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NL Industries, Inc is a security & protection services business based in the US. NL Industries shares (NL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NL Industries employs 2,747 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$114.2 million.
|Latest market close||USD$5.05|
|52-week range||USD$2.2135 - USD$5.4|
|50-day moving average||USD$4.6374|
|200-day moving average||USD$3.9078|
|Wall St. target price||USD$4|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.16 (3.09%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.342|
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|1 week (2021-01-07)||-0.98%|
|1 month (2020-12-17)||5.21%|
|3 months (2020-10-15)||1.00%|
|6 months (2020-07-15)||42.25%|
|1 year (2020-01-15)||43.87%|
|2 years (2019-01-15)||22.87%|
|3 years (2018-01-13)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||127.48%|
Valuing NL Industries stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of NL Industries's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
NL Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, NL Industries shares trade at around 15x 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.
NL Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$7.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a NL Industries's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$114.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||3.13%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$39 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.57%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$250.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 97,509 NL Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as NL Industries's "short interest". This figure is 4.9% down from 102,576 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting NL Industries shares can be evaluated.
NL Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NL Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NL Industries shares traded daily (recently around 19981.352459016). NL Industries's SIR currently stands at 4.88. In other words for every 100,000 NL Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4880 shares are currently held short.
However NL Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NL Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable NL Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NL Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NL Industries shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0117% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NL Industries shares, roughly 12 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 NL Industries.
Find out more about how you can short NL Industries stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 46.5% of net profits
Recently NL Industries has paid out, on average, around 46.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NL Industries shareholders could enjoy a 3.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NL Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $0.16 per share.
While NL Industries's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that NL Industries may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
NL Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
NL Industries's shares were split on a 4:10 basis on 23 December 1988. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NL Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 150% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for NL Industries shares which in turn could have impacted NL Industries's share price.
Over the last 12 months, NL Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.2135 up to $5.4. 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 NL Industries's is 1.3318. This would suggest that NL Industries's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
NL Industries, Inc., through its subsidiary, CompX International Inc., operates in the component products industry in the United States and internationally. The company manufactures and sells mechanical and electronic cabinet locks, and other locking mechanisms, including disc tumbler locks, pin tumbler locking mechanisms, and CompX eLock and StealthLock electronic locks for use in various applications, such as ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and cash containment machines, medical cabinetry, electronic circuit panels, storage compartments, and gas station security. It also offers original equipment and aftermarket stainless steel exhaust headers, exhaust pipes, mufflers, and other exhaust components; gauges, such as GPS speedometers and tachometers; mechanical and electronic controls and throttles; wake enhancement devices, trim tabs, steering wheels and other billet aluminum accessories; and dash panels, LED indicators, wire harnesses, and other accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats. In addition, it offers insurance brokerage and risk management services. NL Industries, Inc. sells its component products directly to original equipment manufacturers, as well as through distributors. The company was founded in 1891 and is based in Dallas, Texas. NL Industries, Inc. is a subsidiary of Valhi, Inc.
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