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How to buy Eagle Materials stock | $97.08

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Eagle Materials Inc is a building materials business based in the US. Eagle Materials shares (EXP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Eagle Materials employs 2,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Eagle Materials

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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 Eagle Materials. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EXP. 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 Eagle Materials 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$97.08, 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 Eagle Materials, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Eagle Materials. 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.

Eagle Materials share price

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Eagle Materials shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$97.08
52-week rangeUSD$41.7594 - USD$101
50-day moving average USD$94.5471
200-day moving average USD$84.6306
Wall St. target priceUSD$101.82
PE ratio 27.6904
Dividend yield USD$0.4 (0.61%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.611

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Is it a good time to buy Eagle Materials stock?

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Eagle Materials price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $97.08 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -14.09%
1 month (2020-12-16) -0.98%
3 months (2020-10-15) 5.38%
6 months (2020-07-15) 31.24%
1 year (2020-01-15) 7.00%
2 years (2019-01-15) 51.19%
3 years (2018-01-12) 120.07
5 years (2016-01-15) 92.20%

Is Eagle Materials under- or over-valued?

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

Eagle Materials's P/E ratio

Eagle Materials's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Eagle Materials shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Eagle Materials's PEG ratio

Eagle Materials's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.51. 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 Eagle Materials's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Eagle Materials's EBITDA

Eagle Materials's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$461.6 million.

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

Eagle Materials financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.2%
Gross profit TTM USD$331.1 million
Return on assets TTM 8%
Return on equity TTM 12.8%
Profit margin 9.56%
Book value $27.932
Market capitalisation USD$4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Eagle Materials shares

There are currently 1.6 million Eagle Materials shares held short by investors – that's known as Eagle Materials's "short interest". This figure is 4.6% down from 1.7 million last month.

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

Eagle Materials's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Eagle Materials's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Eagle Materials shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Eagle Materials shares traded daily (recently around 371532.63888889). Eagle Materials's SIR currently stands at 4.32. In other words for every 100,000 Eagle Materials shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4320 shares are currently held short.

However Eagle Materials's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Eagle Materials shares, or, against the total number of tradable Eagle Materials shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Eagle Materials's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Eagle Materials shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0389% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Eagle Materials shares, roughly 39 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 Eagle Materials.

Find out more about how you can short Eagle Materials stock.

Eagle Materials'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 Eagle Materials.

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

Eagle Materials's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 35.17

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Eagle Materials's overall score of 35.17 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 77th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Eagle Materials's environmental score

Environmental score: 20.84/100

Eagle Materials's environmental score of 20.84 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Eagle Materials is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Eagle Materials's social score

Social score: 6.54/100

Eagle Materials's social score of 6.54 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Eagle Materials is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Eagle Materials's governance score

Governance score: 9.8/100

Eagle Materials's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Eagle Materials is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Eagle Materials's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Eagle Materials Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 35.17
Total ESG percentile 77.44
Environmental score 20.84
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 6.54
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 9.8
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 1

Eagle Materials share dividends

2%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.57% of net profits

Recently Eagle Materials has paid out, on average, around 1.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.61% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Eagle Materials shareholders could enjoy a 0.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Eagle Materials's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

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

Eagle Materials's most recent dividend payout was on 8 May 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Eagle Materials's shares ever split?

Eagle Materials's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 27 February 2006. 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 Eagle Materials shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Eagle Materials shares which in turn could have impacted Eagle Materials's share price.

Eagle Materials share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Eagle Materials's shares have ranged in value from as little as $41.7594 up to $101. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EXP.US volatility(beta: 1.31)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 Eagle Materials's is 1.3087. This would suggest that Eagle Materials's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Eagle Materials overview

Eagle Materials Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and supplies heavy construction materials, light building materials, and materials used for oil and natural gas extraction in the United States. It operates in five segments: Cement, Concrete and Aggregates, Gypsum Wallboard, Recycled Paperboard, and Oil and Gas Proppants. The company engages in the mining of limestone for the manufacture, production, distribution, and sale of Portland cement; grinding and sale of slag; and mining of gypsum for the manufacture and sale of gypsum wallboards used to finish the interior walls and ceilings in residential, commercial, and industrial structures. It is also involved in the manufacture and sale of recycled paperboard for the gypsum wallboard industry and other paperboard converters, as well as provision of containerboard grade and lightweight packaging grade products. In addition, the company engages in the sale of ready-mix concrete; mining, extracting, production, and sale of aggregates, including crushed stones, sand, and gravel; and mining and sale of sand used in hydraulic fracturing, such as frac sand. Its products are used in commercial and residential construction; public construction projects; projects to build, expand, and repair roads and highways; and oil and natural gas extraction. The company was formerly known as Centex Construction Products, Inc. and changed its name to Eagle Materials, Inc. in January 2004. Eagle Materials Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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