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How to buy Virgin Galactic stock

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Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Virgin Galactic shares (SPCE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Virgin Galactic employs 721 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 million.

How to buy shares in Virgin Galactic

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Virgin Galactic Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SPCE. 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 Virgin Galactic 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 Virgin Galactic, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Virgin Galactic. 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.

Virgin Galactic share price

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Virgin Galactic shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-08.
52-week rangeUSD$6.9 - USD$42.49
50-day moving average USD$19.8609
200-day moving average USD$18.0951
Wall St. target priceUSD$25.75
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.0852

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Is it a good time to buy Virgin Galactic stock?

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Virgin Galactic price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $N/A

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1 month (2020-08-16) N/A
3 months (2020-06-16) N/A
6 months (2020-03-16) N/A
1 year (2019-09-16) N/A
2 years (2018-09-16) N/A
3 years (2017-09-16) N/A
5 years (2015-09-16) N/A

Virgin Galactic financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 million
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 million
Return on assets TTM -47.25%
Return on equity TTM -120.27%
Profit margin 0%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$3.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Virgin Galactic shares

There are currently 34.8 million Virgin Galactic shares held short by investors – that's known as Virgin Galactic's "short interest". This figure is 10.1% down from 38.8 million last month.

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

Virgin Galactic's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Virgin Galactic's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Virgin Galactic shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Virgin Galactic shares traded daily (recently around 21.4 million). Virgin Galactic's SIR currently stands at 1.63. In other words for every 100,000 Virgin Galactic shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1630 shares are currently held short.

However Virgin Galactic's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Virgin Galactic shares, or, against the total number of tradable Virgin Galactic shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Virgin Galactic's short interest could be expressed as 0.17% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Virgin Galactic shares in existence, roughly 170 shares are currently held short) or 0.7775% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Virgin Galactic shares, roughly 778 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 Virgin Galactic.

Find out more about how you can short Virgin Galactic stock.

Virgin Galactic share dividends

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

Virgin Galactic overview

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc., an integrated aerospace company, develops human spaceflight for private individuals and researchers in the United States. It also manufactures air and space vehicles. The company's spaceship operations include commercial human spaceflight, flying commercial research, and development payloads into space. In addition, it engages in the design and development, manufacturing, ground and flight testing, and post-flight maintenance of spaceflight vehicles. Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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