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How to buy Methanex Corporation stock | $45.52

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Methanex Corporation is a chemicals business based in the US. Methanex Corporation shares (MEOH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Methanex Corporation employs 1,544 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Methanex Corporation

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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 Methanex Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MEOH. 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 Methanex Corporation 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$45.52, 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 Methanex Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Methanex Corporation. 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.

Methanex Corporation share price

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Methanex Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-25.
Latest market closeUSD$45.52
52-week rangeUSD$8.9612 - USD$47.74
50-day moving average USD$40.5117
200-day moving average USD$27.131
Wall St. target priceUSD$40.85
PE ratio 28.6806
Dividend yield USD$0.15 (0.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.718

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Is it a good time to buy Methanex Corporation stock?

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Methanex Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $45.52 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-07) -5.17%
1 month (2020-12-17) 3.45%
3 months (2020-10-16) 61.08%
6 months (2020-07-16) 123.14%
1 year (2020-01-16) 15.47%
2 years (2019-01-16) -18.34%
3 years (2018-01-16) 58.85
5 years (2016-01-15) 78.65%

Is Methanex Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Methanex Corporation's P/E ratio

Methanex Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Methanex Corporation shares trade at around 29x 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.

Methanex Corporation's PEG ratio

Methanex Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.98. 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 Methanex 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.

Methanex Corporation's EBITDA

Methanex Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$214.3 million.

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

Methanex Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.6 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$567.8 million
Return on assets TTM -0.59%
Return on equity TTM -4.65%
Profit margin -4.64%
Book value $15.665
Market capitalisation USD$3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Methanex Corporation shares

There are currently 2.0 million Methanex Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Methanex Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 16.7% down from 2.4 million last month.

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

Methanex Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Methanex Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Methanex Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Methanex Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 401223.01587302). Methanex Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.04. In other words for every 100,000 Methanex Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5040 shares are currently held short.

However Methanex Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Methanex Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Methanex Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Methanex Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Methanex Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Methanex Corporation shares, roughly 0 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 Methanex Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Methanex Corporation stock.

Methanex Corporation share dividends

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

Methanex Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Methanex Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.9612 up to $47.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MEOH.US volatility(beta: 2.36)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 Methanex Corporation's is 2.3626. This would suggest that Methanex Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Methanex Corporation overview

Methanex Corporation produces and supplies methanol in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and South America. It also purchases methanol produced by others under methanol offtake contracts and on the spot market. In addition, the company owns and leases storage and terminal facilities. It owns and manages a fleet of approximately 30 ocean-going vessels. The company serves chemical and petrochemical producers. Methanex Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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