How to buy GMS stock - 19 April

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How to buy GMS stock

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GMS Inc is a building products & equipment business based in the US. GMS shares (GMS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. GMS employs 5,308 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD0.00.

How to buy shares in GMS

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

GMS share price

Use our graph to track the performance of GMS stocks over time.

GMS shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUSD$13.83 - USD$44.77
50-day moving average USD$40.6777
200-day moving average USD$32.1826
Wall St. target priceUSD$40.6
PE ratio 61.9859
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.71

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Is it a good time to buy GMS stock?

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Is GMS under- or over-valued?

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

GMS's P/E ratio

GMS's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 62x. In other words, GMS shares trade at around 62x 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.

GMS's PEG ratio

GMS's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.73. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into GMS's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


GMS's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$273.7 million.

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

GMS financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.27%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.6%
Return on equity TTM 4.14%
Profit margin 0.97%
Book value $17.758
Market capitalisation USD$1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting GMS shares

There are currently 690,555 GMS shares held short by investors – that's known as GMS's "short interest". This figure is 30.6% down from 994,566 last month.

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

GMS's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

GMS's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of GMS shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of GMS shares traded daily (recently around 357800.51813472). GMS's SIR currently stands at 1.93. In other words for every 100,000 GMS shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1930 shares are currently held short.

However GMS's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of GMS shares, or, against the total number of tradable GMS shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case GMS's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 GMS shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0226% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable GMS shares, roughly 23 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 GMS.

Find out more about how you can short GMS stock.

GMS share dividends

We're not expecting GMS to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

GMS share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, GMS's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.83 up to $44.77. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GMS.US volatility(beta: 2.13)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 GMS's is 2.1307. This would suggest that GMS's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

GMS overview

GMS Inc. distributes wallboards, suspended ceilings systems, and complementary building products in the United States and Canada. The company offers ceilings products, including suspended mineral fibers, soft fibers, and metal ceiling systems primarily used in offices, hotels, hospitals, retail facilities, schools, and various other commercial and institutional buildings. It also provides steel framing products, such as steel tracks, studs, and various other steel products used to frame the interior walls of a commercial or institutional building; and insulation, lumber, ready-mix joint compound, and various other interior construction products, as well as ancillary products comprising tools and safety products. In addition, the company distributes wallboards, drywall, metal studs, and insulation and ceiling tiles, as well as commercial and residential building materials. As of April 30, 2020, it operated 264 branches across 44 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 5 provinces in Canada. The company also operates a network of approximately 260 distribution centers.

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