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How to buy Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock | $144.08

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 12,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock price (NYSE: RS)

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Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-18.
Latest market close$144.08
52-week range$98.00 - $179.68
50-day moving average $151.86
200-day moving average $155.81
Wall St. target price$179.50
PE ratio 11.3181
Dividend yield $2.625 (1.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $12.73

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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

Historical closes compared with the close of $144.08 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) -3.04%
1 month (2021-08-18) -3.87%
3 months (2021-06-18) -3.99%
6 months (2021-03-18) -3.53%
1 year (2020-09-18) 35.16%
2 years (2019-09-18) 39.68%
3 years (2018-09-18) 67.09%
5 years (2016-09-16) 109.36%

Is Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum under- or over-valued?

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 11x. In other words, Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares trade at around 11x 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 $1.4 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 $10.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.22%
Gross profit TTM $2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.82%
Return on equity TTM 15.61%
Profit margin 7.86%
Book value $88.59
Market capitalisation $9.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares

There are currently 605,591 Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares held short by investors – that's known as Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's "short interest". This figure is 20.7% down from 763,198 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares can be evaluated.

Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares traded daily (recently around 275268.63636364). Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's SIR currently stands at 2.2. In other words for every 100,000 Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2200 shares are currently held short.

However Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares, or, against the total number of tradable Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0096% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares, roughly 10 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 Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum.

Find out more about how you can short Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock.

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

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 48.35
Total ESG percentile 94.64
Environmental score 24.77
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 17.67
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 14.91
Governance score percentile 7

Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 20.61% of net profits

Recently Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum has paid out, on average, around 20.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.88% 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 1.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's case, that would currently equate to about $2.625 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 26 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2021 (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 $97.996 up to $179.6811. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RS.US volatility(beta: 1.04)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 Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's is 1.0393. This would suggest that Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum overview

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. operates as a metals service center company. The company provides alloy, aluminum, brass, copper, carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium, and specialty steel products and processing services to general manufacturing, non-residential construction, transportation, aerospace and defense, energy, electronics and semiconductor fabrication, and heavy industries. It also offers precision sheet metal fabrication services, including laser cutting, stamping, turret punching, machining, and powder coating and welding; and toll processing and logistics services. The company operated approximately 300 metals service center processing and distribution facilities in 40 states in the United States and 13 in other countries. It sells its products directly to large original equipment manufacturers, and small machine shops, and fabricators. The company operates in the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.793% of Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares are held by insiders and 85.304% by institutions.
How many people work for Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum?
Latest data suggests 12,800 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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