ADT Inc is a security & protection services business based in the US. ADT shares (ADT.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $9.48 – a decrease of -INF% over the previous week. ADT employs 20,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.3 billion.
How to buy shares in ADT
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: ADT in this case.
- Research ADT shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your ADT shares. It's that simple.
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How has Coronavirus impacted ADT's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, ADT's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $9.48, which is 26.37% up on its pre-crash value of $6.98 and 178.41% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $3.405.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of ADT shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $595.20 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 $1,516.80.
ADT share priceUse our graph to track the performance of ADT stocks over time.
ADT shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$9.48|
|52-week range||$4.9192 - $12.9717|
|50-day moving average||$8.3337|
|200-day moving average||$8.299|
|Wall St. target price||$10.53|
|Dividend yield||$0.14 (1.51%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-0.736|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy ADT stock?
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ADT price performance over time
|1 week (2021-04-15)||0.32%|
|1 month (2021-03-19)||19.25%|
|3 months (2021-01-22)||5.33%|
|6 months (2020-10-22)||28.28%|
|1 year (2020-04-22)||85.88%|
|2 years (2019-04-22)||42.34%|
|3 years (2018-04-20)||1.94%|
Is ADT under- or over-valued?
Valuing ADT stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ADT's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ADT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a ADT's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$5.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.85%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$3.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.59%|
|Return on equity TTM||-20.32%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$7.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell ADT shares
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "ADT.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 13.1 million ADT shares held short by investors – that's known as ADT's "short interest". This figure is 9.9% up from 11.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ADT shares can be evaluated.
ADT's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
ADT's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ADT shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ADT shares traded daily (recently around 4.5 million). ADT's SIR currently stands at 2.91. In other words for every 100,000 ADT shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2910 shares are currently held short.
However ADT's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ADT shares, or, against the total number of tradable ADT shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ADT's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ADT shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.1157% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ADT shares, roughly 116 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 ADT.
Find out more about how you can short ADT stock.
ADT share dividends
We're not expecting ADT to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
ADT share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, ADT's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.9192 up to $12.9717. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while ADT's is 2.2873. This would suggest that ADT's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
ADT Inc. provides security, automation, and smart home solutions to consumer and business customers in the United States. It provides a range of fire detection, fire suppression, video surveillance, and access control systems to residential, commercial, and multi-site customers. The company primarily offers monitored security and automation solutions, including the installation and monitoring of security and premises automation systems designed to detect intrusion, control access, sense movement, smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, flooding, temperature, and other environmental conditions and hazards; and address personal emergencies, such as injuries, medical emergencies, or incapacitation. It also provides interactive and smart home solutions that allow customers to use their smart phones, tablets, and laptops to arm and disarm their security systems, adjust lighting or thermostat levels, and view real-time video of their premises; and create customized and automated schedules for managing lights, thermostats, appliances, garage doors, cameras, and other connected devices, as well as offers monitoring and maintenance services. The company offers its products under the ADT, ADT Pulse, Protection 1, ADT Commercial, and Blue by ADT names. As of December 31, 2020, it operated through a network of approximately 300 sales and service offices, 9 underwriter laboratories listed monitoring centers, 18 sales and customer and field support locations, 4 national sales call centers, and 3 regional distribution centers. The company was formerly known as Prime Security Services Parent, Inc. and changed its name to ADT Inc. in September 2017. ADT Inc. was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.
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