How to buy Red Cat (RCAT) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Red Cat shares.

Red Cat Holdings Inc (RCAT) is a leading software-application business based in the US. In the week up to 16 September Red Cat shares plunged 15.28% to a closing position of $2.44. However, over the last 12 months, Red Cat's share price has risen by a staggering 264.86% from $0.74. Red Cat is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 14 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Red Cat

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

How has coronavirus impacted Red Cat's share price?

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

Its last market close was $2.44, which is 38.52% up on its pre-crash value of $1.5 and 597.14% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $0.35.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Red Cat shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $374.33 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 $1,304.81.

Red Cat share price (NASDAQ:RCAT)

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

Red Cat shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-27.
Previous close$2.58
Change %4.6512%
Information last updated 2021-09-16.
52-week range$0.54 - $7.75
50-day moving average$2.8811
200-day moving average$3.5229
Wall St. target price$8
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-0.56
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Fees for buying 100x Red Cat 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 £0.88
£197.42 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £0.98
£197.52 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.92
£197.45 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £1.27
£197.81 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £14.21
£210.74 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £11.23
£207.76 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £1.97
£198.50 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £12.25
£208.78 total
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Is it a good time to buy Red Cat stock?

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Red Cat price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $2.7

1 week (2021-09-10) -3.91%
1 month (2021-08-17) -5.92%
3 months (2021-06-17) -10.89%
6 months (2021-03-17) -48.47%
1 year (2020-09-17) 264.86%
2 years (2019-09-17) 2.7
3 years (2018-09-17) -39.19%
5 years (2016-09-14) -95.50%


Revenue TTM $5 million
Gross profit TTM $1.1 million
Return on assets TTM -42.04%
Return on equity TTM -389.57%
Profit margin -264.75%
Book value $0.178
Market capitalisation $133.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Red Cat shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "RCAT.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 668,224 Red Cat shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 6.4% up from 627,786 last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Red Cat's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Red Cat shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Red Cat shares traded daily (recently around 768073.56321839). Red Cat's SIR currently stands at 0.87. In other words for every 100,000 Red Cat shares traded daily on the market, roughly 870 shares are currently held short.

However Red Cat's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Red Cat shares, or, against the total number of tradable Red Cat shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Red Cat's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Red Cat shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0261% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Red Cat shares, roughly 26 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 Red Cat.

Find out more about how you can short Red Cat stock.

Red Cat share dividends

We're not expecting Red Cat to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. Typically it's companies that have been around for longer that pay dividends (Red Cat had its IPO on 22 September 2017). However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Red Cat's shares ever split?

Red Cat's shares were split on a 1:1200 basis on 1 August 2019. So if you had owned 1200 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 Red Cat shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 119900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Red Cat shares which in turn could have impacted Red Cat's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Red Cat's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.54 up to $7.75. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Red Cat's is -0.8045. This would suggest that Red Cat's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Red Cat has bucked the trend.

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