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How to buy Westell Technologies stock | $0.79

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Westell Technologies, Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. Westell Technologies shares (WSTL) are listed on the PINK and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Westell Technologies employs 101 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$29.1 million.

How to buy shares in Westell Technologies

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  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 Westell Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WSTL. 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 Westell Technologies 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$0.79, 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 Westell Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Westell Technologies. 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.

Westell Technologies share price

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Westell Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-31.
Latest market closeUSD$0.79
52-week rangeUSD$0.6022 - USD$1.33
50-day moving average USD$0.79
200-day moving average USD$0.9239
Wall St. target priceUSD$5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.873

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Westell Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $0.79 from 2020-12-18

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Is Westell Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Westell Technologies's PEG ratio

Westell Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 11.76. 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 Westell Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Westell Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$29.1 million
Gross profit TTM USD$9.6 million
Return on assets TTM -7.59%
Return on equity TTM -18.49%
Profit margin -20.97%
Book value $1.904
Market capitalisation USD$8.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Westell Technologies shares

There are currently 74,106 Westell Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Westell Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 89.1% up from 39,179 last month.

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

Westell Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Westell Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Westell Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Westell Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 224563.63636364). Westell Technologies's SIR currently stands at 0.33. In other words for every 100,000 Westell Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 330 shares are currently held short.

However Westell Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Westell Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Westell Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Westell Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Westell Technologies shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0063% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Westell Technologies shares, roughly 6 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 Westell Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Westell Technologies stock.

Westell Technologies share dividends

We're not expecting Westell Technologies to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Westell Technologies's shares ever split?

Westell Technologies's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 8 June 2017. So if you had owned 4 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 Westell Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Westell Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Westell Technologies's share price.

Westell Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Westell Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.6022 up to $1.33. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WSTL.US volatility(beta: 0.99)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (PINK average) beta is 1, while Westell Technologies's is 0.9932. This would suggest that Westell Technologies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Westell Technologies overview

Westell Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Westell, Inc., designs and distributes telecommunications products to telephone companies in the United States. The company operates through three segments: In-Building Wireless (IBW), Intelligent Site Management (ISM), and Communications Network Solutions (CNS). The IBW segment offers distributed antenna system conditioners; digital repeaters; battery backup units; and system components and antennas, including couplers, duplexers, splitters, filters, and tappers for commercial and public safety in-building wireless systems. The ISM segment provides a suite of remote units, which provide machine-to-machine communications that enable operators to remotely monitor, manage, and control site infrastructure and support systems. The CNS segment provides a range of indoor and outdoor network infrastructure, such as integrated cabinets, power distribution products, copper and fiber connectivity products, and T1 network interface units. The company serves wireless and wireline service providers, multiple systems operators, Internet service providers, systems integrators, neutral host operators, and distributors through field sales organization, distributors, and partners. Westell Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.

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