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How to buy Gerdau S-A (GGB) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Gerdau S-A stock.

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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Gerdau S-A stock price (NYSE: GGB)

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Gerdau S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$6.25
52-week range$3.11 - $7.19
50-day moving average $5.97
200-day moving average $5.51
Wall St. target price$7.16
PE ratio 11.2741
Dividend yield $0.82 (14.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.52

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Gerdau S-A price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.25 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-15) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) 1.30%
3 months (2021-04-26) -0.79%
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1 year (2020-07-22) N/A
2 years (2019-07-22) N/A
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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 11x. In other words, Gerdau S-A shares trade at around 11x 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.

Gerdau S-A's EBITDA

Gerdau S-A's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $10.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Gerdau S-A's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Gerdau S-A financials

Revenue TTM $50.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.49%
Gross profit TTM $5.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.16%
Return on equity TTM 14.49%
Profit margin 9.03%
Book value $20.20
Market capitalisation $10 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 51.5% down from 5.7 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 13.7 million). Gerdau S-A's SIR currently stands at 0.2. In other words for every 100,000 Gerdau S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 200 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 0.0024% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gerdau S-A shares, roughly 2 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

31%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.53% of net profits

Recently Gerdau S-A has paid out, on average, around 30.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.56% 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 2.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gerdau S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $0.82 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 2 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 May 2021 (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 19 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 $3.1135 up to $7.1863. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GGB.US volatility(beta: 1.3)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 1.3033. 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. It operates through four segments: Brazil Business, North America Business, South America Business, and Special Steel Business. 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 the construction and manufacturing industries; finished industrial products, including commercial rolled-steel bars, and light profiles and wires; agricultural products that include stakes and smooth wire products; 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 other 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Gerdau S-A is owned by institutions?
Currently 31.536% of Gerdau S-A shares are held by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Gerdau S-A?
Gerdau S-A's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Gerdau S-A based?
Gerdau S-A's address is: Av. Doutora Ruth Cardoso, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 05425-070
What is Gerdau S-A's ISIN number?
Gerdau S-A's international securities identification number is: US3737371050
What is Gerdau S-A's CUSIP number?
Gerdau S-A's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 373737105

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