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How to buy XP stock | 42.22

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XP Inc is a capital markets business based in the US. XP shares (XP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. XP employs 3,000 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$23.3 billion.

How to buy shares in XP

  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 XP. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: XP. 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 XP 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$42.22, 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 XP, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of XP. 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 XP's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$42.22, which is 0.26% down on its pre-crash value of USD$42.33 and 172.39% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$15.5.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of XP shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$419.25 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$1,043.68.

XP share price

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

XP shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-16.
Latest market closeUSD$42.22
52-week rangeUSD$15.5 - USD$52.945
50-day moving average USD$44.1946
200-day moving average USD$38.2899
Wall St. target priceUSD$44.18
PE ratio 82.017
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.3716

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Is it a good time to buy XP stock?

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XP price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $42.22 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-22) -3.32%
1 month (2020-09-29) 2.01%
3 months (2020-07-29) -12.88%
6 months (2020-04-29) 68.01%
1 year (2019-10-25) N/A
2 years (2018-10-25) N/A
3 years (2017-10-25) N/A
5 years (2015-10-25) N/A

Is XP under- or over-valued?

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

XP's P/E ratio

XP's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 82x. In other words, XP shares trade at around 82x 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.

XP financials

Gross profit TTM USD$3.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.35%
Return on equity TTM 23.56%
Profit margin 23.59%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$23.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting XP shares

There are currently 2.1 million XP shares held short by investors – that's known as XP's "short interest". This figure is 14.4% down from 2.4 million last month.

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

XP's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

XP's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of XP shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of XP shares traded daily (recently around 768167.27941176). XP's SIR currently stands at 2.72. In other words for every 100,000 XP shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2720 shares are currently held short.

However XP's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of XP shares, or, against the total number of tradable XP shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case XP's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 XP shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0206% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable XP shares, roughly 21 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 XP.

Find out more about how you can short XP stock.

XP share dividends

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

XP overview

XP Inc. operates technology-driven financial services platform that provides financial products and services in Brazil. It provides broker-dealer services for high-net worth customers and institutional clients; product structuring and capital markets services for corporate clients and issuers of fixed income products; advisory services for mass-affluent and institutional clients; and wealth management services for high-net-worth clients. The company also offers XP Educação, an online financial education portal that offers seminars, classes, and learning tools to help teach individuals a range of topics, such as basics of investing, techniques, and investment strategies, as well as insurance brokerage services. In addition, it operates XP Platform, an open product platform that provides clients to access investment products in the market, including equity and fixed income securities, mutual and hedge funds, structured products, life insurance, pension plans, real-estate investment funds, and others. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in São Paulo, Brazil.

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