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How to buy Saia stock | $267.11

Learn how to easily invest in Saia stock.

Saia Inc is a trucking business based in the US. Saia shares (SAIA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Saia employs 10,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Saia stock price (NASDAQ: SAIA)

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Saia shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$267.11
52-week range$135.24 - $264.42
50-day moving average $245.22
200-day moving average $230.63
Wall St. target price$250.77
PE ratio 38.4139
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.81

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Is it a good time to buy Saia stock?

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Saia price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $267.11 from 2021-10-21

1 week (2021-10-15) 2.12%
1 month (2021-09-22) 9.77%
3 months (2021-07-22) 32.98%
6 months (2021-04-22) 11.62%
1 year (2020-10-22) 81.65%
2 years (2019-10-22) 171.59%
3 years (2018-10-22) 342.53%
5 years (2016-10-21) 811.95%

Is Saia under- or over-valued?

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

Saia's P/E ratio

Saia's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Saia shares trade at around 38x recent earnings.

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

Saia's PEG ratio

Saia's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.68. 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 Saia's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Saia's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $374.4 million.

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

Saia financials

Revenue TTM $2 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.72%
Gross profit TTM $418.5 million
Return on assets TTM 9.26%
Return on equity TTM 18.73%
Profit margin 9.02%
Book value $40.52
Market capitalisation $6.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Saia shares

There are currently 927,524 Saia shares held short by investors – that's known as Saia's "short interest". This figure is 10.1% down from 1.0 million last month.

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

Saia's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Saia's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Saia shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Saia shares traded daily (recently around 179405.02901354). Saia's SIR currently stands at 5.17. In other words for every 100,000 Saia shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5170 shares are currently held short.

However Saia's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Saia shares, or, against the total number of tradable Saia shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Saia's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Saia shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0354% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Saia shares, roughly 35 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 Saia.

Find out more about how you can short Saia stock.

Saia share dividends

We're not expecting Saia to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Saia's shares ever split?

Saia's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 13 June 2013. 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 Saia shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Saia shares which in turn could have impacted Saia's share price.

Saia share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Saia's shares have ranged in value from as little as $135.24 up to $264.42. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SAIA.US volatility(beta: 1.21)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Saia's is 1.2111. This would suggest that Saia'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).

Saia overview

Saia, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates as a transportation company in North America. The company provides less-than-truckload services for shipments between 100 and 10,000 pounds; and other value-added services, including non-asset truckload, expedited, and logistics services. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 174 owned and leased facilities; and owned approximately 5,700 tractors and 17,400 trailers. The company was formerly known as SCS Transportation, Inc. and changed its name to Saia, Inc. in July 2006.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Saia is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.934% of Saia shares are held by insiders and 109.669% by institutions.
How many people work for Saia?
Latest data suggests 10,600 work at Saia.
When does the fiscal year end for Saia?
Saia's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Saia based?
Saia's address is: 11465 Johns Creek Parkway, Johns Creek, GA, United States, 30097
What is Saia's ISIN number?
Saia's international securities identification number is: US78709Y1055
What is Saia's CUSIP number?
Saia's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 78709Y105

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