How to buy Zscaler stock - 08 March

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How to buy Zscaler stock

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Zscaler, Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Zscaler shares (ZS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Zscaler employs 2,020 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$536 million.

How to buy shares in Zscaler

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

Zscaler share price

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

Zscaler shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$35 - USD$230.881
50-day moving average USD$212.3558
200-day moving average USD$168.2249
Wall St. target priceUSD$229.25
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.232

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Is it a good time to buy Zscaler stock?

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Is Zscaler under- or over-valued?

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

Zscaler's PEG ratio

Zscaler's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.5835. 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 Zscaler's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Zscaler financials

Revenue TTM USD$536 million
Gross profit TTM USD$335.5 million
Return on assets TTM -6.79%
Return on equity TTM -46.59%
Profit margin -35.71%
Book value $3.723
Market capitalisation USD$27.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Zscaler shares

There are currently 4.6 million Zscaler shares held short by investors – that's known as Zscaler's "short interest". This figure is 9.1% up from 4.2 million last month.

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

Zscaler's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Zscaler's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Zscaler shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Zscaler shares traded daily (recently around 1.9 million). Zscaler's SIR currently stands at 2.44. In other words for every 100,000 Zscaler shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2440 shares are currently held short.

However Zscaler's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Zscaler shares, or, against the total number of tradable Zscaler shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Zscaler's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Zscaler shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0605% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Zscaler shares, roughly 61 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 Zscaler.

Find out more about how you can short Zscaler stock.

Zscaler share dividends

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

Zscaler share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Zscaler's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35 up to $230.881. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ZS.US volatility(beta: 0.88)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 Zscaler's is 0.8835. This would suggest that Zscaler's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Zscaler overview

Zscaler, Inc. operates as a cloud security company worldwide. The company provides Zscaler Internet Access solution that provides users, servers, operational technology, internet of things, and device secure access to externally managed applications, including software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and internet destinations; and Zscaler Private Access solution, which is designed to provide access to internally managed applications, either hosted internally in data centers, and private or public clouds. It also offers Zscaler Digital Experience that measures end-to-end user experience across key business applications, providing an easy to understand digital experience score for each user, application, and location within an enterprise. In addition, the company provides workload segmentation solutions comprising Zscaler Cloud Security Posture Management that identifies and remediates application misconfigurations in SaaS, infrastructure as a service, and platform as a service to reduce risk and ensure compliance with industry and organizational benchmarks; and Zscaler Cloud Workload Segmentation, which is designed to secure application-to-application communications inside public clouds and data centers to stop lateral threat movement, as well as to prevent application compromise and reduce the risk of data breaches. Its platform includes Zscaler Central Authority, Zscaler Enforcement Node, and Zscaler Nanolog Server modules. Zscaler, Inc. serves customers in various industries, such as airlines and transportation, conglomerates, consumer goods and retail, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media and communications, public sector and education, technology, and telecommunications services. The company was formerly known as SafeChannel, Inc., and changed its name to Zscaler, Inc. in August 2008. Zscaler, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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