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How to buy Eastman Chemical Company stock

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Eastman Chemical Company is a chemicals business based in the US. Eastman Chemical Company shares (EMN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Eastman Chemical Company employs 14,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.7 billion.

How to buy shares in Eastman Chemical Company

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  3. Search for Eastman Chemical Company Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EMN. 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 Eastman Chemical Company 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 Eastman Chemical Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Eastman Chemical Company. 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.

Eastman Chemical Company share price

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Eastman Chemical Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-24.
52-week rangeUSD$34.44 - USD$85.44
50-day moving average USD$76.1446
200-day moving average USD$65.8952
Wall St. target priceUSD$85.55
PE ratio 20.208
Dividend yield USD$2.64 (3.43%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.22

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Is it a good time to buy Eastman Chemical Company stock?

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Is Eastman Chemical Company under- or over-valued?

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

Eastman Chemical Company's P/E ratio

Eastman Chemical Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Eastman Chemical Company shares trade at around 20x 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.

Eastman Chemical Company's PEG ratio

Eastman Chemical Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.4732. 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 Eastman Chemical Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Eastman Chemical Company's EBITDA

Eastman Chemical Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.7 billion.

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

Eastman Chemical Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.55%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.23%
Return on equity TTM 9.7%
Profit margin 6.64%
Book value $44.501
Market capitalisation USD$10.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Eastman Chemical Company shares

There are currently 2.5 million Eastman Chemical Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Eastman Chemical Company's "short interest". This figure is 10.4% down from 2.8 million last month.

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

Eastman Chemical Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Eastman Chemical Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Eastman Chemical Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Eastman Chemical Company shares traded daily (recently around 901611.74377224). Eastman Chemical Company's SIR currently stands at 2.81. In other words for every 100,000 Eastman Chemical Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2810 shares are currently held short.

However Eastman Chemical Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Eastman Chemical Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Eastman Chemical Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Eastman Chemical Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Eastman Chemical Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0211% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Eastman Chemical Company shares, roughly 21 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 Eastman Chemical Company.

Find out more about how you can short Eastman Chemical Company stock.

Eastman Chemical Company'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 Eastman Chemical Company.

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

Eastman Chemical Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.76

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Eastman Chemical Company's overall score of 24.76 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Eastman Chemical Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.68/100

Eastman Chemical Company's environmental score of 10.68 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Eastman Chemical Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Eastman Chemical Company's social score

Social score: 4.29/100

Eastman Chemical Company's social score of 4.29 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Eastman Chemical Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Eastman Chemical Company's governance score

Governance score: 8.8/100

Eastman Chemical Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Eastman Chemical Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Eastman Chemical Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Eastman Chemical Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Eastman Chemical Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Eastman Chemical Company was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 24.76
Total ESG percentile 39
Environmental score 10.68
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 4.29
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 8.8
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Eastman Chemical Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 61.47% of net profits

Recently Eastman Chemical Company has paid out, on average, around 61.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Eastman Chemical Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Eastman Chemical Company's case, that would currently equate to about $2.64 per share.

Eastman Chemical Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Eastman Chemical Company's most recent dividend payout was on 2 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Eastman Chemical Company's shares ever split?

Eastman Chemical Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 4 October 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Eastman Chemical Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Eastman Chemical Company shares which in turn could have impacted Eastman Chemical Company's share price.

Eastman Chemical Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Eastman Chemical Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.44 up to $85.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EMN.US volatility(beta: 1.63)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 Eastman Chemical Company's is 1.631. This would suggest that Eastman Chemical Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Eastman Chemical Company overview

Eastman Chemical Company operates as an advanced materials and specialty additives company worldwide. The company's Additives & Functional Products segment offers specialty coalescent, specialty and commodity solvents, paint additives, and specialty polymers; hydrocarbon and rosin resins; insoluble sulfur and anti-degradant rubber additives; performance resins; amine derivative-based building blocks; heat transfer and aviation fluids; organic acid-based solutions; and metam-based soil fumigants, thiram and ziram based fungicides, and plant growth regulators. It serves the transportation, consumables, building and construction, animal nutrition, crop protection, energy, personal and home care, and other markets. Its Advanced Materials segment provides copolyesters, cellulose esters, polyvinyl butyral (PVB) sheets, and window and protective films, and aftermarket applied film products for value-added end uses in the transportation, consumables, building and construction, durable goods, and health and wellness markets. The company's Chemical Intermediates segment offers Olefin and acetyl derivatives, ethylene, and commodity solvents; primary non-phthalate and phthalate plasticizers, and niche non- phthalate plasticizers; and methylamines and salts higher amines and solvents to the industrial chemicals and processing, building and construction, health and wellness, and agrochemicals. Its Fibers segment provides cellulose acetate tow, triacetin, cellulose acetate flake, and acetic anhydride for use in filtration media primarily cigarette filters; natural and solution dyed acetate yarns for use in consumables, and health and wellness markets; and wet-laid nonwoven media, specialty and engineered papers, and cellulose acetate fibers for transportation, industrial, agriculture and mining, aerospace, personal hygiene, and consumables markets. Eastman Chemical Company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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