How to buy Vivint Solar stock - 19 April

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How to buy Vivint Solar stock

Own Vivint Solar stock in just a few minutes.

Vivint Solar, Inc is a solar business based in the US. Vivint Solar shares (VSLR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vivint Solar employs 2,998 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD0.00.

How to buy shares in Vivint Solar

  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 Vivint Solar. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VSLR. 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 Vivint Solar 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 Vivint Solar, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Vivint Solar. 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.

Vivint Solar share price

Use our graph to track the performance of VSLR stocks over time.

Vivint Solar shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-06.
52-week rangeUSD$3.17 - USD$45.3
50-day moving average USD$39.3786
200-day moving average USD$19.3662
Wall St. target priceUSD$13.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.63

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Is it a good time to buy Vivint Solar stock?

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Is Vivint Solar under- or over-valued?

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

Vivint Solar's PEG ratio

Vivint Solar's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.01. 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 Vivint Solar's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Vivint Solar financials

Revenue TTM USD$378.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$85.9 million
Return on assets TTM -3.55%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -23.48%
Book value $1.088
Market capitalisation USD$5.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vivint Solar shares

There are currently 11.3 million Vivint Solar shares held short by investors – that's known as Vivint Solar's "short interest". This figure is 18.4% up from 9.5 million last month.

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

Vivint Solar's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vivint Solar's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vivint Solar shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vivint Solar shares traded daily (recently around 2.4 million). Vivint Solar's SIR currently stands at 4.71. In other words for every 100,000 Vivint Solar shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4710 shares are currently held short.

However Vivint Solar's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vivint Solar shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vivint Solar shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vivint Solar's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vivint Solar shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.319% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vivint Solar shares, roughly 319 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 Vivint Solar.

Find out more about how you can short Vivint Solar stock.

Vivint Solar share dividends

We're not expecting Vivint Solar to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Vivint Solar share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vivint Solar's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.17 up to $45.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VSLR.US volatility(beta: 1.62)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Vivint Solar's is 1.6156. This would suggest that Vivint Solar's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Vivint Solar overview

Vivint Solar, Inc. provides distributed solar energy primarily to residential customers in the United States. It owns and installs solar energy systems through long-term customer contracts. The company also sells photovoltaic installation products, as well as solar renewable energy certificates. As of December 31, 2019, it had an aggregate capacity of 1,294. 0 megawatts covering approximately 188,300 homes. The company was formerly known as V Solar Holdings, Inc.

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