Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

How to buy Axcelis Technologies (ACLS) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Axcelis Technologies stocks.

Axcelis Technologies is a semiconductor equipment & materials business based in the US. Axcelis Technologies stocks (ACLS.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $36.84 – a decrease of 15.97% over the previous week. Axcelis Technologies employs 1,004 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $578.9 million.

How to buy shares in Axcelis Technologies

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – ACLS – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Axcelis Technologies stock price (NASDAQ:ACLS)

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

Axcelis Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$59.99
52-week range$33.36 - $77.60
50-day moving average $65.94
200-day moving average $49.23
Wall St. target price$79.33
PE ratio 31.7289
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.25

Compare online stock trading platforms

Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.

Name Product Finder Rating Stock Trading Fee Account Fee Available Asset Types Offer
FREE TRADES
Wealthsimple Trade
Finder Rating:
★★★★★
3.9 / 5
$0
$0
Stocks, ETFs
Get 2 free stocks when you deposit and trade $150.
Scotia iTRADE
Finder Rating:
★★★★★
3.8 / 5
$4.99 - $9.99
$0
Bonds, Options, Mutual Funds, ETFs, GICs, International Equities
Interactive Brokers
Finder Rating:
★★★★★
4.1 / 5
Min. $1.00, Max. 0.5%
$0
Stocks, Bonds, Options, ETFs, Currencies, Futures
OFFER
CIBC Investor's Edge
Finder Rating:
★★★★★
4 / 5
$4.95 - $6.95
$0 if conditions met, otherwise $100/year
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual Funds, ETFs
Get up to $2,000 cash back. Conditions apply. Offer ends March 1, 2022.
Questrade
Finder Rating:
★★★★★
4.2 / 5
$4.95 - $9.95
$0
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual Funds, ETFs, GICs, International Equities, Precious Metals
Get $50 in free trades when you fund your account with a minimum of $1,000.
Qtrade Direct Investing
Finder Rating:
★★★★★
4.1 / 5
$6.95 - $8.75
$0 if conditions met, otherwise $25/quarter
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual Funds, ETFs, GICs
Get a $50 bonus when you open a new RRSP, TFSA or RESP and start pre-authorized contributions of $200+/month. Valid until March 1, 2022.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

Online stock trading

Is it a good time to buy Axcelis Technologies stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Axcelis Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $59.99 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -15.97%
1 month (2021-12-23) -11.88%
3 months (2021-10-22) 21.71%
6 months (2021-07-23) 59.76%
1 year (2021-01-22) 49.64%
2 years (2020-01-23) 138.10%
3 years (2019-01-23) 234.58%
5 years (2017-01-23) 293.38%

Is Axcelis Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Axcelis Technologies's P/E ratio

Axcelis Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Axcelis Technologies shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Axcelis Technologies's PEG ratio

Axcelis Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.23. 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 Axcelis Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Axcelis Technologies's EBITDA

Axcelis Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $100.2 million.

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

Axcelis Technologies financials

Revenue TTM $578.9 million
Operating margin TTM 16.38%
Gross profit TTM $198.6 million
Return on assets TTM 9.11%
Return on equity TTM 15.96%
Profit margin 13.4%
Book value $15.32
Market capitalisation $2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Axcelis Technologies share dividends

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

Have Axcelis Technologies's shares ever split?

Axcelis Technologies's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 30 June 2016. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Axcelis Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Axcelis Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Axcelis Technologies's share price.

Axcelis Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Axcelis Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.36 up to $77.6. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACLS.US volatility(beta: 1.52)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 Axcelis Technologies's is 1.5205. This would suggest that Axcelis Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Axcelis Technologies overview

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company offers high energy, high current, and medium current implanters for various application requirements. It also provides aftermarket lifecycle products and services, including used tools, spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services, and customer training. It sells its equipment and services to semiconductor chip manufacturers through its direct sales force. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts. .

Frequently asked questions

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of futures, stocks, ETFs, CFDs, options or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, ETFs and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Trading CFDs and forex on leverage comes with a higher risk of losing money rapidly. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades.

More on investing

More guides on Finder

Go to site