Unisys Corporation

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  3. Search for Unisys Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: UIS. 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 Unisys Corporation 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 Unisys Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Unisys Corporation. 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.

Unisys Corporation share price

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Unisys Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$9.35 - USD$27.91
50-day moving average USD$25.6688
200-day moving average USD$19.0786
Wall St. target priceUSD$31.33
PE ratio 2.0701
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$11.927

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Is it a good time to buy Unisys Corporation stock?

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Is Unisys Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Unisys Corporation's P/E ratio

Unisys Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, Unisys Corporation shares trade at around 2x 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.

Unisys Corporation's EBITDA

Unisys Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$116.7 million.

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

Unisys Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$505.2 million
Return on assets TTM -2.06%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 37.05%
Book value $-24.347
Market capitalisation USD$1.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Unisys Corporation shares

There are currently 1.4 million Unisys Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Unisys Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 72.6% down from 5.2 million last month.

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

Unisys Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Unisys Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Unisys Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Unisys Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 532709.62962963). Unisys Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.7. In other words for every 100,000 Unisys Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2700 shares are currently held short.

However Unisys Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Unisys Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Unisys Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Unisys Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Unisys Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0381% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Unisys Corporation shares, roughly 38 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 Unisys Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Unisys Corporation stock.

Unisys Corporation share dividends

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

Have Unisys Corporation's shares ever split?

Unisys Corporation's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 25 October 2009. 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 Unisys Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Unisys Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Unisys Corporation's share price.

Unisys Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Unisys Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.35 up to $27.91. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UIS.US volatility(beta: 0.62)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Unisys Corporation's is 0.6211. This would suggest that Unisys Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Unisys Corporation overview

Unisys Corporation operates as an information technology services company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Services and Technology. The Services segment offers cloud and infrastructure services, application services, and business process outsourcing services. Its solutions include Unisys InteliServe, a service solution that transforms traditional service desk into an intelligent, user-centric experience aligned with the needs of the modern digital workplace; Unisys CloudForte, a comprehensive managed service offering to help accelerate the secure move of data and applications to the cloud; and Unisys Security Solutions, a portfolio that includes managed security services, security consulting services, the Unisys Incident Response Ecosystem subscription service, and the TrustCheck cyber risk management solution. The Technology segment designs and develops software, and hardware and other related products. Its products include Unisys ClearPath Forward, a software operating environment for high-intensity enterprise computing; and Unisys Stealth security software, which enables trusted identities to access micro-segmented critical assets and safely communicate through secure and encrypted channels. This segment also provides industry solutions, which help law enforcement agencies solve crime; social services case workers assist families; travel and transportation companies manage freight and distribution; and financial institutions deliver omnichannel banking. The company serves customers in the government, financial services, and commercial markets through direct sales force, distributors, resellers, and alliance partners. Unisys Corporation was founded in 1886 and is based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

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