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Resolute Forest Products Inc is a paper & paper products business based in the US. Resolute Forest Products shares (RFP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Resolute Forest Products employs 6,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.7 billion.

How to buy shares in Resolute Forest Products

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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 Resolute Forest Products. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RFP. 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 Resolute Forest Products 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$5.05, 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 Resolute Forest Products, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Resolute Forest Products. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Resolute Forest Products's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Resolute Forest Products's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$5.05, which is 40.40% up on its pre-crash value of USD$3.01 and 300.79% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$1.26.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Resolute Forest Products shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$410.66 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,583.07.

Resolute Forest Products share price

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Resolute Forest Products shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-24.
Latest market close USD$5.05
52-week range USD$1.14 - USD$5.39
50-day moving average USD$4.9911
200-day moving average USD$3.631
Wall St. target price USD$5.81
PE ratio 1.5404
Dividend yield N/A (36.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.642

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Is it a good time to buy Resolute Forest Products stock?

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Resolute Forest Products price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.05 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) 0.40%
1 month (2020-10-23) 0.20%
3 months (2020-08-24) 4.99%
6 months (2020-05-23) N/A
1 year (2019-11-23) N/A
2 years (2018-11-23) -52.49%
3 years (2017-11-24) -45.99%
5 years (2015-11-24) -33.64%

Is Resolute Forest Products under- or over-valued?

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

Resolute Forest Products's P/E ratio

Resolute Forest Products's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, Resolute Forest Products shares trade at around 2x 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.

Resolute Forest Products's EBITDA

Resolute Forest Products's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$213 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Resolute Forest Products's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Resolute Forest Products financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.67%
Gross profit TTM USD$738 million
Return on assets TTM 0.77%
Return on equity TTM -0.63%
Profit margin -0.33%
Book value $15.726
Market capitalisation USD$469.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Resolute Forest Products shares

There are currently 766,123 Resolute Forest Products shares held short by investors – that's known as Resolute Forest Products's "short interest". This figure is 16.4% down from 916,137 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Resolute Forest Products shares can be evaluated.

Resolute Forest Products's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Resolute Forest Products's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Resolute Forest Products shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Resolute Forest Products shares traded daily (recently around 291301.52091255). Resolute Forest Products's SIR currently stands at 2.63. In other words for every 100,000 Resolute Forest Products shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2630 shares are currently held short.

However Resolute Forest Products's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Resolute Forest Products shares, or, against the total number of tradable Resolute Forest Products shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Resolute Forest Products's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Resolute Forest Products shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0139% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Resolute Forest Products shares, roughly 14 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 Resolute Forest Products.

Find out more about how you can short Resolute Forest Products stock.

Resolute Forest Products share dividends

We're not expecting Resolute Forest Products to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Resolute Forest Products share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Resolute Forest Products's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.14 up to $5.39. 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 Resolute Forest Products's is 3.5676. This would suggest that Resolute Forest Products's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Resolute Forest Products overview

Resolute Forest Products Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the forest products industry in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Market Pulp, Tissue, Wood Products, Newsprint, and Specialty Papers. The Market Pulp segment offers virgin and recycled bleached kraft pulp. The Tissue segment provides various tissue products, such as virgin paper products for the away-from-home and at-home markets; and sells parent rolls. The Wood Products segment produces construction-grade and spruce-pine-fir lumber products, bed frame components, finger joints, and furring strips, as well as I-joists for the construction industry. The Newsprint segment offers newsprint to newspaper publishers, as well as to commercial printers for a range of uses comprising inserts and flyers. The Specialty Papers segment offers various uncoated mechanical papers, including supercalendered and white papers, as well as uncoated freesheet papers. Its specialty papers are used in books, retail inserts, direct mail, coupons, magazines, catalogs, bags, and other commercial printing applications. This segment sells specialty papers to commercial printers, direct mailers, publishers, catalogers, and retailers. The company also produces electricity at six cogeneration facilities and seven hydroelectric dams. Resolute Forest Products Inc. is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

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