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How to buy Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock
Learn how to easily invest in Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock.
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co is a steel business based in the US. Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares (RS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum employs 13,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $17 billion.
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – RS – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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What's in this guide?
- RS shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is RS stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is RS suitable for ethical investing?
- Are RS shares over-valued?
- Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's financials
- How volatile are RS shares?
- Does Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum pay a dividend?
- Have RS shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock price (NYSE: RS)Use our graph to track the performance of RS stocks over time.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$174.37|
|52-week range||$136.52 - $209.72|
|50-day moving average||$186.84|
|200-day moving average||$179.37|
|Wall St. target price||$222.09|
|Dividend yield||$3.125 (1.95%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$30.26|
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Is it a good time to buy Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock?
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Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-19)||-3.97%|
|1 month (2022-08-29)||-10.94%|
|3 months (2022-06-30)||2.66%|
|6 months (2022-03-29)||-5.87%|
|1 year (2021-09-30)||22.43%|
|2 years (2020-09-30)||70.88%|
|3 years (2019-09-30)||74.96%|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||128.92%|
Is Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's P/E ratio
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares trade at around 6x 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.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's PEG ratio
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2. 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 Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's EBITDA
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum financials
|Revenue TTM||$17 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.52%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||17.06%|
|Return on equity TTM||30.68%|
|Market capitalisation||$10.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 48.35
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's overall score of 48.35 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 95th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's environmental score
Environmental score: 24.77/100
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's environmental score of 24.77 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's social score
Social score: 17.67/100
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's social score of 17.67 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's governance score
Governance score: 14.91/100
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||48.35|
|Total ESG percentile||94.64|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 10.91% of net profits
Recently Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum has paid out, on average, around 10.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.95% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shareholders could enjoy a 1.95% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's case, that would currently equate to about $3.125 per share.
While Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum is investing more in its future growth.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's most recent dividend payout was on 1 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's shares ever split?
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 July 2006. 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 Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares which in turn could have impacted Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's share price.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's shares have ranged in value from as little as $136.5181 up to $209.7178. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's is 0.8282. This would suggest that Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum overview
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. operates as a diversified metal solutions provider and the metals service center company in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company distributes a line of approximately 100,000 metal products, including alloy, aluminum, brass, copper, carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium, and specialty steel products; and provides metals processing services to general manufacturing, non-residential construction, transportation, aerospace, energy, electronics and semiconductor fabrication, and heavy industries. It also distributes non-ferrous metals products and tubular building products; and manufactures specialty extruded metals, fabricated parts, and welded components. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated a network of approximately 315 locations in 40 states in the United States and 13 in other countries. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers, which primarily include small machine shops and fabricators. The company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.792% of Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares are held by insiders and 85.732% by institutions. How many people work for Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum?
Latest data suggests 13,700 work at Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum. When does the fiscal year end for Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum?
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum based?
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's address is: 350 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90071 What is Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's ISIN number?
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's international securities identification number is: US7595091023 What is Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's CUSIP number?
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 759509102
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