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Viasat Inc

Viasat, Inc. provides broadband and communications products and services worldwide. The company's Satellite Services segment offers satellite-based fixed broadband services, including broadband internet access and voice over internet protocol services to consumers and businesses; in-flight entertainment and aviation software services to commercial airlines; community internet services; mobile broadband services, including satellite-based internet services to energy offshore vessels, cruise ships, consumer ferries, and yachts; and energy services, which include ultra-secure solutions IP connectivity, bandwidth-optimized over-the-top applications, industrial internet-of-things big data enablement, and industry-leading machine learning analytics.

Viasat stock last closed at $31.87, down 10.06% from the previous day, and has decreased 28.51% in one year. It has underperformed other stocks in the Communication Equipment industry by 0.12 percentage points. Viasat stock is currently +25.55% from its 52-week low of $25.38, and -39.56% from its 52-week high of $52.72.

At the moment, there are 75.59M shares of VSAT outstanding. The market value of VSAT is $2.41B. In the past 24 hours, 392,452 VSAT shares were traded.

How to Buy Viasat Stock

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  1. Figure out where to buy Viasat stock: You need to decide on an online brokerage, but don't worry - we've tested dozens of online brokerages and apps to help you choose where to buy Viasat stock.
  2. Open your brokerage account: Sign up for 0% fee trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've found. It's the best place to buy VSAT stock.
  3. Deposit money your brokerage account: Select your payment method and add your details.
  4. Research Viasat stock: The Viasat ticker symbol is VSAT. Is Viasat stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of VSAT? How do VSAT's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think Viasat is a good buy? Why has VSAT's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock research tools can help you decide if VSAT is a good stock to buy).
  5. Place your VSAT trade: Decide if you will purchase VSAT shares at the current market price or use a limit order to buy VSAT stock at a particular price.
  6. Monitor your VSAT position: Create a watchlist to the latest updates on your investment in Viasat stock.

Step 1: Figure out where to buy Viasat stock

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Step 2: Open your brokerage account

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Step 4: Research Viasat stock

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Viasat Metrics

VSAT Price
$31.87
1w %
-2.31%
1y %
-28.51%
5y %
-56.1%
P/E
-22.44x
P/B
0.93x
P/S
0.88x
PEG
N/A
Revenue
$2.76B
Earnings
-$105.60M
Fore. Rev. Growth
11.91%
Fore. Earn. Growth
N/A
Market Cap
$2.41B
Next Earnings
Feb 1, 2023
Next Dividend
N/A

VSAT Overview

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You can view all of the due diligence checks on VSAT's stock page.

Is VSAT stock undervalued?

Analysts use many financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge VSAT's intrinsic value.

Using relative valuations methods:

  • VSAT could be undervalued based on its P/B ratio of 0.93x, relative to Communication Equipment industry P/B ratio of 3.44x

You can access additional valuation research on VSAT's stock here.

VSAT Financial Health

Pros:

  • There are more short-term assets than short-term liabilities on the VSAT balance sheet.

Cons:

  • VSAT has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 1.5.
  • VSAT profit margin has gone down from 1.4% to -3.8% in the past year.
  • There are more long-term liabilities than short-term assets on the VSAT balance sheet.
  • Total VSAT debt is higher than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.
  • VSAT has cash burn of 492029000. It does not have enough cash and short-term investments to cover this.
  • VSAT has $149.17M in cash and short term investments. This is not sufficient to cover its annual cash burn of $492.03M.

Is it a good time to buy Viasat stock, according to analysts?

Out of 5 Wall Street analysts who give recommendations on VSAT, the consensus analyst rating on VSAT is a Buy

Should I buy or sell VSAT stock?

Based on 5 analysts offering ratings for Viasat Inc.
Buy
Strong Buy
1 analysts 20%
Buy
1 analysts 20%
Hold
3 analysts 60%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

Latest VSAT Analyst Forecasts

Ric Prentiss, a bottom 6% analyst from Raymond James downgrades VSAT to a hold rating, on Nov 15, 2022.

Landon Park, a top 30% analyst from Morgan Stanley maintains VSAT with a hold rating and raises their VSAT price target from $34.00 to $36.00, on Nov 8, 2022.

Mathieu Robilliard, a bottom 24% analyst from Barclays maintains VSAT with a hold rating and lowers their VSAT price target from $53.00 to $47.50, on Oct 19, 2022.

Ryan Koontz, a bottom 3% analyst from Needham maintains VSAT with a buy rating and lowers their VSAT price target from $58.00 to $44.00, on Jul 14, 2022.

Mike Crawford, a top 21% analyst from B. Riley Securities maintains VSAT with a strong buy rating and lowers their VSAT price target from $145.00 to $100.00, on May 31, 2022.

You can dive deeper into what analysts are saying on the Viasat stock forecast page.

VSAT Technicals

SMA10
33.71
SMA20
34.08
SMA50
36.02
SMA100
35.48
SMA200
37.86
MACD
-0.89
MACD Signal
-0.88
MACD Histogram
-0.01
RSI
40.15
Stochastic %K
42.69
Stochastic %D
52.19
StochRSI %K
68.53
StochRSI %D
79.13

Is VSAT Making Money?

Last year, VSAT revenue was $2.76B. Over the last five year, VSAT's revenue has increased by 11.91% per year. This was faster than the Communication Equipment industry average of 4.78%.

You can research VSAT's earnings and revenue performance here.

What are VSAT insiders up to?

Over the last 12 months, executives and large shareholders at VSAT have sold more shares than they have bought.

Doug Abts, Senior VP Strategic Planning of VSAT, was the latest VSAT insider to sell. They sold $29,887.12 worth of VSAT shares on Nov 19, 2022.

Get more info about who owns VSAT shares here.

Does VSAT provide a stable income stream?

No, Viasat doesn't provide an income stream by paying out dividends.

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Step 5: Place your VSAT trade

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  • Market order: A market order is an order to buy or sell a security at the best possible price.
    Market orders are generally the best for newer investors.
  • Limit order: A limit order is an order to buy or sell a security at a specific price (or better).
    If you want to be certain you're buying or selling at a particular dollar amount, use a limit order.

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Step 6: Monitor your VSAT position

Now that you own some shares in VSAT, you'll want to keep up with your stock purchase.

Create a watchlist to see the latest developments about your VSAT stock.

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How to Buy Stock in Viasat

To reiterate, here are the 6 steps to buy Viasat stock:

  1. Figure out where to buy Viasat stock
  2. Open your brokerage account
  3. Deposit money your brokerage account
  4. Research Viasat stock
  5. Place your VSAT trade
  6. Monitor your VSAT position

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NASDAQ: VSAT
$31.87-3.57 (-10.06%)
Updated Dec 5, 2022
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NASDAQ: VSAT
$31.87-3.57 (-10.06%)
Updated Dec 5, 2022
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one Viasat share?

As of Dec 5, 2022, it costs $31.87 to buy one share of Viasat stock.

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Is now a good time to buy Viasat stock?

According to 5 Wall Street analysts who monitor Viasat, their consensus recommendation is to buy Viasat stock.

What is the best way to buy Viasat stock?

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