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How to buy Cosan stock | $19.23

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Cosan Limited is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. Cosan shares (CZZ) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Cosan

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Cosan. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CZZ. 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 Cosan 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$19.23, 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 Cosan, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cosan. 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.

Cosan share price

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Cosan shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$19.23
52-week rangeUSD$8.032 - USD$22.2383
50-day moving average USD$18.0394
200-day moving average USD$16.893
Wall St. target priceUSD$20.54
PE ratio 31.5399
Dividend yield USD$0.11 (0.64%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.552

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Is it a good time to buy Cosan stock?

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Cosan price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.23 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-07) 2.23%
1 month (2020-12-17) -1.59%
3 months (2020-10-15) 28.71%
6 months (2020-07-15) 11.87%
1 year (2020-01-15) -14.95%
2 years (2019-01-15) 95.03%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 594.22%

Is Cosan under- or over-valued?

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

Cosan's P/E ratio

Cosan's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Cosan shares trade at around 32x 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.

Cosan financials

Gross profit TTM USD$6.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.76%
Return on equity TTM 11.65%
Profit margin 6.66%
Book value $6.129
Market capitalisation USD$3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cosan shares

There are currently 2.0 million Cosan shares held short by investors – that's known as Cosan's "short interest". This figure is 33.5% down from 3.0 million last month.

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

Cosan's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cosan's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cosan shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cosan shares traded daily (recently around 937211.62790698). Cosan's SIR currently stands at 2.15. In other words for every 100,000 Cosan shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2150 shares are currently held short.

However Cosan's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cosan shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cosan shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cosan's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cosan shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0189% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cosan shares, roughly 19 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 Cosan.

Find out more about how you can short Cosan stock.

Cosan share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 97.27% of net profits

Recently Cosan has paid out, on average, around 97.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cosan shareholders could enjoy a 0.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cosan's case, that would currently equate to about $0.11 per share.

Cosan'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.

Cosan's most recent dividend payout was on 8 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 June 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Cosan share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cosan's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.032 up to $22.2383. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CZZ.US volatility(beta: 1.37)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 Cosan's is 1.3706. This would suggest that Cosan's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Cosan overview

Cosan Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in fuel and natural gas distribution, logistics, lubricant, sugar, and ethanol businesses in Brazil, Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia, and internationally. It operates through Raízen Energia, Raízen Combustíveis, Comgás, Cosan Logística, and Moove segments. The company's Raízen Energia segment produces and markets products derived from sugar cane, including raw sugar, anhydrous, and hydrated ethanol, as well as activities related to energy cogeneration from sugarcane bagasse. Its Raízen Combustíveis segment engages in the distribution and marketing of fuels, primarily through a franchised network of service stations under the Shell brand in Brazil; petroleum refining; operation of fuel resellers, and convenience store businesses; and production and sale of liquefied petroleum gas, and automotive and industrial lubricants. The company's Comgás segment distributes piped natural gas to customers in the industrial, residential, commercial, automotive, and cogeneration sectors in São Paulo. Its Cosan Logística segment provides logistics services for transport, storage, and port loading of commodities, primarily for sugar products; and leases locomotives, wagons, and other railway equipment. The company's Moove segment produces and distributes lubricants under the Mobil brand. It operates a network of approximately 7,270 service stations and 1,726 convenience stores, as well as 68 distribution terminals and 68 airports supplying jet fuel. The company was founded in 1936 and is based in São Paulo, Brazil.

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