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How to buy Acme United Corporation stock | $25.63

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Acme United Corporation is a household & personal products business based in the US. Acme United Corporation shares (ACU) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Acme United Corporation employs 441 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$157 million.

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  3. Search for Acme United Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ACU. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Acme United Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$25.63, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Acme United Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Acme United Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Acme United Corporation share price

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Acme United Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-04.
Latest market close USD$25.63
52-week range USD$16.8212 - USD$35.489
50-day moving average USD$28.9789
200-day moving average USD$24.126
Wall St. target price USD$31.25
PE ratio 16.3547
Dividend yield USD$0.48 (1.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.03

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Acme United Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $25.63 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-25) -20.72%
1 month (2020-11-06) -5.60%
3 months (2020-09-04) 13.91%
6 months (2020-06-05) 20.33%
1 year (2019-12-06) 18.38%
2 years (2018-12-06) 72.01%
3 years (2017-12-06) 8.60%
5 years (2015-12-04) 48.75%

Is Acme United Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Acme United Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Acme United Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Acme United Corporation's P/E ratio

Acme United Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Acme United Corporation shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

Acme United Corporation's PEG ratio

Acme United Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.43. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Acme United Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Acme United Corporation's EBITDA

Acme United Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$13.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Acme United Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Acme United Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$157 million
Operating margin TTM 6.32%
Gross profit TTM USD$52 million
Return on assets TTM 5.22%
Return on equity TTM 12.16%
Profit margin 4.48%
Book value $18.148
Market capitalisation USD$110.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Acme United Corporation shares

There are currently 3,512 Acme United Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Acme United Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 44.9% up from 2,424 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Acme United Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Acme United Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Acme United Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Acme United Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Acme United Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 12542.857142857). Acme United Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.28. In other words for every 100,000 Acme United Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 280 shares are currently held short.

However Acme United Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Acme United Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Acme United Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Acme United Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Acme United Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0015% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Acme United Corporation shares, roughly 2 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Acme United Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Acme United Corporation stock.

Acme United Corporation share dividends

24%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.76% of net profits

Recently Acme United Corporation has paid out, on average, around 23.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Acme United Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Acme United Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

While Acme United Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Acme United Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Acme United Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 22 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Acme United Corporation's shares ever split?

Acme United Corporation's shares were split on a 4:3 basis on 26 July 1983. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Acme United Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Acme United Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Acme United Corporation's share price.

Acme United Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Acme United Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.8212 up to $35.489. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACU.US volatility(beta: 1.07)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Acme United Corporation's is 1.074. This would suggest that Acme United Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Acme United Corporation overview

Acme United Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies cutting, measuring, first aid, sharpening, and safety products to the school, home, office, hardware, sporting good, and industrial markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. It offers scissors, rulers, pencil sharpeners, paper trimmers, safety cutters, lettering products, glue guns, and other craft products under the Westcott brand name; and cutting tools for hardware and industrial, lawn and garden, food processing, sewing, and housewares channels under the Clauss brand. The company also provides fixed blade, folding knives, line of sight cutting tools, and tactical tools under the Camillus brand name; fishing tools and knives, as well as cut and puncture resistant gloves, telescopic landing nets, net containment systems, and fishing gaffs under the Cuda brand name; and sharpening tools for knives, scissors, chisels, skis, skates, and other edges under the DMT brand name. In addition, it offers first aid kits, refills, and safety products under the First Aid Only brand; portable eyewash solutions and over-the-counter medications, including active ingredients aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen under the PhysiciansCare brand; and bodily fluid and spill clean-up solutions under the Spill Magic brand, as well as through Pac-Kit brand. The company sells its products directly and through its independent manufacturer representatives to wholesale, contract, and retail stationery distributors; office supply super stores; school supply distributors; industrial distributors; wholesale florists; mass market and ecommerce retailers; and hardware chains, as well as sells a selection of products through its websites. The company was formerly known as Acme Shear Company and changed its name to Acme United Corporation in 1971. The company was founded in 1867 and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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