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Olympic Steel, Inc is a steel business based in the US. Olympic Steel shares (ZEUS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Olympic Steel employs 1,551 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Olympic Steel

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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 Olympic Steel. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ZEUS. 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 Olympic Steel 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$13.93, 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 Olympic Steel, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Olympic Steel. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Olympic Steel's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Olympic Steel's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$13.93, which is 7.11% up on its pre-crash value of USD$12.94 and 65.05% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$8.44.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Olympic Steel shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$699.90 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$926.76.

Olympic Steel share price

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Olympic Steel shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-23.
Latest market close USD$13.93
52-week range USD$7.7108 - USD$18.3107
50-day moving average USD$12.4863
200-day moving average USD$11.2746
Wall St. target price USD$14.25
PE ratio 50.5238
Dividend yield USD$0.08 (0.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.207

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Is it a good time to buy Olympic Steel stock?

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Olympic Steel price performance over time

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Is Olympic Steel under- or over-valued?

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

Olympic Steel's P/E ratio

Olympic Steel's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, Olympic Steel shares trade at around 51x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Olympic Steel's PEG ratio

Olympic Steel's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.46. 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 Olympic Steel's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Olympic Steel's EBITDA

Olympic Steel's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$9.8 million.

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

Olympic Steel financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$298.9 million
Return on assets TTM -0.36%
Return on equity TTM -2.72%
Profit margin -0.68%
Book value $26.983
Market capitalisation USD$159.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Olympic Steel shares

There are currently 184,864 Olympic Steel shares held short by investors – that's known as Olympic Steel's "short interest". This figure is 2.7% up from 179,995 last month.

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

Olympic Steel's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Olympic Steel's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Olympic Steel shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Olympic Steel shares traded daily (recently around 36319.05697446). Olympic Steel's SIR currently stands at 5.09. In other words for every 100,000 Olympic Steel shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5090 shares are currently held short.

However Olympic Steel's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Olympic Steel shares, or, against the total number of tradable Olympic Steel shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Olympic Steel's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Olympic Steel shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0245% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Olympic Steel shares, roughly 25 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Olympic Steel.

Find out more about how you can short Olympic Steel stock.

Olympic Steel share dividends

We're not expecting Olympic Steel to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Olympic Steel share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Olympic Steel's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.7108 up to $18.3107. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ZEUS.US volatility(beta: 1.68)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 Olympic Steel's is 1.677. This would suggest that Olympic Steel's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Olympic Steel overview

Olympic Steel, Inc. processes and distributes metal products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Carbon Flat Products; Specialty Metals Flat Products; and Tubular and Pipe Products. The Carbon Flat Products segment sells and distributes processed carbon and coated flat-rolled sheets, coil and plate products, and fabricated parts. The Specialty Metals Flat Products segment sells and distributes processed aluminum and stainless flat-rolled sheets and coil products, flat bar products, and fabricated parts. The Tubular and Pipe Products segment distributes metal tubing products, pipes, bars, valves and fittings, and fabricated pressure parts. The company also provides various processing services comprising cutting-to-length, slitting, flattening, sawing and shearing, and value-added processing of blanking, tempering, plate burning, laser cutting, precision machining, welding, fabricating, bending, beveling, polishing, kitting, and painting to process metals to specified lengths, widths, and shapes. It serves metal consuming industries, such as manufacturers and fabricators of transportation and material handling lift equipment, construction, mining and farm equipment, storage tanks, environmental and energy generation equipment, automobiles, food service and electrical equipment, and military vehicles and equipment, as well as general and plate fabricators, and metals service centers through direct sales force. Olympic Steel, Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Bedford Heights, Ohio.

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