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Huntsman Corporation is a chemicals business based in the US. Huntsman Corporation shares (HUN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Huntsman Corporation employs 10,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Huntsman Corporation

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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 Huntsman Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HUN. 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 Huntsman Corporation 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$24.97, 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 Huntsman Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Huntsman Corporation. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Huntsman Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Huntsman Corporation's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$24.97, which is 16.30% up on its pre-crash value of USD$20.9 and 104.17% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$12.23.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Huntsman Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$623.29 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,209.30.

Huntsman Corporation share price

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Huntsman Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$24.97
52-week range USD$12.23 - USD$25.12
50-day moving average USD$22.9471
200-day moving average USD$19.1942
Wall St. target price USD$25.53
PE ratio 72.6765
Dividend yield USD$0.65 (2.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.343

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Is it a good time to buy Huntsman Corporation stock?

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Huntsman Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.97 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-23) -1.03%
1 month (2020-10-30) 2.80%
3 months (2020-08-28) 13.04%
6 months (2020-05-29) 37.58%
1 year (2019-11-29) 10.39%
2 years (2018-11-30) 23.49%
3 years (2017-11-30) -21.87%
5 years (2015-11-30) 99.44%

Is Huntsman Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Huntsman Corporation's P/E ratio

Huntsman Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 73x. In other words, Huntsman Corporation shares trade at around 73x 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.

Huntsman Corporation's PEG ratio

Huntsman Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.79. 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 Huntsman Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Huntsman Corporation's EBITDA

Huntsman Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$465 million.

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

Huntsman Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$6.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.3%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.53%
Return on equity TTM 3.42%
Profit margin 15.78%
Book value $14.476
Market capitalisation USD$5.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Huntsman Corporation shares

There are currently 2.7 million Huntsman Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Huntsman Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 30.1% down from 3.8 million last month.

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

Huntsman Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Huntsman Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Huntsman Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Huntsman Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Huntsman Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.51. In other words for every 100,000 Huntsman Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1510 shares are currently held short.

However Huntsman Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Huntsman Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Huntsman Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Huntsman Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Huntsman Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0151% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Huntsman Corporation shares, roughly 15 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 Huntsman Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Huntsman Corporation stock.

Huntsman Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Huntsman Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Huntsman Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.26

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Huntsman Corporation's overall score of 32.26 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 72nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Huntsman Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Huntsman Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.35/100

Huntsman Corporation's social score

Social score: 5.56/100

Huntsman Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 7.35/100

Huntsman Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Huntsman Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Huntsman Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Huntsman Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 32.26
Total ESG percentile 71.68
Environmental score 14.35
Social score 5.56
Governance score 7.35
Level of controversy 2

Huntsman Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 76.47% of net profits

Recently Huntsman Corporation has paid out, on average, around 76.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Huntsman Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Huntsman Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.65 per share.

Huntsman Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Huntsman Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Huntsman Corporation's shares ever split?

Huntsman Corporation's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 4 July 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Huntsman Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Huntsman Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Huntsman Corporation's share price.

Huntsman Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Huntsman Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.23 up to $25.12. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HUN.US volatility(beta: 1.92)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 Huntsman Corporation's is 1.9167. This would suggest that Huntsman Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Huntsman Corporation overview

Huntsman Corporation manufactures and sells differentiated organic chemical products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, and Textile Effects. The Polyurethanes segment offers polyurethane chemicals, including methyl diphenyl diisocyanate, polyols, thermoplastic polyurethane, propylene oxide, and methyl tertiary-butyl ether products. The Performance Products segment manufactures specialty amines, ethyleneamines, and maleic anhydrides, and technology licenses. The Advanced Materials segment offers epoxy, acrylic, and polyurethane-based polymers formulations; high performance thermoset resins and curing agents; and base liquid and solid resins. The Textile Effects segment provides textile chemicals, dyes, and inks. The company's products are used in a range of applications, including adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, personal care and hygiene, durable and non-durable consumer products, digital inks, electronics, insulation, medical, packaging, coatings and construction, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals, and dye industries. Huntsman Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

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