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How to buy NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) shares

Learn how to easily invest in NVIDIA Corporation shares.

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) is a leading semiconductors business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$218.1 after a previous close of USD$217.46. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$216.62 to a high of USD$219.3. The latest price was USD$218.62 (25 minute delay). NVIDIA Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 18,975 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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How has Coronavirus impacted NVIDIA Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, NVIDIA Corporation's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $226.92, which is 22.83% down on its pre-crash value of $294.07 and 25.59% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $180.6807.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of NVIDIA Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $884.79 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 $943.99.

Is it a good time to buy NVIDIA Corporation stock?

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NVIDIA Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-15.
Open$218.10
High$219.30
Low$216.62
Close$218.62
Previous close$217.46
Change $1.16
Change % 0.5334%
Volume 22,699,401
Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week range$115.58 - $230.39
50-day moving average $216.46
200-day moving average $185.07
Wall St. target price$230.45
PE ratio 78.3023
Dividend yield $0.16 (0.07%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.79

NVIDIA Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: NVDA)

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

NVIDIA Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $218.62 from 2021-10-21

1 week (2021-10-15) 218.62
1 month (2021-09-23) -2.76%
3 months (2021-07-23) 11.78%
6 months (2021-04-23) -64.20%
1 year (2020-10-22) -59.09%
2 years (2019-10-22) 11.76%
3 years (2018-10-22) 231.22
5 years (2016-10-21) 223.69%

Is NVIDIA Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing NVIDIA Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of NVIDIA Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

NVIDIA Corporation's P/E ratio

NVIDIA Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 78x. In other words, NVIDIA Corporation shares trade at around 78x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

NVIDIA Corporation's PEG ratio

NVIDIA Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.1088. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

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

NVIDIA Corporation's EBITDA

NVIDIA Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.5 billion.

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

NVIDIA Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $21.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 33.49%
Gross profit TTM $10.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.36%
Return on equity TTM 40.38%
Profit margin 32.32%
Book value $8.47
Market capitalisation $544.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NVIDIA Corporation shares

There are currently 22.4 million NVIDIA Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as NVIDIA Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 1.2% down from 22.7 million last month.

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

NVIDIA Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

NVIDIA Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NVIDIA Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NVIDIA Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 24.1 million). NVIDIA Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.93. In other words for every 100,000 NVIDIA Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 930 shares are currently held short.

However NVIDIA Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NVIDIA Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable NVIDIA Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NVIDIA Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NVIDIA Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0093% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NVIDIA Corporation shares, roughly 9 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 NVIDIA Corporation.

NVIDIA Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like NVIDIA Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

NVIDIA Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.45

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and NVIDIA Corporation's overall score of 18.45 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like NVIDIA Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

NVIDIA Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.83/100

NVIDIA Corporation's environmental score of 8.83 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NVIDIA Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

NVIDIA Corporation's social score

Social score: 9.65/100

NVIDIA Corporation's social score of 9.65 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NVIDIA Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

NVIDIA Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 11.46/100

NVIDIA Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that NVIDIA Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

NVIDIA Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. NVIDIA Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that NVIDIA Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

NVIDIA Corporation share dividends

5%

Dividend payout ratio: 4.63% of net profits

Recently NVIDIA Corporation has paid out, on average, around 4.63% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NVIDIA Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NVIDIA Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.16 per share.

While NVIDIA Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that NVIDIA Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

NVIDIA Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 22 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have NVIDIA Corporation's shares ever split?

NVIDIA Corporation's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 19 July 2021. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NVIDIA Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NVIDIA Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted NVIDIA Corporation's share price.

NVIDIA Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NVIDIA Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $115.5782 up to $230.3894. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NVDA.US volatility(beta: 1.39)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 NVIDIA Corporation's is 1.3937. This would suggest that NVIDIA Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

NVIDIA Corporation overview

NVIDIA Corporation operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Graphics and Compute & Networking. The Graphics segment offers GeForce GPUs for gaming and PCs, the GeForce NOW game streaming service and related infrastructure, and solutions for gaming platforms; Quadro/NVIDIA RTX GPUs for enterprise design; GRID software for cloud-based visual and virtual computing; and automotive platforms for infotainment systems. The Compute & Networking segment offers Data Center platforms and systems for AI, HPC, and accelerated computing; Mellanox networking and interconnect solutions; automotive AI Cockpit, autonomous driving development agreements, and autonomous vehicle solutions; and Jetson for robotics and other embedded platforms. The company's products are used in gaming, professional visualization, datacenter, and automotive markets. NVIDIA Corporation sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, original device manufacturers, system builders, add-in board manufacturers, retailers/distributors, Internet and cloud service providers, automotive manufacturers and tier-1 automotive suppliers, mapping companies, start-ups, and other ecosystem participants. NVIDIA has partnership with Google Cloud to create AI-on-5G Lab.

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