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How to buy Cosan stock

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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.

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CZZ – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Cosan share price

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Cosan shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$0.11 - $21.25
50-day moving average $19.27
200-day moving average $17.52
Wall St. target price$19.54
PE ratio 36.7572
Dividend yield $0.074 (0.37%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.55

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Is it a good time to buy Cosan stock?

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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 37x. In other words, Cosan shares trade at around 37x 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 $6.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.76%
Return on equity TTM 11.65%
Profit margin 6.66%
Book value $6.13
Market capitalisation $4.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cosan shares

There are currently 2.4 million Cosan shares held short by investors – that's known as Cosan's "short interest". This figure is 27.6% up from 1.9 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 732327.96352584). Cosan's SIR currently stands at 3.29. In other words for every 100,000 Cosan shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3290 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 0.0226% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cosan shares, roughly 23 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: 1.4% of net profits

Recently Cosan has paid out, on average, around 1.4% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.55% 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 0.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cosan's case, that would currently equate to about $0.074 per share.

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

Cosan's most recent dividend payout was on 7 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 December 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 $0.105 up to $21.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CZZ.US volatility(beta: 1.35)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 1.3483. 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.

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