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Shares of Express, Gamestop and other heavily shorted stocks have gone through the roof as Reddit users began hyping them and lambasting hedge funds that have shorted them. This has made them quite volatile, so note that the prices may continue to rise or may suddenly fall sharply.
Some share trading platforms have now suspended or restricted trading on these shares, citing liquidity issues. Read more about the latest Express news updates.
Express, Inc is an apparel retail business with stocks listed in the US. Express shares (EXPR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$2.99 – an increase of 26.16% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.
How to buy shares in Express
- 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 Express. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: EXPR. 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 Express 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$2.99, 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 Express, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Express. 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.
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Express share priceUse our graph to track the performance of EXPR stocks over time.
Express shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$0.57 - US$9.05|
|50-day moving average||US$2.6029|
|200-day moving average||US$1.3714|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$-0.188|
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Is it a good time to buy Express stock?
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Express price performance over time
|1 week (2021-02-18)||21.05%|
|1 month (2021-01-26)||-1.64%|
|3 months (2020-11-25)||86.88%|
|6 months (2020-08-26)||176.85%|
|1 year (2020-02-26)||-20.90%|
|2 years (2019-02-26)||-42.17%|
|3 years (2018-02-26)||-60.34%|
|5 years (2016-02-26)||-82.58%|
Is Express under- or over-valued?
Valuing Express stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Express's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Express's PEG ratio
Express's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.14. 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 Express's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Express's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$72.7 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Express's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$1.4 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||US$900.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-11.54%|
|Return on equity TTM||-161.94%|
|Market capitalisation||US$150 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Express shares
There are currently 8.6 million Express shares held short by investors – that's known as Express's "short interest". This figure is 6.6% up from 8.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Express shares can be evaluated.
Express's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Express's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Express shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Express shares traded daily (recently around 47.5 million). Express's SIR currently stands at 0.18. In other words for every 100,000 Express shares traded daily on the market, roughly 180 shares are currently held short.
However Express's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Express shares, or, against the total number of tradable Express shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Express's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Express shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1599% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Express shares, roughly 160 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 Express.
Find out more about how you can short Express stock.
Express share dividends
We're not expecting Express to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Express share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Express's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$0.57 up to US$9.05. 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 Express's is 2.0123. This would suggest that Express's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Express, Inc. operates as an apparel and accessories retailer. It offers apparel and accessories for women and men for various occasions. The company sells its products through its e-commerce Website, express.com; and mobile app, as well as franchisees Express locations in Latin America. As of October 31, 2020, it operated 592 stores comprising 378 retail stores and 214 factory outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as an online store. The company was formerly known as Express Parent LLC and changed its name to Express, Inc. in May 2010. Express, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
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