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How to buy Zix Corporation stock

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Zix Corporation is a software—infrastructure business based in the US. Zix Corporation shares (ZIXI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Zix Corporation employs 566 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$211 million.

How to buy shares in Zix Corporation

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

Zix Corporation share price

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Zix Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
52-week range USD$2.84 - USD$9.29
50-day moving average USD$6.7309
200-day moving average USD$6.4456
Wall St. target price USD$10.75
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.078

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Is it a good time to buy Zix Corporation stock?

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Is Zix Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Zix Corporation's PEG ratio

Zix Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.96. 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 Zix Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Zix Corporation's EBITDA

Zix Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$43.6 million.

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

Zix Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$211 million
Operating margin TTM 5.62%
Gross profit TTM USD$96.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.79%
Return on equity TTM -4.4%
Profit margin -3.11%
Book value $0.652
Market capitalisation USD$413.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Zix Corporation shares

There are currently 2.9 million Zix Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Zix Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.3% down from 3.0 million last month.

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

Zix Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Zix Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Zix Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Zix Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 737845.10309278). Zix Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.88. In other words for every 100,000 Zix Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3880 shares are currently held short.

However Zix Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Zix Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Zix Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Zix Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Zix Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0438% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Zix Corporation shares, roughly 44 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 Zix Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Zix Corporation stock.

Zix Corporation share dividends

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

Have Zix Corporation's shares ever split?

Zix Corporation's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 28 June 1993. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Zix Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Zix Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Zix Corporation's share price.

Zix Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Zix Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.84 up to $9.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ZIXI.US volatility(beta: 1.1)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 Zix Corporation's is 1.0953. This would suggest that Zix Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Zix Corporation overview

Zix Corporation provides email encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), threat protection, and archiving for the secure exchange of email in the United States. The company offers Advanced Email Threat Protection, a cloud-based service that defends organizations from zero-day malware, ransomware, phishing, CEO fraud, W-2 phishing attacks, spams, and viruses in email; Information Archive, a cloud-based email retention solution that enables user retrieval, compliance, and e-discovery; Email Encryption Service that allows a user to send encrypted email to any email user anywhere and on any Internet-enabled device; cloud-based cybersecurity solutions; and e-signatures and secure file sharing solutions. It serves the healthcare, financial services, insurance, and government sectors. Zix Corporation sells its services through a direct sales force; and a network of resellers and other distribution partners. The company was formerly known as ZixIt Corporation and changed its name to Zix Corporation in 2002. Zix Corporation was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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