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How to buy Pacific Ethanol stock | $6.09

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Pacific Ethanol, Inc is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. Pacific Ethanol shares (PEIX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Pacific Ethanol employs 500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Pacific Ethanol

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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 Pacific Ethanol. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PEIX. 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 Pacific Ethanol 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$6.09, 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 Pacific Ethanol, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Pacific Ethanol. 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.

Pacific Ethanol share price

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Pacific Ethanol shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market closeUSD$6.09
52-week rangeUSD$0.22 - USD$11.44
50-day moving average USD$7.1594
200-day moving average USD$4.0645
Wall St. target priceUSD$16.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.359

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Is it a good time to buy Pacific Ethanol stock?

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Pacific Ethanol price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.09 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -0.81%
1 month (2020-12-16) 1.16%
3 months (2020-10-15) -37.22%
6 months (2020-07-15) 701.32%
1 year (2020-01-15) 796.64%
2 years (2019-01-15) 438.94%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 77.03%

Is Pacific Ethanol under- or over-valued?

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

Pacific Ethanol's EBITDA

Pacific Ethanol's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$37.1 million.

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

Pacific Ethanol financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.49%
Gross profit TTM USD$-9,938,000
Return on assets TTM 0.59%
Return on equity TTM -18.1%
Profit margin -3.32%
Book value $3.863
Market capitalisation USD$424.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Pacific Ethanol shares

There are currently 5.1 million Pacific Ethanol shares held short by investors – that's known as Pacific Ethanol's "short interest". This figure is 22.3% up from 4.2 million last month.

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

Pacific Ethanol's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Pacific Ethanol's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Pacific Ethanol shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Pacific Ethanol shares traded daily (recently around 7.0 million). Pacific Ethanol's SIR currently stands at 0.73. In other words for every 100,000 Pacific Ethanol shares traded daily on the market, roughly 730 shares are currently held short.

However Pacific Ethanol's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Pacific Ethanol shares, or, against the total number of tradable Pacific Ethanol shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Pacific Ethanol's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Pacific Ethanol shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0777% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Pacific Ethanol shares, roughly 78 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 Pacific Ethanol.

Find out more about how you can short Pacific Ethanol stock.

Pacific Ethanol share dividends

We're not expecting Pacific Ethanol to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Pacific Ethanol's shares ever split?

Pacific Ethanol's shares were split on a 1:15 basis on 14 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 Pacific Ethanol shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Pacific Ethanol shares which in turn could have impacted Pacific Ethanol's share price.

Pacific Ethanol share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pacific Ethanol'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 Pacific Ethanol's is 3.7762. This would suggest that Pacific Ethanol's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Pacific Ethanol overview

Pacific Ethanol, 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. Pacific Ethanol, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

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