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How to buy GrafTech International stock | $11.73

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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 1,346 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

How to buy shares in GrafTech International

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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 GrafTech International. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EAF. 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 GrafTech International 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. At last close price of USD$11.73, 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 GrafTech International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of GrafTech International. 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.

GrafTech International share price

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GrafTech International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$11.73
52-week rangeUSD$5.5375 - USD$12.9335
50-day moving average USD$8.6255
200-day moving average USD$7.4653
Wall St. target priceUSD$9.1
PE ratio 5.1152
Dividend yield USD$0.04 (0.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.779

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Is it a good time to buy GrafTech International stock?

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GrafTech International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.73 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-12) -1.10%
1 month (2020-12-18) 34.52%
3 months (2020-10-20) 68.53%
6 months (2020-07-20) 63.14%
1 year (2020-01-18) N/A
2 years (2019-01-18) -14.94%
3 years (2018-01-18) N/A
5 years (2016-01-18) 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 5x. In other words, GrafTech International shares trade at around 5x 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 USD$706.5 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 USD$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 49.66%
Gross profit TTM USD$1 billion
Return on assets TTM 24.52%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 37.22%
Book value $-2.443
Market capitalisation USD$2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting GrafTech International shares

There are currently 5.2 million GrafTech International shares held short by investors – that's known as GrafTech International's "short interest". This figure is 15.5% down from 6.1 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 2.2 million). GrafTech International's SIR currently stands at 2.32. In other words for every 100,000 GrafTech International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2320 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 GrafTech International shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.076% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable GrafTech International shares, roughly 76 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


Dividend payout ratio: 6.42% of net profits

Recently GrafTech International has paid out, on average, around 6.42% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.45% 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 0.45% 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 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have GrafTech International's shares ever split?

GrafTech International's shares were split on a 100:1 basis on 30 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 $5.5375 up to $12.9335. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EAF.US volatility(beta: 0.99)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 0.9939. This would suggest that GrafTech International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

GrafTech International overview

GrafTech International Ltd. researches, develops, manufactures, and sells graphite and carbon based products worldwide. It offers graphite electrodes, which requires for the production of electric arc furnace steel, 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. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Brooklyn Heights, Ohio. GrafTech International Ltd. is a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

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