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How to buy NewMarket Corporation stock | $399.57

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NewMarket Corporation is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. NewMarket Corporation shares (NEU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NewMarket Corporation employs 2,118 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2 billion.

How to buy shares in NewMarket 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 NewMarket Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NEU. 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 NewMarket 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$399.57, 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 NewMarket Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of NewMarket 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.

NewMarket Corporation share price

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NewMarket Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-30.
Latest market closeUSD$399.57
52-week rangeUSD$300.1641 - USD$479.0977
50-day moving average USD$384.2512
200-day moving average USD$378.0678
Wall St. target priceUSD$450
PE ratio 17.3794
Dividend yield USD$7.6 (1.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$22.976

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Is it a good time to buy NewMarket Corporation stock?

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NewMarket Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $399.57 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-08) -6.26%
1 month (2020-12-16) 1.24%
3 months (2020-10-15) 10.70%
6 months (2020-07-15) -3.14%
1 year (2020-01-15) -14.59%
2 years (2019-01-15) -0.15%
3 years (2018-01-12) 0.49%
5 years (2016-01-15) 9.63%

Is NewMarket Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

NewMarket Corporation's P/E ratio

NewMarket 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 17x. In other words, NewMarket Corporation shares trade at around 17x 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.

NewMarket Corporation's PEG ratio

NewMarket Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.09. 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 NewMarket 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.

NewMarket Corporation's EBITDA

NewMarket Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$413.5 million.

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

NewMarket Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.28%
Gross profit TTM USD$629.9 million
Return on assets TTM 11.24%
Return on equity TTM 37.52%
Profit margin 12.58%
Book value $66.249
Market capitalisation USD$4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NewMarket Corporation shares

There are currently 137,911 NewMarket Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as NewMarket Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 8.3% up from 127,368 last month.

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

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

NewMarket Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NewMarket Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NewMarket Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 28494.008264463). NewMarket Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.84. In other words for every 100,000 NewMarket Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4840 shares are currently held short.

However NewMarket Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NewMarket Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable NewMarket Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NewMarket Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NewMarket Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0188% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NewMarket Corporation shares, roughly 19 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 NewMarket Corporation.

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

NewMarket Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like NewMarket Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

NewMarket Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 41.75

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and NewMarket Corporation's overall score of 41.75 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 86th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like NewMarket Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

NewMarket Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 21.4/100

NewMarket Corporation's environmental score of 21.4 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NewMarket Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

NewMarket Corporation's social score

Social score: 14.64/100

NewMarket Corporation's social score of 14.64 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NewMarket Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

NewMarket Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 13.71/100

NewMarket Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that NewMarket Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

NewMarket Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 41.75
Total ESG percentile 86.22
Environmental score 21.4
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 14.64
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 13.71
Governance score percentile 5

NewMarket Corporation share dividends

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.88% of net profits

Recently NewMarket Corporation has paid out, on average, around 27.88% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NewMarket Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NewMarket Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $7.6 per share.

While NewMarket Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that NewMarket Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

NewMarket Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 4 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have NewMarket Corporation's shares ever split?

NewMarket Corporation's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 1 July 2002. So if you had owned 5 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 NewMarket Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for NewMarket Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted NewMarket Corporation's share price.

NewMarket Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NewMarket Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $300.1641 up to $479.0977. 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 NewMarket Corporation's is 0.4168. This would suggest that NewMarket Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

NewMarket Corporation overview

NewMarket Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the petroleum additives businesses. The company offers lubricant additives for use in various vehicle and industrial applications, including engine oils, transmission fluids, off-road powertrain and hydraulic systems, gear oils, hydraulic oils, turbine oils, and other applications where metal-to-metal moving parts are utilized; and engine oil, driveline, and industrial additives. It also provides engine oil additives comprising driveline additives for products, such as transmission fluids, axle fluids, and off-road powertrain fluids; and industrial additive comprising products for industrial applications, which include hydraulic fluids, grease, and industrial gear fluids, as well as industrial specialty applications, including turbine oils. In addition, the company offers fuel additives that are used to enhance the oil refining process and the performance of gasoline, diesel, biofuels, and other fuels to industry, government, original equipment manufacturers, and individual customers. Additionally, it engages in the antiknock compounds business, as well as contracted manufacturing and services business. The company has operations in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, Latin America, Canada, Africa, and the Middle East. NewMarket Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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