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How to buy CalAmp (CAMP) shares
Learn how to easily invest in CalAmp shares.
CalAmp is a communication equipment business based in the US. CalAmp stocks (CAMP.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $12.05 – a decrease of 7.54% over the previous week. CalAmp employs 983 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $309.4 million.
How to buy shares in CalAmp
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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 – CAMP – 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.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
Is it a good time to buy CalAmp stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in CalAmp?
- Has coronavirus impacted CalAmp shares?
- CalAmp shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is CalAmp stock a buy or sell?
- CalAmp performance over time
- Are CalAmp shares over-valued?
- CalAmp's financials
- How volatile are CalAmp shares?
- Does CalAmp pay a dividend?
- Have CalAmp shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted CalAmp's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, CalAmp's stock price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $6.01, which is 45.06% down on its pre-crash value of $10.94 and 62.43% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $3.7.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of CalAmp stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $465.30 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 $613.26.
CalAmp stock price (NASDAQ:CAMP)Use our graph to track the performance of CAMP stocks over time.
CalAmp shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$6.01|
|52-week range||$6.15 - $14.51|
|50-day moving average||$8.90|
|200-day moving average||$11.12|
|Wall St. target price||$12.45|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-0.79|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
CalAmp price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-12)||-7.54%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||-38.42%|
|3 months (2021-10-19)||-41.19%|
|6 months (2021-07-19)||-49.20%|
|1 year (2021-01-19)||-43.41%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||-39.84%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||13.99|
|5 years (2017-01-19)||14.81|
Is CalAmp under- or over-valued?
Valuing CalAmp stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CalAmp's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
CalAmp's PEG ratio
CalAmp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6346. 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 CalAmp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
CalAmp's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $18.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a CalAmp's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$309.4 million|
|Gross profit TTM||$123.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.59%|
|Return on equity TTM||-28.07%|
|Market capitalisation||$221.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
CalAmp share dividends
We're not expecting CalAmp to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have CalAmp's shares ever split?
CalAmp's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 March 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CalAmp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CalAmp shares which in turn could have impacted CalAmp's share price.
CalAmp share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, CalAmp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.15 up to $14.51. 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 CalAmp's is 2.3933. This would suggest that CalAmp's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
CalAmp Corp. provides in telematics systems, and software and subscription services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia and Pacific Rim, and internationally. The company offers telematics products, including asset tracking units, mobile telematics devices, fixed and mobile wireless gateways, and routers; and advanced telematics products for the broader connected vehicle and Internet of Things market, which enable customers to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring, and reporting business-critical information and desired intelligence from remote and mobile assets. It also provides CalAmp Telematics Cloud platform, such as cloud-based application enablement and telematics service platforms that facilitate integration of its own applications, as well as those of third parties, through open application programming interfaces; and software as a service applications. In addition, the company offers professional services, including project management, engineering services, and installation services. It sells its products and services to customers in the automotive, insurance, transportation and logistics, government, K12, industrial and construction equipment markets through direct sales organization, a channel partner program, and sales representatives, as well as its Websites and digital platform. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.
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