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MRC Global Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. MRC Global shares (MRC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. MRC Global employs 2,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.7 billion.

How to buy shares in MRC Global

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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 MRC Global. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MRC. 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 MRC Global 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$5.84, 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 MRC Global, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of MRC Global. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted MRC Global's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, MRC Global's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$5.84, which is 40.04% down on its pre-crash value of USD$9.74 and 76.44% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$3.31.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of MRC Global shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$390.78 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$527.06.

MRC Global share price

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MRC Global shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-20.
Latest market close USD$5.84
52-week range USD$3.31 - USD$14.23
50-day moving average USD$4.7725
200-day moving average USD$5.4796
Wall St. target price USD$6.58
PE ratio 74
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.073

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Is it a good time to buy MRC Global stock?

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MRC Global price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.84 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) -0.51%
1 month (2020-10-23) 21.16%
3 months (2020-08-24) -1.85%
6 months (2020-05-22) 10.61%
1 year (2019-11-22) -57.25%
2 years (2018-11-23) -61.98%
3 years (2017-11-24) -61.95%
5 years (2015-11-24) -59.42%

Is MRC Global under- or over-valued?

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

MRC Global's P/E ratio

MRC Global's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 74x. In other words, MRC Global shares trade at around 74x 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.

MRC Global's PEG ratio

MRC Global's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.89. 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 MRC Global's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


MRC Global's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$62 million.

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

MRC Global financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.47%
Gross profit TTM USD$653 million
Return on assets TTM 0.38%
Return on equity TTM -33.91%
Profit margin -10.67%
Book value $4.228
Market capitalisation USD$487.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting MRC Global shares

There are currently 4.5 million MRC Global shares held short by investors – that's known as MRC Global's "short interest". This figure is 9.2% down from 5.0 million last month.

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

MRC Global's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

MRC Global's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MRC Global shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MRC Global shares traded daily (recently around 665686.36363636). MRC Global's SIR currently stands at 6.82. In other words for every 100,000 MRC Global shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6820 shares are currently held short.

However MRC Global's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MRC Global shares, or, against the total number of tradable MRC Global shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MRC Global's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MRC Global shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0665% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MRC Global shares, roughly 67 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 MRC Global.

Find out more about how you can short MRC Global stock.

MRC Global share dividends

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

MRC Global share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MRC Global's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.31 up to $14.23. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MRC.US volatility(beta: 2.43)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 MRC Global's is 2.4335. This would suggest that MRC Global's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

MRC Global overview

MRC Global Inc., through its subsidiaries, distributes pipes, valves, fittings, and other infrastructure products and services to the energy industry in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company supplies products across various markets, such as upstream, midstream, and downstream. It offers ball, butterfly, gate, globe, check, diaphragm, needle, and plug valves; and other products, such as lined corrosion resistant piping systems, control valves, valve automation products, top work components, and valve modification services, as well as measurement, steam, and instrumentation products. The company also provides carbon steel fittings and flanges comprising carbon weld fittings, flanges, and piping components; stainless steel, alloy, tubing, fittings, and flanges; and carbon line pipes. In addition, it offers natural gas distribution products, including risers, meters, polyethylene pipes and fittings, and various other components and industrial supplies; oilfield and industrial supplies and completion equipment, such as high density polyethylene pipes, fittings, and rods; and specialized production equipment comprising tanks and separators. Further, the company provides various services, such as product testing, manufacturer assessments, multiple daily deliveries, volume purchasing, inventory and zone store management and warehousing, technical support, training, just-in-time delivery, truck stocking, order consolidation, product tagging, and system interfaces; and various other services under the ValidTorque and FastTrack names. Its products are used in the construction, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of equipment used in extreme operating conditions, including high pressure, high/low temperature, and high corrosive and abrasive environments. The company was formerly known as McJunkin Red Man Holding Corporation and changed its name to MRC Global Inc. in January 2012. MRC Global Inc. was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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