How to buy Fitbit shares
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Fitbit, Inc is a scientific & technical instruments business with stocks listed in the US. Fitbit shares (FIT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$6.94 – a decrease of 1.98% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.
How to buy shares in Fitbit
- 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 Fitbit. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FIT. 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 Fitbit 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$6.94, 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 Fitbit, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Fitbit. 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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Fitbit share priceUse our graph to track the performance of FIT stocks over time.
Fitbit shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$5.85 - US$7.34|
|50-day moving average||US$705.2161|
|200-day moving average||US$165.9354|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$-0.536|
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Is it a good time to buy Fitbit stock?
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Fitbit price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-15)||0.14%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||0.58%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||-0.14%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||1.02%|
|1 year (2020-01-23)||3.89%|
|2 years (2019-01-23)||14.71%|
|3 years (2018-01-23)||25.05%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||-63.10%|
|Revenue TTM||US$1.3 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||US$427.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-17.86%|
|Return on equity TTM||-52.99%|
|Market capitalisation||US$1.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Fitbit shares
There are currently 45.1 million Fitbit shares held short by investors – that's known as Fitbit's "short interest". This figure is 12.7% down from 51.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Fitbit shares can be evaluated.
Fitbit's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Fitbit's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Fitbit shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Fitbit shares traded daily (recently around 4.2 million). Fitbit's SIR currently stands at 10.7. In other words for every 100,000 Fitbit shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10700 shares are currently held short.
However Fitbit's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Fitbit shares, or, against the total number of tradable Fitbit shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Fitbit's short interest could be expressed as 0.17% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Fitbit shares in existence, roughly 170 shares are currently held short) or 0.1848% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Fitbit shares, roughly 185 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Fitbit.
Find out more about how you can short Fitbit stock.
Fitbit share dividends
We're not expecting Fitbit to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Fitbit share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Fitbit's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$5.85 up to US$7.34. 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 Fitbit's is 0.6812. This would suggest that Fitbit's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Fitbit, Inc., a technology company, provides health solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers a line of devices, including Fitbit Charge 3, Fitbit Inspire, Fitbit Inspire HR, and Fitbit Ace 2 activity trackers; Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa family of smartwatches, as well as Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones and the Fitbit Aria family of connected scales; and accessories, such as bands and frames for its devices. It also offers Fitbit online dashboard and mobile apps that sync automatically with and display real-time data from its wearable devices; and Fitbit Care, a connected health platform for health plans, employers, and health systems. In addition, the company provides Fitbit Premium, a paid subscription service that uses the data of users to deliver actionable guidance and coaching to help users achieve their health and fitness goals, as well as includes Fitbit Coach that offers exercise programs through personal trainer and yoga apps. It sells its products through consumer electronics and specialty, e-commerce, mass merchant, department store, club, and sporting goods and outdoors retailers; wireless carriers; distributors; and Fitbit.com, an online store, as well as directly to consumers. Fitbit, Inc. has a collaboration with The Scripps Research Institute and Stanford Medicine to study the role of wearables to detect, track, and contain infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.; and partnership with Solera Health to reduce risk of type 2 diabetes. The company was formerly known as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc. and changed its name to Fitbit, Inc. in October 2007. Fitbit, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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