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How to buy NVIDIA (NVDA) shares

Learn how to easily invest in NVIDIA shares.

NVIDIA Corporation is a semiconductors business based in the US. NVIDIA shares (NVDA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NVIDIA employs 18,975 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$21.9 billion.

How to buy shares in NVIDIA

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – NVDA – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  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.
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How has Coronavirus impacted NVIDIA's stock price?

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

Its last market close was $219, which is 25.53% down on its pre-crash value of $294.07 and 21.21% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $180.6807.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of NVIDIA stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $884.79 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 $911.04.

Is it a good time to buy NVIDIA stock?

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NVIDIA shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$219.00
52-week range$115.58 - $230.39
50-day moving average $211.75
200-day moving average $172.89
Wall St. target price$226.40
PE ratio 78.8276
Dividend yield $0.16 (0.07%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.79

NVIDIA stock price (NASDAQ: NVDA)

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

NVIDIA price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $219 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) -2.57%
1 month (2021-08-18) 15.02%
3 months (2021-06-18) -70.63%
6 months (2021-03-18) -56.97%
1 year (2020-09-18) -55.08%
2 years (2019-09-18) 21.68%
3 years (2018-09-18) 271.02
5 years (2016-09-16) 248.50%

Is NVIDIA under- or over-valued?

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

NVIDIA's P/E ratio

NVIDIA's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 79x. In other words, NVIDIA shares trade at around 79x 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.

NVIDIA's PEG ratio

NVIDIA's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.86. 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 NVIDIA's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

NVIDIA's EBITDA

NVIDIA's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.5 billion.

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

NVIDIA financials

Revenue TTM $21.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 33.49%
Gross profit TTM $10.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.36%
Return on equity TTM 40.38%
Profit margin 32.32%
Book value $8.47
Market capitalisation $548.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NVIDIA shares

There are currently 24.0 million NVIDIA shares held short by investors – that's known as NVIDIA's "short interest". This figure is 10.7% down from 26.9 million last month.

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

NVIDIA's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

NVIDIA's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NVIDIA shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NVIDIA shares traded daily (recently around 29.3 million). NVIDIA's SIR currently stands at 0.82. In other words for every 100,000 NVIDIA shares traded daily on the market, roughly 820 shares are currently held short.

However NVIDIA's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NVIDIA shares, or, against the total number of tradable NVIDIA shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NVIDIA's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NVIDIA shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.01% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NVIDIA shares, roughly 10 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 NVIDIA.

NVIDIA's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like NVIDIA.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

NVIDIA's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.45

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and NVIDIA's overall score of 18.45 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like NVIDIA is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

NVIDIA's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.83/100

NVIDIA's environmental score of 8.83 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NVIDIA is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

NVIDIA's social score

Social score: 9.65/100

NVIDIA's social score of 9.65 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NVIDIA is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

NVIDIA's governance score

Governance score: 11.46/100

NVIDIA's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that NVIDIA is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

NVIDIA's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. NVIDIA scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that NVIDIA has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

NVIDIA share dividends

5%

Dividend payout ratio: 4.63% of net profits

Recently NVIDIA has paid out, on average, around 4.63% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NVIDIA shareholders could enjoy a 0.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NVIDIA's case, that would currently equate to about $0.16 per share.

While NVIDIA's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that NVIDIA is investing more in its future growth.

NVIDIA's most recent dividend payout was on 22 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have NVIDIA's shares ever split?

NVIDIA's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 19 July 2021. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NVIDIA shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NVIDIA shares which in turn could have impacted NVIDIA's share price.

NVIDIA share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NVIDIA's shares have ranged in value from as little as $115.5782 up to $230.3894. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NVDA.US volatility(beta: 1.36)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while NVIDIA's is 1.3597. This would suggest that NVIDIA's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

NVIDIA overview

NVIDIA Corporation operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Graphics and Compute & Networking. The Graphics segment offers GeForce GPUs for gaming and PCs, the GeForce NOW game streaming service and related infrastructure, and solutions for gaming platforms; Quadro/NVIDIA RTX GPUs for enterprise design; GRID software for cloud-based visual and virtual computing; and automotive platforms for infotainment systems. The Compute & Networking segment offers Data Center platforms and systems for AI, HPC, and accelerated computing; Mellanox networking and interconnect solutions; automotive AI Cockpit, autonomous driving development agreements, and autonomous vehicle solutions; and Jetson for robotics and other embedded platforms. The company's products are used in gaming, professional visualization, datacenter, and automotive markets. NVIDIA Corporation sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, original device manufacturers, system builders, add-in board manufacturers, retailers/distributors, Internet and cloud service providers, automotive manufacturers and tier-1 automotive suppliers, mapping companies, start-ups, and other ecosystem participants. NVIDIA has partnership with Google Cloud to create AI-on-5G Lab.

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