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How to buy Xunlei stock

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Xunlei Limited is an advertising agencies business based in the US. Xunlei shares (XNET) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Xunlei employs 1,070 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$184.4 million.

How to buy shares in Xunlei

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

Xunlei share price

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Xunlei shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-20.
52-week rangeUSD$2.38 - USD$5.3
50-day moving average USD$3.2639
200-day moving average USD$3.3518
Wall St. target priceUSD$12
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.87

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Is it a good time to buy Xunlei stock?

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Xunlei financials

Revenue TTM USD$184.4 million
Gross profit TTM USD$80.8 million
Return on assets TTM -5.09%
Return on equity TTM -12.55%
Profit margin -19.83%
Book value $4.181
Market capitalisation USD$276.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Xunlei shares

There are currently 810,910 Xunlei shares held short by investors – that's known as Xunlei's "short interest". This figure is 10.2% up from 735,738 last month.

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

Xunlei's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Xunlei's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Xunlei shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Xunlei shares traded daily (recently around 2.9 million). Xunlei's SIR currently stands at 0.28. In other words for every 100,000 Xunlei shares traded daily on the market, roughly 280 shares are currently held short.

However Xunlei's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Xunlei shares, or, against the total number of tradable Xunlei shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Xunlei's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Xunlei shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Xunlei shares, roughly 0 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 Xunlei.

Find out more about how you can short Xunlei stock.

Xunlei share dividends

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

Xunlei share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Xunlei's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.38 up to $5.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

XNET.US volatility(beta: 1.72)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Xunlei's is 1.7153. This would suggest that Xunlei's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Xunlei overview

Xunlei Limited operates an Internet platform for digital media content in the People's Republic of China. The company's platform is based on cloud technology that enables users to access, manage, and consume digital media content. It offers Xunlei Accelerator, which enables users to accelerate digital transmission over the Internet; mobile acceleration plug-in, which provides mobile device users with benefits of download speed acceleration and download success rate improvements; and cloud acceleration subscription services that offer users premium services through various products, such as Green Channel. The company also provides Mobile Xunlei, a mobile application that allows users to search, download, and consume digital media content on their mobile devices; Xunlei Media Player, which supports online and offline play of digital media content, as well as simultaneous play of digital media content while it is being transmitted by Xunlei Accelerator; online games through online game Website and mobile app; live video streaming and online advertising services; and cloud computing and other Internet value-added services. As of December 2019, its platform had approximately 88.3 million monthly unique visitors. The company was formerly known as Giganology Limited and changed its name to Xunlei Limited in January 2011. Xunlei Limited was founded in 2003 and is based in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

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