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Minerals Technologies Inc is a chemicals business based in the US. Minerals Technologies shares (MTX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Minerals Technologies employs 3,566 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$39.29 - $81.43|
|50-day moving average||$76.94|
|200-day moving average||$66.36|
|Wall St. target price||$77.40|
|Dividend yield||$0.2 (0.26%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.29|
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Valuing Minerals Technologies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Minerals Technologies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Minerals Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Minerals Technologies shares trade at around 23x 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.
Minerals Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.0294. 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 Minerals Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Minerals Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $302.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Minerals Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||$405.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.13%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.9%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 462,460 Minerals Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Minerals Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 8.6% up from 425,987 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Minerals Technologies shares can be evaluated.
Minerals Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Minerals Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Minerals Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 168781.02189781). Minerals Technologies's SIR currently stands at 2.74. In other words for every 100,000 Minerals Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2740 shares are currently held short.
However Minerals Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Minerals Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Minerals Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Minerals Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Minerals Technologies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0156% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Minerals Technologies shares, roughly 16 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 Minerals Technologies.
Find out more about how you can short Minerals Technologies stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 5.03% of net profits
Recently Minerals Technologies has paid out, on average, around 5.03% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Minerals Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 0.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Minerals Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.
While Minerals Technologies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Minerals Technologies is investing more in its future growth.
Minerals Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 10 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Minerals Technologies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 December 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Minerals Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Minerals Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Minerals Technologies's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Minerals Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $39.2877 up to $81.43. 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 Minerals Technologies's is 1.4915. This would suggest that Minerals Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Minerals Technologies Inc. develops, produces, and markets various specialty mineral, mineral-based, and synthetic mineral products, and supporting systems and services. The company's Performance Materials segment supplies bentonite and bentonite-related products, as well as chromite and leonardite. This segment offers metal casting products; household, personal care, and specialty products; and basic minerals, environmental products, and building materials. In addition, this segment provides products for non-residential construction, environmental, and infrastructure projects, as well as for construction project customers. Its Specialty Minerals segment produces and sells precipitated calcium carbonate and quicklime; and provides natural mineral products comprising limestone and talc. This segment's products are used in paper, building materials, paint and coatings, glass, ceramic, polymer, food, automotive, and pharmaceutical industries.
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