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AdvanSix Inc is a chemicals business based in the US. AdvanSix shares (ASIX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AdvanSix employs 1,520 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in AdvanSix

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for AdvanSix. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ASIX. 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 AdvanSix 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$17.61, 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 AdvanSix, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AdvanSix. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted AdvanSix's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AdvanSix's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$17.61, which is 0.68% down on its pre-crash value of USD$17.73 and 118.49% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$8.06.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of AdvanSix shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$615.53 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$924.88.

AdvanSix share price

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AdvanSix shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$17.61
52-week range USD$8.06 - USD$24.85
50-day moving average USD$13.272
200-day moving average USD$12.2867
Wall St. target price USD$20
PE ratio 15.828
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.908

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Is it a good time to buy AdvanSix stock?

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AdvanSix price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.61 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) 0.28%
1 month (2020-10-23) 12.17%
3 months (2020-08-24) 28.35%
6 months (2020-05-22) 57.94%
1 year (2019-11-22) -10.79%
2 years (2018-11-23) -33.52%
3 years (2017-11-24) -59.04%
5 years (2015-11-20) N/A

Is AdvanSix under- or over-valued?

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

AdvanSix's P/E ratio

AdvanSix'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, AdvanSix shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

AdvanSix's EBITDA

AdvanSix's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$87.8 million.

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

AdvanSix financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.49%
Gross profit TTM USD$137.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.49%
Return on equity TTM 6.14%
Profit margin 2.2%
Book value $15.012
Market capitalisation USD$419.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AdvanSix shares

There are currently 487,334 AdvanSix shares held short by investors – that's known as AdvanSix's "short interest". This figure is 4.3% down from 509,389 last month.

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

AdvanSix's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AdvanSix's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AdvanSix shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AdvanSix shares traded daily (recently around 194156.97211155). AdvanSix's SIR currently stands at 2.51. In other words for every 100,000 AdvanSix shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2510 shares are currently held short.

However AdvanSix's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AdvanSix shares, or, against the total number of tradable AdvanSix shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AdvanSix's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AdvanSix shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0212% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AdvanSix shares, roughly 21 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 AdvanSix.

Find out more about how you can short AdvanSix stock.

AdvanSix share dividends

We're not expecting AdvanSix to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

AdvanSix share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AdvanSix's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.06 up to $24.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ASIX.US volatility(beta: 1.95)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AdvanSix's is 1.9492. This would suggest that AdvanSix's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

AdvanSix overview

AdvanSix Inc. manufactures and sells polymer resins in the United States and internationally. It offers Nylon 6, a polymer resin, which is a synthetic material used to produce engineered plastics, fibers, filaments, and films. The company also provides caprolactam to manufacture polymer resins; ammonium sulfate fertilizers to distributors, farm cooperatives, and retailers; and acetone, which is used by customers in the production of adhesives, paints, coatings, solvents, herbicides, and other engineered plastic resins, as well as other intermediate chemicals, including phenol, alpha-methylstyrene, cyclohexanone, methyl ethyl ketoxime, cyclohexanol, acetaldehyde oxime, 2-pentanone oxime, sulfuric acid, ammonia, and carbon dioxide. It offers its products under the Aegis, Capra, Sulf-N, Nadone, Naxol, and EZ-Blox brands. The company sells its products directly, as well as through distributors. AdvanSix Inc. was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.

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