How to buy ICL Group stock - 19 April

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How to buy ICL Group stock

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ICL Group Ltd is an agricultural inputs business based in the US. ICL Group shares (ICL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ICL Group employs 10,832 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD0.00.

How to buy shares in ICL Group

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  3. Search for ICL Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ICL. 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 ICL Group 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 ICL Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ICL Group. 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.

ICL Group share price

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ICL Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-18.
52-week rangeUSD$2.81 - USD$6.13
50-day moving average USD$5.74
200-day moving average USD$4.62
Wall St. target priceUSD$4.45
PE ratio 664.4445
Dividend yield USD$0.101 (1.69%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.01

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Is it a good time to buy ICL Group stock?

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Is ICL Group under- or over-valued?

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

ICL Group's P/E ratio

ICL Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 664x. In other words, ICL Group shares trade at around 664x 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.

ICL Group's PEG ratio

ICL Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.44. 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 ICL Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


ICL Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$747 million.

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

ICL Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$5 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.58%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.2%
Return on equity TTM 0.59%
Profit margin 0.22%
Book value $3.07
Market capitalisation USD$7.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ICL Group shares

There are currently 333,644 ICL Group shares held short by investors – that's known as ICL Group's "short interest". This figure is 50.5% down from 674,256 last month.

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

ICL Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ICL Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ICL Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ICL Group shares traded daily (recently around 177470.21276596). ICL Group's SIR currently stands at 1.88. In other words for every 100,000 ICL Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1880 shares are currently held short.

However ICL Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ICL Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable ICL Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ICL Group's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ICL Group shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0005% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ICL Group shares, roughly 1 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 ICL Group.

Find out more about how you can short ICL Group stock.

ICL Group'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 ICL Group.

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

ICL Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 36.81

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ICL Group's overall score of 36.81 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 71st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like ICL Group 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.).

ICL Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 17.16/100

ICL Group's environmental score of 17.16 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ICL Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

ICL Group's social score

Social score: 10.83/100

ICL Group's social score of 10.83 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ICL Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

ICL Group's governance score

Governance score: 11.82/100

ICL Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that ICL Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

ICL Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

ICL Group Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 36.81
Total ESG percentile 71.32
Environmental score 17.16
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 10.83
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 11.82
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

ICL Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 47.95% of net profits

Recently ICL Group has paid out, on average, around 47.95% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ICL Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ICL Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.101 per share.

While ICL Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that ICL Group may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

ICL Group's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

ICL Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ICL Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.8122 up to $6.13. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ICL.US volatility(beta: 0.54)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 ICL Group's is 0.5368. This would suggest that ICL Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ICL Group overview

ICL Group Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty minerals and chemicals company worldwide. It operates in four segments: Industrial Products, Potash, Phosphate Solutions, and Innovative Ag Solutions (IAS). The Industrial Products segment produces bromine out of a solution that is a by-product of the potash production process, as well as bromine-based compounds; produces various grades of potash, salt, magnesium chloride, and magnesia products; and produces and markets phosphorous-based flame retardants and other phosphorus-based products. The Potash segment extracts potash from the Dead Sea; mines and produces potash and salt; produces Polysulphate; produces, markets, and sells magnesium and magnesium alloys, as well as related by-products, including chlorine and sylvinite; and sells salt. The Phosphate Solutions segment uses phosphate commodity products to produce specialty products; produces and markets phosphate-based fertilizers, as well as sulphuric acid, green phosphoric acid, and phosphate fertilizers; and manufactures thermal phosphoric acid for various industrial end markets, such as oral care, cleaning products, paints and coatings, water treatment, asphalt modification, construction, and metal treatment. It also develops and produces functional food ingredients and phosphate additives for use in the processed meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, beverage, and baked goods markets; and produces milk and whey proteins for the food ingredients industry. The IAS segment develops, manufactures, markets, and sells fertilizers based primarily on nitrogen, potash, and phosphate, including water soluble specialty, liquid, soluble, and controlled-release fertilizers.

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