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How to buy Youdao stock | 29.66

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Youdao, Inc is an internet content & information business based in the US. Youdao shares (DAO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Youdao employs 1,699 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$3.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Youdao

  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 Youdao. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: DAO. 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 Youdao 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$29.66, 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 Youdao, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Youdao. 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 Youdao's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$29.66, which is 19.62% up on its pre-crash value of USD$23.84 and 99.87% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$14.84.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Youdao shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$1,044.60 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$1,865.32.

Youdao share price

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Youdao shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$29.66
52-week rangeUSD$12.01 - USD$47.7
50-day moving average USD$27.6726
200-day moving average USD$29.6063
Wall St. target priceUSD$40.56
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.6007

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Is it a good time to buy Youdao stock?

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Youdao price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.66 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-16) -2.91%
1 month (2020-09-25) 11.50%
3 months (2020-07-24) -18.43%
6 months (2020-04-24) 53.04%
1 year (2019-10-25) 137.28%
2 years (2018-10-22) N/A
3 years (2017-10-22) N/A
5 years (2015-10-22) N/A

Youdao financials

Gross profit TTM USD$370.6 million
Return on assets TTM -37.64%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -45.55%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$3.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Youdao shares

There are currently 1.6 million Youdao shares held short by investors – that's known as Youdao's "short interest". This figure is 174% up from 589,622 last month.

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

Youdao's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Youdao's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Youdao shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Youdao shares traded daily (recently around 758360.09389671). Youdao's SIR currently stands at 2.13. In other words for every 100,000 Youdao shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2130 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Youdao stock.

Youdao share dividends

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

Youdao overview

Youdao, Inc., an internet technology company, provides online services in content, community, communication, and commerce in China. The company provides various learning content, applications, and solutions, which covers topics and targets people from various age groups for their learning needs through its websites and mobile applications; Youdao Dictionary with range of products and services addressing lifelong learning needs of pre-school, K-12 and college students as well as adult learners; Youdao Cloudnote, an independent notetaking tool that offers a suite of features for users to make a note of their ideas and inspirations anytime and anywhere; and other online dictionary and translation tools comprising Youdao Translation, U-Dictionary, and Youdao Kids' Dictionary. It also offers smart devices, such as Youdao Smart Pen, Youdao Dictionary Pen, and Youdao Pocket Translator. The company provides learning services and products primarily include online courses, fee-based premium services, and others, as well as online marketing services; technical support to the VIEs; and consulting services; Youdao, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China. Youdao, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of NetEase, Inc.

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