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How to buy Alto Ingredients stock

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Alto Ingredients, Inc is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. Alto Ingredients shares (PEIX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alto Ingredients employs 500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Alto Ingredients share price

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Alto Ingredients shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week range$0.22 - $11.44
50-day moving average $6.83
200-day moving average $6.24
Wall St. target price$16.50
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.36

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Is it a good time to buy Alto Ingredients stock?

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Is Alto Ingredients under- or over-valued?

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

Alto Ingredients's EBITDA

Alto Ingredients's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $37.1 million.

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

Alto Ingredients financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.49%
Gross profit TTM $-9,938,000
Return on assets TTM 0.59%
Return on equity TTM -18.1%
Profit margin -3.32%
Book value $3.86
Market capitalisation $490.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Alto Ingredients shares

There are currently 6.5 million Alto Ingredients shares held short by investors – that's known as Alto Ingredients's "short interest". This figure is 9.5% up from 6.0 million last month.

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

Alto Ingredients's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Alto Ingredients's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alto Ingredients shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alto Ingredients shares traded daily (recently around 5.5 million). Alto Ingredients's SIR currently stands at 1.19. In other words for every 100,000 Alto Ingredients shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1190 shares are currently held short.

However Alto Ingredients's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alto Ingredients shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alto Ingredients shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alto Ingredients's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alto Ingredients shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.0934% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alto Ingredients 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 Alto Ingredients.

Find out more about how you can short Alto Ingredients stock.

Alto Ingredients share dividends

We're not expecting Alto Ingredients to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Alto Ingredients's shares ever split?

Alto Ingredients's shares were split on a 1:15 basis on 13 May 2013. So if you had owned 15 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Alto Ingredients shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Alto Ingredients shares which in turn could have impacted Alto Ingredients's share price.

Alto Ingredients share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alto Ingredients's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.22 up to $11.44. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Alto Ingredients's is 3.3592. This would suggest that Alto Ingredients's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Alto Ingredients overview

Alto Ingredients, Inc. produces and markets low-carbon renewable fuels and alcohol products in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Production and Marketing. It produces and markets ethanol; and co-products, such as wet and dry distillers grains, wet and dry corn gluten feed, condensed distillers solubles, corn gluten meal, corn germ, corn oil, dried yeast, and CO2, as well as markets ethanol produced by third parties. The company also offers ethanol transportation, storage, and delivery services through third-party service providers. It sells ethanol to integrated oil companies and gasoline marketers; distillers grains and other feed co-products to dairies and feedlots; and corn oil to poultry and biodiesel customers. The company owns and operates nine ethanol production facilities, including four plants located in the Western states of California, Oregon, and Idaho; and five plants in the Midwestern states of Illinois and Nebraska.

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