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How to buy Century Aluminum Company stock | $11.03

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Century Aluminum Company is an aluminum business based in the US. Century Aluminum Company shares (CENX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Century Aluminum Company employs 2,079 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.7 billion.

How to buy shares in Century Aluminum Company

  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 Century Aluminum Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CENX. 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 Century Aluminum Company 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$11.03, 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 Century Aluminum Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Century Aluminum Company. 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.

Century Aluminum Company share price

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Century Aluminum Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$11.03
52-week rangeUSD$2.91 - USD$12.85
50-day moving average USD$10.2276
200-day moving average USD$8.6209
Wall St. target priceUSD$9.33
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.59

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Is it a good time to buy Century Aluminum Company stock?

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Century Aluminum Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.03 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-14) -19.19%
1 month (2020-12-22) 6.16%
3 months (2020-10-21) 44.94%
6 months (2020-07-21) 41.23%
1 year (2020-01-21) 62.68%
2 years (2019-01-18) 18.47%
3 years (2018-01-19) 22.14
5 years (2016-01-21) 222.51%

Is Century Aluminum Company under- or over-valued?

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

Century Aluminum Company's EBITDA

Century Aluminum Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$11.7 million.

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

Century Aluminum Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.7 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$-23,900,000
Return on assets TTM -3.03%
Return on equity TTM -14.44%
Profit margin -5.61%
Book value $6.62
Market capitalisation USD$937.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Century Aluminum Company shares

There are currently 2.6 million Century Aluminum Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Century Aluminum Company's "short interest". This figure is 13.4% up from 2.3 million last month.

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

Century Aluminum Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Century Aluminum Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Century Aluminum Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Century Aluminum Company shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Century Aluminum Company's SIR currently stands at 2.45. In other words for every 100,000 Century Aluminum Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2450 shares are currently held short.

However Century Aluminum Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Century Aluminum Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Century Aluminum Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Century Aluminum Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Century Aluminum Company shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0515% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Century Aluminum Company shares, roughly 52 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 Century Aluminum Company.

Find out more about how you can short Century Aluminum Company stock.

Century Aluminum Company share dividends

We're not expecting Century Aluminum Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Century Aluminum Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Century Aluminum Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.91 up to $12.85. 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 Century Aluminum Company's is 2.5139. This would suggest that Century Aluminum Company's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Century Aluminum Company overview

Century Aluminum Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces standard-grade and value-added primary aluminum products in the United States and Iceland. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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