How to buy Citrix Systems shares

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Citrix Systems, Inc (CTXS) is a leading software-application business based in the US. Citrix Systems is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Citrix Systems

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  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: CTXS in this case.
  5. Research Citrix Systems shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Citrix Systems shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Citrix Systems share price

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Citrix Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$99.2271 - $172.6665
50-day moving average $130.5297
200-day moving average $134.2116
Wall St. target price$159.17
PE ratio 31.6954
Dividend yield $1.48 (1.17%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.999
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
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Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Citrix Systems stock?

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Is Citrix Systems under- or over-valued?

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

Citrix Systems's P/E ratio

Citrix Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Citrix Systems shares trade at around 32x 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.

Citrix Systems's PEG ratio

Citrix Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9168. 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 Citrix Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Citrix Systems's EBITDA

Citrix Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $831.6 million.

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

Citrix Systems financials

Revenue TTM $3.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.18%
Gross profit TTM $2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.36%
Return on equity TTM 106.22%
Profit margin 15.59%
Book value $0.894
Market capitalisation $15.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Citrix Systems shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "CTXS.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 6.2 million Citrix Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Citrix Systems's "short interest". This figure is 17.7% down from 7.5 million last month.

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

Citrix Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Citrix Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Citrix Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Citrix Systems shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Citrix Systems's SIR currently stands at 3.5. In other words for every 100,000 Citrix Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3500 shares are currently held short.

However Citrix Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Citrix Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Citrix Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Citrix Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Citrix Systems shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0664% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Citrix Systems shares, roughly 66 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 Citrix Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Citrix Systems stock.

Citrix Systems'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 Citrix Systems.

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

Citrix Systems's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.61

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Citrix Systems's overall score of 20.61 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Citrix Systems 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.).

Citrix Systems's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.16/100

Citrix Systems's environmental score of 1.16 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Citrix Systems is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Citrix Systems's social score

Social score: 11.75/100

Citrix Systems's social score of 11.75 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Citrix Systems is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Citrix Systems's governance score

Governance score: 8.21/100

Citrix Systems's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Citrix Systems is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Citrix Systems's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Citrix Systems, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.61
Total ESG percentile 16.98
Environmental score 1.16
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 11.75
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 8.21
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Citrix Systems share dividends

18%

Dividend payout ratio: 17.93% of net profits

Recently Citrix Systems has paid out, on average, around 17.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Citrix Systems shareholders could enjoy a 1.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Citrix Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $1.48 per share.

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

Citrix Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 26 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Citrix Systems's shares ever split?

Citrix Systems's shares were split on a 12558:1000 basis on 1 February 2017. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 12558 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Citrix Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 92% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Citrix Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Citrix Systems's share price.

Citrix Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Citrix Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $99.2271 up to $172.6665. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Citrix Systems's is 0.2258. This would suggest that Citrix Systems's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Citrix Systems overview

Citrix Systems, Inc. provides workspace, networking, and professional services worldwide. The company offers workspace services, including Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops; Citrix Content Collaboration, a cloud-based file sharing and storage solution, which provides enterprise-class data services on various corporate and personal mobile devices for businesses; Citrix Endpoint Management for mobility and device management capabilities; and Workspace Intelligence that customizes and streamlines user workflows, as well as microapp creation with low-code tooling, automates tasks and functions. It also provides networking products comprising Citrix ADC, an application delivery controller and load balancing solution for web, traditional and cloud-native applications; and Citrix SD-WAN, a WAN Edge solution that delivers flexible, automated, secure connectivity and performance for the workspace, as well as Citrix Analytics for security, performance, and operations. In addition, the company offers customer services, hardware maintenance, consulting, and product training and certification services. The company serves health care, financial services, technology, manufacturing, consumer, and government agencies. It markets and licenses its products through resellers, distributors, systems integrators, independent software vendors, original equipment manufacturers, and service providers. The company was formerly known as Citrus Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Citrix Systems, Inc. in March 2009. Citrix Systems, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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