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How to buy Gerdau S-A stock

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Gerdau S.A is a steel business based in the US. Gerdau S-A shares (GGB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  3. Search for Gerdau S-A. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GGB. 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 Gerdau S-A 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 Gerdau S-A, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Gerdau S-A. 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.

Gerdau S-A share price

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Gerdau S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$1.6299 - USD$5.47
50-day moving average USD$4.6691
200-day moving average USD$4.1671
Wall St. target priceUSD$4.85
PE ratio 59.3976
Dividend yield USD$0.1 (2.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.083

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Is Gerdau S-A under- or over-valued?

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

Gerdau S-A's P/E ratio

Gerdau S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 59x. In other words, Gerdau S-A shares trade at around 59x 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.

Gerdau S-A financials

Gross profit TTM USD$4.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.35%
Return on equity TTM 4.86%
Profit margin 3.57%
Book value $4.106
Market capitalisation USD$7.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Gerdau S-A shares

There are currently 2.7 million Gerdau S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Gerdau S-A's "short interest". This figure is 46.9% down from 5.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Gerdau S-A shares can be evaluated.

Gerdau S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Gerdau S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Gerdau S-A shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Gerdau S-A shares traded daily (recently around 6.4 million). Gerdau S-A's SIR currently stands at 0.42. In other words for every 100,000 Gerdau S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 420 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Gerdau S-A stock.

Gerdau S-A share dividends

45%

Dividend payout ratio: 45.01% of net profits

Recently Gerdau S-A has paid out, on average, around 45.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gerdau S-A shareholders could enjoy a 1.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gerdau S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $0.1 per share.

While Gerdau S-A's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Gerdau S-A may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Gerdau S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 25 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Gerdau S-A's shares ever split?

Gerdau S-A's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 June 2008. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Gerdau S-A shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Gerdau S-A shares which in turn could have impacted Gerdau S-A's share price.

Gerdau S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Gerdau S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.6299 up to $5.47. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GGB.US volatility(beta: 1.95)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 Gerdau S-A's is 1.9455. This would suggest that Gerdau S-A's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Gerdau S-A overview

Gerdau S.A. provides steel products and services in the United States and Canada. It operates through four segments: Brazil Operations, North America Operations, South America Operations, and Special Steel Operations. The company offers semi-finished products, including billets, blooms, and slabs; common long rolled products, such as rebars, wire rods, merchant bars, light shapes, and profiles to construction and manufacturing industries; and drawn products comprises barbed and barbless fence wires, galvanized wires, fences, concrete reinforcing wire meshes, nails, and clamps. It also produces special steel products used in auto parts, light and heavy vehicles, and agricultural machinery, as well as the oil and gas, wind energy, machinery and equipment, mining and rail, and others markets. In addition, the company offers flat products, including hot rolled coils and heavy plates; and resells flat steel products, as well as mines and produces iron ore. It sells its products through independent distributors, direct sales from the mills, and its retail network. The company was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gerdau S.A. is a subsidiary of Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A.

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