How to buy Okta (OKTA) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Okta shares.
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Okta Inc is a software-infrastructure business with stocks listed in the US. Okta shares (OKTA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$219.58 – a decrease of 8.77% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.
How to buy shares in Okta
- 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 Okta. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: OKTA. 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 Okta 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$219.58, 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 Okta, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Okta. 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.
Okta stock price (NASDAQ:OKTA)Use our graph to track the performance of OKTA stocks over time.
Okta shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$199.08 - US$294|
|50-day moving average||US$250.3016|
|200-day moving average||US$246.0253|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$-3.941|
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Okta price performance over time
|3 months (2021-08-26)||-16.25%|
|6 months (2021-05-26)||-10.93%|
|1 year (2020-11-25)||-7.61%|
|2 years (2019-11-26)||68.49%|
|3 years (2018-11-26)||299.02%|
Is Okta under- or over-valued?
Valuing Okta stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Okta's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Okta's PEG ratio
Okta's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 261.45. 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 Okta's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||US$1 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||US$617.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-4.4%|
|Return on equity TTM||-15.89%|
|Market capitalisation||US$37.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Okta share dividends
We're not expecting Okta to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Okta share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Okta's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$199.08 up to US$294. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Okta's is 0.982. This would suggest that Okta's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Okta, Inc. provides identity management platform for enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, universities, non-profits, and government agencies in the United States and internationally. The company offers Okta Identity Cloud, a platform that offers a suite of products to manage and secure identities, such as Universal Directory, a cloud-based system of record to store and secure user, application, and device profiles for an organization; and Single Sign-On that enables users to access their applications in the cloud or on-premise from various devices with a single entry of their user credentials. It also provides Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication, a product that provides an additional layer of security for cloud, mobile, and Web applications, as well as for data; Lifecycle Management, which enables IT organizations or developers to manage a user's identity throughout its lifecycle; API Access Management that enables organizations to secure APIs; Advanced Server Access to secure cloud infrastructure; and Access Gateway that enables organizations to extend the Okta Identity Cloud from the cloud to their existing on-premise applications. In addition, the company offers customer support and training, and professional services. Okta, Inc. sells its products directly to customers through sales force, as well as through channel partners. The company was formerly known as Saasure, Inc. Okta, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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