How to buy WideOpenWest stock - 11 April

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How to buy WideOpenWest stock

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WideOpenWest, Inc is an entertainment business based in the US. WideOpenWest shares (WOW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. WideOpenWest employs 2,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in WideOpenWest

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

WideOpenWest share price

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WideOpenWest shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$4.1 - USD$18.2
50-day moving average USD$14.945
200-day moving average USD$9.8898
Wall St. target priceUSD$13.13
PE ratio 79.1765
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.17

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Is it a good time to buy WideOpenWest stock?

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Is WideOpenWest under- or over-valued?

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

WideOpenWest's P/E ratio

WideOpenWest'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, WideOpenWest shares trade at around 79x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

WideOpenWest's PEG ratio

WideOpenWest's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.19. 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 WideOpenWest's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

WideOpenWest's EBITDA

WideOpenWest's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$395.7 million.

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

WideOpenWest financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.38%
Gross profit TTM USD$588.2 million
Return on assets TTM 4.16%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 1.25%
Book value $-3.324
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting WideOpenWest shares

There are currently 889,897 WideOpenWest shares held short by investors – that's known as WideOpenWest's "short interest". This figure is 1.5% up from 876,415 last month.

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

WideOpenWest's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

WideOpenWest's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of WideOpenWest shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of WideOpenWest shares traded daily (recently around 542620.12195122). WideOpenWest's SIR currently stands at 1.64. In other words for every 100,000 WideOpenWest shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1640 shares are currently held short.

However WideOpenWest's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of WideOpenWest shares, or, against the total number of tradable WideOpenWest shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case WideOpenWest's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 WideOpenWest shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0171% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable WideOpenWest shares, roughly 17 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 WideOpenWest.

Find out more about how you can short WideOpenWest stock.

WideOpenWest share dividends

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

WideOpenWest share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, WideOpenWest's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.1 up to $18.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WOW.US volatility(beta: 2.12)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 WideOpenWest's is 2.1215. This would suggest that WideOpenWest's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

WideOpenWest overview

WideOpenWest, Inc. provides high speed data, cable television, and digital telephony services to residential and business services customers in the United States. Its video services include basic cable services that comprise local broadcast television and local community programming; digital cable services; WOW! tv+ that offers traditional cable video and cloud DVR functionality, voice remote with Google Assistant, and Netflix integration along with access to various streaming services and apps through the Google Play Store; and ultra-video products, as well as offers commercial-free movies, TV shows, sports, and other special event entertainment programs. The company's telephony services consist of local and long-distance telephone services; business telephony and data services include fiber based, office-to-office metro Ethernet, session initiated protocol trunking, colocation infrastructure, cloud computing, managed backup, and recovery services. As of December 31, 2020, it served approximately 3.2 million home and business, and 850,600 customers in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The company was formerly known as WideOpenWest Kite, Inc. and changed its name to WideOpenWest, Inc. in March 2017. WideOpenWest, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is based in Englewood, Colorado.

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