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How to buy Alto Ingredients stock

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Alto Ingredients Inc is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Alto Ingredients shares (ALTO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alto Ingredients employs 415 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.4 billion.

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Alto Ingredients stock price (NASDAQ: ALTO)

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Alto Ingredients shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-03.
Latest market close$3.92
52-week range$3.51 - $7.37
50-day moving average $4.30
200-day moving average $4.99
Wall St. target price$11.67
PE ratio 5.6618
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.68

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Is it a good time to buy Alto Ingredients stock?

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Alto Ingredients price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.92 from 2022-10-05

1 week (2022-09-29) 5.38%
1 month (2022-09-06) 1.82%
3 months (2022-07-06) 4.53%
6 months (2022-04-06) -40.96%
1 year (2021-10-02) N/A
2 years (2020-10-06) -53.83%
3 years (2019-10-04) 553.33%
5 years (2017-10-06) 5.425

Is Alto Ingredients stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Alto Ingredients's P/E ratio

Alto Ingredients's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Alto Ingredients shares trade at around 6x 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.

Alto Ingredients's EBITDA

Alto Ingredients's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $47 million.

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

Alto Ingredients financials

Revenue TTM $1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.65%
Gross profit TTM $67.8 million
Return on assets TTM 2.73%
Return on equity TTM 15.64%
Profit margin 3.86%
Book value $4.90
Market capitalisation $285.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Alto Ingredients share dividends

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

Have Alto Ingredients's shares ever split?

Alto Ingredients's shares were split on a 1:15 basis on 14 May 2013. So if you had owned 15 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Alto Ingredients shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Alto Ingredients shares which in turn could have impacted Alto Ingredients's share price.

Alto Ingredients share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alto Ingredients's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.51 up to $7.37. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Alto Ingredients's is 2.5226. This would suggest that Alto Ingredients's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Alto Ingredients overview

Alto Ingredients, Inc. produces and markets specialty alcohols and essential ingredients in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Marketing and Distribution, Pekin Production, and Other Production. It offers specialty alcohols used in mouthwash, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and cleaners for health, home, and beauty markets; grain neutral spirits used in alcoholic beverages, flavor extracts, and vinegar, as well as corn germ used in corn oils and carbon dioxide for food and beverage markets; and essential ingredients include dried yeast, corn gluten meal, corn gluten feed, distillers grains, and liquid feed for commercial animal feed and pet food applications. The company also provides fuel-grade ethanol used as transportation fuel and distillers corn oil used as a biodiesel feedstock, as well as fuel-grade ethanol produced by third parties. In addition, it offers transportation, storage, and delivery services through third-party service providers. The company sells ethanol to integrated oil companies and gasoline marketers; essential ingredient feed products to dairies and feedlots; and corn oil to poultry and biodiesel customers.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Alto Ingredients is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 4.699% of Alto Ingredients shares are held by insiders and 63.572% by institutions.
How many people work for Alto Ingredients?
Latest data suggests 415 work at Alto Ingredients.
When does the fiscal year end for Alto Ingredients?
Alto Ingredients's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Alto Ingredients based?
Alto Ingredients's address is: 1300 South Second Street, Pekin, IL, United States, 61554
What is Alto Ingredients's ISIN number?
Alto Ingredients's international securities identification number is: US0215131063

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