Within the BUX app we provide you with information for each stock to help you make informed decisions. Here's a description of what the data represents:
What is it? The highest and lowest price an asset has traded during the past 52 weeks. It’s based on the daily closing price.
How to use it? Investors might use this metric to check how volatile a stock has been over the last year, which can help them decide how much risk to take.
What is it? Short for ‘market capitalisation,’ this is how much a company is worth. It’s calculated by multiplying the price of one share by the total number of outstanding shares. For example, a company with 20 million shares worth $100 each has a market cap of $2 billion.
How to use it? Investors might use market cap to quickly gauge how much a company is worth and compare to others.
What is it? This is one way to measure a firm’s profitability. EPS stands for ‘earnings per share.’ It’s a ratio of the company’s total profit divided by the total number of outstanding shares.
How to use it? Investors might use EPS to get a sense of how profitable a company is and whether it is improving over time.
P/E ratio (price-to-earnings)
What is it? P/E ratio is one way to figure out if a company is overvalued or undervalued. It compares the price of a company’s stock to how much profit it makes. P/E ratio is calculated by measuring the price of a share divided by its earnings per share (EPS).
How to use it? Investors might compare the P/E ratio of different stocks in a similar industry to help determine if a company is overvalued or undervalued.
What is it? The date of a company's next financial report (usually quarterly or annually).
How to use it? Investors might keep these dates in their calendar to stay on top of profit, revenue and guidance of companies they’re invested in.
What is it? The total amount of money a company has generated by the sale of goods or services. Note, this is different to profit which is revenue minus expenses.
How to use it? Investors might check whether a company’s revenue is increasing or decreasing over time, by what percentage and compare it to others in the industry.
What is it? ‘Dividend’ in the BUX app refers to dividend-per-share (DPS). This figure tells you how much the company pays out in dividends, per share that you own.
For example, if DPS is €0.50, you’ll get €0.50 for every share when dividends are paid out (keep in mind that dividends are subject to a withholding tax so the amount you receive may be lower). It’s calculated by dividing the total amount of dividends paid out divided by the number of outstanding shares.
How to use it? Investors might use DPS to determine how much they could earn from dividends if they hold the stock. Of course, future payouts are not guaranteed.
What is it? This percentage figure shows how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its stock price. It’s calculated by dividing the dividend amount by the share price.
How to use it? Investors might use dividend yield to find companies that pay out a large percent of their profits as dividends. Of course, a higher dividend yield does not always mean a good investment.
What is it? This is the ‘cut off’ date for investors if they want to receive the company’s next dividend payout.
How to use it? If you want to be eligible for a company’s next dividend payout, you must be a shareholder before the ex-dividend date. If you purchase shares on or after the date, you won’t receive the upcoming payout.
What is it? This is simply how often dividends are paid out. Sometimes it is quarterly, twice a year or annually.
How to use it? Investors might check this to make sure they know when to expect a dividend payout.