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How to buy Varex Imaging Corporation stock | $17.04

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Varex Imaging Corporation is a medical devices business based in the US. Varex Imaging Corporation shares (VREX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Varex Imaging Corporation employs 2,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$738.3 million.

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  3. Search for Varex Imaging Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VREX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Varex Imaging 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.

Varex Imaging Corporation share price

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Varex Imaging Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-29.
Latest market closeUSD$17.04
52-week rangeUSD$10.365 - USD$31.9
50-day moving average USD$15.9165
200-day moving average USD$14.3443
Wall St. target priceUSD$19
PE ratio 142.5556
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.091

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Is it a good time to buy Varex Imaging Corporation stock?

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Varex Imaging Corporation price performance over time

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Is Varex Imaging Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Varex Imaging Corporation's P/E ratio

Varex Imaging 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 143x. In other words, Varex Imaging Corporation shares trade at around 143x 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.

Varex Imaging Corporation's PEG ratio

Varex Imaging Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.7351. 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 Varex Imaging Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Varex Imaging Corporation's EBITDA

Varex Imaging Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$19.2 million.

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

Varex Imaging Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$738.3 million
Gross profit TTM USD$194.4 million
Return on assets TTM -1%
Return on equity TTM -12.42%
Profit margin -7.84%
Book value $11.565
Market capitalisation USD$633.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Varex Imaging Corporation shares

There are currently 4.3 million Varex Imaging Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Varex Imaging Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 8.3% up from 4.0 million last month.

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

Varex Imaging Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Varex Imaging Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Varex Imaging Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Varex Imaging Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 321116.16766467). Varex Imaging Corporation's SIR currently stands at 13.36. In other words for every 100,000 Varex Imaging Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 13360 shares are currently held short.

However Varex Imaging Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Varex Imaging Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Varex Imaging Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Varex Imaging Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Varex Imaging Corporation shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1471% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Varex Imaging Corporation shares, roughly 147 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 Varex Imaging Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Varex Imaging Corporation stock.

Varex Imaging Corporation share dividends

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

Varex Imaging Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Varex Imaging Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.365 up to $31.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VREX.US volatility(beta: 0.99)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 Varex Imaging Corporation's is 0.9903. This would suggest that Varex Imaging Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Varex Imaging Corporation overview

Varex Imaging Corporation designs and manufactures X-ray imaging components. The company operates in two segments, Medical and Industrial. The Medical segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services X-ray imaging components comprising X-ray tubes, digital detectors, high voltage connectors, image-processing software and workstations, 3D reconstruction and computer-aided diagnostic software, collimators, automatic exposure control devices, generators, heat exchangers, ionization chambers, and buckys (a component of X-ray units that holds X-ray film cassettes). This segment's products are used in a range of applications, including radiographic and fluoroscopic imaging, mammography, computed tomography, radiation therapy, oncology, CT, cardiac, surgery, dental, computer-aided detection, and other diagnostic radiography uses. The Industrial segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services Linatron X-ray accelerators, X-ray tubes, digital detectors, and high voltage connectors for use in security and industrial inspection applications, such as airport security, cargo screening at ports and borders, and nondestructive testing and examination in various applications. Varex Imaging Corporation sells its products through imaging system original equipment manufacturers, independent service companies, and distributors, as well as directly to end-users. The company has operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, India, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Varex Imaging Corporation was founded in 2016 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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