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How to buy Northwest Pipe Company stock | $27.55

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Northwest Pipe Company is a metal fabrication business based in the US. Northwest Pipe Company shares (NWPX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Northwest Pipe Company employs 909 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$288.8 million.

How to buy shares in Northwest Pipe Company

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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 Northwest Pipe Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NWPX. 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 Northwest Pipe Company 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$27.55, 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 Northwest Pipe Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Northwest Pipe Company. 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.

Northwest Pipe Company share price

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Northwest Pipe Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-04.
Latest market closeUSD$27.55
52-week rangeUSD$18.52 - USD$36.7
50-day moving average USD$28.5909
200-day moving average USD$26.7117
Wall St. target priceUSD$34
PE ratio 11.0707
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.615

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Is it a good time to buy Northwest Pipe Company stock?

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Northwest Pipe Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $27.55 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -8.71%
1 month (2020-12-17) -2.92%
3 months (2020-10-16) -10.03%
6 months (2020-07-17) 7.58%
1 year (2020-01-17) -17.96%
2 years (2019-01-17) 22.83%
3 years (2018-01-17) 34.46%
5 years (2016-01-15) 215.58%

Is Northwest Pipe Company under- or over-valued?

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

Northwest Pipe Company's P/E ratio

Northwest Pipe Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Northwest Pipe Company shares trade at around 11x 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.

Northwest Pipe Company's EBITDA

Northwest Pipe Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$43.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Northwest Pipe Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Northwest Pipe Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$288.8 million
Operating margin TTM 10.02%
Gross profit TTM USD$42.2 million
Return on assets TTM 5.55%
Return on equity TTM 10.35%
Profit margin 8.95%
Book value $26.892
Market capitalisation USD$283.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Northwest Pipe Company shares

There are currently 207,443 Northwest Pipe Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Northwest Pipe Company's "short interest". This figure is 6% down from 220,799 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Northwest Pipe Company shares can be evaluated.

Northwest Pipe Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Northwest Pipe Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Northwest Pipe Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Northwest Pipe Company shares traded daily (recently around 48019.212962963). Northwest Pipe Company's SIR currently stands at 4.32. In other words for every 100,000 Northwest Pipe Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4320 shares are currently held short.

However Northwest Pipe Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Northwest Pipe Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Northwest Pipe Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Northwest Pipe Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Northwest Pipe Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0217% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Northwest Pipe Company shares, roughly 22 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 Northwest Pipe Company.

Find out more about how you can short Northwest Pipe Company stock.

Northwest Pipe Company share dividends

We're not expecting Northwest Pipe Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Northwest Pipe Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Northwest Pipe Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.52 up to $36.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NWPX.US volatility(beta: 0.9)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Northwest Pipe Company's is 0.8992. This would suggest that Northwest Pipe Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Northwest Pipe Company overview

Northwest Pipe Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies engineered welded steel pipe systems in North America. The company offers large-diameter and high-pressure steel pipes, reinforced concrete pipes, and protective linings primarily used in water infrastructure, including drinking water systems, hydroelectric power systems, wastewater systems, industrial plant piping systems, various structural applications, and other applications. It sells its products primarily to installation contractors. Northwest Pipe Company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.

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