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How to buy GFL Environmental stock

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GFL Environmental Inc is a waste management business based in the US. GFL Environmental shares (GFL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. GFL Environmental employs 13,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.6 billion.

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

GFL Environmental share price

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GFL Environmental shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$11.8928 - USD$32.1
50-day moving average USD$29.5394
200-day moving average USD$24.5221
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 1.6736
Dividend yield USD$0.04 (0.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.3837

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Is it a good time to buy GFL Environmental stock?

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Is GFL Environmental under- or over-valued?

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

GFL Environmental's P/E ratio

GFL Environmental's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, GFL Environmental shares trade at around 2x 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.

GFL Environmental's EBITDA

GFL Environmental's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$737 million.

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

GFL Environmental financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.6 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$201.5 million
Return on assets TTM -1.1%
Return on equity TTM -23.56%
Profit margin -23.71%
Book value $0.817
Market capitalisation USD$9.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting GFL Environmental shares

There are currently 10.2 million GFL Environmental shares held short by investors – that's known as GFL Environmental's "short interest". This figure is 7.4% up from 9.5 million last month.

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

GFL Environmental's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

GFL Environmental's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of GFL Environmental shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of GFL Environmental shares traded daily (recently around 696920.47945205). GFL Environmental's SIR currently stands at 14.6. In other words for every 100,000 GFL Environmental shares traded daily on the market, roughly 14600 shares are currently held short.

However GFL Environmental's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of GFL Environmental shares, or, against the total number of tradable GFL Environmental shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case GFL Environmental's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 GFL Environmental shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.083% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable GFL Environmental shares, roughly 83 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against GFL Environmental.

Find out more about how you can short GFL Environmental stock.

GFL Environmental share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 39.96% of net profits

Recently GFL Environmental has paid out, on average, around 39.96% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), GFL Environmental shareholders could enjoy a 0.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In GFL Environmental's case, that would currently equate to about $0.04 per share.

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

GFL Environmental's most recent dividend payout was on 29 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

GFL Environmental overview

GFL Environmental Inc. operates as a diversified environmental services company in North America. The company offers non-hazardous solid waste management, infrastructure and soil remediation, and liquid waste management services. Its solid waste management business line includes the collection, transportation, transfer, recycling, and disposal of non-hazardous solid waste for municipal, residential, and commercial and industrial customers. The company's infrastructure and soil remediation business line provides remediation of contaminated soils, as well as complementary services, including civil, demolition, and excavation and shoring services. Its liquid waste management business collects, transports, processes, recycles, and/or disposes a range of liquid wastes from commercial and industrial customers. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Vaughan, Canada.

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