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Commercial Metals Company is a steel business based in the US. Commercial Metals Company shares (CMC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Commercial Metals Company employs 11,297 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Commercial Metals Company

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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 Commercial Metals Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CMC. 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 Commercial Metals 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$21.73, 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 Commercial Metals Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Commercial Metals 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Commercial Metals Company's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Commercial Metals Company's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$21.73, which is 4.37% up on its pre-crash value of USD$20.78 and 101.95% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$10.76.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Commercial Metals Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$653.08 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$1,063.03.

Commercial Metals Company share price

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Commercial Metals Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-23.
Latest market close USD$21.73
52-week range USD$10.5519 - USD$23.493
50-day moving average USD$21.1046
200-day moving average USD$20.1042
Wall St. target price USD$23.64
PE ratio 8.9827
Dividend yield USD$0.48 (2.31%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.32

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Is it a good time to buy Commercial Metals Company stock?

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Commercial Metals Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.73 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-18) 4.42%
1 month (2020-10-23) 1.88%
3 months (2020-08-25) 2.16%
6 months (2020-05-22) 34.14%
1 year (2019-11-25) 3.77%
2 years (2018-11-23) 13.95%
3 years (2017-11-24) 15.10%
5 years (2015-11-25) 47.42%

Is Commercial Metals Company under- or over-valued?

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

Commercial Metals Company's P/E ratio

Commercial Metals Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Commercial Metals Company shares trade at around 9x 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.

Commercial Metals Company's PEG ratio

Commercial Metals Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 12.2526. 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 Commercial Metals Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Commercial Metals Company's EBITDA

Commercial Metals Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$576.6 million.

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

Commercial Metals Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.04%
Gross profit TTM USD$944.8 million
Return on assets TTM 7.02%
Return on equity TTM 15.84%
Profit margin 5.1%
Book value $15.846
Market capitalisation USD$2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Commercial Metals Company shares

There are currently 4.2 million Commercial Metals Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Commercial Metals Company's "short interest". This figure is 8% down from 4.6 million last month.

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

Commercial Metals Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Commercial Metals Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Commercial Metals Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Commercial Metals Company shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Commercial Metals Company's SIR currently stands at 3.73. In other words for every 100,000 Commercial Metals Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3730 shares are currently held short.

However Commercial Metals Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Commercial Metals Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Commercial Metals Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Commercial Metals Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Commercial Metals Company shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0454% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Commercial Metals Company shares, roughly 45 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 Commercial Metals Company.

Find out more about how you can short Commercial Metals Company stock.

Commercial Metals Company share dividends

18%

Dividend payout ratio: 18.18% of net profits

Recently Commercial Metals Company has paid out, on average, around 18.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Commercial Metals Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Commercial Metals Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

While Commercial Metals Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Commercial Metals Company is investing more in its future growth.

Commercial Metals Company's most recent dividend payout was on 13 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Commercial Metals Company's shares ever split?

Commercial Metals Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 May 2006. 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 Commercial Metals Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Commercial Metals Company shares which in turn could have impacted Commercial Metals Company's share price.

Commercial Metals Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Commercial Metals Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.5519 up to $23.493. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CMC.US volatility(beta: 1.39)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 Commercial Metals Company's is 1.3923. This would suggest that Commercial Metals Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Commercial Metals Company overview

Commercial Metals Company manufactures, recycles, and fabricates steel and metal products, and related materials and services in the United States, Poland, China, Germany, and internationally. The company processes and sells ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals to steel mills and foundries, aluminum sheet and ingot manufacturers, brass and bronze ingot makers, copper refineries and mills, secondary lead smelters, specialty steel mills, high temperature alloy manufacturers, and other consumers. It also manufactures and sells finished long steel products, including rebar, merchant bar, light structural, and other special sections, as well as semi-finished billets for re-rolling and forging applications. In addition, the company provides fabricated steel products used to reinforce concrete primarily in the construction of commercial and non-commercial buildings, hospitals, convention centers, industrial plants, power plants, highways, bridges, arenas, stadiums, and dams; sells and rents construction-related products and equipment to concrete installers and other businesses; and manufactures and sells strength bars for the truck trailer industry, special bar steels for the energy market, and armor plates for military vehicles. Further, it manufactures rebars, merchant bars, and wire rods; and sells fabricated rebars, wire meshes, fabricated meshes, assembled rebar cages, and other fabricated rebar by-products to fabricators, manufacturers, distributors, and construction companies. The company was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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