How to buy Forward Industries shares | $1.67

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Forward Industries, Inc is a footwear & accessories business based in the US. Forward Industries shares (FORD.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $1.67 – an increase of 6.37% over the previous week. Forward Industries employs 85 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $34.5 million.

How to buy shares in Forward Industries

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

How has Coronavirus impacted Forward Industries's share price?

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

Its last market close was $1.67, which is 34.73% up on its pre-crash value of $1.09 and 85.06% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $0.9024.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Forward Industries shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $935.19 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 $1,546.30.

Forward Industries share price

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Forward Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market close$1.67
52-week range$0.9024 - $2.11
50-day moving average $1.7615
200-day moving average $1.5136
Wall St. target price$2.28
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.17
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Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
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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
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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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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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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 Forward Industries stock?

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Forward Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $1.67

1 week (2021-01-14) -22.33%
1 month (2020-12-22) -14.36%
3 months (2020-10-22) 7.74%
6 months (2020-07-21) 32.54%
1 year (2020-01-21) 46.49%
2 years (2019-01-18) 15.17%
3 years (2018-01-19) -43.39%
5 years (2016-01-21) 33.60%

Forward Industries financials

Revenue TTM $34.5 million
Gross profit TTM $6.6 million
Return on assets TTM -2.63%
Return on equity TTM -24.84%
Profit margin -5.15%
Book value $0.666
Market capitalisation $18.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Forward Industries shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "FORD.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 124,384 Forward Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Forward Industries's "short interest". This figure is 16.3% down from 148,641 last month.

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

Forward Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Forward Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Forward Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Forward Industries shares traded daily (recently around 105410.16949153). Forward Industries's SIR currently stands at 1.18. In other words for every 100,000 Forward Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1180 shares are currently held short.

However Forward Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Forward Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable Forward Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Forward Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Forward Industries shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0165% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Forward Industries shares, roughly 17 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 Forward Industries.

Find out more about how you can short Forward Industries stock.

Forward Industries share dividends

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

Have Forward Industries's shares ever split?

Forward Industries's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 24 December 1997. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Forward Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Forward Industries shares which in turn could have impacted Forward Industries's share price.

Forward Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Forward Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.9024 up to $2.11. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FORD.US volatility(beta: 1.22)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 Forward Industries's is 1.2231. This would suggest that Forward Industries'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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Forward Industries overview

Forward Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, markets, and distributes carry and protective solutions primarily for hand held electronic devices. It provides carrying cases and other accessories for medical monitoring and diagnostic kits; and other portable electronic and non-electronic products, such as sporting and recreational products, bar code scanners, smartphones, GPS location devices, tablets, firearms, and other products. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers in the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Forward Industries, Inc. was incorporated in 1961 and is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York.

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