How to buy Corteva stock - 08 March

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How to buy Corteva stock

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Corteva, Inc is an agricultural inputs business based in the US. Corteva shares (CTVA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Corteva employs 21,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$14.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Corteva

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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 Corteva. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CTVA. 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 Corteva 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. 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 Corteva, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Corteva. 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.

Corteva share price

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Corteva shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$20.037 - USD$47.0149
50-day moving average USD$43.465
200-day moving average USD$36.2768
Wall St. target priceUSD$45.52
PE ratio 47.038
Dividend yield USD$0.26 (0.57%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.77

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Is Corteva under- or over-valued?

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

Corteva's P/E ratio

Corteva's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 47x. In other words, Corteva shares trade at around 47x 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.

Corteva's PEG ratio

Corteva's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4766. 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 Corteva's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Corteva's EBITDA

Corteva's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.4 billion.

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

Corteva financials

Revenue TTM USD$14.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.52%
Gross profit TTM USD$5.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.78%
Return on equity TTM 3.05%
Profit margin 4.79%
Book value $32.474
Market capitalisation USD$33.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Corteva shares

There are currently 8.4 million Corteva shares held short by investors – that's known as Corteva's "short interest". This figure is 9% down from 9.2 million last month.

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

Corteva's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Corteva's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Corteva shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Corteva shares traded daily (recently around 3.5 million). Corteva's SIR currently stands at 2.38. In other words for every 100,000 Corteva shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2380 shares are currently held short.

However Corteva's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Corteva shares, or, against the total number of tradable Corteva shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Corteva's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Corteva shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0113% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Corteva shares, roughly 11 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 Corteva.

Find out more about how you can short Corteva stock.

Corteva share dividends

35%

Dividend payout ratio: 34.67% of net profits

Recently Corteva has paid out, on average, around 34.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Corteva shareholders could enjoy a 1.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Corteva's case, that would currently equate to about $0.26 per share.

While Corteva's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Corteva may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Corteva's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Corteva overview

Corteva, Inc. operates in the agriculture business. It operates through two segments, Seed and Crop Protection. The Seed segment develops and supplies advanced germplasm and traits that produce optimum yield for farms. It offers trait technologies that enhance resistance to weather, disease, insects, and herbicides used to control weeds, as well as food and nutritional characteristics. This segment also provides digital solutions that assist farmer decision-making with a view to optimize product selection, and maximize yield and profitability. The Crop Protection segment offers products that protect against weeds, insects and other pests, and diseases, as well as enhances crop health above and below ground through nitrogen management and seed-applied technologies. This segment provides herbicides, insecticides, nitrogen stabilizers, and pasture and range management herbicides. It serves agricultural input industry. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Corteva, Inc. is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

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