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Casey's General Stores, Inc is a grocery stores business based in the US. Caseys General Stores shares (CASY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Caseys General Stores employs 17,282 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Caseys General Stores

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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 Caseys General Stores. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CASY. 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 Caseys General Stores 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$191.4, 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 Caseys General Stores, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Caseys General Stores. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Caseys General Stores's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Caseys General Stores's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$191.4, which is 6.00% up on its pre-crash value of USD$179.92 and 67.88% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$114.01.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Caseys General Stores shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$754.05 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,173.28.

Caseys General Stores share price

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Caseys General Stores shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
Latest market close USD$191.4
52-week range USD$114.01 - USD$186.58
50-day moving average USD$178.1094
200-day moving average USD$161.857
Wall St. target price USD$193.2
PE ratio 23.0062
Dividend yield USD$1.28 (0.69%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$8.033

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Is it a good time to buy Caseys General Stores stock?

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Caseys General Stores price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $191.4 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-19) 5.09%
1 month (2020-10-27) 6.05%
3 months (2020-08-26) 9.69%
6 months (2020-05-26) 25.39%
1 year (2019-11-26) 9.62%
2 years (2018-11-26) 49.87%
3 years (2017-11-24) 60.49%
5 years (2015-11-25) 62.49%

Is Caseys General Stores under- or over-valued?

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

Caseys General Stores's P/E ratio

Caseys General Stores's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Caseys General Stores shares trade at around 23x 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.

Caseys General Stores's PEG ratio

Caseys General Stores's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8785. 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 Caseys General Stores's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Caseys General Stores's EBITDA

Caseys General Stores's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$699.4 million.

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

Caseys General Stores financials

Revenue TTM USD$7.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.81%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.97%
Return on equity TTM 18.43%
Profit margin 3.93%
Book value $47.45
Market capitalisation USD$6.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Caseys General Stores shares

There are currently 451,815 Caseys General Stores shares held short by investors – that's known as Caseys General Stores's "short interest". This figure is 9.6% down from 499,685 last month.

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

Caseys General Stores's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Caseys General Stores's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Caseys General Stores shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Caseys General Stores shares traded daily (recently around 285958.86075949). Caseys General Stores's SIR currently stands at 1.58. In other words for every 100,000 Caseys General Stores shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1580 shares are currently held short.

However Caseys General Stores's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Caseys General Stores shares, or, against the total number of tradable Caseys General Stores shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Caseys General Stores's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Caseys General Stores shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.016% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Caseys General Stores shares, roughly 16 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 Caseys General Stores.

Find out more about how you can short Caseys General Stores stock.

Caseys General Stores share dividends

12%

Dividend payout ratio: 12.38% of net profits

Recently Caseys General Stores has paid out, on average, around 12.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Caseys General Stores shareholders could enjoy a 0.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Caseys General Stores's case, that would currently equate to about $1.28 per share.

While Caseys General Stores's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Caseys General Stores is investing more in its future growth.

Caseys General Stores's most recent dividend payout was on 16 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Caseys General Stores's shares ever split?

Caseys General Stores's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 February 1998. 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 Caseys General Stores shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Caseys General Stores shares which in turn could have impacted Caseys General Stores's share price.

Caseys General Stores share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Caseys General Stores's shares have ranged in value from as little as $114.01 up to $186.58. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CASY.US volatility(beta: 0.84)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Caseys General Stores's is 0.8434. This would suggest that Caseys General Stores's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Caseys General Stores overview

Casey's General Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates convenience stores under the Casey's and Casey's General Store names. The company's stores offer a selection of food, including freshly prepared foods, such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches; beverages, tobacco, and nicotine products; health and beauty aids; automotive products; and other nonfood items. Its stores also provide fuel for sale on a self-service basis. In addition, the company operates two stores under the Tobacco City name primarily selling tobacco and nicotine products; one liquor stores; and one grocery store. As of April 30, 2020, it operated 2,207 convenience stores in 16 states in the Midwest. Casey's General Stores, Inc. was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa.

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