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GCP Applied Technologies Inc is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. GCP Applied Technologies shares (GCP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. GCP Applied Technologies employs 2,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$937.3 million.

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  3. Search for GCP Applied Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GCP. 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 GCP Applied Technologies 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$24.59, 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 GCP Applied Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of GCP Applied Technologies. 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.

GCP Applied Technologies share price

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GCP Applied Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$24.59
52-week range USD$14.24 - USD$27.62
50-day moving average USD$22.4549
200-day moving average USD$20.7786
Wall St. target price USD$22
PE ratio 72.0976
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.304

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Is it a good time to buy GCP Applied Technologies stock?

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GCP Applied Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.59 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) 2.20%
1 month (2020-11-06) 3.80%
3 months (2020-09-04) -1.48%
6 months (2020-06-05) 14.85%
1 year (2019-12-06) 7.95%
2 years (2018-12-06) -5.97%
3 years (2017-12-06) -22.92%
5 years (2015-12-02) N/A

Is GCP Applied Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

GCP Applied Technologies's P/E ratio

GCP Applied Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 72x. In other words, GCP Applied Technologies shares trade at around 72x 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.

GCP Applied Technologies's EBITDA

GCP Applied Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$121.2 million.

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

GCP Applied Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$937.3 million
Operating margin TTM 8.15%
Gross profit TTM USD$383.1 million
Return on assets TTM 3.8%
Return on equity TTM 4.56%
Profit margin 2.36%
Book value $7.03
Market capitalisation USD$1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting GCP Applied Technologies shares

There are currently 1.2 million GCP Applied Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as GCP Applied Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 1.7% down from 1.2 million last month.

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

GCP Applied Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

GCP Applied Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of GCP Applied Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of GCP Applied Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 352802.69461078). GCP Applied Technologies's SIR currently stands at 3.34. In other words for every 100,000 GCP Applied Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3340 shares are currently held short.

However GCP Applied Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of GCP Applied Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable GCP Applied Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case GCP Applied Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 GCP Applied Technologies shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0252% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable GCP Applied Technologies shares, roughly 25 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 GCP Applied Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short GCP Applied Technologies stock.

GCP Applied Technologies share dividends

We're not expecting GCP Applied Technologies to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

GCP Applied Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, GCP Applied Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.24 up to $27.62. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GCP.US volatility(beta: 0.97)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 GCP Applied Technologies's is 0.9705. This would suggest that GCP Applied Technologies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

GCP Applied Technologies overview

GCP Applied Technologies Inc. produces and sells specialty construction chemicals and specialty building materials worldwide. Its Specialty Construction Chemicals segment offers concrete admixtures under the CONCERA, CLARENA, ADVA, STRUX, MIRA, TYTRO, POLARSET, ECLIPSE, DARACEM, DARASET, DCI, RECOVER, WRDA, and ZYLA brands; admixtures for decorative concrete under the PIERI brand; concrete production management and engineered systems under the VERIFI and DUCTILCRETE brands; and cement additives under the OPTEVA HE, TAVERO VM, CBA, SYNCHRO, HEA2, TDA, and ESE brands. The company's Specialty Building Materials segment provides building envelope products to protect structures from water, and manages air and vapor transmission through building walls under the BITUTHENE, PREPRUFE, ADPRUFE, HYDRODUCT, ADCOR, SILCOR, PERM-A-BARRIER, ELIMINATOR, and INTEGRITANK brands; and residential building products comprising specialty roofing membranes and flexible flashings under the ICE & WATER SHIELD, TRI-FLEX, and VYCOR brands. This segment also offers fire protection products under the MONOKOTE brand; chemical grouts for repair and remediation in waterproofing and soil stabilization applications under the DE NEEF, HYDRO ACTIVE, SWELLSEAL, and DE NEEF PURe brands; cementitious grouts and mortars for under filling and gap filling purposes under the BETEC brand; and specialty flooring products, such as flooring moisture barriers and installation products under the KOVARA and ORCON brands. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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