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Constellation Brands, Inc is a beverages—wineries & distilleries business based in the US. Constellation Brands shares (STZ) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Constellation Brands employs 9,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.2 billion.

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  3. Search for Constellation Brands Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: STZ. 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 Constellation Brands 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$185.06, 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 Constellation Brands, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Constellation Brands. 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 Constellation Brands's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Constellation Brands's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$185.06, which is 10.77% down on its pre-crash value of USD$207.4 and 77.46% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$104.28.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Constellation Brands shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$558.84 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$978.97.

Constellation Brands share price

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Constellation Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-21.
Latest market closeUSD$185.06
52-week rangeUSD$104.28 - USD$210.65
50-day moving average USD$182.2256
200-day moving average USD$169.0952
Wall St. target priceUSD$205.26
PE ratio 662.7931
Dividend yield USD$3 (1.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.29

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Is it a good time to buy Constellation Brands stock?

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Constellation Brands price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $185.06

1 week (2020-09-11) N/A
1 month (2020-08-18) N/A
3 months (2020-06-22) 2.98%
6 months (2020-03-20) 54.60%
1 year (2019-09-18) N/A
2 years (2018-09-18) N/A
3 years (2017-09-18) N/A
5 years (2015-09-18) N/A

Is Constellation Brands under- or over-valued?

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

Constellation Brands's P/E ratio

Constellation Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 663x. In other words, Constellation Brands shares trade at around 663x 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.

Constellation Brands's PEG ratio

Constellation Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8013. 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 Constellation Brands's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Constellation Brands's EBITDA

Constellation Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Constellation Brands's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Constellation Brands financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 32.81%
Gross profit TTM USD$4.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.11%
Return on equity TTM 0.72%
Profit margin 0.68%
Book value $57.857
Market capitalisation USD$35.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Constellation Brands shares

There are currently 5.7 million Constellation Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Constellation Brands's "short interest". This figure is 7.5% up from 5.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Constellation Brands shares can be evaluated.

Constellation Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Constellation Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Constellation Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Constellation Brands shares traded daily (recently around 940312.92962357). Constellation Brands's SIR currently stands at 6.11. In other words for every 100,000 Constellation Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6110 shares are currently held short.

However Constellation Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Constellation Brands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Constellation Brands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Constellation Brands's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Constellation Brands shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0358% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Constellation Brands shares, roughly 36 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Constellation Brands.

Find out more about how you can short Constellation Brands stock.

Constellation Brands's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Constellation Brands.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Constellation Brands's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.65

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Constellation Brands's overall score of 24.65 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 36th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Constellation Brands is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Constellation Brands's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.68/100

Constellation Brands's environmental score of 7.68 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Constellation Brands is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Constellation Brands's social score

Social score: 9.36/100

Constellation Brands's social score of 9.36 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Constellation Brands is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Constellation Brands's governance score

Governance score: 8.61/100

Constellation Brands's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Constellation Brands is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Constellation Brands's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Constellation Brands scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Constellation Brands has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Constellation Brands, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 24.65
Total ESG percentile 36.32
Environmental score 7.68
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 9.36
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 8.61
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Constellation Brands share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 1034.48% of net profits

Recently Constellation Brands has paid out, on average, around 1034.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Constellation Brands shareholders could enjoy a 1.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Constellation Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $3 per share.

Constellation Brands's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Constellation Brands's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Constellation Brands's shares ever split?

Constellation Brands's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 May 2005. 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 Constellation Brands shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Constellation Brands shares which in turn could have impacted Constellation Brands's share price.

Constellation Brands share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Constellation Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $104.28 up to $210.65. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STZ.US volatility(beta: 0.97)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 Constellation Brands's is 0.9721. This would suggest that Constellation Brands's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Constellation Brands overview

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. It provides beer primarily under the Corona Extra, Corona Premier, Corona Familiar, Corona Light, Corona Refresca, Corona Hard Seltzer, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra, Modelo Chelada, Pacifico, and Victoria brands. The company offers wine under the 7 Moons, Drylands, SIMI, Charles Smith, Auros, Kim Crawford, Spoken Barrel, Prisoner, Champagne Palmer & Co, Meiomi, Robert Mondavi, Cooper & Thief, Mount Veeder, Schrader, Crafters Union, Nobilo, Cuvée Sauvage, and Ruffino; and spirits under the Casa Noble, High West, Mi CAMPO, Nelson's Green Brier, SVEDKA, The Real McCoy brands. It provides its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and state alcohol beverage control agencies. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

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