How to buy FreightCar America stock - 14 April

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How to buy FreightCar America stock

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FreightCar America, Inc is a railroads business based in the US. FreightCar America shares (RAIL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FreightCar America employs 669 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$108.4 million.

How to buy shares in FreightCar America

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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 FreightCar America. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RAIL. 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 FreightCar America 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 FreightCar America, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of FreightCar America. 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.

FreightCar America share price

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FreightCar America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$0.9 - USD$7.84
50-day moving average USD$4.1671
200-day moving average USD$2.9917
Wall St. target priceUSD$3.33
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-5.007

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Is it a good time to buy FreightCar America stock?

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FreightCar America financials

Revenue TTM USD$108.4 million
Gross profit TTM USD$-13,502,000
Return on assets TTM -12.52%
Return on equity TTM -116.62%
Profit margin -77.87%
Book value $1.963
Market capitalisation USD$99.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FreightCar America shares

There are currently 150,075 FreightCar America shares held short by investors – that's known as FreightCar America's "short interest". This figure is 27% up from 118,207 last month.

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

FreightCar America's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FreightCar America's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FreightCar America shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FreightCar America shares traded daily (recently around 223992.53731343). FreightCar America's SIR currently stands at 0.67. In other words for every 100,000 FreightCar America shares traded daily on the market, roughly 670 shares are currently held short.

However FreightCar America's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FreightCar America shares, or, against the total number of tradable FreightCar America shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FreightCar America's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FreightCar America shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FreightCar America shares, roughly 11 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 FreightCar America.

Find out more about how you can short FreightCar America stock.

FreightCar America share dividends

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

FreightCar America share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FreightCar America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.9 up to $7.84. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RAIL.US volatility(beta: 2.44)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while FreightCar America's is 2.4402. This would suggest that FreightCar America's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

FreightCar America overview

FreightCar America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells railcars and railcar components for the transportation of bulk commodities and containerized freight products primarily in North America. It operates through two segments, Manufacturing and Parts. The company offers a range of freight cars, including open top hoppers; covered hopper cars; gondolas; triple hoppers and hybrid aluminum/stainless steel railcars; ore hopper and gondola railcars; ballast hopper cars; aggregate hopper cars; intermodal flats; and non-intermodal flat cars. It also provides railcars, including coal cars, bulk commodity cars, coil steel cars, and boxcars; and woodchip hoppers, aluminum vehicle carriers, intermodal doublestack railcars, and articulated bulk container railcars. In addition, the company sells used railcars; leases, rebuilds, and converts railcars; and sells forged, cast, and fabricated parts for various railcars. It also exports its manufactured railcars to Latin America and the Middle East. The company's customers primarily include financial institutions, railroads, and shippers. FreightCar America, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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