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How to buy NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) shares

Learn how to easily invest in NVIDIA Corporation shares.

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NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) is a leading semiconductors business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$194.27 after a previous close of USD$196.62. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$192.64 to a high of USD$196.27. The latest price was USD$194.99 (25 minute delay). NVIDIA Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 18,975 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in NVIDIA Corporation from South Africa

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for NVIDIA Corporation Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NVDA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until NVIDIA Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$703.13, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of NVIDIA Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of NVIDIA Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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How has coronavirus impacted NVIDIA Corporation's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$703.13, which is 58.18% up on its pre-crash value of USD$294.07 and 289.16% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$180.6807.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of NVIDIA Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$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 USD$2,925.02.

NVIDIA Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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NVIDIA Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
OpenUSD$194.27
HighUSD$196.27
LowUSD$192.64
CloseUSD$194.99
Previous closeUSD$196.62
Change USD$-1.63
Change % -0.829%
Volume 16,404,454
Information last updated 2021-07-30.
52-week rangeUSD$107.0273 - USD$208.75
50-day moving average USD$192.4112
200-day moving average USD$154.8796
Wall St. target priceUSD$757.31
PE ratio 92.9645
Dividend yield USD$0.16 (8.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.115

Is it a good time to buy NVIDIA Corporation stock?

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NVIDIA Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $194.99

1 week (2021-07-20) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) -75.88%
3 months (2021-04-30) -67.52%
6 months (2021-01-27) N/A
1 year (2020-07-27) N/A
2 years (2019-07-27) N/A
3 years (2018-07-27) N/A
5 years (2016-07-27) N/A

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 93x. In other words, NVIDIA Corporation shares trade at around 93x 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 3.533. 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 USD$7 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 USD$19.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.61%
Gross profit TTM USD$10.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 13.18%
Return on equity TTM 33.43%
Profit margin 27.66%
Book value $7.534
Market capitalisation USD$490 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NVIDIA Corporation shares

There are currently 7.2 million NVIDIA Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as NVIDIA Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 9.6% down from 8.0 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 11.1 million). NVIDIA Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.65. In other words for every 100,000 NVIDIA Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 650 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 0.0121% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NVIDIA Corporation shares, roughly 12 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.

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