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Cameco Corporation is an uranium business based in the US. Cameco Corporation shares (CCJ) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cameco Corporation employs 1,885 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$5.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Cameco Corporation

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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 Cameco Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CCJ. 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 Cameco Corporation 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$13.35, 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 Cameco Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cameco Corporation. 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.

Cameco Corporation share price

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Cameco Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$13.35
52-week rangeUSD$5.2688 - USD$14.42
50-day moving average USD$11.1979
200-day moving average USD$10.6045
Wall St. target priceUSD$10.86
PE ratio 133.4775
Dividend yield USD$0.06 (0.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.105

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Is it a good time to buy Cameco Corporation stock?

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Cameco Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.35 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-07) -9.06%
1 month (2020-12-17) 1.68%
3 months (2020-10-15) 42.78%
6 months (2020-07-15) 15.48%
1 year (2020-01-15) 52.22%
2 years (2019-01-15) 7.57%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 23.50%

Is Cameco Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Cameco Corporation's P/E ratio

Cameco Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 133x. In other words, Cameco Corporation shares trade at around 133x recent earnings.

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

Cameco Corporation's PEG ratio

Cameco Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.33. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Cameco Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cameco Corporation financials

Gross profit TTM USD$671.3 million
Return on assets TTM 1.46%
Return on equity TTM -0.1%
Profit margin -0.22%
Book value $9.181
Market capitalisation USD$5.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cameco Corporation shares

There are currently 12.2 million Cameco Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Cameco Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 17.6% down from 14.8 million last month.

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

Cameco Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cameco Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cameco Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cameco Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 4.2 million). Cameco Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.94. In other words for every 100,000 Cameco Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2940 shares are currently held short.

However Cameco Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cameco Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cameco Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cameco Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cameco Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cameco Corporation 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 Cameco Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Cameco Corporation stock.

Cameco Corporation share dividends

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

Have Cameco Corporation's shares ever split?

Cameco Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 February 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Cameco Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cameco Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Cameco Corporation's share price.

Cameco Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cameco Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.2688 up to $14.42. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CCJ.US volatility(beta: 0.59)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 Cameco Corporation's is 0.5919. This would suggest that Cameco Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Cameco Corporation overview

Cameco Corporation produces and sells uranium. The company operates in two segments, Uranium and Fuel Services. The Uranium segment is involved in the exploration for, mining, and milling, as well as purchase and sale of uranium concentrate. Its operating uranium property is the Cigar Lake property located in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Fuel Services segment engages in the refining, conversion, and fabrication of uranium concentrate, as well as the purchase and sale of conversion services. This segment also produces fuel bundles and reactor components for CANDU reactors. The company sells its uranium and fuel services to nuclear utilities in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Cameco Corporation was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada.

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