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ADT Inc (ADT) is a leading security & protection services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$11.65 after a previous close of US$11.63. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD11.515 to a high of USD11.74. The latest price was USD11.59 (25 minute delay). ADT is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in ADT
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for ADT. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ADT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until ADT reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$11.04, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of ADT, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ADT. Optimise 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.
ADT share priceUse our graph to track the performance of ADT stocks over time.
ADT shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$6.4259 - US$12.9717|
|50-day moving average||US$9.8683|
|200-day moving average||US$8.9234|
|Dividend yield||US$0.14 (1.22%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$-0.736|
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ADT price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-14)||24.62%|
|3 months (2021-03-15)||40.48%|
|6 months (2020-12-15)||34.45%|
|1 year (2020-06-15)||40.66%|
|2 years (2019-06-14)||79.41%|
|3 years (2018-06-15)||45.24%|
Is ADT under- or over-valued?
Valuing ADT stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ADT's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ADT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a ADT's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$5.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.6%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$3.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.53%|
|Return on equity TTM||-12.93%|
|Market capitalisation||US$9.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting ADT shares
There are currently 10.9 million ADT shares held short by investors – that's known as ADT's "short interest". This figure is 3.4% down from 11.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ADT shares can be evaluated.
ADT's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
ADT's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ADT shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ADT shares traded daily (recently around 4.5 million). ADT's SIR currently stands at 2.42. In other words for every 100,000 ADT shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2420 shares are currently held short.
However ADT's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ADT shares, or, against the total number of tradable ADT shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ADT's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ADT shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0681% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ADT shares, roughly 68 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 ADT.
Find out more about how you can short ADT stock.
ADT share dividends
We're not expecting ADT to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
ADT share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, ADT's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$6.4259 up to US$12.9717. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while ADT's is 2.2751. This would suggest that ADT's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
ADT Inc. provides security, automation, and smart home solutions to consumer and business customers in the United States. It provides a range of fire detection, fire suppression, video surveillance, and access control systems to residential, commercial, and multi-site customers. The company primarily offers monitored security and automation solutions, including the installation and monitoring of security and premises automation systems designed to detect intrusion, control access, sense movement, smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, flooding, temperature, and other environmental conditions and hazards; and address personal emergencies, such as injuries, medical emergencies, or incapacitation. It also provides interactive and smart home solutions that allow customers to use their smart phones, tablets, and laptops to arm and disarm their security systems, adjust lighting or thermostat levels, and view real-time video of their premises; and create customized and automated schedules for managing lights, thermostats, appliances, garage doors, cameras, and other connected devices, as well as offers monitoring and maintenance services. The company offers its products under the ADT, ADT Pulse, Protection 1, ADT Commercial, and Blue by ADT names. As of December 31, 2020, it operated through a network of approximately 300 sales and service offices, 9 underwriter laboratories listed monitoring centers, 18 sales and customer and field support locations, 4 national sales call centers, and 3 regional distribution centers. The company was formerly known as Prime Security Services Parent, Inc. and changed its name to ADT Inc. in September 2017. ADT Inc. was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.
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