How to buy LightInTheBox (LITB) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in LightInTheBox shares.

LightInTheBox Holding Co. Ltd
NYSE: LITB - USD
INTERNET RETAIL
$1.69
+ $0.13 ( + 8.33%)

LightInTheBox Holding Co. Ltd (LITB) is a leading internet retail business based in China. In the week up to 12 October LightInTheBox shares surged 10.71% to a closing position of $1.55. However, over the last 12 months, LightInTheBox's share price has fallen by 27.24% from $2.46. LightInTheBox is listed on the NYSE and employs 1,008 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in LightInTheBox

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

How has coronavirus impacted LightInTheBox's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, LightInTheBox's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $1.56, which is 37.18% up on its pre-crash value of $0.98 and 147.62% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $0.63.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of LightInTheBox shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $704.76 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 $1,485.71.

LightInTheBox share price (NYSE:LITB)

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

LightInTheBox shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$1.81
High$1.83
Low$1.75
Close$1.79
Previous close$1.76
Change$0.03
Change %1.7045%
Volume91,425
Information last updated 2021-10-09.
52-week range$1.03 - $5.69
50-day moving average$1.39
200-day moving average$2.0651
Wall St. target price$3
PE ratio11.3636
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$0.132
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Fees for buying 200x LightInTheBox 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
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £1.17
£261.62 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £1.30
£261.75 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £2.60
£263.05 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.27
£261.71 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £1.88
£262.33 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £15.14
£275.58 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £12.48
£272.92 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £13.34
£273.78 total
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Is it a good time to buy LightInTheBox stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

LightInTheBox price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $1.79

1 week (2021-10-08) 19.33%
1 month (2021-09-15) 31.62%
3 months (2021-07-15) 7.83%
6 months (2021-04-15) -38.49%
1 year (2020-10-15) -27.24%
2 years (2019-10-15) 61.26%
3 years (2018-10-15) 118.32%
5 years (2016-10-14) -34.43%

Is LightInTheBox 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

LightInTheBox's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, LightInTheBox shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

EBITDA

LightInTheBox's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $10.8 million (£0.0 million).

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

Financials

Revenue TTM $467 million
Gross profit TTM $176.2 million
Return on assets TTM -1.36%
Return on equity TTM 29.66%
Profit margin 3.19%
Book value $0.543
Market capitalisation $168.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell LightInTheBox shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "LITB.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 3.3 million LightInTheBox shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 24.6% up from 2.7 million last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

LightInTheBox's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of LightInTheBox shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of LightInTheBox shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). LightInTheBox's SIR currently stands at 2.6. In other words for every 100,000 LightInTheBox shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2600 shares are currently held short.

However LightInTheBox's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of LightInTheBox shares, or, against the total number of tradable LightInTheBox shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case LightInTheBox's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 LightInTheBox shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0626% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable LightInTheBox shares, roughly 63 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 LightInTheBox.

Find out more about how you can short LightInTheBox stock.

LightInTheBox share dividends

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, LightInTheBox's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.03 up to $5.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LITB.US volatility(beta: 0.52)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while LightInTheBox's is 0.5222. This would suggest that LightInTheBox's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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