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Crown Holdings, Inc is a packaging & containers business based in the US. Crown shares (CCK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Crown employs 33,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$11.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Crown

  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 Crown. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CCK. 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 Crown 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$95.31, 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 Crown, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Crown. 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 Crown's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$95.31, which is 16.91% up on its pre-crash value of USD$79.19 and 121.81% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$42.97.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Crown shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$585.45 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$1,277.15.

Crown share price

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Crown shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$95.31
52-week range USD$42.97 - USD$84.34
50-day moving average USD$77.4553
200-day moving average USD$69.245
Wall St. target price USD$85.29
PE ratio 22.8969
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.591

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Is it a good time to buy Crown stock?

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Crown price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $95.31 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-18) -0.36%
1 month (2020-10-23) 5.45%
3 months (2020-08-25) 26.56%
6 months (2020-05-22) 53.53%
1 year (2019-11-25) 27.74%
2 years (2018-11-23) 99.94%
3 years (2017-11-24) 61.62%
5 years (2015-11-25) 84.82%

Is Crown under- or over-valued?

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

Crown's P/E ratio

Crown's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Crown shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Crown's PEG ratio

Crown's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 12.4977. 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 Crown's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Crown's EBITDA

Crown's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.6 billion.

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

Crown financials

Revenue TTM USD$11.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.46%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.34%
Return on equity TTM 29.33%
Profit margin 4.28%
Book value $13.686
Market capitalisation USD$11.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Crown shares

There are currently 1.8 million Crown shares held short by investors – that's known as Crown's "short interest". This figure is 21.8% down from 2.3 million last month.

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

Crown's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Crown's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Crown shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Crown shares traded daily (recently around 748475). Crown's SIR currently stands at 2.44. In other words for every 100,000 Crown shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2440 shares are currently held short.

However Crown's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Crown shares, or, against the total number of tradable Crown shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Crown's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Crown shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0141% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Crown shares, roughly 14 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 Crown.

Find out more about how you can short Crown stock.

Crown'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 Crown.

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

Crown's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 14.23

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Crown's overall score of 14.23 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Crown 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.).

Crown's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.78/100

Crown's environmental score of 6.78 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Crown is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Crown's social score

Social score: 2.16/100

Crown's social score of 2.16 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Crown is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Crown's governance score

Governance score: 3.29/100

Crown's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Crown is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Crown's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Crown scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Crown has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Crown Holdings, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 14.23
Total ESG percentile 5.54
Environmental score 6.78
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 2.16
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 3.29
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 1

Crown share dividends

We're not expecting Crown to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Crown's shares ever split?

Crown's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 1 June 1992. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Crown shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Crown shares which in turn could have impacted Crown's share price.

Crown share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Crown's shares have ranged in value from as little as $42.97 up to $84.34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CCK.US volatility(beta: 1.26)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 Crown's is 1.2565. This would suggest that Crown's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Crown overview

Crown Holdings, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells packaging products and equipment for consumer goods and industrial products in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. It offers products for consumer goods, including steel and aluminum cans for food, beverage, household, and other consumer products; glass bottles for beverage product; and metal vacuum closures and steel crowns through its sales organization to the soft drink, food, citrus, brewing, household products, personal care, and various other industries. The company also provides products for industrial products, such as steel and plastic strap consumables and equipment, paper-based protective packaging, and plastic film consumables and equipment to metals, food and beverage, construction, agricultural, corrugated, and general industries. In addition, it offers aerosol cans and ends; and promotional and specialty packaging containers with various lid and closure variations. Further, the company provides industrial film and other related products; transit protection products, such as airbags, edge protectors, and honeycombs; and equipment and tools, such as manual, semi-automatic, and automatic equipment and tools used in end of line manufacturing applications to apply consumables. Crown Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Yardley, Pennsylvania.

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