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How to buy Afya (AFYA) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Afya shares.
Afya is an education & training services business based in the US. Afya stocks (AFYA.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $25.19 – a decrease of 4.47% over the previous week. Afya employs 5,260 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.6 billion.
How to buy shares in Afya
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AFYA – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
Afya stock price (NASDAQ:AFYA)Use our graph to track the performance of AFYA stocks over time.
Afya shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$12.62|
|52-week range||$11.75 - $28.23|
|50-day moving average||$14.19|
|200-day moving average||$20.21|
|Wall St. target price||$24.69|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.46|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Afya stock?
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Afya price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-19)||-4.47%|
|1 month (2021-12-23)||-13.68%|
|3 months (2021-10-26)||-25.72%|
|6 months (2021-07-26)||-44.45%|
|1 year (2021-01-26)||-46.05%|
|2 years (2020-01-24)||-56.26%|
|3 years (2019-01-22)||N/A|
|5 years (2017-01-22)||N/A|
Is Afya under- or over-valued?
Valuing Afya stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Afya's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Afya's P/E ratio
Afya's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Afya shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Afya's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $531 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Afya's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||28.23%|
|Gross profit TTM||$766.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.25%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.74%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Afya share dividends
We're not expecting Afya to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Afya share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Afya's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.75 up to $28.23. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Afya's is 1.2691. This would suggest that Afya's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Afya Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a medical education group in Brazil. The company provides educational products and services, including medical schools, medical residency preparatory courses, graduate courses, and other programs to lifelong medical learners enrolled across its distribution network, as well as to third-party medical schools. It offers health sciences courses, which comprise medicine, dentistry, nursing, radiology, psychology, pharmacy, physical education, physiotherapy, nutrition, and biomedicine; and degree programs and courses in other subjects and disciplines, including undergraduate and post graduate courses in business administration, accounting, law, civil engineering, industrial engineering, and pedagogy. In addition, the company provides distance learning residency preparatory courses; and develops and sells digital and printed medical content. As of December 31, 2020, it operated a network of 24 undergraduate and graduate medical school campuses consisted of 19 operating units and five approved units. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Nova Lima, Brazil. .
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