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How to buy Sandstorm Gold stock

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Sandstorm Gold Ltd is a gold business based in the US. Sandstorm Gold shares (SAND) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Sandstorm Gold

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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 Sandstorm Gold. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SAND. 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 Sandstorm Gold 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. 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 Sandstorm Gold, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sandstorm Gold. 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.

Sandstorm Gold share price

Use our graph to track the performance of SAND stocks over time.

Sandstorm Gold shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-13.
52-week rangeUSD$3.32 - USD$10.63
50-day moving average USD$7.3188
200-day moving average USD$8.4436
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.35
PE ratio 148.2979
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.047

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Is it a good time to buy Sandstorm Gold stock?

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Is Sandstorm Gold under- or over-valued?

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

Sandstorm Gold's P/E ratio

Sandstorm Gold's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 148x. In other words, Sandstorm Gold shares trade at around 148x 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.

Sandstorm Gold's EBITDA

Sandstorm Gold's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$56.7 million.

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

Sandstorm Gold financials

Revenue TTM USD$87.3 million
Operating margin TTM 23.16%
Gross profit TTM USD$65.2 million
Return on assets TTM 2.08%
Return on equity TTM 1.5%
Profit margin 9.88%
Book value $3.141
Market capitalisation USD$1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sandstorm Gold shares

There are currently 2.3 million Sandstorm Gold shares held short by investors – that's known as Sandstorm Gold's "short interest". This figure is 116.3% up from 1.1 million last month.

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

Sandstorm Gold's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sandstorm Gold's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sandstorm Gold shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sandstorm Gold shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Sandstorm Gold's SIR currently stands at 1.56. In other words for every 100,000 Sandstorm Gold shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1560 shares are currently held short.

However Sandstorm Gold's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sandstorm Gold shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sandstorm Gold shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sandstorm Gold's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sandstorm Gold shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sandstorm Gold shares, roughly 0 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 Sandstorm Gold.

Find out more about how you can short Sandstorm Gold stock.

Sandstorm Gold share dividends

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

Have Sandstorm Gold's shares ever split?

Sandstorm Gold's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 9 May 2012. So if you had owned 5 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 Sandstorm Gold shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sandstorm Gold shares which in turn could have impacted Sandstorm Gold's share price.

Sandstorm Gold share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sandstorm Gold's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.32 up to $10.63. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SAND.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 Sandstorm Gold's is 1.0416. This would suggest that Sandstorm Gold'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).

Sandstorm Gold overview

Sandstorm Gold Ltd. operates as a gold royalty company. It focuses on acquiring gold and other metal purchase agreements and royalties from companies that have advanced stage development projects or operating mines. The company offers upfront payments for companies to acquire a gold stream or royalty and receives the right to purchase a percentage of a mine's production for the life of the mine at a fixed price per unit or at a fixed percentage of the spot price. It has a portfolio of 191 streams and royalties. The company has operations in Canada, Mexico, the United States, Mongolia, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, South Africa, Ghana, Botswana, Cote D'Ivoire, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Honduras, French Guiana, Turkey, Sweden, and Australia. The company was formerly known as Sandstorm Resources Ltd. and changed its name to Sandstorm Gold Ltd. in February 2011. Sandstorm Gold Ltd. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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