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How to buy GrafTech International (EAF) stock

Learn how to easily invest in GrafTech International stock.

GrafTech International Ltd
NYSE: EAF - USD
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT & PARTS
$11.02
-$0.24 (-2.13%)

GrafTech International Ltd is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. GrafTech International shares (EAF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. GrafTech International employs 1,285 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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GrafTech International stock price (NYSE: EAF)

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GrafTech International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$13.28
52-week range$5.85 - $14.15
50-day moving average $11.73
200-day moving average $11.96
Wall St. target price$15.25
PE ratio 6.9271
Dividend yield $0.04 (0.37%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.54

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GrafTech International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.28 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) 17.11%
3 months (2021-04-28) 3.51%
6 months (2021-01-24) N/A
1 year (2020-07-24) N/A
2 years (2019-07-24) N/A
3 years (2018-07-24) N/A
5 years (2016-07-24) N/A

Is GrafTech International under- or over-valued?

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

GrafTech International's P/E ratio

GrafTech International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, GrafTech International shares trade at around 7x 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.

GrafTech International's EBITDA

GrafTech International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $626.6 million.

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

GrafTech International financials

Revenue TTM $1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 46.39%
Gross profit TTM $660.5 million
Return on assets TTM 24.1%
Return on equity TTM -9999999%
Profit margin 33.96%
Book value $-2.44
Market capitalisation $2.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting GrafTech International shares

There are currently 11.2 million GrafTech International shares held short by investors – that's known as GrafTech International's "short interest". This figure is 112.8% up from 5.3 million last month.

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

GrafTech International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

GrafTech International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of GrafTech International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of GrafTech International shares traded daily (recently around 3.7 million). GrafTech International's SIR currently stands at 3.03. In other words for every 100,000 GrafTech International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3030 shares are currently held short.

However GrafTech International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of GrafTech International shares, or, against the total number of tradable GrafTech International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case GrafTech International's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 GrafTech International shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0557% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable GrafTech International shares, roughly 56 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 GrafTech International.

Find out more about how you can short GrafTech International stock.

GrafTech International share dividends

3%

Dividend payout ratio: 2.64% of net profits

Recently GrafTech International has paid out, on average, around 2.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), GrafTech International shareholders could enjoy a 0.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In GrafTech International's case, that would currently equate to about $0.04 per share.

While GrafTech International's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that GrafTech International is investing more in its future growth.

GrafTech International's most recent dividend payout was on 29 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have GrafTech International's shares ever split?

GrafTech International's shares were split on a 100:1 basis on 29 June 2010. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 100 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your GrafTech International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 99% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for GrafTech International shares which in turn could have impacted GrafTech International's share price.

GrafTech International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, GrafTech International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.8537 up to $14.1543. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EAF.US volatility(beta: 1.11)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 GrafTech International's is 1.1051. This would suggest that GrafTech International's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

GrafTech International overview

GrafTech International Ltd. researches, develops, manufactures, and sells graphite and carbon based products worldwide. It offers graphite electrodes to produce electric arc furnace steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals; and petroleum needle coke, a crystalline form of carbon used in the production of graphite electrodes. The company sells its products primarily through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors. GrafTech International Ltd. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Brooklyn Heights, Ohio. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of GrafTech International is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.111% of GrafTech International shares are held by insiders and 92.454% by institutions.
How many people work for GrafTech International?
Latest data suggests 1,285 work at GrafTech International.
When does the fiscal year end for GrafTech International?
GrafTech International's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is GrafTech International based?
GrafTech International's address is: 982 Keynote Circle, Brooklyn Heights, OH, United States, 44131
What is GrafTech International's ISIN number?
GrafTech International's international securities identification number is: US3843135084
What is GrafTech International's CUSIP number?
GrafTech International's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 384313508

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