How to buy Lightning eMotors (ZEV) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Lightning eMotors shares.

Lightning eMotors Inc
+ $0.18 ( + 2.35%)

Lightning eMotors Inc (ZEV) is a leading farm and heavy construction machinery business based in the US. It opened the day at $9.9 after a previous close of $10. During the day the price has varied from a low of $8.9 to a high of $9.93. The latest price was $9.01 (25 minute delay). Lightning eMotors is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Lightning eMotors

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

Lightning eMotors share price (NYSE:ZEV)

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Lightning eMotors shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-13.
Previous close$10
Change %-9.9%
Information last updated 2021-10-21.
52-week range$5.844 - $17.36
50-day moving average$8.6924
200-day moving average$8.2354
Wall St. target price$13.57
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-8.675
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Fees for buying 100x Lightning eMotors 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 £2.95
£657.43 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £3.27
£657.76 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £6.54
£661.03 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.37
£655.85 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.56
£658.05 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £18.79
£673.27 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £18.10
£672.58 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £17.97
£672.46 total
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Is it a good time to buy Lightning eMotors stock?

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Revenue TTM $18 million
Gross profit TTM $-1,999,000
Return on assets TTM -49.65%
Return on equity TTM -6458.79%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $0.54
Market capitalisation $576.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Lightning eMotors shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ZEV.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 4.1 million Lightning eMotors shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 12.8% up from 3.6 million last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Lightning eMotors's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lightning eMotors shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lightning eMotors shares traded daily (recently around 3.2 million). Lightning eMotors's SIR currently stands at 1.27. In other words for every 100,000 Lightning eMotors shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1270 shares are currently held short.

However Lightning eMotors's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lightning eMotors shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lightning eMotors shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lightning eMotors's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lightning eMotors shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.1439% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lightning eMotors shares, roughly 144 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 Lightning eMotors.

Find out more about how you can short Lightning eMotors stock.

Lightning eMotors share dividends

We're not expecting Lightning eMotors to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. Typically it's companies that have been around for longer that pay dividends (Lightning eMotors had its IPO on 2 July 2020). However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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