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How to buy Glatfelter Corporation stock

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Glatfelter Corporation is a paper & paper products business based in the US. Glatfelter Corporation shares (GLT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Glatfelter Corporation employs 2,415 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$916.5 million.

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  3. Search for Glatfelter Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GLT. 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 Glatfelter Corporation 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 Glatfelter Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Glatfelter Corporation. 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.

Glatfelter Corporation share price

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Glatfelter Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$9.0886 - USD$19.48
50-day moving average USD$16.7841
200-day moving average USD$15.689
Wall St. target priceUSD$21
PE ratio 34.1458
Dividend yield USD$0.535 (3.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.48

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Is it a good time to buy Glatfelter Corporation stock?

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Is Glatfelter Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Glatfelter Corporation's P/E ratio

Glatfelter Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Glatfelter Corporation shares trade at around 34x 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.

Glatfelter Corporation's PEG ratio

Glatfelter Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8. 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 Glatfelter Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Glatfelter Corporation's EBITDA

Glatfelter Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$113.1 million.

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

Glatfelter Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$916.5 million
Operating margin TTM 6.59%
Gross profit TTM USD$159 million
Return on assets TTM 2.94%
Return on equity TTM 3.67%
Profit margin 2.32%
Book value $13.026
Market capitalisation USD$727.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Glatfelter Corporation shares

There are currently 632,417 Glatfelter Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Glatfelter Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.9% up from 565,374 last month.

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

Glatfelter Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Glatfelter Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Glatfelter Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Glatfelter Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 176160.72423398). Glatfelter Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.59. In other words for every 100,000 Glatfelter Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3590 shares are currently held short.

However Glatfelter Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Glatfelter Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Glatfelter Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Glatfelter Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Glatfelter Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0197% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Glatfelter Corporation shares, roughly 20 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 Glatfelter Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Glatfelter Corporation stock.

Glatfelter Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 64.29% of net profits

Recently Glatfelter Corporation has paid out, on average, around 64.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Glatfelter Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Glatfelter Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.535 per share.

Glatfelter Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Glatfelter Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 3 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Glatfelter Corporation's shares ever split?

Glatfelter Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 May 1992. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Glatfelter Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Glatfelter Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Glatfelter Corporation's share price.

Glatfelter Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Glatfelter Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.0886 up to $19.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GLT.US volatility(beta: 1.45)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 Glatfelter Corporation's is 1.4493. This would suggest that Glatfelter Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Glatfelter Corporation overview

Glatfelter Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells engineered materials worldwide. It operated through two segments, Composite Fibers and Airlaid Materials. The company's Composite Fibers segment offers food and beverage filtration materials for single-serve coffee and tea products; wallcover base materials for wallpaper manufacturers; metallized products that are used in labels, packaging liners, gift wrap, and other consumer product applications; composite laminate, consisting of decorative laminates for use in furniture, household and commercial flooring, and other applications; and specialty engineered products, which are used in electrical energy storage, homecare, hygiene, and other engineered fiber-based applications. Its Advanced Airlaid Materials segment supplies absorbent cellulose-based airlaid nonwoven materials that are used to manufacture consumer products, such as feminine hygiene and other hygiene products, specialty wipes, tabletop, adult incontinence, home care, and other consumer and industrial products. The company markets its products directly, as well as through brokers and agents. The company was formerly known as P. H. Glatfelter Company. Glatfelter Corporation was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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