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How to buy Pegasystems stock in Canada | $137.52

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Pegasystems Inc
- $0.30 ( - 0.23%)

Pegasystems (PEGA) is a leading software-application business based in the US. It opened the day at $137.42 after a previous close of $137.53. During the day the price has varied from a low of $133.18 to a high of $137.91. The latest price was $137.52 (25 minute delay). Pegasystems is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 5,776 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Is it a good time to buy Pegasystems stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Pegasystems's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Pegasystems's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $132.26, which is 25.09% up on its pre-crash value of $99.07 and 247.96% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $38.01.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Pegasystems stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $716.25 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 $1,502.47.

Pegasystems stock price

Use our graph to track the performance of PEGA stocks over time.

Pegasystems stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$137.53
Change $-0.01
Change % -0.0073%
Volume 236,915
Information last updated 2021-09-11.
52-week range$109.0079 - $148.7289
50-day moving average $132.5927
200-day moving average $127.8813
Wall St. target price$162.09
PE ratio 701.6316
Dividend yield $0.12 (0.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.19

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Pegasystems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $137.52

1 week (2021-09-10) 3.16%
1 month (2021-08-17) 6.26%
3 months (2021-06-17) 0.79%
6 months (2021-03-17) 14.50%
1 year (2020-09-16) 13.26%
2 years (2019-09-16) 93.61%
3 years (2018-09-14) 109.47%
5 years (2016-09-16) 391.32%

Is Pegasystems under- or over-valued?

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

Pegasystems's P/E ratio

Pegasystems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 702x. In other words, Pegasystems stocks trade at around 702x 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.

Pegasystems's PEG ratio

Pegasystems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.22. 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 Pegasystems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Pegasystems financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$706.6 million
Return on assets TTM -2.62%
Return on equity TTM 2.86%
Profit margin 1.32%
Book value $6.414
Market capitalisation USD$10.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Pegasystems stocks

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  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "PEGA.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 1.7 million Pegasystems stocks held short by investors – that's known as Pegasystems's "short interest". This figure is 4.2% up from 1.6 million last month.

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

Pegasystems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Pegasystems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Pegasystems stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Pegasystems stocks traded daily (recently around 204684.96969697). Pegasystems's SIR currently stands at 8.25. In other words for every 100,000 Pegasystems stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 8250 stocks are currently held short.

However Pegasystems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Pegasystems stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Pegasystems stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Pegasystems's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Pegasystems stocks in existence, roughly 20 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0398% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Pegasystems stocks, roughly 40 stocks are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Pegasystems.

Find out more about how you can short Pegasystems stock.

Pegasystems stock dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 35.29% of net profits

Recently Pegasystems has paid out, on average, around 35.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pegasystems shareholders could enjoy a 0.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pegasystems's case, that would currently equate to about $0.12 per share.

While Pegasystems's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Pegasystems may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Pegasystems's most recent dividend payout was on 15 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 30 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Pegasystems stocks ever split?

Pegasystems stocks were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 April 2014. 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 Pegasystems stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Pegasystems stocks which in turn could have impacted Pegasystems's stock price.

Pegasystems stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pegasystems's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $109.0079 up to $148.7289. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PEGA.US volatility(beta: 1.18)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 Pegasystems's is 1.1801. This would suggest that Pegasystems's stocks are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Pegasystems overview

Pegasystems Inc. develops, markets, licenses, hosts, and supports enterprise software applications in the United States, rest of the Americas, the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It provides Pega Platform, an application development product for clients; and Pega Infinity, a software platform that unifies customer engagement and digital process automation. The company offers customer engagement applications, including Pega Customer Decision Hub that enable enterprises to enhance customer acquisition and experiences across inbound, outbound, and paid media channels; Pega Sales Automation to automate and manage the sales process; and Pega Customer Service to anticipate customer needs, connect customers to people and systems, and automate customer interactions to evolve the customer service experience, as well as to allow enterprises to deliver interactions across channels and enhance employee productivity. It also provides intelligent automation software; Pega Cloud that allows clients to develop, test, and deploy applications and the Pega Platform using an Internet-based infrastructure; and guidance and implementation, technical support, and instructor-led and online training services. It primarily markets its software and services to financial services, life sciences, healthcare, communications and media, government, insurance, manufacturing and high tech, and consumer services markets through a direct sales force, as well as partnerships with technology providers and application developers. Pegasystems Inc. was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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