How to buy Zendesk (ZEN) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Zendesk shares.

Zendesk Inc
- $0.35 ( - 0.28%)

Zendesk Inc (ZEN) is a leading software-application business based in the US. It opened the day at $141.37 after a previous close of $141.84. During the day the price has varied from a low of $140.26 to a high of $143.54. The latest price was $143.48 (25 minute delay). Zendesk is listed on the NYSE and employs 5,050 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Zendesk

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

How has coronavirus impacted Zendesk's share price?

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

Its last market close was $124.91, which is 30.95% up on its pre-crash value of $86.25 and 148.68% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $50.23.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Zendesk shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $634.32 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 $1,421.48.

Zendesk share price (NYSE:ZEN)

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

Zendesk shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$141.84
Change %1.1562%
Information last updated 2021-10-09.
52-week range$103.28 - $166.6
50-day moving average$120.4126
200-day moving average$134.125
Wall St. target price$176.22
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-1.857
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£522.87 total
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Is it a good time to buy Zendesk stock?

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Zendesk price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $143.48

1 month (2021-09-13) 24.44%
3 months (2021-07-16) 5.22%
6 months (2021-04-16) -4.56%
1 year (2020-10-15) 28.13%
2 years (2019-10-15) 107.55%
3 years (2018-10-15) 136.61%
5 years (2016-10-14) 420.04%

Is Zendesk 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.

PEG ratio

Zendesk's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8165. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Zendesk's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Revenue TTM $1.2 billion
Gross profit TTM $779.3 million
Return on assets TTM -4.3%
Return on equity TTM -49.89%
Profit margin -18.78%
Book value $3.874
Market capitalisation $13.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Zendesk shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ZEN.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 7.5 million Zendesk shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 6.4% down from 8.0 million last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Zendesk's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Zendesk shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Zendesk shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Zendesk's SIR currently stands at 5.54. In other words for every 100,000 Zendesk shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5540 shares are currently held short.

However Zendesk's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Zendesk shares, or, against the total number of tradable Zendesk shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Zendesk's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Zendesk shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0628% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Zendesk shares, roughly 63 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Zendesk.

Find out more about how you can short Zendesk stock.

Zendesk share dividends

We're not expecting Zendesk 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, Zendesk's shares have ranged in value from as little as $103.28 up to $166.6. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ZEN.US volatility(beta: 1.19)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 Zendesk's is 1.1942. This would suggest that Zendesk's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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