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Huttig Building Products, Inc is an industrial distribution business based in the US. Huttig Building Products shares (HBP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Huttig Building Products employs 1,364 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$791.1 million.

How to buy shares in Huttig Building Products

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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 Huttig Building Products. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HBP. 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 Huttig Building Products 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$3.69, 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 Huttig Building Products, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Huttig Building Products. 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 Huttig Building Products's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$3.69, which is 65.04% up on its pre-crash value of USD$1.29 and 648.48% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$0.493.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Huttig Building Products shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$427.54 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$2,673.92.

Huttig Building Products share price

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Huttig Building Products shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$3.69
52-week range USD$0.493 - USD$3.75
50-day moving average USD$2.3734
200-day moving average USD$1.6443
Wall St. target price USD$8.1
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.779

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Is it a good time to buy Huttig Building Products stock?

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Huttig Building Products price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.69 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) -0.27%
1 month (2020-10-29) 10.15%
3 months (2020-08-28) 58.37%
6 months (2020-05-29) 186.05%
1 year (2019-11-29) 102.75%
2 years (2018-11-29) 35.16%
3 years (2017-11-29) -44.43%
5 years (2015-11-27) 0.00%

Is Huttig Building Products under- or over-valued?

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

Huttig Building Products's EBITDA

Huttig Building Products's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$7.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Huttig Building Products's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Huttig Building Products financials

Revenue TTM USD$791.1 million
Operating margin TTM 0.25%
Gross profit TTM USD$162 million
Return on assets TTM 0.4%
Return on equity TTM -35.24%
Profit margin -1.91%
Book value $1.346
Market capitalisation USD$93.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Huttig Building Products shares

There are currently 360,565 Huttig Building Products shares held short by investors – that's known as Huttig Building Products's "short interest". This figure is 5.1% down from 379,866 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Huttig Building Products shares can be evaluated.

Huttig Building Products's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Huttig Building Products's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Huttig Building Products shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Huttig Building Products shares traded daily (recently around 40241.629464286). Huttig Building Products's SIR currently stands at 8.96. In other words for every 100,000 Huttig Building Products shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8960 shares are currently held short.

However Huttig Building Products's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Huttig Building Products shares, or, against the total number of tradable Huttig Building Products shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Huttig Building Products's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Huttig Building Products shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0146% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Huttig Building Products shares, roughly 15 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 Huttig Building Products.

Find out more about how you can short Huttig Building Products stock.

Huttig Building Products share dividends

We're not expecting Huttig Building Products to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Huttig Building Products share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Huttig Building Products's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.493 up to $3.75. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Huttig Building Products's is 2.8621. This would suggest that Huttig Building Products's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Huttig Building Products overview

Huttig Building Products, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes millwork, building materials, and wood products for new residential construction, home improvement, remodeling, and repair work in the United States. The company offers various millwork products, including exterior and interior doors, pre-hung and factory finished door units, windows, patio doors, mouldings, frames, stair parts, and columns under the Therma-Tru, Masonite, Woodgrain, HB&G, Simpson Door, Final Frame, BrasPine, Arauco, Windsor Windows, and Rogue Valley Door brands. It also provides general building products, such as fasteners and connectors, roofing, siding, insulation, flashing, housewrap, decking, railings, and other miscellaneous building products under the Huttig-Grip, Louisiana Pacific, Simpson Strong-Tie, TimberTech, AZEK, RDI, GAF Roofing, Maibec, Knauf, GCP Technologies, Fiberon, Alpha Protech, MFM, Lomanco, and Fortifiber brands. In addition, the company offers wood products comprising engineered wood products used in floor systems, wood panels, and lumber; and value-added services, such as floor system take-offs, cut-to-length packages and just-in-time, and cross-dock delivery under the Louisiana Pacific and Rosboro brands. It markets and sells its products to building materials dealers; national buying groups; home centers; and industrial users, including makers of manufactured homes through 27 wholesale distribution centers serving 41 states. The company was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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