How to buy Green Plains stock - 13 April

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How to buy Green Plains stock

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Green Plains Inc is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Green Plains shares (GPRE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Green Plains employs 839 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Green Plains

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Green Plains. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GPRE. 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 Green Plains 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 Green Plains, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Green Plains. 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.

Green Plains share price

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Green Plains shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$4.15 - USD$31.8
50-day moving average USD$26.302
200-day moving average USD$19.0172
Wall St. target priceUSD$35.67
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.12 (0.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.168

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Is it a good time to buy Green Plains stock?

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Is Green Plains under- or over-valued?

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

Green Plains's EBITDA

Green Plains's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$499,000.

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

Green Plains financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.9 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$85.4 million
Return on assets TTM -2.96%
Return on equity TTM -10.92%
Profit margin -5.65%
Book value $18.141
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Green Plains shares

There are currently 8.4 million Green Plains shares held short by investors – that's known as Green Plains's "short interest". This figure is 15.6% up from 7.3 million last month.

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

Green Plains's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Green Plains's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Green Plains shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Green Plains shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Green Plains's SIR currently stands at 5.55. In other words for every 100,000 Green Plains shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5550 shares are currently held short.

However Green Plains's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Green Plains shares, or, against the total number of tradable Green Plains shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Green Plains's short interest could be expressed as 0.19% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Green Plains shares in existence, roughly 190 shares are currently held short) or 0.2279% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Green Plains shares, roughly 228 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Green Plains.

Find out more about how you can short Green Plains stock.

Green Plains share dividends

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

Green Plains share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Green Plains's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.15 up to $31.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GPRE.US volatility(beta: 1.7)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Green Plains's is 1.6961. This would suggest that Green Plains's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Green Plains overview

Green Plains Inc. produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Ethanol Production, Agribusiness and Energy Services, Food and Ingredients, and Partnership. The Ethanol Production segment produces and sells ethanol, distiller grains, and corn oil. The Agribusiness and Energy Services segment engages in the grain procurement, handling, and storage activities; and commodity marketing business, which purchases, markets, sells, and distributes ethanol, distiller grains, and corn oil, as well as grain, natural gas, and other commodities in various markets. This segment also provides grain drying and storage services to grain producers. The Food and Ingredients segment produces, trades in, and sells corn and soybean oil. The Partnership segment offers fuel storage and transportation services. As of December 31, 2020, it operated through 31 ethanol storage facilities; 6 fuel terminal facilities; and a fleet of approximately 2,480 leased railcars. The company was formerly known as Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. and changed its name to Green Plains Inc. in May 2014. Green Plains Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

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