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How to buy Kaiser Aluminum Corporation stock | $99.67

Learn how to easily invest in Kaiser Aluminum Corporation stock.

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation is an aluminum business based in the US. Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shares (KALU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kaiser Aluminum Corporation employs 2,575 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Kaiser Aluminum Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: KALU)

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Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$99.67
52-week range$58.05 - $140.21
50-day moving average $112.99
200-day moving average $120.82
Wall St. target price$122.50
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $2.88 (2.84%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.91

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Is it a good time to buy Kaiser Aluminum Corporation stock?

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Kaiser Aluminum Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $99.67 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-18) -15.15%
1 month (2021-09-24) -8.80%
3 months (2021-07-23) -13.24%
6 months (2021-04-23) -11.98%
1 year (2020-10-23) 55.93%
2 years (2019-10-25) -1.04%
3 years (2018-10-25) 2.77%
5 years (2016-10-25) 37.55%

Is Kaiser Aluminum Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's PEG ratio

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.24. 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 Kaiser Aluminum 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.

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's EBITDA

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $152.4 million.

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

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $2.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.96%
Gross profit TTM $231.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.81%
Return on equity TTM -1.99%
Profit margin -0.69%
Book value $45.45
Market capitalisation $1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shares

There are currently 315,666 Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 35.1% down from 486,295 last month.

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

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 88920). Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.55. In other words for every 100,000 Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3550 shares are currently held short.

However Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0276% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shares, roughly 28 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 Kaiser Aluminum Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Kaiser Aluminum Corporation stock.

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 99.65% of net profits

Recently Kaiser Aluminum Corporation has paid out, on average, around 99.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.88 per share.

Kaiser Aluminum 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.

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 12 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $58.0547 up to $140.2118. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KALU.US volatility(beta: 1.35)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 Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's is 1.3497. This would suggest that Kaiser Aluminum 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).

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation overview

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation manufactures and sells semi-fabricated specialty aluminum mill products. The company provides rolled, extruded, and drawn aluminum products used principally for aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer durables, electronics, electrical, and machinery and equipment applications. Its aerospace and high strength products include heat treat plates and sheets, hard alloy extruded shapes, cold finish rods and bars, seamless drawn tubes, and billets for aerospace and defense industries. The company's automotive extrusions include extruded aluminum products for structural components, crash management systems, anti-lock braking systems, and drawn tubes for drive shafts, as well as offers fabrication services, including sawing and cutting to length. Its general engineering products comprise alloy plate, sheet, rod, bar, tube, wire, and standard extrusion shapes used in various applications, including the production of military vehicles, ordnances, semiconductor manufacturing cells, electronic devices, after-market motor sport parts, tooling plates, parts for machinery and equipment, bolts, screws, nails, and rivets. The company also offers extruded, drawn, and cast billet aluminum products for industrial end uses. It sells its products directly to customers through sales personnel located in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and China, as well as through independent sales agents in other regions of Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.175% of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shares are held by insiders and 104.4% by institutions.
How many people work for Kaiser Aluminum Corporation?
Latest data suggests 2,575 work at Kaiser Aluminum Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Kaiser Aluminum Corporation?
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Kaiser Aluminum Corporation based?
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's address is: 27422 Portola Parkway, Foothill Ranch, CA, United States, 92610-2831
What is Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's ISIN number?
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's international securities identification number is: US4830077040
What is Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's CUSIP number?
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 483007407

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