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How to buy FARO Technologies (FARO) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in FARO Technologies stocks.
FARO Technologies is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. FARO Technologies stocks (FARO.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $77.69 – a decrease of 5.25% over the previous week. FARO Technologies employs 1,364 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $330.6 million.
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – FARO – 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?
- Can I buy shares in FARO Technologies?
- Has coronavirus impacted FARO Technologies shares?
- FARO Technologies shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is FARO Technologies stock a buy or sell?
- FARO Technologies performance over time
- Are FARO Technologies shares over-valued?
- FARO Technologies's financials
- How volatile are FARO Technologies shares?
- Does FARO Technologies pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
FARO Technologies stock price (NASDAQ:FARO)Use our graph to track the performance of FARO stocks over time.
FARO Technologies shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$55.19|
|52-week range||$55.06 - $97.88|
|50-day moving average||$69.70|
|200-day moving average||$72.58|
|Wall St. target price||$87.25|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.06|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy FARO Technologies stock?
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FARO Technologies price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-20)||-2.78%|
|1 month (2021-12-27)||-22.85%|
|3 months (2021-10-27)||-21.06%|
|6 months (2021-07-27)||-23.81%|
|1 year (2021-01-27)||-23.74%|
|2 years (2020-01-27)||6.50%|
|3 years (2019-01-25)||33.21%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||48.36%|
Is FARO Technologies under- or over-valued?
Valuing FARO Technologies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of FARO Technologies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
FARO Technologies's P/E ratio
FARO 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 56x. In other words, FARO Technologies shares trade at around 56x 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.
FARO Technologies's EBITDA
FARO Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a FARO Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
FARO Technologies financials
|Revenue TTM||$330.6 million|
|Gross profit TTM||$159.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.62%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.72%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
FARO Technologies share dividends
We're not expecting FARO Technologies to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
FARO Technologies share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, FARO Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $55.06 up to $97.875. 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 FARO Technologies's is 1.3244. This would suggest that FARO 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).
FARO Technologies overview
FARO Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and supports software driven three-dimensional (3D) measurement, imaging, and realization solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments: 3D Manufacturing, Construction BIM, and Emerging Verticals. The company offers FaroArm, a combination of a portable articulated measurement arm, a computer, and CAM2 software programs; FARO Laser Projector, which provides a virtual template that operators and assemblers can use to quickly and accurately position components; and FARO Focus laser scanner to measure and collect a cloud of data points. In addition, the company offers FARO ScanPlan, a handheld mapper that captures two-dimensional floor plans; and FARO Software, a family of computer-aided design-based measurement and laser scanner software. FARO Technologies, Inc. offers its products for metrology, reverse engineering, factory automation, building information modeling, public safety, and other applications.
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