How to buy Altair Engineering shares

Altair Engineering shares have increased 1.92% from their previous closing price ($82.32). Learn how to easily invest in Altair Engineering shares in the UK.

Altair Engineering Inc (ALTR) is a publicly traded software - infrastructure business based in the US which employs around 3,400 staff. Altair Engineering is listed on the NASDAQ and traded in US dollars. Its current price of $82.32 is 1.0% down on its price a month ago ($83.17).

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  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: ALTR in this case.
  5. Research shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
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Alternative ways to invest in Altair Engineering

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including Altair Engineering), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Altair Engineering is a major part of the NASDAQ, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Is it a good time to buy Altair Engineering stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Altair Engineering's shares have ranged in value from as little as $57.59 up to $92.92. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALTR.US volatility(beta: 1.42)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 Altair Engineering's is 1.422. This would suggest that Altair Engineering's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Historical closes compared with the last close of $82.32

1 week (2024-04-11)0.27%
1 month (2024-03-19)-1.02%
3 months (2024-01-18)-3.97%
6 months (2023-10-19)34.64%
1 year (2023-04-19)16.92%
2 years (2022-04-18)40.19%
3 years (2021-04-19)28.73%
5 years (2019-04-17)123.76%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Altair Engineering 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. Check out the Altair Engineering P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Altair Engineering's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.2246. 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 Altair Engineering's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Altair Engineering's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $45.1 million (Β£0.0 million).

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

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