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How to buy ASA Gold and Precious Metals stock

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ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited is an asset management business based in the US. ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares (ASA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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ASA Gold and Precious Metals share price

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ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$14.05 - $25.44
50-day moving average $21.01
200-day moving average $20.98
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 2.6974
Dividend yield $0.02 (9.04%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.08

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Is it a good time to buy ASA Gold and Precious Metals stock?

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Is ASA Gold and Precious Metals under- or over-valued?

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

ASA Gold and Precious Metals's P/E ratio

ASA Gold and Precious Metals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares trade at around 3x 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.

ASA Gold and Precious Metals financials

Revenue TTM $1.7 million
Gross profit TTM $1.3 million
Return on assets TTM -0.44%
Return on equity TTM 43.95%
Profit margin 9214.24%
Book value $22.42
Market capitalisation $420.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares

There are currently 3,017 ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares held short by investors – that's known as ASA Gold and Precious Metals's "short interest". This figure is 87.8% down from 24,700 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares can be evaluated.

ASA Gold and Precious Metals's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ASA Gold and Precious Metals's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares traded daily (recently around 60340). ASA Gold and Precious Metals's SIR currently stands at 0.05. In other words for every 100,000 ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares traded daily on the market, roughly 50 shares are currently held short.

However ASA Gold and Precious Metals's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares, or, against the total number of tradable ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ASA Gold and Precious Metals's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0002% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares, roughly 0 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 ASA Gold and Precious Metals.

Find out more about how you can short ASA Gold and Precious Metals stock.

ASA Gold and Precious Metals share dividends

1%

Dividend payout ratio: 0.84% of net profits

Recently ASA Gold and Precious Metals has paid out, on average, around 0.84% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ASA Gold and Precious Metals shareholders could enjoy a 0.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ASA Gold and Precious Metals's case, that would currently equate to about $0.02 per share.

While ASA Gold and Precious Metals's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that ASA Gold and Precious Metals is investing more in its future growth.

ASA Gold and Precious Metals's most recent dividend payout was on 27 November 2018. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ASA Gold and Precious Metals's shares ever split?

ASA Gold and Precious Metals's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 3 May 2010. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares which in turn could have impacted ASA Gold and Precious Metals's share price.

ASA Gold and Precious Metals share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ASA Gold and Precious Metals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.0531 up to $25.4375. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ASA.US volatility(beta: 0.9)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 ASA Gold and Precious Metals's is 0.9007. This would suggest that ASA Gold and Precious Metals's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ASA Gold and Precious Metals overview

ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm invests in the public equity markets across the globe. It primarily invests in stocks of companies engaged in the exploration, mining or processing of gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, or other precious minerals. It also invests in exchange traded funds. The firm employs fundamental analysis with a bottom-up approach to create its portfolios. The firm obtains external research to complement its in-house research. ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited was founded in 1958 and is based in San Mateo, California with an additional office in Buffalo, New York.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of ASA Gold and Precious Metals is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.3% of ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares are held by insiders and 45.558% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for ASA Gold and Precious Metals?
ASA Gold and Precious Metals's fiscal year ends in November.
Where is ASA Gold and Precious Metals based?
ASA Gold and Precious Metals's address is: 400 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA, United States, 94402
What is ASA Gold and Precious Metals's ISIN number?
ASA Gold and Precious Metals's international securities identification number is: BMG3156P1032
What is ASA Gold and Precious Metals's CUSIP number?
ASA Gold and Precious Metals's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: G3156P103

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