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How to buy Olin Corporation (OLN) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Olin Corporation stock.

Olin Corporation is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Olin Corporation shares (OLN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Olin Corporation employs 8,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Olin Corporation stock price (NYSE: OLN)

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Olin Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$48.89
52-week range$9.47 - $51.04
50-day moving average $45.96
200-day moving average $38.40
Wall St. target price$58.07
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.8 (1.81%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-4.12

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Olin Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $48.89 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-15) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) 4.78%
3 months (2021-04-26) 17.58%
6 months (2021-01-22) N/A
1 year (2020-07-22) N/A
2 years (2019-07-22) N/A
3 years (2018-07-22) N/A
5 years (2016-07-22) N/A

Is Olin Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Olin Corporation's PEG ratio

Olin Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.82. 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 Olin 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.

Olin Corporation's EBITDA

Olin Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $986.1 million.

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

Olin Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $6.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.7%
Gross profit TTM $383.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.97%
Return on equity TTM -32.43%
Profit margin -10.34%
Book value $10.66
Market capitalisation $7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Olin Corporation shares

There are currently 3.1 million Olin Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Olin Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 10.7% up from 2.8 million last month.

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

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

Olin Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Olin Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Olin Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Olin Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.62. In other words for every 100,000 Olin Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2620 shares are currently held short.

However Olin Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Olin Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Olin Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Olin Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Olin Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0216% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Olin Corporation 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 Olin Corporation.

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Olin Corporation share dividends

1%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.2% of net profits

Recently Olin Corporation has paid out, on average, around 1.2% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Olin Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Olin Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

While Olin Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Olin Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Olin Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Olin Corporation's shares ever split?

Olin Corporation's shares were split on a 1575:1000 basis on 8 February 1999. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1575 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Olin Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 36.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Olin Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Olin Corporation's share price.

Olin Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Olin Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.4744 up to $51.04. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OLN.US volatility(beta: 1.31)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 Olin Corporation's is 1.3079. This would suggest that Olin Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Olin Corporation overview

Olin Corporation manufactures and distributes chemical products in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls; Epoxy; and Winchester. The Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls segment offers chlorine and caustic soda, ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomers, methyl chloride, methylene chloride, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, bleach products, potassium hydroxide, chlorinated organics intermediates and solvents, and sodium hypochlorite. The Epoxy segment provides epoxy materials and precursors, including aromatics, such as acetone, bisphenol, cumene, and phenol, as well as allyl chloride, epichlorohydrin, and glycerin used for the manufacturers of polymers, resins and other plastic materials, water purification, and pesticides; liquid and solid epoxy resins that are used in adhesives, paints and coatings, composites, and flooring; and converted epoxy resins and additives for use in electrical laminates, paints and coatings, wind blades, electronics, and construction. The Winchester segment offers sporting ammunition products, including shotshells, small caliber centerfire, and rimfire ammunition products for hunters and recreational shooters, and law enforcement agencies; small caliber military ammunition products for use in infantry and mounted weapons; and industrial products comprising gauge loads and powder-actuated tool loads for maintenance applications in power and concrete industries, and powder-actuated tools in construction industry. The company markets its products through its sales force, as well as directly to various industrial customers, mass merchants, retailers, wholesalers, other distributors, and the U. S.

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Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Olin Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.449% of Olin Corporation shares are held by insiders and 86.601% by institutions.
How many people work for Olin Corporation?
Latest data suggests 8,000 work at Olin Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Olin Corporation?
Olin Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Olin Corporation based?
Olin Corporation's address is: 190 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, MO, United States, 63105
What is Olin Corporation's ISIN number?
Olin Corporation's international securities identification number is: US6806652052
What is Olin Corporation's CUSIP number?
Olin Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 680665205

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