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How to buy Vista Outdoor stock | 20.75

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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 4,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Vista Outdoor

  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 Outdoor. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VSTO. 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 Outdoor 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$20.75, 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 Outdoor, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Vista Outdoor. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Vista Outdoor's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Vista Outdoor's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$20.75, which is 54.80% up on its pre-crash value of USD$9.38 and 383.68% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$4.29.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Vista Outdoor shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$1,041.79 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$2,708.91.

Vista Outdoor share price

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Vista Outdoor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$20.75
52-week range USD$4.29 - USD$23.5
50-day moving average USD$19.9809
200-day moving average USD$14.9399
Wall St. target price USD$29.6
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-10.64

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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 $20.75 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) N/A
1 month (2020-10-30) 4.96%
3 months (2020-08-28) N/A
6 months (2020-05-28) N/A
1 year (2019-11-27) N/A
2 years (2018-11-27) N/A
3 years (2017-11-27) N/A
5 years (2015-11-27) N/A

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 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 USD$146.1 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 USD$1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.4%
Gross profit TTM USD$360.3 million
Return on assets TTM 3%
Return on equity TTM -18.07%
Profit margin -5.52%
Book value $8.43
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vista Outdoor shares

There are currently 3.3 million Vista Outdoor shares held short by investors – that's known as Vista Outdoor's "short interest". This figure is 56.2% up from 2.1 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 1.3 million). Vista Outdoor's SIR currently stands at 2.52. In other words for every 100,000 Vista Outdoor shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2520 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 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vista Outdoor shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0679% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vista Outdoor shares, roughly 68 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 $4.29 up to $23.5. 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 0.4015. 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 for outdoor sports and recreation markets in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products. The Shooting Sports segment offers ammunition products that include centerfire ammunition, rimfire ammunition, shotshell ammunition, and reloading components; archery and hunting accessories comprising high-performance hunting arrows, game calls, hunting blinds, game cameras, and decoys; optics products, such as binoculars, riflescopes, and telescopes; and shooting accessories that consist of reloading equipment, clay targets, and premium gun care products. This segment also provides tactical products, such as holsters, duty gear, bags, and packs. The Outdoor Products segment offers sports protection products, including helmets, goggles, and accessories for cycling, snow, action, and power sports; outdoor cooking products, such as grills, cookware, and camp stoves; golf products comprising 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, recreational shooters, athletes, law enforcement, and military professionals through various mass, specialty, and independent retailers and distributors, as well as directly to consumers through website. Vista Outdoor Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota.

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