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How to buy Vista Gold stock | $1.08

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Vista Gold Corp is a gold business based in the US. Vista Gold shares (VGZ) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vista Gold employs 15 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$114 million.

How to buy shares in Vista Gold

  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 Vista Gold. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VGZ. 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 Vista Gold 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. At last close price of USD$1.08, 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 Vista Gold, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Vista Gold. 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.

Vista Gold share price

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Vista Gold shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-30.
Latest market closeUSD$1.08
52-week rangeUSD$0.36 - USD$1.45
50-day moving average USD$1.0265
200-day moving average USD$1.0738
Wall St. target priceUSD$2.5
PE ratio 79.2857
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.014

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Is it a good time to buy Vista Gold stock?

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Vista Gold price performance over time

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Is Vista Gold under- or over-valued?

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

Vista Gold's P/E ratio

Vista Gold's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 79x. In other words, Vista Gold shares trade at around 79x recent earnings.

Vista Gold financials

Gross profit TTM USD$0
Return on assets TTM -28.23%
Return on equity TTM 9.21%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $0.169
Market capitalisation USD$114 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vista Gold shares

There are currently 176,945 Vista Gold shares held short by investors – that's known as Vista Gold's "short interest". This figure is 3.3% up from 171,243 last month.

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

Vista Gold's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vista Gold's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vista Gold shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vista Gold shares traded daily (recently around 268098.48484848). Vista Gold's SIR currently stands at 0.66. In other words for every 100,000 Vista Gold shares traded daily on the market, roughly 660 shares are currently held short.

However Vista Gold's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vista Gold shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vista Gold shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vista Gold's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vista Gold shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0022% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vista Gold shares, roughly 2 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 Vista Gold.

Find out more about how you can short Vista Gold stock.

Vista Gold share dividends

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

Have Vista Gold's shares ever split?

Vista Gold's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 19 June 2002. So if you had owned 20 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 Vista Gold shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vista Gold shares which in turn could have impacted Vista Gold's share price.

Vista Gold share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vista Gold's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.36 up to $1.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VGZ.US volatility(beta: 1.1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Vista Gold's is 1.1013. This would suggest that Vista Gold's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Vista Gold overview

Vista Gold Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and development projects primarily in Australia. The company's flagship asset is its 100% owned Mt Todd gold project located in Northern Territory. Vista Gold Corp. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.

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