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Owens Corning is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Owens Corning shares (OC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Owens Corning employs 19,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Owens Corning

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Corning. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OC. 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 Corning 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$75.7, 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 Corning, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Owens Corning. 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 Owens Corning's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$75.7, which is 13.06% up on its pre-crash value of USD$65.81 and 165.06% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$28.56.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Owens Corning shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$507.72 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$1,235.42.

Owens Corning share price

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Owens Corning shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
Latest market closeUSD$75.7
52-week rangeUSD$28.56 - USD$76.6
50-day moving average USD$69.8
200-day moving average USD$57.7317
Wall St. target priceUSD$75.65
PE ratio 10.0027
Dividend yield USD$0.96 (1.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.565

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Is it a good time to buy Owens Corning stock?

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Owens Corning price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $75.7 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-14) 0.76%
1 month (2020-09-22) 10.88%
3 months (2020-07-21) 26.53%
6 months (2020-04-21) 103.33%
1 year (2019-10-21) 19.34%
2 years (2018-10-19) 55.95%
3 years (2017-10-20) -5.50%
5 years (2015-10-21) 64.78%

Is Owens Corning under- or over-valued?

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

Owens Corning's P/E ratio

Owens Corning's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Owens Corning shares trade at around 10x 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.

Owens Corning's PEG ratio

Owens Corning's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8213. 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 Corning'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 Corning's EBITDA

Owens Corning's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.2 billion.

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

Owens Corning financials

Revenue TTM USD$6.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.72%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.66%
Return on equity TTM -14.75%
Profit margin -8.79%
Book value $33.556
Market capitalisation USD$7.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Owens Corning shares

There are currently 1.7 million Owens Corning shares held short by investors – that's known as Owens Corning's "short interest". This figure is 11.8% down from 1.9 million last month.

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

Owens Corning's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Owens Corning's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Owens Corning shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Owens Corning shares traded daily (recently around 884380.41237113). Owens Corning's SIR currently stands at 1.94. In other words for every 100,000 Owens Corning shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1940 shares are currently held short.

However Owens Corning's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Owens Corning shares, or, against the total number of tradable Owens Corning shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Owens Corning's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Owens Corning shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.018% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Owens Corning shares, roughly 18 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 Corning.

Find out more about how you can short Owens Corning stock.

Owens Corning's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Owens Corning.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Owens Corning's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.16

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Owens Corning's overall score of 20.16 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Owens Corning is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Owens Corning's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.48/100

Owens Corning's environmental score of 11.48 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Owens Corning is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Owens Corning's social score

Social score: 8.41/100

Owens Corning's social score of 8.41 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Owens Corning is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Owens Corning's governance score

Governance score: 9.27/100

Owens Corning's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Owens Corning is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Owens Corning's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Owens Corning scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Owens Corning has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Owens Corning was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 20.16
Total ESG percentile 14.58
Environmental score 11.48
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 8.41
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 9.27
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Owens Corning share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 22.64% of net profits

Recently Owens Corning has paid out, on average, around 22.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Owens Corning shareholders could enjoy a 1.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Owens Corning's case, that would currently equate to about $0.96 per share.

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

Owens Corning's most recent dividend payout was on 6 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Owens Corning share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Owens Corning's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.56 up to $76.6. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OC.US volatility(beta: 1.55)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 Owens Corning's is 1.5461. This would suggest that Owens Corning's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Owens Corning overview

Owens Corning, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells glass fiber reinforcements and other materials for composites; and residential, commercial, and industrial building materials worldwide. It operates in three segments: Composites, Insulation, and Roofing. The Composites segment manufactures, fabricates, and sells glass reinforcements in the form of fiber; and manufactures and sells glass fiber products in the form of fabrics, non-wovens, and other specialized products. Its products are used in pipe, roofing shingles, sporting goods, consumer electronics, telecommunications cables, boats, aviation, defense, automotive, industrial containers, and wind-energy applications in the building and construction, transportation, consumer, industrial, and power and energy markets. The Insulation segment manufactures and sells fiberglass insulation into residential, commercial, industrial, and other markets for thermal and acoustical applications; and manufactures and sells glass fiber pipe insulation, flexible duct media, bonded and granulated mineral fiber insulation, cellular glass insulation, and foam insulation used in above- and below-grade construction applications. This segment sells its products primarily to the insulation installers, home centers, lumberyards, retailers, and distributors under the Thermafiber, FOAMGLAS, Paroc, Owens Corning PINK, and FIBERGLAS Insulation brand names. The Roofing segment manufactures and sells residential roofing shingles, oxidized asphalt materials, and roofing components used in residential and commercial construction, and specialty applications, as well as synthetic packaging materials. This segment sells its products through distributors, home centers, lumberyards, retailers, and contractors, as well as to roofing contractors for built-up roofing asphalt systems and to manufacturers in automotive, chemical, rubber, and construction industries. Owens Corning was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.

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