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How to buy Alto Ingredients stock
Learn how to easily invest in Alto Ingredients stock.
Alto Ingredients, Inc is an oil & gas refining & marketing 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 369 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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Alto Ingredients stock price (NASDAQ: ALTO)Use our graph to track the performance of ALTO stocks over time.
Alto Ingredients shares at a glance
|52-week range||$1.84 - $11.44|
|50-day moving average||$5.74|
|200-day moving average||$6.10|
|Wall St. target price||$12.00|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.21|
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Is Alto Ingredients under- or over-valued?
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 26x. In other words, Alto Ingredients shares trade at around 26x 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 $77.2 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||$804.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||6.32%|
|Gross profit TTM||$52.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.92%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.79%|
|Market capitalisation||$395.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Alto Ingredients shares
There are currently 13.3 million Alto Ingredients shares held short by investors – that's known as Alto Ingredients's "short interest". This figure is 2.4% down from 13.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Alto Ingredients shares can be evaluated.
Alto Ingredients's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Alto Ingredients's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alto Ingredients shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alto Ingredients shares traded daily (recently around 3.3 million). Alto Ingredients's SIR currently stands at 3.98. In other words for every 100,000 Alto Ingredients shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3980 shares are currently held short.
However Alto Ingredients's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alto Ingredients shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alto Ingredients shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alto Ingredients's short interest could be expressed as 0.18% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alto Ingredients shares in existence, roughly 180 shares are currently held short) or 0.2064% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alto Ingredients shares, roughly 206 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 Alto Ingredients.
Find out more about how you can short Alto Ingredients stock.
Alto Ingredients share dividends
We're not expecting Alto Ingredients to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Alto Ingredients share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Alto Ingredients's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.84 up to $11.44. 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 3.068. 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. It operates in two segments, Production and Marketing. The company offers specialty alcohols used in mouthwash, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and cleaners; alcoholic beverages, flavor extracts, and vinegar, as well as corn germ used for corn oils and carbon dioxide. It also provides essential ingredients, such as dried yeast, corn gluten meal, corn gluten feed, distillers grains, and liquid feed used in commercial animal feed and pet food; and 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, the company offers transportation, storage, and delivery services through third-party service providers. It 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.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Alto Ingredients is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.277% of Alto Ingredients shares are held by insiders and 59.557% by institutions. How many people work for Alto Ingredients?
Latest data suggests 369 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: 400 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, United States, 95814
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