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How to buy PowerSchool stock in Canada | $30.68

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PowerSchool is a software-application business based in the US. PowerSchool stocks (PWSC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $25.12 – a decrease of 8.8% over the previous week. PowerSchool employs 2,605 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $495.2 million.

How to buy PowerSchool 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: PWSC in this case.
  5. Research PowerSchool stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your PowerSchool stocks. It's that simple.

Is it a good time to buy PowerSchool stock?

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PowerSchool stock price

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PowerSchool stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-13.
Latest market close$30.68
52-week range$17.57 - $36.56
50-day moving average $27.6209
200-day moving average $27.6209
Wall St. target price$32.13
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.123

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PowerSchool price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $30.68

1 week (2021-09-09) -4.10%
1 month (2021-08-19) 19.98%

Is PowerSchool under- or over-valued?

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

PowerSchool's EBITDA

PowerSchool's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$135.9 million.

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

To put PowerSchool's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

PowerSchool financials

Revenue TTM USD$495.2 million
Operating margin TTM 9.49%
Gross profit TTM USD$286.1 million
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -3.93%
Book value $10.588
Market capitalisation USD$6.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell PowerSchool stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "PWSC.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 428,938 PowerSchool stocks held short by investors – that's known as PowerSchool's "short interest". This figure is up from 0 last month.

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

PowerSchool's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PowerSchool's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PowerSchool stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PowerSchool stocks traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). PowerSchool's SIR currently stands at 0.32. In other words for every 100,000 PowerSchool stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 320 stocks are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare PowerSchool's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However PowerSchool's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PowerSchool stocks, or, against the total number of tradable PowerSchool stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PowerSchool's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 PowerSchool stocks in existence, roughly 0 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0094% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable PowerSchool stocks, roughly 9 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 PowerSchool.

Find out more about how you can short PowerSchool stock.

PowerSchool stock dividends

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

PowerSchool overview

PowerSchool Holdings, Inc. provides cloud-based software to the K-12 education market. Its solution is embedded in school workflows and is used on daily basis by educators, students, administrators, and parents in schools and districts representing approximately 45 million students worldwide. Its cloud-based technology platform helps schools and districts manage state reporting and related compliance, special education, finance, HR, talent, registration, attendance, funding, learning, instruction, grading, college and career readiness, assessments, and analytics in one place. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Folsom, California.

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