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How to buy Craft Brew Alliance stock

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Craft Brew Alliance, Inc is a beverages—brewers business based in the US. Craft Brew Alliance shares (BREW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Craft Brew Alliance employs 500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$178.7 million.

How to buy shares in Craft Brew Alliance

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

Craft Brew Alliance share price

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Craft Brew Alliance shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-14.
52-week range USD$7.11 - USD$769.5
50-day moving average USD$15.965
200-day moving average USD$15.3476
Wall St. target price USD$16.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.27

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Is it a good time to buy Craft Brew Alliance stock?

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Is Craft Brew Alliance under- or over-valued?

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

Craft Brew Alliance's PEG ratio

Craft Brew Alliance's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.69. 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 Craft Brew Alliance's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Craft Brew Alliance's EBITDA

Craft Brew Alliance's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.7 million.

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

Craft Brew Alliance financials

Revenue TTM USD$178.7 million
Gross profit TTM USD$62.8 million
Return on assets TTM -4.17%
Return on equity TTM -5.51%
Profit margin -4%
Book value $6.483
Market capitalisation USD$322.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Craft Brew Alliance shares

There are currently 3.5 million Craft Brew Alliance shares held short by investors – that's known as Craft Brew Alliance's "short interest". This figure is 0.3% down from 3.5 million last month.

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

Craft Brew Alliance's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Craft Brew Alliance's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Craft Brew Alliance shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Craft Brew Alliance shares traded daily (recently around 101017.85507246). Craft Brew Alliance's SIR currently stands at 34.5. In other words for every 100,000 Craft Brew Alliance shares traded daily on the market, roughly 34500 shares are currently held short.

However Craft Brew Alliance's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Craft Brew Alliance shares, or, against the total number of tradable Craft Brew Alliance shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Craft Brew Alliance's short interest could be expressed as 0.18% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Craft Brew Alliance shares in existence, roughly 180 shares are currently held short) or 0.3223% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Craft Brew Alliance shares, roughly 322 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against Craft Brew Alliance.

Find out more about how you can short Craft Brew Alliance stock.

Craft Brew Alliance share dividends

We're not expecting Craft Brew Alliance to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Craft Brew Alliance share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Craft Brew Alliance's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.11 up to $769.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BREW.US volatility(beta: 0.57)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Craft Brew Alliance's is 0.5741. This would suggest that Craft Brew Alliance's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Craft Brew Alliance overview

Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. brews and sells craft beers, ciders, and seltzers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Beer Related Operations and Brewpubs Operations. It offers beers under the Kona, Omission, Appalachian Mountain, Cisco, Redhook, Widmer Brothers, and Wynwood brands; and ciders under the Square Mile brand name. The company sells its beers directly to consumers in draft, cans, and bottles at restaurants, bars, and liquor stores; and in cans and bottles at supermarkets, warehouse clubs, convenience stores, and drug stores, as well as directly to consumers at its brewpubs and breweries. It also operates five brewpubs, which sells apparel and other merchandise. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. As of September 30, 2020, Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC.

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