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How to buy Datadog shares

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Datadog, Inc is a software—application business with stocks listed in the US. Datadog shares (DDOG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Datadog

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Search for Datadog. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: DDOG. 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 Datadog reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. 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 Datadog, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Datadog. 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.

Datadog share price

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Datadog shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$27.55 - USD$98.99
50-day moving average USD$83.7781
200-day moving average USD$68.6689
Target priceUSD$94.79
PE ratio 1301.4286
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.318

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Is it a good time to buy Datadog stock?

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Is Datadog under- or over-valued?

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

Datadog's P/E ratio

Datadog's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1301x. In other words, Datadog shares trade at around 1301x 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.

Datadog's EBITDA

Datadog's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$12.9 million.

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

Datadog financials

Revenue TTM US$480.8 million
Gross profit TTM US$273.8 million
Return on assets TTM -0.08%
Return on equity TTM 0.72%
Profit margin 0.73%
Book value 2.656
Market capitalisation US$26.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Datadog shares

There are currently 13.2 million Datadog shares held short by investors – that's known as Datadog's "short interest". This figure is 5.3% down from 13.9 million last month.

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

Datadog's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Datadog's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Datadog shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Datadog shares traded daily (recently around 4.9 million). Datadog's SIR currently stands at 2.67. In other words for every 100,000 Datadog shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2670 shares are currently held short.

However Datadog's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Datadog shares, or, against the total number of tradable Datadog shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Datadog's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Datadog shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0776% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Datadog shares, roughly 78 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 Datadog.

Find out more about how you can short Datadog stock.

Datadog share dividends

We're not expecting Datadog to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Datadog overview

Datadog, Inc. provides monitoring and analytics platform for developers, information technology operations teams, and business users in the cloud in North America and internationally. The company's SaaS platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring, and log management to provide real-time observability of customers technology stack. Its platform also provides user experience and network performance monitoring, and various shared features, such as sophisticated dashboards, advanced analytics, collaboration tools, and alerting capabilities. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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