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Ferroglobe PLC is an other industrial metals & mining business based in the US. Ferroglobe shares (GSM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ferroglobe employs 3,462 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Ferroglobe

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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 Ferroglobe. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GSM. 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 Ferroglobe 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$1.66, 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 Ferroglobe, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ferroglobe. 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.

Ferroglobe share price

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Ferroglobe shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$1.66
52-week rangeUSD$0.35 - USD$2.22
50-day moving average USD$1.3206
200-day moving average USD$0.7457
Wall St. target priceUSD$1.25
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (18.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.754

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Is it a good time to buy Ferroglobe stock?

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Ferroglobe price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.66 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-13) -8.29%
1 month (2020-12-18) 1.66
3 months (2020-10-20) 167.74%
6 months (2020-07-20) 251.03%
1 year (2020-01-17) 61.17%
2 years (2019-01-18) -29.66%
3 years (2018-01-19) 15.64
5 years (2016-01-20) 8.35

Is Ferroglobe under- or over-valued?

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

Ferroglobe's PEG ratio

Ferroglobe's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.51. 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 Ferroglobe's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ferroglobe's EBITDA

Ferroglobe's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$30.6 million.

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

Ferroglobe financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$400.8 million
Return on assets TTM -4.86%
Return on equity TTM -31.75%
Profit margin -14.97%
Book value $2.856
Market capitalisation USD$260.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ferroglobe shares

There are currently 380,340 Ferroglobe shares held short by investors – that's known as Ferroglobe's "short interest". This figure is 1.2% up from 375,679 last month.

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

Ferroglobe's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ferroglobe's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ferroglobe shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ferroglobe shares traded daily (recently around 2.4 million). Ferroglobe's SIR currently stands at 0.16. In other words for every 100,000 Ferroglobe shares traded daily on the market, roughly 160 shares are currently held short.

However Ferroglobe's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ferroglobe shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ferroglobe shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ferroglobe's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ferroglobe shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0058% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ferroglobe shares, roughly 6 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 Ferroglobe.

Find out more about how you can short Ferroglobe stock.

Ferroglobe share dividends

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

Ferroglobe share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ferroglobe's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.35 up to $2.22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ferroglobe's is 2.8716. This would suggest that Ferroglobe's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Ferroglobe overview

Ferroglobe PLC operates in the silicon and specialty metals industry in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company offers silicone chemicals that are used in a range of applications, including personal care items, construction-related products, health care products, and electronics, as well as silicon metal for primary and secondary aluminum producers; silicomanganese, which is used as deoxidizing agent in the steel manufacturing process; and ferromanganese that is used as a deoxidizing, desulphurizing, and degassing agent in the removal of nitrogen and other harmful elements from steel. It also provides ferrosilicon products that are used to produce stainless steel, carbon steel, and various other steel alloys, as well as to manufacture electrodes and aluminum; calcium silicon, which is used in the deoxidation and desulfurization of liquid steel, and production of coatings for cast iron pipes, as well as in the welding process of powder metal and in pyrotechnics; nodularizers and inoculants, which are used in the production of iron; and silica fume, a by-product of the electrometallurgical process of silicon metal and ferrosilicon. In addition, the company operates quartz mines in Spain, South Africa, Canada, and the United States; and low-ash metallurgical coal mines in the United States, as well as holds interests in hydroelectric power in France. It serves silicone chemical, aluminum, and steel manufacturers; auto companies and their suppliers; ductile iron foundries; manufacturers of photovoltaic solar cells and computer chips; and concrete producers. The company was formerly known as VeloNewco Limited and changed its name to Ferroglobe PLC in December 2015. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Ferroglobe PLC is a subsidiary of Grupo Villar Mir, S.A.U.

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