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How to buy Friedman Industries Incorporated (FRD) stock

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Friedman Industries, Incorporated
+$0.18 (+1.48%)

Friedman Industries, Incorporated is a steel business based in the US. Friedman Industries Incorporated shares (FRD) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Friedman Industries Incorporated employs 93 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Friedman Industries Incorporated stock price (NYSE MKT: FRD)

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Friedman Industries Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$13.25
52-week range$4.95 - $15.61
50-day moving average $13.45
200-day moving average $9.78
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 7.4785
Dividend yield $0.08 (0.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.63

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Is it a good time to buy Friedman Industries Incorporated stock?

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Friedman Industries Incorporated price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.25 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-13) N/A
1 month (2021-06-24) -13.57%
3 months (2021-04-20) N/A
6 months (2021-01-20) N/A
1 year (2020-07-20) N/A
2 years (2019-07-20) N/A
3 years (2018-07-20) N/A
5 years (2016-07-20) N/A

Is Friedman Industries Incorporated under- or over-valued?

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

Friedman Industries Incorporated's P/E ratio

Friedman Industries Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Friedman Industries Incorporated shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

Friedman Industries Incorporated's EBITDA

Friedman Industries Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $16.8 million.

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

Friedman Industries Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM $126.1 million
Operating margin TTM 12.49%
Gross profit TTM $23.6 million
Return on assets TTM 11.42%
Return on equity TTM 17.28%
Profit margin 9.06%
Book value $9.47
Market capitalisation $83.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Friedman Industries Incorporated shares

There are currently 81,376 Friedman Industries Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Friedman Industries Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 148.3% up from 32,771 last month.

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

Friedman Industries Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Friedman Industries Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Friedman Industries Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Friedman Industries Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 104328.20512821). Friedman Industries Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 0.78. In other words for every 100,000 Friedman Industries Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 780 shares are currently held short.

However Friedman Industries Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Friedman Industries Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Friedman Industries Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Friedman Industries Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Friedman Industries Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0133% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Friedman Industries Incorporated shares, roughly 13 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 Friedman Industries Incorporated.

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Friedman Industries Incorporated share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.45% of net profits

Recently Friedman Industries Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 2.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Friedman Industries Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 0.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Friedman Industries Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $0.08 per share.

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

Friedman Industries Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 5 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Friedman Industries Incorporated's shares ever split?

Friedman Industries Incorporated's shares were split on a 105:100 basis on 25 April 2000. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 105 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Friedman Industries Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Friedman Industries Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Friedman Industries Incorporated's share price.

Friedman Industries Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Friedman Industries Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.9484 up to $15.6053. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FRD.US volatility(beta: 0.68)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Friedman Industries Incorporated's is 0.6763. This would suggest that Friedman Industries Incorporated's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Friedman Industries Incorporated overview

Friedman Industries, Incorporated engages in steel processing, pipe manufacturing and processing, and the steel and pipe distribution businesses the United States. It operates through Coil and Tubular segments. The Coil segment is involved in the processing and wholesale of hot-roll coils into sheet and plate, as well as customer-owned coils. This segment offers its coil products and processing services primarily to steel distributors and customers manufacturing steel products, such as steel buildings, railroad cars, barges, tanks and containers, trailers, component parts, and other fabricated steel products through its own sales force. The Tubular segment manufactures line and oil country pipes, as well as pipes for structural applications. This segment sells its tubular products principally to steel and pipe distributors through its own sales force. The company was incorporated in 1965 and is headquartered in Longview, Texas.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Friedman Industries Incorporated is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.989% of Friedman Industries Incorporated shares are held by insiders and 34.749% by institutions.
How many people work for Friedman Industries Incorporated?
Latest data suggests 93 work at Friedman Industries Incorporated.
When does the fiscal year end for Friedman Industries Incorporated?
Friedman Industries Incorporated's fiscal year ends in March.
Where is Friedman Industries Incorporated based?
Friedman Industries Incorporated's address is: 1121 Judson Road, Longview, TX, United States, 75601
What is Friedman Industries Incorporated's ISIN number?
Friedman Industries Incorporated's international securities identification number is: US3584351056
What is Friedman Industries Incorporated's CUSIP number?
Friedman Industries Incorporated's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 358435105

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