How to buy Communications System shares | 11 March price $6.69

How to buy Communications System shares | $6.69

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Communications Systems, Inc (JCS) is a leading communication equipment business based in the US. It opened the day at $6.52 after a previous close of $6.54. During the day the price has varied from a low of $6.55 to a high of $6.83. The latest price was $6.69 (25 minute delay). Communications System is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 150 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Communications System

  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: JCS in this case.
  5. Research Communications System shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Communications System shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Communications System share price

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

Communications System shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-11.
Previous close$6.54
Change $0.15
Change % 2.2936%
Volume 141,323
Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week range$3.7 - $7.17
50-day moving average $6.1744
200-day moving average $4.9567
Wall St. target price$12
PE ratio 35.9036
Dividend yield $0.04 (0.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.166
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Fees for buying 100x Communications System shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.68
£489.03 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $200 £2.41
£483.75 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.20
£482.55 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.69
£484.04 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £17.05
£498.40 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £15.50
£496.84 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £15.80
£497.15 total
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Is it a good time to buy Communications System stock?

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Communications System price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $6.69

1 month (2021-03-19) 1.83%

Is Communications System under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Communications System's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Communications System shares trade at around 36x 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.


Communications System's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $77,258 (£55,587).

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


Revenue TTM $42.6 million
Gross profit TTM $17.2 million
Return on assets TTM -2.19%
Return on equity TTM -3.79%
Profit margin -0.4%
Book value $5.095
Market capitalisation $55.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Communications System shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "JCS.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 78,214 Communications System shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 3.9% up from 75,269 last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Communications System's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Communications System shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Communications System shares traded daily (recently around 3.9 million). Communications System's SIR currently stands at 0.02. In other words for every 100,000 Communications System shares traded daily on the market, roughly 20 shares are currently held short.

However Communications System's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Communications System shares, or, against the total number of tradable Communications System shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Communications System's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Communications System shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0138% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Communications System shares, roughly 14 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 Communications System.

Find out more about how you can short Communications System stock.

Communications System share dividends

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

Have Communications System's shares ever split?

Communications System's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 April 1993. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Communications System shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Communications System shares which in turn could have impacted Communications System's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Communications System's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.7 up to $7.17. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JCS.US volatility(beta: 1.11)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 Communications System's is 1.1098. This would suggest that Communications System's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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