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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 6,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Olin 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 Olin Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OLN. 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 Olin 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$21.33, 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 Olin Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Olin 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.

Olin Corporation share price

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Olin Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
Latest market close USD$21.33
52-week range USD$8.3728 - USD$23.66
50-day moving average USD$18.8803
200-day moving average USD$13.6811
Wall St. target price USD$19.79
PE ratio 11.3913
Dividend yield USD$0.8 (3.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.72

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Is it a good time to buy Olin Corporation stock?

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Olin Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.33 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) N/A
1 month (2020-11-06) 2.25%
3 months (2020-09-02) N/A
6 months (2020-06-02) N/A
1 year (2019-12-02) N/A
2 years (2018-12-02) N/A
3 years (2017-12-02) N/A
5 years (2015-12-02) 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 P/E ratio

Olin 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 11x. In other words, Olin Corporation 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.

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 USD$472.6 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 USD$5.5 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$666 million
Return on assets TTM -0.64%
Return on equity TTM -49.06%
Profit margin -18.47%
Book value $9.306
Market capitalisation USD$3.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Olin Corporation shares

There are currently 6.5 million Olin Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Olin Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 0.8% down from 6.6 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 2.9 million). Olin Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.27. In other words for every 100,000 Olin Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2270 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 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Olin Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.065% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Olin Corporation shares, roughly 65 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.

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

Olin Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Olin Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Olin Corporation's shares ever split?

Olin Corporation's shares were split on a 1575:1000 basis on 9 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 $8.3728 up to $23.66. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OLN.US volatility(beta: 1.05)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 1.0502. This would suggest that Olin Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Olin Corporation overview

Olin Corporation manufactures and distributes chemical products in the United States 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 and vinylidene chloride, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, bleach products, potassium hydroxide, chlorinated organics intermediates and solvents, and sodium hypochlorite. The Epoxy segment provides allyl chloride and epichlorohydrin, as well as acetone, bisphenol, cumene, and phenol for use in resins and other plastic materials, water purification, and pesticides, as well as for the manufacturers of polymers; liquid and solid epoxy resins that are used in adhesives, paints and coatings, composites, and flooring; and differentiated epoxy resins for use in electrical laminates, paints and coatings, wind blades, electronics, and construction, as well as offers additives. 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 construction industry. It 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. Government and its prime contractors. The company was founded in 1892 and is based in Clayton, Missouri.

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