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How to buy Switch stock in Canada | $15.94

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Switch, Inc is an information technology services business based in the US. Switch shares (SWCH.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $15.94 – a decrease of 2.21% over the previous week. Switch employs 789 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $497.9 million.

How to buy shares in Switch

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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: SWCH in this case.
  5. Research Switch shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Switch shares. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Switch's share price?

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

Its last market close was $15.94, which is 9.79% down on its pre-crash value of $17.67 and 54.76% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $10.3.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Switch shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $750.91 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 $990.03.

Switch share price

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

Switch shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close $15.94
52-week range $10.3 - $19.99
50-day moving average $15.7586
200-day moving average $17.1862
Wall St. target price $21.38
PE ratio 145.2727
Dividend yield $0.2 (1.25%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.113

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Is it a good time to buy Switch stock?

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Switch price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $15.94

1 month (2020-10-30) 13.37%
3 months (2020-08-28) -6.12%

Is Switch under- or over-valued?

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

Switch's P/E ratio

Switch's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 145x. In other words, Switch shares trade at around 145x 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.

Switch's EBITDA

Switch's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$218.5 million.

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

Switch financials

Revenue TTM USD$497.9 million
Operating margin TTM 17.38%
Gross profit TTM USD$219.6 million
Return on assets TTM 3.15%
Return on equity TTM 5.07%
Profit margin 2.18%
Book value $2.237
Market capitalisation USD$3.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Switch shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "SWCH.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 5.5 million Switch shares held short by investors – that's known as Switch's "short interest". This figure is 3.7% up from 5.3 million last month.

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

Switch's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Switch's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Switch shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Switch shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Switch's SIR currently stands at 3.07. In other words for every 100,000 Switch shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3070 shares are currently held short.

However Switch's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Switch shares, or, against the total number of tradable Switch shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Switch's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Switch shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0647% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Switch shares, roughly 65 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 Switch.

Find out more about how you can short Switch stock.

Switch share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 138.2% of net profits

Recently Switch has paid out, on average, around 138.2% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Switch shareholders could enjoy a 1.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Switch's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

Switch's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Switch's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Switch share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Switch's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.3 up to $19.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SWCH.US volatility(beta: 0.62)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Switch's is 0.6238. This would suggest that Switch's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Switch overview

Switch, Inc., through its subsidiary, Switch, Ltd., provides colocation space and related services primarily to technology and digital media companies in the United States. It develops and operates data centers in Nevada and Michigan. The company also serves cloud and managed service providers, financial institutions, IT and software providers, government agencies, network and telecommunications providers, and others that conduct critical business on the internet. Switch, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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