How to buy Owens-and-Minor stock - 15 April

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How to buy Owens-and-Minor stock

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Owens & Minor, Inc is a medical distribution business based in the US. Owens-and-Minor shares (OMI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Owens-and-Minor employs 18,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Owens-and-Minor

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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 Owens-and-Minor. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OMI. 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 Owens-and-Minor 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. 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 Owens-and-Minor, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Owens-and-Minor. 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.

Owens-and-Minor share price

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Owens-and-Minor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$6.0952 - USD$39.45
50-day moving average USD$34.5179
200-day moving average USD$28.1624
Wall St. target priceUSD$37.14
PE ratio 79.8089
Dividend yield USD$0.01 (2.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.471

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Is it a good time to buy Owens-and-Minor stock?

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Is Owens-and-Minor under- or over-valued?

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

Owens-and-Minor's P/E ratio

Owens-and-Minor's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 80x. In other words, Owens-and-Minor shares trade at around 80x 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.

Owens-and-Minor's PEG ratio

Owens-and-Minor's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.07. 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 Owens-and-Minor's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Owens-and-Minor's EBITDA

Owens-and-Minor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$323.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Owens-and-Minor's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Owens-and-Minor financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.84%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.31%
Return on equity TTM 15%
Profit margin 0.35%
Book value $9.692
Market capitalisation USD$2.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Owens-and-Minor shares

There are currently 5.4 million Owens-and-Minor shares held short by investors – that's known as Owens-and-Minor's "short interest". This figure is 2.7% up from 5.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Owens-and-Minor shares can be evaluated.

Owens-and-Minor's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Owens-and-Minor's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Owens-and-Minor shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Owens-and-Minor shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Owens-and-Minor's SIR currently stands at 3. In other words for every 100,000 Owens-and-Minor shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3000 shares are currently held short.

However Owens-and-Minor's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Owens-and-Minor shares, or, against the total number of tradable Owens-and-Minor shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Owens-and-Minor's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Owens-and-Minor shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0928% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Owens-and-Minor shares, roughly 93 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 Owens-and-Minor.

Find out more about how you can short Owens-and-Minor stock.

Owens-and-Minor share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 0.46% of net profits

Recently Owens-and-Minor has paid out, on average, around 0.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Owens-and-Minor shareholders could enjoy a 0.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Owens-and-Minor's case, that would currently equate to about $0.01 per share.

While Owens-and-Minor's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Owens-and-Minor is investing more in its future growth.

Owens-and-Minor's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Owens-and-Minor's shares ever split?

Owens-and-Minor's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 31 March 2010. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Owens-and-Minor shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Owens-and-Minor shares which in turn could have impacted Owens-and-Minor's share price.

Owens-and-Minor share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Owens-and-Minor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.0952 up to $39.45. 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 Owens-and-Minor's is 0.3023. This would suggest that Owens-and-Minor's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Owens-and-Minor overview

Owens & Minor, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a healthcare solutions company in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Global Solutions and Global Products. The Global Solutions segment offers a portfolio of products and services to healthcare providers and manufacturers. Its portfolio of medical and surgical supplies includes branded products and its proprietary products. This segment also offers services to healthcare providers, which include supplier management, analytics, inventory management, and clinical supply management; and various programs to provide logistics and marketing solutions to its suppliers. The Global Products segment manufactures and sources medical surgical products for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections across the acute and alternate site channels. This segments products portfolio includes sterilization wraps, surgical drapes and gowns, facial protection products, protective apparel, medical exam gloves, custom and minor procedure kits, and other medical products. The company provides its products and services to multi-facility networks of healthcare providers, independent hospitals, surgery centers, physicians' practices, and networks of hospitals directly, as well as indirectly through third-party distributors. Owens & Minor, Inc. was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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