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How to buy Primo Water Corporation stock | $15.81

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Primo Water Corporation is a beverages-non-alcoholic business based in the US. Primo Water Corporation shares (PRMW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Primo Water Corporation employs 11,580 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Primo Water Corporation

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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 Primo Water Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PRMW. 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 Primo Water 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. At last close price of USD$15.81, 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 Primo Water Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Primo Water 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.

Primo Water Corporation share price

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Primo Water Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-29.
Latest market closeUSD$15.81
52-week rangeUSD$6.248 - USD$16.34
50-day moving average USD$15.3812
200-day moving average USD$14.3292
Wall St. target priceUSD$17.64
PE ratio 446
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (1.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.191

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Is it a good time to buy Primo Water Corporation stock?

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Primo Water Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.81 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-08) -1.68%
1 month (2020-12-16) -0.38%
3 months (2020-10-15) 12.13%
6 months (2020-07-15) 14.48%
1 year (2020-01-15) 10.25%
2 years (2019-01-15) 4.77%
3 years (2018-01-12) 16.75
5 years (2016-01-15) 58.42%

Is Primo Water Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Primo Water Corporation's P/E ratio

Primo Water 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 446x. In other words, Primo Water Corporation shares trade at around 446x 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.

Primo Water Corporation's EBITDA

Primo Water Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$350.9 million.

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

Primo Water Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.27%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.35%
Return on equity TTM -9.92%
Profit margin -4.12%
Book value $8.501
Market capitalisation USD$2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Primo Water Corporation shares

There are currently 1.4 million Primo Water Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Primo Water Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 9.4% down from 1.5 million last month.

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

Primo Water Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Primo Water Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Primo Water Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Primo Water Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 187172.7647868). Primo Water Corporation's SIR currently stands at 7.27. In other words for every 100,000 Primo Water Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7270 shares are currently held short.

However Primo Water Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Primo Water Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Primo Water Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Primo Water Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Primo Water Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0427% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Primo Water Corporation shares, roughly 43 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Primo Water Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Primo Water Corporation stock.

Primo Water Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 56.59% of net profits

Recently Primo Water Corporation has paid out, on average, around 56.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.52% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Primo Water Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Primo Water Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

Primo Water 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.

Primo Water Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 4 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Primo Water Corporation's shares ever split?

Primo Water Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 July 1993. 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 Primo Water Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Primo Water Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Primo Water Corporation's share price.

Primo Water Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Primo Water Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.248 up to $16.34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PRMW.US volatility(beta: 1.35)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 Primo Water Corporation's is 1.345. This would suggest that Primo Water 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).

Primo Water Corporation overview

Primo Water Corporation provides home and office bottled water delivery and water filtration services in North America and Europe. It offers water dispensers, purified bottled water, and self-service refill drinking water; and coffee and tea, and sparkling water beverages from Sparkling Ice, as well as other premium water products. The company provides its services to residences, businesses, and small and large retailers. It serves approximately 2.5 million customers through its platform, sales and distribution facilities, and fleets, as well as through wholesalers and distributors. The company was formerly known as Cott Corporation and changed its name to Primo Water Corporation in March 2020. The company is based in Tampa, Florida.

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