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How to buy Pan American Silver stock | $34.51

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Pan American Silver Corp is a silver business based in the US. Pan American Silver shares (PAAS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Pan American Silver employs 6,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Pan American Silver

  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 Pan American Silver. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PAAS. 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 Pan American Silver 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$34.51, 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 Pan American Silver, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Pan American Silver. 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.

Pan American Silver share price

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Pan American Silver shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market closeUSD$34.51
52-week rangeUSD$10.5502 - USD$39.9657
50-day moving average USD$32.2409
200-day moving average USD$32.2074
Wall St. target priceUSD$41.93
PE ratio 108.838
Dividend yield USD$0.28 (0.95%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.284

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Is it a good time to buy Pan American Silver stock?

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Pan American Silver price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $34.51 from 2020-12-31

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1 month (2020-12-16) 7.07%
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Is Pan American Silver under- or over-valued?

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

Pan American Silver's P/E ratio

Pan American Silver's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 109x. In other words, Pan American Silver shares trade at around 109x 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.

Pan American Silver's PEG ratio

Pan American Silver's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.59. 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 Pan American Silver's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Pan American Silver's EBITDA

Pan American Silver's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$454.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Pan American Silver's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Pan American Silver financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.14%
Gross profit TTM USD$459.1 million
Return on assets TTM 3.19%
Return on equity TTM 2.41%
Profit margin 4.64%
Book value $11.637
Market capitalisation USD$6.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Pan American Silver shares

There are currently 3.4 million Pan American Silver shares held short by investors – that's known as Pan American Silver's "short interest". This figure is 22.8% up from 2.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Pan American Silver shares can be evaluated.

Pan American Silver's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Pan American Silver's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Pan American Silver shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Pan American Silver shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Pan American Silver's SIR currently stands at 1.62. In other words for every 100,000 Pan American Silver shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1620 shares are currently held short.

However Pan American Silver's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Pan American Silver shares, or, against the total number of tradable Pan American Silver shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Pan American Silver's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Pan American Silver shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Pan American Silver shares, roughly 0 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 Pan American Silver.

Find out more about how you can short Pan American Silver stock.

Pan American Silver share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 24.18% of net profits

Recently Pan American Silver has paid out, on average, around 24.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.95% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pan American Silver shareholders could enjoy a 0.95% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pan American Silver's case, that would currently equate to about $0.28 per share.

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

Pan American Silver's most recent dividend payout was on 27 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Pan American Silver share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pan American Silver's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.5502 up to $39.9657. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PAAS.US volatility(beta: 1.63)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 Pan American Silver's is 1.634. This would suggest that Pan American Silver's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Pan American Silver overview

Pan American Silver Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, extraction, processing, refining, and reclamation of silver mines in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Bolivia. It also produces and sells gold, zinc, lead, and copper. The company holds interests in the La Colorada, Dolores, Huaron, Morococha, San Vicente, Manantial Espejo, Escobal, Shahuindo, La Arena, and Timmins mines. Pan American Silver Corp. was founded in 1994 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

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