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How to buy LSB Industries stock | $2.89

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LSB Industries, Inc is a chemicals business based in the US. LSB Industries shares (LXU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. LSB Industries employs 593 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$336.3 million.

How to buy shares in LSB Industries

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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 LSB Industries. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LXU. 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 LSB Industries 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$2.89, 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 LSB Industries, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of LSB Industries. 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.

LSB Industries share price

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LSB Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Latest market closeUSD$2.89
52-week rangeUSD$1 - USD$5.14
50-day moving average USD$2.3389
200-day moving average USD$1.7714
Wall St. target priceUSD$7.55
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-2.706

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Is it a good time to buy LSB Industries stock?

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LSB Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.89 from 2020-12-11

1 week (2021-01-07) -21.68%
1 month (2020-12-17) -3.02%
3 months (2020-10-15) 30.18%
6 months (2020-07-15) 167.59%
1 year (2020-01-15) -22.93%
2 years (2019-01-15) -56.54%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 5.2

Is LSB Industries under- or over-valued?

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

LSB Industries's EBITDA

LSB Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$43.1 million.

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

LSB Industries financials

Revenue TTM USD$336.3 million
Gross profit TTM USD$5 million
Return on assets TTM -1.53%
Return on equity TTM -14.25%
Profit margin -20.2%
Book value $6.081
Market capitalisation USD$80.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting LSB Industries shares

There are currently 671,110 LSB Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as LSB Industries's "short interest". This figure is 12.8% down from 769,405 last month.

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

LSB Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

LSB Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of LSB Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of LSB Industries shares traded daily (recently around 148804.87804878). LSB Industries's SIR currently stands at 4.51. In other words for every 100,000 LSB Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4510 shares are currently held short.

However LSB Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of LSB Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable LSB Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case LSB Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 LSB Industries shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0367% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable LSB Industries shares, roughly 37 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 LSB Industries.

Find out more about how you can short LSB Industries stock.

LSB Industries share dividends

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

Have LSB Industries's shares ever split?

LSB Industries's shares were split on a 105:100 basis on 14 June 1982. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 105 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your LSB Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for LSB Industries shares which in turn could have impacted LSB Industries's share price.

LSB Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, LSB Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1 up to $5.14. 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 LSB Industries's is 2.8331. This would suggest that LSB Industries's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

LSB Industries overview

LSB Industries, Inc. manufactures, sells, and markets chemical products in the United States. It provides nitrogen-based fertilizers, such as ammonia, fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate (HDAN), and urea ammonia nitrate for fertilizer and fertilizer blends for corn and other crops, and NPK fertilizer blends applications. The company also offers high purity and commercial grade ammonia, high purity ammonium nitrate, sulfuric acids, mixed nitrating acids, carbon dioxide, and diesel exhaust fluids, as well as concentrated, blended, and regular nitric acids for various applications, including semi-conductor and polyurethane intermediates; pulp and paper, alum, water treatment, metals, and vanadium processing; power plant emissions abatement, water treatment, refrigerants, and metals processing; and exhaust stream additive, and horticulture/greenhouse applications; and refrigeration. In addition, it provides industrial grade ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate solutions, and HDAN solutions for the specialty emulsions for mining, surface mining, quarries, and construction applications. The company sells its products through distributors, as well as directly to end customers. LSB Industries, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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