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How to buy Cleveland-Cliffs stock | $21.86

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Cleveland-Cliffs Inc is a steel business based in the US. Cleveland-Cliffs shares (CLF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cleveland-Cliffs employs 25,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Cleveland-Cliffs stock price (NYSE: CLF)

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Cleveland-Cliffs shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-18.
Latest market close$21.86
52-week range$5.42 - $26.51
50-day moving average $24.09
200-day moving average $20.48
Wall St. target price$29.59
PE ratio 12.5344
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.74

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Is it a good time to buy Cleveland-Cliffs stock?

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Cleveland-Cliffs price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.86 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) -6.34%
1 month (2021-08-19) -5.65%
3 months (2021-06-18) 7.84%
6 months (2021-03-19) 31.45%
1 year (2020-09-18) 214.53%
2 years (2019-09-18) 167.24%
3 years (2018-09-18) 79.18%
5 years (2016-09-16) 296.01%

Is Cleveland-Cliffs under- or over-valued?

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

Cleveland-Cliffs's P/E ratio

Cleveland-Cliffs's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Cleveland-Cliffs shares trade at around 13x 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.

Cleveland-Cliffs's EBITDA

Cleveland-Cliffs's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Cleveland-Cliffs's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Cleveland-Cliffs financials

Revenue TTM $13 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.86%
Gross profit TTM $477 million
Return on assets TTM 8.58%
Return on equity TTM 34.31%
Profit margin 6.73%
Book value $6.47
Market capitalisation $10.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cleveland-Cliffs shares

There are currently 43.1 million Cleveland-Cliffs shares held short by investors – that's known as Cleveland-Cliffs's "short interest". This figure is 7.9% down from 46.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cleveland-Cliffs shares can be evaluated.

Cleveland-Cliffs's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cleveland-Cliffs's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cleveland-Cliffs shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cleveland-Cliffs shares traded daily (recently around 22.8 million). Cleveland-Cliffs's SIR currently stands at 1.89. In other words for every 100,000 Cleveland-Cliffs shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1890 shares are currently held short.

However Cleveland-Cliffs's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cleveland-Cliffs shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cleveland-Cliffs shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cleveland-Cliffs's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cleveland-Cliffs shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.0949% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cleveland-Cliffs shares, roughly 95 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 Cleveland-Cliffs.

Find out more about how you can short Cleveland-Cliffs stock.

Cleveland-Cliffs share dividends

We're not expecting Cleveland-Cliffs to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Cleveland-Cliffs's shares ever split?

Cleveland-Cliffs's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 May 2008. 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 Cleveland-Cliffs shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cleveland-Cliffs shares which in turn could have impacted Cleveland-Cliffs's share price.

Cleveland-Cliffs share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cleveland-Cliffs's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.4196 up to $26.51. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CLF.US volatility(beta: 2.19)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 Cleveland-Cliffs's is 2.1905. This would suggest that Cleveland-Cliffs's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Cleveland-Cliffs overview

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. operates as a flat-rolled steel producer in North America. It also manufactures iron ore pellets. The company is vertically integrated from mined raw materials and direct reduced iron to primary steelmaking and downstream finishing, stamping, tooling, and tubing. It serves a range of markets through offering of flat-rolled steel products and supplies steel to the automotive industry. The company was formerly known as Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. and changed its name to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Cleveland-Cliffs is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.934% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are held by insiders and 72.997% by institutions.
How many people work for Cleveland-Cliffs?
Latest data suggests 25,000 work at Cleveland-Cliffs.
When does the fiscal year end for Cleveland-Cliffs?
Cleveland-Cliffs's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Cleveland-Cliffs based?
Cleveland-Cliffs's address is: 200 Public Square, Cleveland, OH, United States, 44114-2315
What is Cleveland-Cliffs's ISIN number?
Cleveland-Cliffs's international securities identification number is: US1858991011
What is Cleveland-Cliffs's CUSIP number?
Cleveland-Cliffs's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 185896107

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