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How to buy Palantir (PLTR) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Palantir shares.

Palantir Technologies Inc (PLTR) is a leading software-infrastructure business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$21.85 after a previous close of USD$22.18. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$21.71 to a high of USD$22.406. The latest price was USD$21.71 (25 minute delay). Palantir is listed on the NYSE and employs 2,593 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

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Palantir shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Open$21.85
High$22.41
Low$21.71
Close$21.71
Previous close$22.18
Change $-0.47
Change % -2.119%
Volume 15,676,275
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week range$9.60 - $45.00
50-day moving average $25.45
200-day moving average $23.79
Wall St. target price$24.76
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.79

Palantir stock price (NYSE: PLTR)

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

Palantir price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.71 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-19) -12.07%
1 month (2021-09-24) -23.98%
3 months (2021-07-26) -1.90%
6 months (2021-04-26) -9.95%
1 year (2020-10-26) 118.19%
2 years (2019-10-22) N/A
3 years (2018-10-22) N/A
5 years (2016-10-22) N/A

Is Palantir under- or over-valued?

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

Palantir's PEG ratio

Palantir's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.2382. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Palantir's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Palantir financials

Revenue TTM $1.3 billion
Gross profit TTM $740.1 million
Return on assets TTM -31.8%
Return on equity TTM -90.32%
Profit margin -95.14%
Book value $1.07
Market capitalisation $47.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Palantir shares

There are currently 72.4 million Palantir shares held short by investors – that's known as Palantir's "short interest". This figure is 17.9% up from 61.4 million last month.

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

Palantir's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Palantir's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Palantir shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Palantir shares traded daily (recently around 57.5 million). Palantir's SIR currently stands at 1.26. In other words for every 100,000 Palantir shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1260 shares are currently held short.

However Palantir's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Palantir shares, or, against the total number of tradable Palantir shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Palantir's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Palantir shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0429% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Palantir shares, roughly 43 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 Palantir.

Palantir share dividends

We're not expecting Palantir to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Palantir overview

Palantir Technologies Inc. builds and deploys software platforms for the intelligence community in the United States to assist in counterterrorism investigations and operations. The company provides Palantir Gotham, a software platform for government operatives in the defense and intelligence sectors, which enables users to identify patterns hidden deep within datasets, ranging from signals intelligence sources to reports from confidential informants, as well as facilitates the handoff between analysts and operational users, helping operators plan and execute real-world responses to threats that have been identified within the platform. It also offers Palantir Foundry, a platform that transforms the ways organizations operate by creating a central operating system for their data; and allows individual users to integrate and analyze the data they need in one place. Palantir Technologies Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. .

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