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How to buy nLIGHT stock in Canada
Own nLIGHT shares in just a few minutes.
nLIGHT, Inc (LASR) is a leading semiconductors business based in the US. It opened the day at $35.83 after a previous close of $34.72. During the day the price has varied from a low of $35.225 to a high of $36.28. The latest price was $35.87 (25 minute delay). nLIGHT is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 1,275 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in nLIGHT
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing 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: LASR in this case.
- Research nLIGHT shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your nLIGHT shares. It's that simple.
nLIGHT share priceUse our graph to track the performance of LASR stocks over time.
nLIGHT shares at a glance
|52-week range||$14.28 - $46.45|
|50-day moving average||$32.4077|
|200-day moving average||$32.1792|
|Wall St. target price||$48|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.005|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy nLIGHT stock?
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nLIGHT price performance over time
|1 week (2021-04-28)||12.48%|
|1 month (2021-04-08)||10.81%|
|3 months (2021-02-08)||10.37%|
|6 months (2020-11-06)||13.91%|
|1 year (2020-05-08)||68.64%|
|2 years (2019-05-08)||48.59%|
|3 years (2018-05-08)||19.89%|
Is nLIGHT under- or over-valued?
Valuing nLIGHT stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of nLIGHT's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
nLIGHT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$10 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a nLIGHT's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$222.8 million|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$59.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-4.91%|
|Return on equity TTM||-9.59%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell nLIGHT shares
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "LASR.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 1.3 million nLIGHT shares held short by investors – that's known as nLIGHT's "short interest". This figure is 15.5% up from 1.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting nLIGHT shares can be evaluated.
nLIGHT's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
nLIGHT's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of nLIGHT shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of nLIGHT shares traded daily (recently around 281714.25485961). nLIGHT's SIR currently stands at 4.63. In other words for every 100,000 nLIGHT shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4630 shares are currently held short.
However nLIGHT's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of nLIGHT shares, or, against the total number of tradable nLIGHT shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case nLIGHT's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 nLIGHT shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0343% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable nLIGHT shares, roughly 34 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against nLIGHT.
Find out more about how you can short nLIGHT stock.
nLIGHT share dividends
We're not expecting nLIGHT to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
nLIGHT share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, nLIGHT's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.28 up to $46.45. 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 nLIGHT's is 2.6084. This would suggest that nLIGHT's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
nLIGHT, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor and fiber lasers for industrial, microfabrication, and aerospace and defense applications. The company operates in two segments, Laser Products and Advanced Development. It offers semiconductor laser chips, optical fiber in-house, and electrical-optical components. The company also provides fiber amplifiers and beam combination and control systems for use in high-energy laser systems in directed energy applications. It sells its products through direct sales force in the United States, China, South Korea, and Finland, as well as through various independent sales representatives and distributors in Asia, Europe, and South America. The company was formerly known as nLight Photonics Corporation and changed its name to nLIGHT, Inc. in January 2016. nLIGHT, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.
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