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How to buy Koppers (KOP) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Koppers stock.

Koppers Holdings Inc
NYSE: KOP - USD
SPECIALTY CHEMICALS
$30.25
-$0.08 (-0.26%)

Koppers Holdings Inc is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Koppers shares (KOP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Koppers employs 2,061 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Koppers

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – KOP – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Koppers stock price (NYSE: KOP)

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Koppers shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$34.67
52-week range$18.92 - $39.15
50-day moving average $31.75
200-day moving average $34.00
Wall St. target price$44.00
PE ratio 4.3123
Dividend yield $0.25 (0.83%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.94

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Koppers price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $34.67 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) 10.73%
3 months (2021-04-28) 1.73%
6 months (2021-01-24) N/A
1 year (2020-07-24) N/A
2 years (2019-07-24) N/A
3 years (2018-07-24) N/A
5 years (2016-07-24) N/A

Is Koppers under- or over-valued?

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

Koppers's P/E ratio

Koppers'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, Koppers 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.

Koppers's PEG ratio

Koppers's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3544. 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 Koppers's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Koppers's EBITDA

Koppers's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $243.1 million.

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

Koppers financials

Revenue TTM $1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.19%
Gross profit TTM $360.4 million
Return on assets TTM 7.27%
Return on equity TTM 46.28%
Profit margin 8.92%
Book value $17.74
Market capitalisation $636 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Koppers shares

There are currently 452,864 Koppers shares held short by investors – that's known as Koppers's "short interest". This figure is 24.4% down from 599,259 last month.

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

Koppers's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Koppers's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Koppers shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Koppers shares traded daily (recently around 138490.51987768). Koppers's SIR currently stands at 3.27. In other words for every 100,000 Koppers shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3270 shares are currently held short.

However Koppers's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Koppers shares, or, against the total number of tradable Koppers shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Koppers's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Koppers shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0223% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Koppers shares, roughly 22 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 Koppers.

Find out more about how you can short Koppers stock.

Koppers share dividends

We're not expecting Koppers to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Koppers share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Koppers's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.92 up to $39.15. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KOP.US volatility(beta: 2.03)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 Koppers's is 2.0294. This would suggest that Koppers's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Koppers overview

Koppers Holdings Inc. provides treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals, and carbon compounds in the United States, Australasia, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Railroad and Utility Products and Services (RUPS), Performance Chemicals (PC), and Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CMC). The RUPS segment procures and treats crossties, switch ties, and various types of lumber used for railroad bridges and crossings. It also provides rail joint bars to join rails together for railroads; transmission and distribution poles for electric and telephone utilities; and pilings. This segment also provides railroad services, such as engineering, design, repair, and inspection services for railroad bridges. The PC segment develops, manufactures, and markets copper-based wood preservatives, including micronized copper azole, micronized pigments, alkaline copper quaternary, amine copper azole, and chromated copper arsenate for decking, fencing, utility poles, construction lumber and timbers, and various agricultural uses; water-based wood preservatives and wood specialty additives; and supplies fire-retardant chemicals for pressure treatment of wood primarily in commercial construction.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Koppers is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.501% of Koppers shares are held by insiders and 93.035% by institutions.
How many people work for Koppers?
Latest data suggests 2,061 work at Koppers.
When does the fiscal year end for Koppers?
Koppers's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Koppers based?
Koppers's address is: 436 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15219-1800
What is Koppers's ISIN number?
Koppers's international securities identification number is: US50060P1066
What is Koppers's CUSIP number?
Koppers's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 50060P106

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