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Zebra Technologies Corporation (ZBRA) is a leading communication equipment business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$511.02 after a previous close of US$508.63. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD505.81 to a high of USD511.475. The latest price was USD508.48 (25 minute delay). Zebra Technologies Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Zebra Technologies Corporation

  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 Zebra Technologies Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ZBRA. 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 Zebra Technologies Corporation 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. At last close price of US$516.57, 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 Zebra Technologies Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Zebra Technologies Corporation. 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.

Zebra Technologies Corporation share price

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Zebra Technologies Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$511.02
HighUS$511.475
LowUS$505.81
CloseUS$508.48
Previous closeUS$508.63
Change US$-0.15
Change % -0.0295%
Volume 157,766
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$244.32 - US$518.66
50-day moving average US$492.0612
200-day moving average US$449.3433
Target priceUS$529.11
PE ratio 42.7029
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$11.931

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Is it a good time to buy Zebra Technologies Corporation stock?

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Zebra Technologies Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $508.48

1 week (2021-06-04) -1.57%
1 month (2021-05-14) 4.47%
3 months (2021-03-12) 7.54%
6 months (2020-12-14) 32.60%
1 year (2020-06-12) 96.83%
2 years (2019-06-14) 166.48%
3 years (2018-06-14) 222.37%
5 years (2016-06-14) 820.33%

Is Zebra Technologies Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Zebra Technologies Corporation's P/E ratio

Zebra Technologies Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 43x. In other words, Zebra Technologies Corporation shares trade at around 43x 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.

Zebra Technologies Corporation's PEG ratio

Zebra Technologies Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0236. 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 Zebra Technologies Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Zebra Technologies Corporation's EBITDA

Zebra Technologies Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$958 million.

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

Zebra Technologies Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$4.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.91%
Gross profit TTM US$2 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.07%
Return on equity TTM 31.08%
Profit margin 13.56%
Book value 45.057
Market capitalisation US$27.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Zebra Technologies Corporation shares

There are currently 439,689 Zebra Technologies Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Zebra Technologies Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 9.6% up from 401,182 last month.

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

Zebra Technologies Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Zebra Technologies Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Zebra Technologies Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Zebra Technologies Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 323300.73529412). Zebra Technologies Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.36. In other words for every 100,000 Zebra Technologies Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1360 shares are currently held short.

However Zebra Technologies Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Zebra Technologies Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Zebra Technologies Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Zebra Technologies Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Zebra Technologies Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0093% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Zebra Technologies Corporation shares, roughly 9 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 Zebra Technologies Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Zebra Technologies Corporation stock.

Zebra Technologies Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Zebra Technologies Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Zebra Technologies Corporation's shares ever split?

Zebra Technologies Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 25 August 2004. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Zebra Technologies Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Zebra Technologies Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Zebra Technologies Corporation's share price.

Zebra Technologies Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Zebra Technologies Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$244.32 up to US$518.66. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ZBRA.US volatility(beta: 1.59)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Zebra Technologies Corporation's is 1.5859. This would suggest that Zebra Technologies Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Zebra Technologies Corporation overview

Zebra Technologies Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides enterprise asset intelligence solutions in the automatic identification and data capture solutions industry worldwide. It operates in two segments, Asset Intelligence & Tracking and Enterprise Visibility & Mobility. The company designs, manufactures, and sells printers, which produce labels, wristbands, tickets, receipts, and plastic cards; RFID printers and encoders; accessories and options for its printers, including vehicle mounts and battery chargers; stock and customized thermal labels, receipts, ribbons, plastic cards, and RFID tags for printers; and temperature-monitoring labels primarily used in vaccine distribution, as well as self-laminating wristbands for use in laser printers. It also provides a range of maintenance, technical support, repair, and managed and professional services; real-time location systems and services; and tags, sensors, exciters, middleware software, and application software, as well as physical inventory management solutions, and rugged tablets and enterprise-grade mobile computing products and accessories. In addition, the company offers barcode scanners, image capture devices, and RFID readers; and workforce management solutions, workflow execution and task management solutions, and prescriptive analytics solutions, as well as communications and collaboration solutions. The company serves retail and e-commerce, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, warehouse and distribution, energy and utilities, government, education, and banking enterprises. It sells its products, solutions, and services through distributors, value added resellers, independent software vendors, direct marketers, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

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