ROKU - Roku, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
40.98
-0.65 (-1.56%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close41.63
Open42.05
Bid41.00 x 1200
Ask41.13 x 1800
Day's Range40.57 - 42.81
52 Week Range26.30 - 77.57
Volume12,690,891
Avg. Volume10,047,401
Market Cap4.474B
Beta (3Y Monthly)N/A
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.09
Earnings DateFeb 19, 2019 - Feb 25, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est56.38
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But before you jump off that couch to buy into these two streaming stocks, realize investing in a secular growth story like ROKU stock and NFLX can provide both crowd-pleasing, action packed performances, as well as scare the you-know-what out of their paid audiences with gut-wrenching price action. * 10 Key Emerging-Market Stocks to Buy for Contrarian Investors The good news is that following large corrections and sharp, market-leading technical rebuttals where the role of protagonist has switched from bear to bull, it's time to put ROKU stock and NFLX stock in your queue for purchase in the not-too-distant future. ### Pairs Stock Strategy Long: ROKU Stock Despite its dominance in the over-the-top streaming television market, Roku's puny capitalization of around $4.4 billion and opportunistic position to grow much larger in the years to come comes with a price … namely, over-the-top volatility in ROKU stock. During this past quarter's market correction this persona manifested itself in shares of Roku moving from a tenacious position of relative strength and setting all-time-highs and straight into an equally bone-chilling deep retracement that likely scared the bejesus out of anyone other than the most zealous ROKU stock bull. More recently, Roku's horrifying correction, which "narrowly" broke key lateral and 76% supports, performed a volatile about-face, much to the relief of those devoted ROKU stock holders. Now, with shares carving out a simple pullback pattern that's currently three days in duration, it's almost time to buy shares. For bullish investors agreeable with ROKU's big picture prospects off and on the price chart, I'd suggest waiting for the current three-day simple pullback pattern to confirm a low is in place. That should happen sometime in the next day if a daily chart entry is to appear. 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