Should you buy Proto Labs stock? (NYSE:PRLB). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
(Proto Labs stock price per share)
|PE Ratio versus Sector||231% higher than other Industrial Goods stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||82% higher than other Metal Fabrication stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||97%|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 927,267 shares shorted. With 27,276,282 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 222,020, it would take at least 4.177 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
Based on our analysis, we believe that you should not buy Proto Labs right now. It might be a good stock to own—we just can't prove it with value analysis right now. Proceed with caution.
Does Proto Labs have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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