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How to buy Charles River Laboratories International stock

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Charles River Laboratories International, Inc is a diagnostics & research business based in the US. Charles River Laboratories International shares (CRL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Charles River Laboratories International employs 18,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Charles River Laboratories International share price

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Charles River Laboratories International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$136.00 - $337.48
50-day moving average $303.07
200-day moving average $266.88
Wall St. target price$334.85
PE ratio 46.3708
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.20

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Is Charles River Laboratories International under- or over-valued?

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

Charles River Laboratories International's P/E ratio

Charles River Laboratories International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, Charles River Laboratories International shares trade at around 46x 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.

Charles River Laboratories International's PEG ratio

Charles River Laboratories International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6351. 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 Charles River Laboratories International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Charles River Laboratories International's EBITDA

Charles River Laboratories International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $675.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Charles River Laboratories International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Charles River Laboratories International financials

Revenue TTM $2.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.06%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.4%
Return on equity TTM 19.17%
Profit margin 12.46%
Book value $42.49
Market capitalisation $16.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Charles River Laboratories International shares

There are currently 599,946 Charles River Laboratories International shares held short by investors – that's known as Charles River Laboratories International's "short interest". This figure is 12% down from 681,962 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Charles River Laboratories International shares can be evaluated.

Charles River Laboratories International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Charles River Laboratories International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Charles River Laboratories International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Charles River Laboratories International shares traded daily (recently around 310852.84974093). Charles River Laboratories International's SIR currently stands at 1.93. In other words for every 100,000 Charles River Laboratories International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1930 shares are currently held short.

However Charles River Laboratories International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Charles River Laboratories International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Charles River Laboratories International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Charles River Laboratories International's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Charles River Laboratories International shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0153% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Charles River Laboratories International shares, roughly 15 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 Charles River Laboratories International.

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Charles River Laboratories International share dividends

We're not expecting Charles River Laboratories International to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Charles River Laboratories International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Charles River Laboratories International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $136 up to $337.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CRL.US volatility(beta: 1.11)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 Charles River Laboratories International's is 1.1109. This would suggest that Charles River Laboratories International'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).

Charles River Laboratories International overview

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. , an early-stage contract research company, provides drug discovery, non-clinical development, and safety testing services in the United States, Europe, Canada, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Research Models and Services (RMS), Discovery and Safety Assessment (DSA), and Manufacturing Support (Manufacturing). The RMS segment produces and sells research model strains and purpose-bred rats and mice for use by researchers. It also provides a range of services to assist its clients in supporting the use of research models in research and screening non-clinical drug candidates, including research models, genetically engineered models and services, insourcing solutions, and research animal diagnostic services. The DSA segment offers early and in vivo discovery services for the identification and validation of novel targets and chemical compounds through delivery of non-clinical drug and therapeutic candidates ready for safety assessment; and safety assessment services, such as toxicology, pathology, safety pharmacology, bioanalysis, drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetics services. The Manufacturing segment provides in vitro methods for conventional and rapid quality control testing of sterile and non-sterile pharmaceuticals and consumer products.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Charles River Laboratories International is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.513% of Charles River Laboratories International shares are held by insiders and 95.667% by institutions.
How many people work for Charles River Laboratories International?
Latest data suggests 18,400 work at Charles River Laboratories International.
When does the fiscal year end for Charles River Laboratories International?
Charles River Laboratories International's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Charles River Laboratories International based?
Charles River Laboratories International's address is: 251 Ballardvale Street, Wilmington, MA, United States, 01887
What is Charles River Laboratories International's ISIN number?
Charles River Laboratories International's international securities identification number is: US1598641074
What is Charles River Laboratories International's CUSIP number?
Charles River Laboratories International's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 159864107

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