Differences between Investing vs Trading
Differences between Investing vs Trading
Palantir Technologies is an American software that deals in big data and analytics. From its headquarters in Denver, Colorado, it spearheads three major projects: Palantir Gotham, Palantir Apollo, and Palantir Foundry.
Gotham focuses on counterterrorism and provides analytics and resources to US defence agencies. Apollo is a defence operating system, and Foundry supplies data analytics to major corporations, including Morgan Stanley, Merck, and Airbus.
Through its three verticals, Palantir Technologies generated $1.5 billion in revenue in 2021. What’s more, as well as providing services for government agencies and major corporations, it’s headed by high-profile tech entrepreneurs and investors such as Peter Thiel.
Palantir Technologies was founded in 2003 and, in 2020, it held its Initial Public Offering (IPO). Ahead of the PLTR share listing, the company was valued at $15.8 billion. That was lower than its estimated value when raised private funding in 2015. However, the PLTR share price history shows a certain level of consistency.
PLTR shares were listed on the New York Stock Exchange in September 2020. The initial value was $10 and, by January 2021, the PLTR share price had peaked at $35. It subsequently fell throughout 2021 before evening out close to the original PLTR share price of $10 in 2022.
Investing is the act of buying an underlying asset, such as Palantir Technologies shares. Buying the asset means you own it and, therefore, have a stake in its fortunes. Specifically, as the share price rises, so does the value of your holding. When it falls, the value of your holding falls.
When you trade the PLTR.US share price, you’re speculating on price movements. You don’t own any stock, which means you don’t have a direct interest in the company’s value. This allows you to go long (profit from price increases) or short (profit from price decreases). In essence, you’ve got more flexibility when you trade PLTR shares.
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Which are the competitors of Palantir shares?
Palantir shares compete with a number of other data analytics companies, including Tableau Software, Microsoft, Amazon.com, and Google. While each company has its own strengths and weaknesses, Palantir is generally considered to be the leader in the field due to its strong technology platform and ability to integrate with a variety of software systems.
Tableau's products are generally considered to be more user-friendly than Palantir's. While Microsoft's products are not as specialized as Palantir's, they are generally less expensive and easier to use. Amazon.com offers a variety of data analytics services through its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform.
Who owns most Palantir shares?
Many of Palantir's shares are owned by its co-founders and early employees. Peter Thiel, the company's chairman, is the largest shareholder, with a stake of about 20%. Other major shareholders include CEO Alex Karp (16%), CTO Joe Lonsdale (8%), and President Brenden Iribe (6%).
Since going public in late 2020, Palantir has seen its share price rise sharply. As of February 2021, the company had a market capitalization of over $50 billion. While most of Palantir's shares are owned by insiders, there are also a number of institutional investors with significant stakes in the company. These include BlackRock, Fidelity Investments, and Wellington Management.
Do Palantir shares pay dividends?
No, Palantir shares do not currently pay dividends. However, the company has stated that it intends to return cash to shareholders through share repurchases in the future. As of September 2020, Palantir had $5.4 billion in cash and equivalents on its balance sheet, which gives it ample resources to repurchase shares.
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Make the most of price fluctuations - no matter what direction the price swings and without capital restrictions that come with buying the underlying asset.