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SemiLEDs Corporation (LEDS) is a leading semiconductors business based in the US. In the week up to 6 June SemiLEDs shares surged 75.11% to a closing position of $24.2. Over the last 12 months, SemiLEDs's share price has risen by a staggering 569.55% from $2.89. SemiLEDs is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 130 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How has coronavirus impacted SemiLEDs's share price?

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

Its last market close was $13.82, which is 85.38% up on its pre-crash value of $2.02 and 1,241.75% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $1.03.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of SemiLEDs shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $784.32 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 $6,774.56.

SemiLEDs share price

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SemiLEDs shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
Open$18.12
High$21.4697
Low$17.65
Close$19.35
Previous close$17.93
Change $1.42
Change % 7.9197%
Volume 7,694,207
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week range$2.51 - $31.44
50-day moving average $11.414
200-day moving average $6.0448
Wall St. target price$3
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.068
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SemiLEDs price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $19.35

1 week (2021-06-08) -25.09%
1 month (2021-05-19) 149.36%
3 months (2021-03-19) 290.91%
6 months (2020-12-18) 504.69%
1 year (2020-06-19) 510.41%
2 years (2019-06-19) 512.34%
3 years (2018-06-19) 419.90%
5 years (2016-06-17) 975.00%

Financials

Revenue TTM $4.9 million
Gross profit TTM $1.6 million
Return on assets TTM -14.53%
Return on equity TTM -75.65%
Profit margin -31.21%
Book value $0.391
Market capitalisation $73 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell SemiLEDs shares

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  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "LEDS.US"
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  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 119,213 SemiLEDs shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 78.6% down from 557,284 last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

SemiLEDs's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SemiLEDs shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SemiLEDs shares traded daily (recently around 11.9 million). SemiLEDs's SIR currently stands at 0.01. In other words for every 100,000 SemiLEDs shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10 shares are currently held short.

However SemiLEDs's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SemiLEDs shares, or, against the total number of tradable SemiLEDs shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SemiLEDs's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SemiLEDs shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.054% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SemiLEDs shares, roughly 54 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 SemiLEDs.

Find out more about how you can short SemiLEDs stock.

SemiLEDs share dividends

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

Have SemiLEDs's shares ever split?

SemiLEDs's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 17 April 2016. So if you had owned 10 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 SemiLEDs shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for SemiLEDs shares which in turn could have impacted SemiLEDs's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SemiLEDs's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.51 up to $31.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LEDS.US volatility(beta: 1.37)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 SemiLEDs's is 1.369. This would suggest that SemiLEDs's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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