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International Seaways, Inc is a marine shipping business based in the US. International Seaways shares (INSW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. International Seaways employs 1,666 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$489 million.

How to buy shares in International Seaways

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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 International Seaways. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: INSW. 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 International Seaways 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$17.08, 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 International Seaways, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of International Seaways. 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.

International Seaways share price

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International Seaways shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$17.08
52-week rangeUSD$12.3993 - USD$30.9986
50-day moving average USD$17.0653
200-day moving average USD$16.6381
Wall St. target priceUSD$25.1
PE ratio 3.7545
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (1.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.408

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Is it a good time to buy International Seaways stock?

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International Seaways price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.08 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-14) -9.82%
1 month (2020-12-24) 3.20%
3 months (2020-10-22) 16.11%
6 months (2020-07-22) 4.15%
1 year (2020-01-22) -35.08%
2 years (2019-01-22) -3.34%
3 years (2018-01-22) 18.25
5 years (2016-01-20) N/A

Is International Seaways under- or over-valued?

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

International Seaways's P/E ratio

International Seaways's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, International Seaways shares trade at around 4x 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.

International Seaways's EBITDA

International Seaways's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$259.7 million.

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

International Seaways financials

Revenue TTM USD$489 million
Operating margin TTM 40.76%
Gross profit TTM USD$159.2 million
Return on assets TTM 7.04%
Return on equity TTM 12.3%
Profit margin 26.02%
Book value $38.825
Market capitalisation USD$463.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting International Seaways shares

There are currently 1.4 million International Seaways shares held short by investors – that's known as International Seaways's "short interest". This figure is 15.1% down from 1.6 million last month.

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

International Seaways's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

International Seaways's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of International Seaways shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of International Seaways shares traded daily (recently around 172775.9051186). International Seaways's SIR currently stands at 8.01. In other words for every 100,000 International Seaways shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8010 shares are currently held short.

However International Seaways's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of International Seaways shares, or, against the total number of tradable International Seaways shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case International Seaways's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 International Seaways shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0692% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable International Seaways shares, roughly 69 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 International Seaways.

Find out more about how you can short International Seaways stock.

International Seaways share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 4.22% of net profits

Recently International Seaways has paid out, on average, around 4.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), International Seaways shareholders could enjoy a 1.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In International Seaways's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

While International Seaways's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that International Seaways is investing more in its future growth.

International Seaways's most recent dividend payout was on 23 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

International Seaways share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, International Seaways's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.3993 up to $30.9986. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while International Seaways's is 0.319. This would suggest that International Seaways's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

International Seaways overview

International Seaways, Inc. owns and operates a fleet of oceangoing vessels for the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products in the International Flag trade. It operates through two segments, Crude Tankers and Product Carriers. As of March 3, 2020, the company owned and operated a fleet of 42 vessels, including 13 very large crude carriers, 2 Suezmaxes, 5 Aframaxes/LR2s, 13 Panamaxes/LR1s, and 7 medium range tankers, as well as had ownership interests in two floating storage and offloading service vessels. It serves independent and state-owned oil companies, oil traders, refinery operators, and international government entities. The company was formerly known as OSG International, Inc. and changed its name to International Seaways, Inc. in October 2016. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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