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How to buy Century Aluminum Company stock

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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 2,078 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CENX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Century Aluminum Company share price

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Century Aluminum Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$4.08 - $19.60
50-day moving average $16.41
200-day moving average $12.39
Wall St. target price$16.50
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.59

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

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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 $2.5 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 $1.6 billion
Gross profit TTM $-36,500,000
Return on assets TTM -3.47%
Return on equity TTM -20.2%
Profit margin -7.68%
Book value $6.06
Market capitalisation $1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Century Aluminum Company shares

There are currently 3.6 million Century Aluminum Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Century Aluminum Company's "short interest". This figure is 70.6% up from 2.1 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 1.7 million). Century Aluminum Company's SIR currently stands at 2.13. In other words for every 100,000 Century Aluminum Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2130 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 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Century Aluminum Company shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0718% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Century Aluminum Company shares, roughly 72 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 $4.08 up to $19.6. 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 2.9537. 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 incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. .

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