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How to buy Atlas stock | $10.17

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Atlas Corp is an asset management business based in the US. Atlas shares (ATCO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Atlas employs 4,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Atlas

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Atlas. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ATCO. 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 Atlas 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$10.17, 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 Atlas, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Atlas. 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.

Atlas share price

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Atlas shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$10.17
52-week rangeUSD$5.1374 - USD$13.7573
50-day moving average USD$11.0703
200-day moving average USD$8.9791
Wall St. target priceUSD$11.4
PE ratio 12.8791
Dividend yield USD$0.5 (4.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.7153

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Is it a good time to buy Atlas stock?

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Atlas price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.17 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-08) -7.55%
1 month (2020-12-16) -0.29%
3 months (2020-10-15) 1.40%
6 months (2020-07-15) 35.78%
1 year (2020-01-15) -29.47%
2 years (2019-01-15) 11.88%
3 years (2018-01-12) 39.70%
5 years (2016-01-15) 14.06

Is Atlas under- or over-valued?

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

Atlas's P/E ratio

Atlas's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Atlas shares trade at around 13x 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.

Atlas's EBITDA

Atlas's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$793.7 million.

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

Atlas financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 40.23%
Gross profit TTM USD$747.4 million
Return on assets TTM 3.9%
Return on equity TTM 8.4%
Profit margin 21.51%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$2.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Atlas shares

There are currently 2.1 million Atlas shares held short by investors – that's known as Atlas's "short interest". This figure is 19.8% down from 2.6 million last month.

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

Atlas's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Atlas's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Atlas shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Atlas shares traded daily (recently around 589699.16201117). Atlas's SIR currently stands at 3.58. In other words for every 100,000 Atlas shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3580 shares are currently held short.

However Atlas's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Atlas shares, or, against the total number of tradable Atlas shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Atlas's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Atlas shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0257% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Atlas shares, roughly 26 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 Atlas.

Find out more about how you can short Atlas stock.

Atlas share dividends

46%

Dividend payout ratio: 45.6% of net profits

Recently Atlas has paid out, on average, around 45.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Atlas shareholders could enjoy a 4.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Atlas's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

While Atlas's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Atlas may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Atlas's most recent dividend payout was on 30 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Atlas share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Atlas's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.1374 up to $13.7573. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ATCO.US volatility(beta: 1.09)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 Atlas's is 1.0945. This would suggest that Atlas'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).

Atlas overview

Atlas Corp. operates as an asset manager and operator. The company, through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent charter owner and manager of containerships. The company charters its containerships under long-term and fixed-rate time charters to various container liner companies. As of March 10, 2020, it operated a fleet of 118 containerships. It also provides fast-track mobile turbine power to various industries. In addition, the company plans, finances, constructs, and commissions permanent power plants. Further, it provides customized turnkey solutions comprising plant design, fast-track installation, balance of plant, and decommissioning. Atlas Corp. was incorporated in 2019 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

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