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How to buy Mistras Group stock

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Mistras Group, Inc is a security & protection services business based in the US. Mistras Group shares (MG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Mistras Group employs 5,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$592.6 million.

How to buy shares in Mistras Group

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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 Mistras Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MG. 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 Mistras Group 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. 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 Mistras Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Mistras Group. 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.

Mistras Group share price

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Mistras Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUSD$3 - USD$12.57
50-day moving average USD$10.5065
200-day moving average USD$7.2125
Wall St. target priceUSD$12.67
PE ratio 72.1429
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.139

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Is it a good time to buy Mistras Group stock?

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Is Mistras Group under- or over-valued?

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

Mistras Group's P/E ratio

Mistras Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 72x. In other words, Mistras Group shares trade at around 72x 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.

Mistras Group's PEG ratio

Mistras Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.89. 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 Mistras Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Mistras Group's EBITDA

Mistras Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$37.9 million.

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

Mistras Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$592.6 million
Operating margin TTM 0.98%
Gross profit TTM USD$200.7 million
Return on assets TTM 0.56%
Return on equity TTM -41.17%
Profit margin -16.79%
Book value $6.739
Market capitalisation USD$333.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Mistras Group shares

There are currently 523,909 Mistras Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Mistras Group's "short interest". This figure is 6.8% down from 562,074 last month.

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

Mistras Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Mistras Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Mistras Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Mistras Group shares traded daily (recently around 196958.27067669). Mistras Group's SIR currently stands at 2.66. In other words for every 100,000 Mistras Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2660 shares are currently held short.

However Mistras Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Mistras Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Mistras Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Mistras Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Mistras Group shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0289% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Mistras Group shares, roughly 29 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 Mistras Group.

Find out more about how you can short Mistras Group stock.

Mistras Group share dividends

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

Have Mistras Group's shares ever split?

Mistras Group's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 25 March 2015. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Mistras Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Mistras Group shares which in turn could have impacted Mistras Group's share price.

Mistras Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mistras Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3 up to $12.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MG.US volatility(beta: 2.2)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 Mistras Group's is 2.2002. This would suggest that Mistras Group's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Mistras Group overview

Mistras Group, Inc. provides technology-enabled asset protection solutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Services, International, and Products and Systems. It offers non-destructive testing services, as well as predictive maintenance assessments of fixed and rotating assets, and inline inspection for pipelines; and engineering consulting services primarily for process equipment, technologies, and facilities. The company also provides maintenance and light mechanical services, such as corrosion removal, mitigation and prevention, insulation installation and removal, electrical, heat tracing, industrial cleaning, pipefitting, and welding; develops enterprise inspection database management software and plant condition management software for process industries and equipment; and utilizes scaffolding and rope access to access at-height and confined assets. In addition, it offers certified divers for subsea inspection and maintenance; unmanned aerial, land-based, and subsea systems for a range of inspection applications; online condition-monitoring solutions; various Web-based solutions; and custom-developed software for an automated data analysis. Further, the company provides quality assurance and quality control solutions for new and existing metal and alloy components, materials, and composites. The company also designs, manufactures, sells acoustic emission sensors, instruments, and turnkey systems for monitoring and testing materials, pressure components, processes, and structures, as well as automated ultrasonic systems and scanners. It serves oil and gas, commercial aerospace and defense, fossil and nuclear power, alternative and renewable energy, public infrastructure, chemicals, transportation, primary metals and metalworking, pharmaceutical/biotechnology, and food processing industries, as well as research and engineering institutions. Mistras Group, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Princeton Junction, New Jersey.

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