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How to buy GMS stock | $45.79

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GMS Inc
NYSE: GMS - USD
BUILDING PRODUCTS & EQUIPMENT
$49.13
-$1.07 (-2.13%)

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 5,843 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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GMS stock price (NYSE: GMS)

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GMS shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$45.79
52-week range$21.87 - $50.62
50-day moving average $45.61
200-day moving average $41.35
Wall St. target price$55.00
PE ratio 20.3566
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.44

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Is it a good time to buy GMS stock?

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GMS price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $45.79 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) -6.59%
3 months (2021-04-30) 4.76%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) N/A

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 20x. In other words, GMS shares trade at around 20x 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.

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

GMS's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $299.9 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 $3.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.81%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.98%
Return on equity TTM 14.5%
Profit margin 3.2%
Book value $19.10
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting GMS shares

There are currently 692,382 GMS shares held short by investors – that's known as GMS's "short interest". This figure is 23% down from 899,681 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 317606.42201835). GMS's SIR currently stands at 2.18. In other words for every 100,000 GMS shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2180 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 0.0184% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable GMS shares, roughly 18 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 $21.87 up to $50.623. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GMS.US volatility(beta: 2.11)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 2.1055. 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 and other wood products, ready-mix joint compound, and various other interior construction products, as well as ancillary products comprising tools, fasteners, and safety products. In addition, the company distributes acoustical ceilings, insulation, and related building products, as well as commercial and residential building materials. It serves wallboard and ceilings contractors and homebuilders, general contractors, and individuals. As of April 30, 2021, the company operated 268 branches across 44 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 6 provinces in Canada.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of GMS is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.472% of GMS shares are held by insiders and 101.675% by institutions.
How many people work for GMS?
Latest data suggests 5,843 work at GMS.
When does the fiscal year end for GMS?
GMS's fiscal year ends in April.
Where is GMS based?
GMS's address is: 100 Crescent Centre Parkway, Tucker, GA, United States, 30084
What is GMS's ISIN number?
GMS's international securities identification number is: US36251C1036
What is GMS's CUSIP number?
GMS's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 36251C103

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