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How to buy Vista Outdoor stock | $43.78

Learn how to easily invest in Vista Outdoor stock.

Vista Outdoor Inc is a leisure business based in the US. Vista Outdoor shares (VSTO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vista Outdoor employs 5,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Vista Outdoor

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – VSTO – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Vista Outdoor stock price (NYSE: VSTO)

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Vista Outdoor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$43.78
52-week range$18.07 - $47.62
50-day moving average $41.29
200-day moving average $39.87
Wall St. target price$54.89
PE ratio 8.033
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.45

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Is it a good time to buy Vista Outdoor stock?

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Vista Outdoor price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $43.78 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) 6.00%
1 month (2021-09-24) 5.22%
3 months (2021-07-23) 11.40%
6 months (2021-04-23) 34.05%
1 year (2020-10-23) 108.87%
2 years (2019-10-24) 554.41%
3 years (2018-10-24) 212.71%
5 years (2016-10-24) 12.78%

Is Vista Outdoor under- or over-valued?

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

Vista Outdoor's P/E ratio

Vista Outdoor's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Vista Outdoor shares trade at around 8x 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.

Vista Outdoor's PEG ratio

Vista Outdoor's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.73. 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 Vista Outdoor's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Vista Outdoor's EBITDA

Vista Outdoor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $434.5 million.

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

Vista Outdoor financials

Revenue TTM $2.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.34%
Gross profit TTM $633.7 million
Return on assets TTM 14.26%
Return on equity TTM 50.89%
Profit margin 13.63%
Book value $13.92
Market capitalisation $2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vista Outdoor shares

There are currently 2.2 million Vista Outdoor shares held short by investors – that's known as Vista Outdoor's "short interest". This figure is 5.1% down from 2.3 million last month.

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

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

Vista Outdoor's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vista Outdoor shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vista Outdoor shares traded daily (recently around 551407.42574257). Vista Outdoor's SIR currently stands at 4.04. In other words for every 100,000 Vista Outdoor shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4040 shares are currently held short.

However Vista Outdoor's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vista Outdoor shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vista Outdoor shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vista Outdoor's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vista Outdoor shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0466% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vista Outdoor shares, roughly 47 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 Outdoor.

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

Vista Outdoor share dividends

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

Vista Outdoor share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vista Outdoor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.074 up to $47.618. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Vista Outdoor's is 0.3947. This would suggest that Vista Outdoor's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Vista Outdoor overview

Vista Outdoor Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products. The Shooting Sports segment offers ammunition products, including centerfire ammunition, rimfire ammunition, shotshell ammunition, and reloading components; and hunting and shooting accessories comprising high-performance hunting arrows, game calls, hunting blinds, game cameras, decoys, reloading equipment, clay targets, premium gun care products, holsters, duty gear, bags, packs, binoculars, riflescopes, and telescopes. The Outdoor Products segment offers sports protection products, such as helmets, goggles, and accessories for cycling, snow sports, action sports, and powersports; outdoor cooking products that include grills, stoves, and cookware; golf products, which comprise laser rangefinders and other golf technology products; and hydration products, including hydration packs and water bottles. The company sells its products to outdoor enthusiasts, hunters and recreational shooters, athletes, law enforcement, and military professionals through various mass, specialty, and independent retailers and distributors, as well as directly to consumers through brand's website. Vista Outdoor Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Vista Outdoor is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.35% of Vista Outdoor shares are held by insiders and 83.95% by institutions.
How many people work for Vista Outdoor?
Latest data suggests 5,900 work at Vista Outdoor.
When does the fiscal year end for Vista Outdoor?
Vista Outdoor's fiscal year ends in March.
Where is Vista Outdoor based?
Vista Outdoor's address is: 1 Vista Way, Anoka, MN, United States, 55303
What is Vista Outdoor's ISIN number?
Vista Outdoor's international securities identification number is: US9283771007
What is Vista Outdoor's CUSIP number?
Vista Outdoor's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 928377100

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