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Darling Ingredients Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. Darling Ingredients shares (DAR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Darling Ingredients employs 10,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Darling Ingredients

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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 Darling Ingredients. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: DAR. 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 Darling Ingredients 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$49.105, 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 Darling Ingredients, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Darling Ingredients. 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 Darling Ingredients's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$49.105, which is 42.25% up on its pre-crash value of USD$28.36 and 379.07% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$10.25.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Darling Ingredients shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$598.81 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$1,809.52.

Darling Ingredients share price

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Darling Ingredients shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-24.
Latest market close USD$49.105
52-week range USD$10.25 - USD$49.84
50-day moving average USD$44.7078
200-day moving average USD$32.3663
Wall St. target price USD$53.82
PE ratio 15.9356
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.957

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Is it a good time to buy Darling Ingredients stock?

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Darling Ingredients price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $49.105 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) 1.14%
1 month (2020-10-27) 10.92%
3 months (2020-08-25) 49.53%
6 months (2020-05-23) N/A
1 year (2019-11-25) 108.87%
2 years (2018-11-23) 132.73%
3 years (2017-11-24) 188.51%
5 years (2015-11-25) 362.38%

Is Darling Ingredients under- or over-valued?

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

Darling Ingredients's P/E ratio

Darling Ingredients's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Darling Ingredients shares trade at around 16x 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.

Darling Ingredients's PEG ratio

Darling Ingredients's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 14.47. 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 Darling Ingredients's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Darling Ingredients's EBITDA

Darling Ingredients's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$461.8 million.

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

Darling Ingredients financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.57%
Gross profit TTM USD$774.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.47%
Return on equity TTM 19.11%
Profit margin 14.5%
Book value $17.116
Market capitalisation USD$7.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Darling Ingredients shares

There are currently 3.3 million Darling Ingredients shares held short by investors – that's known as Darling Ingredients's "short interest". This figure is 42.7% up from 2.3 million last month.

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

Darling Ingredients's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Darling Ingredients's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Darling Ingredients shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Darling Ingredients shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Darling Ingredients's SIR currently stands at 2.26. In other words for every 100,000 Darling Ingredients shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2260 shares are currently held short.

However Darling Ingredients's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Darling Ingredients shares, or, against the total number of tradable Darling Ingredients shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Darling Ingredients's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Darling Ingredients shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0284% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Darling Ingredients shares, roughly 28 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 Darling Ingredients.

Find out more about how you can short Darling Ingredients stock.

Darling Ingredients share dividends

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

Have Darling Ingredients's shares ever split?

Darling Ingredients's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 10 November 1997. 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 Darling Ingredients shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Darling Ingredients shares which in turn could have impacted Darling Ingredients's share price.

Darling Ingredients share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Darling Ingredients's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.25 up to $49.84. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DAR.US volatility(beta: 1.34)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 Darling Ingredients's is 1.3416. This would suggest that Darling Ingredients's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Darling Ingredients overview

Darling Ingredients Inc. develops, produces, and sells natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients. The company operates through three segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients, and Fuel Ingredients. It offers ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries. The company collects and transforms various animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as collagen, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstock, green energy, natural casings, and hides. It also recovers and converts used cooking oil and animal fats, and residual bakery products into valuable feed and fuel ingredients. In addition, the company provides environmental services, including grease trap collection and disposal services to food service establishments. It primarily operates under the Sonac, Dar Pro, Rothsay, Rousselot, CTH, Ecoson, and Rendac brand names in North America, Europe, China, South America, Australia, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Darling International Inc. and changed its name to Darling Ingredients Inc. in May 2014. Darling Ingredients Inc. was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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