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ION Geophysical Corporation (IO) is a leading oil and gas equipment and services business based in the US. It opened the day at $2.91 after a previous close of $2.86. During the day the price has varied from a low of $2.87 to a high of $3.15. The latest price was $3.145 (25 minute delay). ION Geophysical is listed on the NYSE and employs 428 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in ION Geophysical

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  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: IO in this case.
  5. Research ION Geophysical shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your ION Geophysical shares. It's that simple.
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ION Geophysical share price

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ION Geophysical shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-11.
Previous close$2.86
Change $0.285
Change % 9.965%
Volume 399,070
Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$1.36 - $5.35
50-day moving average $2.4431
200-day moving average $2.421
Wall St. target price$7
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-4.053
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Is it a good time to buy ION Geophysical stock?

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ION Geophysical price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $3.145

1 month (2021-04-19) 48.35%
3 months (2021-02-19) -4.98%
6 months (2020-11-18) 81.79%
1 year (2020-05-18) 43.61%
2 years (2019-05-17) -62.51%
3 years (2018-05-18) -88.46%
5 years (2016-05-18) -54.22%

Is ION Geophysical 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.


ION Geophysical's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $17.6 million (£0.0 million).

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


Revenue TTM $122.7 million
Gross profit TTM $42.8 million
Return on assets TTM -2.54%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -30.35%
Market capitalisation $40.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell ION Geophysical shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "IO.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 3.1 million ION Geophysical shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 161.7% up from 1.2 million last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

ION Geophysical's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ION Geophysical shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ION Geophysical shares traded daily (recently around 2.2 million). ION Geophysical's SIR currently stands at 1.38. In other words for every 100,000 ION Geophysical shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1380 shares are currently held short.

However ION Geophysical's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ION Geophysical shares, or, against the total number of tradable ION Geophysical shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ION Geophysical's short interest could be expressed as 0.17% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ION Geophysical shares in existence, roughly 170 shares are currently held short) or 0.2183% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ION Geophysical shares, roughly 218 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 ION Geophysical.

Find out more about how you can short ION Geophysical stock.

ION Geophysical share dividends

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

Have ION Geophysical's shares ever split?

ION Geophysical's shares were split on a 1:15 basis on 4 February 2016. So if you had owned 15 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 ION Geophysical shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for ION Geophysical shares which in turn could have impacted ION Geophysical's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ION Geophysical's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.36 up to $5.35. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while ION Geophysical's is 3.2747. This would suggest that ION Geophysical's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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