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Ferro Corporation is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Ferro Corporation shares (FOE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ferro Corporation employs 5,922 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$951.2 million.

How to buy shares in Ferro Corporation

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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 Ferro Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FOE. 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 Ferro Corporation 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$14.08, 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 Ferro Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ferro Corporation. 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 Ferro Corporation's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$14.08, which is 4.02% down on its pre-crash value of USD$14.67 and 76.66% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$7.97.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Ferro Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$587.46 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$1,005.03.

Ferro Corporation share price

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Ferro Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$14.08
52-week range USD$7.52 - USD$15.2
50-day moving average USD$12.6785
200-day moving average USD$11.7346
Wall St. target price USD$15
PE ratio 39.2941
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.103

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Is it a good time to buy Ferro Corporation stock?

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Ferro Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.08 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-18) 0.36%
1 month (2020-10-23) 1.51%
3 months (2020-08-25) 9.23%
6 months (2020-05-22) 19.52%
1 year (2019-11-25) -1.95%
2 years (2018-11-23) -25.97%
3 years (2017-11-24) -42.06%
5 years (2015-11-25) 16.27%

Is Ferro Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Ferro Corporation's P/E ratio

Ferro Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Ferro Corporation shares trade at around 39x recent earnings.

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

Ferro Corporation's PEG ratio

Ferro Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6121. 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 Ferro Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ferro Corporation's EBITDA

Ferro Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$123.5 million.

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

Ferro Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$951.2 million
Operating margin TTM 7.89%
Gross profit TTM USD$308.8 million
Return on assets TTM 2.59%
Return on equity TTM 7.84%
Profit margin -0.83%
Book value $4.262
Market capitalisation USD$1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ferro Corporation shares

There are currently 6.1 million Ferro Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Ferro Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% down from 6.2 million last month.

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

Ferro Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ferro Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ferro Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ferro Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 361455.43608124). Ferro Corporation's SIR currently stands at 16.74. In other words for every 100,000 Ferro Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 16740 shares are currently held short.

However Ferro Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ferro Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ferro Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ferro Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ferro Corporation shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.12% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ferro Corporation shares, roughly 120 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Ferro Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Ferro Corporation stock.

Ferro Corporation share dividends

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

Have Ferro Corporation's shares ever split?

Ferro Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 2 December 1997. So if you had owned 2 shares 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 Ferro Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ferro Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Ferro Corporation's share price.

Ferro Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ferro Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.52 up to $15.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FOE.US volatility(beta: 1.76)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 Ferro Corporation's is 1.7612. This would suggest that Ferro Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ferro Corporation overview

Ferro Corporation produces and markets specialty materials in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It operates through two segments, Performance Colors and Glass, and Color Solutions. The company offers frits, porcelain and other glass enamels, glazes, stains, decorating colors, pigments, inks, polishing materials, dielectrics, electronic glasses, and other specialty coatings. It also provides slurry-based polishing products for the semiconductor and optoelectronics industry; decorative coatings for glass and high-performance plastics coatings; digital printing solutions for glass; and dielectrics and electronic ink products for component applications. The company's products are used in appliances, household furnishings, automobiles, industrial products, building and renovation, consumer products, packaging, electronics, and sanitary applications. It markets and sells its products directly, as well as through agents and distributors. The company's customers include manufacturers of ceramic tiles, appliances, construction materials, automobile parts, automobiles, architectural and container glass, and electronic components and devices. Ferro Corporation was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

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