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Mercury Systems, Inc
NASDAQ: MRCY - USD
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE
$63.57
-$1.64 (-2.52%)

Mercury Systems (MRCY) is a leading aerospace & defense business based in the US. It opened the day at $66.18 after a previous close of $65.91. During the day the price has varied from a low of $65.35 to a high of $66.66. The latest price was $66.61 (25 minute delay). Mercury Systems is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 2,359 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy Mercury Systems stock in Canada

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: MRCY in this case.
  5. Research Mercury Systems stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Mercury Systems stocks. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Mercury Systems's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Mercury Systems's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $65.45, which is 23.08% down on its pre-crash value of $85.09 and 25.29% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $52.24.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Mercury Systems stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $729.74 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 $836.45.

Mercury Systems stock price

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Mercury Systems stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$66.18
High$66.66
Low$65.35
Close$66.61
Previous close$65.91
Change $0.7
Change % 1.0621%
Volume 159,343
Information last updated 2021-07-30.
52-week range$58.13 - $88.96
50-day moving average $66.3353
200-day moving average $69.4851
Wall St. target price$82.14
PE ratio 50.8083
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.299

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Is it a good time to buy Mercury Systems stock?

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Mercury Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $66.61

1 month (2021-07-02) 0.92%
3 months (2021-05-04) -5.13%

Is Mercury Systems under- or over-valued?

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

Mercury Systems's P/E ratio

Mercury Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, Mercury Systems stocks trade at around 51x 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 stocks or simply that they're over-valued.

Mercury Systems's PEG ratio

Mercury Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5202. 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 Mercury Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Mercury Systems's EBITDA

Mercury Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$159.8 million.

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

Mercury Systems financials

Revenue TTM USD$890.5 million
Operating margin TTM 11.32%
Gross profit TTM USD$358.6 million
Return on assets TTM 3.43%
Return on equity TTM 5.09%
Profit margin 8.01%
Book value $26.358
Market capitalisation USD$3.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Mercury Systems stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "MRCY.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 1.1 million Mercury Systems stocks held short by investors – that's known as Mercury Systems's "short interest". This figure is 8.6% down from 1.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Mercury Systems stocks can be evaluated.

Mercury Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Mercury Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Mercury Systems stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Mercury Systems stocks traded daily (recently around 343449.19614148). Mercury Systems's SIR currently stands at 3.11. In other words for every 100,000 Mercury Systems stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 3110 stocks are currently held short.

However Mercury Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Mercury Systems stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Mercury Systems stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Mercury Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Mercury Systems stocks in existence, roughly 20 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0194% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Mercury Systems stocks, roughly 19 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 Mercury Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Mercury Systems stock.

Mercury Systems stock dividends

We're not expecting Mercury Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying stocks in our guide.

Have Mercury Systems stocks ever split?

Mercury Systems stocks were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 December 1999. 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 Mercury Systems stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Mercury Systems stocks which in turn could have impacted Mercury Systems's stock price.

Mercury Systems stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mercury Systems's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $58.13 up to $88.96. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MRCY.US volatility(beta: 1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Mercury Systems's is 0.9984. This would suggest that Mercury Systems's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Mercury Systems overview

Mercury Systems, Inc., a technology company, manufactures and sells components, modules, and subsystems in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company's products and solutions are deployed in approximately 300 programs with 25 defense prime contractors and commercial aviation customers. It offers components, including power amplifiers and limiters, switches, oscillators, filters, equalizers, digital and analog converters, chips, monolithic microwave integrated circuits, and memory and storage devices; modules and sub-assemblies, such as embedded processing modules and boards, switch fabric boards, high speed input/output boards, digital receiver boards, multi-chip modules, integrated radio frequency and microwave multi-function assemblies, tuners, and transceivers, as well as graphics and video processing, and Ethernet and input-output boards; and integrated subsystems. The company also designs, develops, and manufactures digital radio frequency memory units for various modern electronic warfare applications; radar environment simulation and test systems for defense and intelligence applications; and signals intelligence payloads and EO/IR technologies for small UAV platforms, as well as onboard UAV processor systems for real-time wide area motion imagery. In addition, it designs, markets and sells products intended to protect electronic systems that are critical to national security. The company serves the aerospace and defense electronics industries. The company was formerly known as Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Mercury Systems, Inc. in November 2012. Mercury Systems, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.

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