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How to buy Quanex Building Products Corporation stock | $25.76

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Quanex Building Products Corporation is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Quanex Building Products Corporation shares (NX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Quanex Building Products Corporation employs 3,767 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$851.6 million.

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  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Quanex Building Products 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.

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Quanex Building Products Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-19.
Latest market closeUSD$25.76
52-week rangeUSD$7.7866 - USD$26.59
50-day moving average USD$22.8894
200-day moving average USD$18.8028
Wall St. target priceUSD$28.67
PE ratio 21.8504
Dividend yield USD$0.32 (1.25%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.17

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Quanex Building Products Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $25.76 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-11) 25.76
1 month (2020-12-18) 13.63%
3 months (2020-10-19) 29.25%
6 months (2020-07-17) 81.03%
1 year (2020-01-17) 44.31%
2 years (2019-01-18) 69.36%
3 years (2018-01-19) 17.63%
5 years (2016-01-19) 44.15%

Is Quanex Building Products Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Quanex Building Products Corporation's P/E ratio

Quanex Building Products 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 22x. In other words, Quanex Building Products Corporation shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Quanex Building Products Corporation's PEG ratio

Quanex Building Products Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.45. 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 Quanex Building Products 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.

Quanex Building Products Corporation's EBITDA

Quanex Building Products Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$103.4 million.

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

Quanex Building Products Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$851.6 million
Operating margin TTM 6.59%
Gross profit TTM USD$192.8 million
Return on assets TTM 5.25%
Return on equity TTM 11.22%
Profit margin 4.52%
Book value $10.907
Market capitalisation USD$839.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Quanex Building Products Corporation shares

There are currently 952,714 Quanex Building Products Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Quanex Building Products Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 3.7% up from 918,420 last month.

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

Quanex Building Products Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Quanex Building Products Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Quanex Building Products Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Quanex Building Products Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 154661.36363636). Quanex Building Products Corporation's SIR currently stands at 6.16. In other words for every 100,000 Quanex Building Products Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6160 shares are currently held short.

However Quanex Building Products Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Quanex Building Products Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Quanex Building Products Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Quanex Building Products Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Quanex Building Products Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0405% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Quanex Building Products Corporation shares, roughly 41 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 Quanex Building Products Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Quanex Building Products Corporation stock.

Quanex Building Products Corporation share dividends

26%

Dividend payout ratio: 25.81% of net profits

Recently Quanex Building Products Corporation has paid out, on average, around 25.81% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Quanex Building Products Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Quanex Building Products Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.32 per share.

While Quanex Building Products Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Quanex Building Products Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Quanex Building Products Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Quanex Building Products Corporation's shares ever split?

Quanex Building Products Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 3 April 2006. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Quanex Building Products Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Quanex Building Products Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Quanex Building Products Corporation's share price.

Quanex Building Products Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Quanex Building Products Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.7866 up to $26.59. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NX.US volatility(beta: 1.67)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 Quanex Building Products Corporation's is 1.6712. This would suggest that Quanex Building Products 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).

Quanex Building Products Corporation overview

Quanex Building Products Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides components for the fenestration industry worldwide. It operates through three segments: North American Fenestration, European Fenestration, and North American Cabinet Components. The company offers flexible insulating glass spacers, extruded vinyl profiles, window and door screens, and precision-formed metal and wood products, as well as cabinet doors and other components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the kitchen and bathroom cabinet industry. It also provides various non-fenestration components and products, including solar panel sealants, trim moldings, vinyl decking, fencing, water retention barriers, and conservatory roof components. The company sells its products to OEMs in the building products industry through sales representatives, direct sales force, distributors, and independent sales agents. Quanex Building Products Corporation was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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