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How to buy Cars-com stock in Canada | $14.21
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Cars-com (CARS) is a leading auto & truck dealerships business based in the US. It opened the day at $14.01 after a previous close of $14.11. During the day the price has varied from a low of $13.89 to a high of $14.21. The latest price was $14.21 (25 minute delay). Cars-com is listed on the NYSE and employs 1,500 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy Cars-com stock in Canada
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading 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: CARS in this case.
- Research Cars-com stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Cars-com stocks. It's that simple.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Cars-com?
- Has coronavirus impacted Cars-com shares?
- Cars-com shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Cars-com stock a buy or sell?
- Cars-com performance over time
- Can I short Cars-com shares?
- Are Cars-com shares over-valued?
- Cars-com's financials
- How volatile are Cars-com shares?
- Does Cars-com pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Cars-com's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Cars-com's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $14.61, which is 17.73% up on its pre-crash value of $12.02 and 315.06% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $3.52.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Cars-com stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $299.11 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 $1,171.58.
Cars-com stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of CARS stocks over time.
Cars-com stocks at a glance
|52-week range||$5.249 - $15.71|
|50-day moving average||$13.7594|
|200-day moving average||$13.0593|
|Wall St. target price||$17.71|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.148|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Cars-com stock?
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Cars-com price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-14)||4.41%|
|3 months (2021-03-16)||-4.63%|
|6 months (2020-12-16)||8.97%|
|1 year (2020-06-16)||115.30%|
|2 years (2019-06-14)||-32.84%|
|3 years (2018-06-15)||-52.03%|
Is Cars-com under- or over-valued?
Valuing Cars-com stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cars-com's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Cars-com's PEG ratio
Cars-com's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.22. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Cars-com's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Cars-com's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$150.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Cars-com's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$552.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||7.72%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$385.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.33%|
|Return on equity TTM||-7.04%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$961 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Cars-com stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "CARS.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 2.1 million Cars-com stocks held short by investors – that's known as Cars-com's "short interest". This figure is 11% down from 2.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cars-com stocks can be evaluated.
Cars-com's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Cars-com's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cars-com stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cars-com stocks traded daily (recently around 458456.07064018). Cars-com's SIR currently stands at 4.53. In other words for every 100,000 Cars-com stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 4530 stocks are currently held short.
However Cars-com's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cars-com stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Cars-com stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cars-com's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Cars-com stocks in existence, roughly 30 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0305% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Cars-com stocks, roughly 31 stocks are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Cars-com.
Find out more about how you can short Cars-com stock.
Cars-com stock dividends
We're not expecting Cars-com to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying stocks in our guide.
Cars-com stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Cars-com's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $5.249 up to $15.71. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Cars-com's is 2.3616. This would suggest that Cars-com's stocks are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Cars.com, LLC, through its subsidiaries, operates as a digital marketplace, and provides solutions for the automotive industry. Its platform connects car shoppers with sellers. The company, through its marketplace, dealer websites, and other digital products, showcases dealer inventory, elevate and amplify dealers' and automotive manufacturers' (OEMs) brands, connect sellers with ready-to-buy audience, and empower shoppers with the resources and information needed to make car buying decisions. It also offers marketplace products, such as marketplace subscription advertising and social selling services; digital solutions, including Website platform hosting, AI chat tool, digital retailing, and review and reputation management; and advertising comprising display advertising, digital advertising, and in-market audio services. As of December 31, 2020, the company served 18,372 dealer customers in 50 states, which included franchise and independent dealers, with digital and brick-and-mortar stores; and primary automakers selling vehicles in the United States. Its customers are local car dealers, OEMs, and other national advertisers. Cars.com, LLC was founded in 1998 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
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