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How to buy Rite Aid Corporation stock | $12.95

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Rite Aid Corporation is a pharmaceutical retailers business based in the US. Rite Aid Corporation shares (RAD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Rite Aid Corporation employs 29,840 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$23.2 billion.

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  3. Search for Rite Aid Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RAD. 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 Rite Aid 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$12.95, 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 Rite Aid Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Rite Aid 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.

Rite Aid Corporation share price

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Rite Aid Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
Latest market closeUSD$12.95
52-week rangeUSD$7.49 - USD$23.88
50-day moving average USD$10.476
200-day moving average USD$12.9694
Wall St. target priceUSD$8.63
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-8.61

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Is it a good time to buy Rite Aid Corporation stock?

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Rite Aid Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.95 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2021-01-08) -22.59%
1 month (2020-12-16) -24.31%
3 months (2020-10-19) 30.15%
6 months (2020-07-16) -20.70%
1 year (2020-01-16) -0.38%
2 years (2019-01-16) 1,358.00%
3 years (2018-01-16) 480.72%
5 years (2016-01-15) 69.50%

Is Rite Aid Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Rite Aid Corporation's PEG ratio

Rite Aid Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.87. 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 Rite Aid 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.

Rite Aid Corporation's EBITDA

Rite Aid Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$635.4 million.

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

Rite Aid Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$23.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.33%
Gross profit TTM USD$4.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.9%
Return on equity TTM -48.23%
Profit margin -1.51%
Book value $11.256
Market capitalisation USD$693.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Rite Aid Corporation shares

There are currently 12.6 million Rite Aid Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Rite Aid Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 18.6% down from 15.5 million last month.

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

Rite Aid Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Rite Aid Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Rite Aid Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Rite Aid Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). Rite Aid Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.88. In other words for every 100,000 Rite Aid Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4880 shares are currently held short.

However Rite Aid Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Rite Aid Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Rite Aid Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Rite Aid Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.23% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Rite Aid Corporation shares in existence, roughly 230 shares are currently held short) or 0.2567% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Rite Aid Corporation shares, roughly 257 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 Rite Aid Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Rite Aid Corporation stock.

Rite Aid Corporation'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 Rite Aid Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Rite Aid Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Rite Aid Corporation's overall score of 32 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 58th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Rite Aid Corporation 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.).

Rite Aid Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 5/100

Rite Aid Corporation's environmental score of 5 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Rite Aid Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Rite Aid Corporation's social score

Social score: 5/100

Rite Aid Corporation's social score of 5 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Rite Aid Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Rite Aid Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 5/100

Rite Aid Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Rite Aid Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Rite Aid Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Rite Aid Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Rite Aid Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Rite Aid Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32
Total ESG percentile 57.58
Environmental score 5
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 5
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 5
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 3

Rite Aid Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Rite Aid Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Rite Aid Corporation's shares ever split?

Rite Aid Corporation's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 22 April 2019. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Rite Aid Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Rite Aid Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Rite Aid Corporation's share price.

Rite Aid Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Rite Aid Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.49 up to $23.88. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RAD.US volatility(beta: 0.59)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 Rite Aid Corporation's is 0.5896. This would suggest that Rite Aid Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Rite Aid Corporation overview

Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Retail Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services. The Retail Pharmacy segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of other merchandise, including over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, personal care items, cosmetics, household items, food and beverages, greeting cards, seasonal merchandise, and other every day and convenience products. It also operates retail clinics that provide treatment for common conditions; and provides preventative services, such as screenings, medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams. In addition, this segment offers healthcare coaching and disease management services. The Pharmacy Services segment provides pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and a range of pharmacy-related services. This segment also performs prescription adjudication services for other PBMs; and offers integrated mail-order and specialty pharmacy services, as well as drug benefits under the federal government's Medicare Part D program. As of April 21, 2020, the company operated approximately 2,400 retail pharmacy locations in 18 states. Rite Aid Corporation was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

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