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How to buy FutureFuel stock | $12.7

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FutureFuel Corp is a chemicals business based in the US. FutureFuel shares (FF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FutureFuel employs 538 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$174.8 million.

How to buy shares in FutureFuel

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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 FutureFuel. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FF. 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 FutureFuel 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$12.7, 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 FutureFuel, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of FutureFuel. 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.

FutureFuel share price

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FutureFuel shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$12.7
52-week rangeUSD$6.5556 - USD$14.7261
50-day moving average USD$12.14
200-day moving average USD$12.2485
Wall St. target priceUSD$14
PE ratio 4.8072
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (1.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.594

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Is it a good time to buy FutureFuel stock?

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FutureFuel price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.7 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-15) -8.44%
1 month (2020-12-23) 2.83%
3 months (2020-10-22) -0.24%
6 months (2020-07-22) 0.71%
1 year (2020-01-22) 11.60%
2 years (2019-01-22) -25.07%
3 years (2018-01-22) 13.95
5 years (2016-01-22) 7.72%

Is FutureFuel under- or over-valued?

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

FutureFuel's P/E ratio

FutureFuel's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, FutureFuel shares trade at around 5x 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.

FutureFuel's EBITDA

FutureFuel's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$87.8 million.

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

FutureFuel financials

Revenue TTM USD$174.8 million
Operating margin TTM 43.64%
Gross profit TTM USD$74.1 million
Return on assets TTM 10.35%
Return on equity TTM 29.02%
Profit margin 64.9%
Book value $8.615
Market capitalisation USD$545.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FutureFuel shares

There are currently 525,535 FutureFuel shares held short by investors – that's known as FutureFuel's "short interest". This figure is 15.4% up from 455,345 last month.

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

FutureFuel's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FutureFuel's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FutureFuel shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FutureFuel shares traded daily (recently around 122502.33100233). FutureFuel's SIR currently stands at 4.29. In other words for every 100,000 FutureFuel shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4290 shares are currently held short.

However FutureFuel's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FutureFuel shares, or, against the total number of tradable FutureFuel shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FutureFuel's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FutureFuel shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0205% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FutureFuel 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 FutureFuel.

Find out more about how you can short FutureFuel stock.

FutureFuel share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 289.93% of net profits

Recently FutureFuel has paid out, on average, around 289.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FutureFuel shareholders could enjoy a 1.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FutureFuel's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

FutureFuel'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.

FutureFuel's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

FutureFuel share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FutureFuel's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.5556 up to $14.7261. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FF.US volatility(beta: 0.62)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 FutureFuel's is 0.6173. This would suggest that FutureFuel's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

FutureFuel overview

FutureFuel Corp., through its subsidiary, FutureFuel Chemical Company, manufactures and sells diversified chemical, bio-based fuel, and bio-based specialty chemical products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Chemicals and Biofuels. The Chemicals segment provides various custom chemicals that are used in the agricultural chemical, coatings, chemical intermediates, industrial and consumer cleaning, oil and gas, and specialty polymers industries; and performance chemicals, such as polymer modifiers, glycerin products, and various specialty chemicals and solvents. The Biofuels segment is involved in the production and sale of biodiesel and petrodiesel blends; and the buying, sale, and shipping of refined petroleum products on common carrier pipelines. This segment markets its biodiesel products directly to customers through trucks, rail, and barges. The company is headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri.

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