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Sasol Limited is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. Sasol shares (SSL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sasol employs 30,670 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$6.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Sasol

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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 Sasol. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SSL. 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 Sasol 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$10.7, 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 Sasol, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sasol. 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.

Sasol share price

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Sasol shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-12.
Latest market closeUSD$10.7
52-week rangeUSD$1.25 - USD$20.38
50-day moving average USD$8.9112
200-day moving average USD$7.9573
Wall St. target priceUSD$12.4
PE ratio 10.2197
Dividend yield USD$0.98 (35.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.047

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Is it a good time to buy Sasol stock?

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Sasol price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.7 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-07) 5.00%
1 month (2020-12-14) 23.13%
3 months (2020-10-14) 63.36%
6 months (2020-07-14) 27.53%
1 year (2020-01-14) -48.53%
2 years (2019-01-14) -66.60%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-14) 24.09

Is Sasol under- or over-valued?

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

Sasol's P/E ratio

Sasol's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Sasol shares trade at around 10x 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.

Sasol's PEG ratio

Sasol's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.1363. 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 Sasol's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sasol financials

Gross profit TTM USD$89.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.72%
Return on equity TTM -47.41%
Profit margin -47.86%
Book value $26.338
Market capitalisation USD$6.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sasol shares

There are currently 965,220 Sasol shares held short by investors – that's known as Sasol's "short interest". This figure is 32.8% down from 1.4 million last month.

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

Sasol's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sasol's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sasol shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sasol shares traded daily (recently around 1.0 million). Sasol's SIR currently stands at 0.94. In other words for every 100,000 Sasol shares traded daily on the market, roughly 940 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Sasol stock.

Sasol share dividends

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

Sasol share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sasol's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.25 up to $20.38. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SSL.US volatility(beta: 2.44)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 Sasol's is 2.4365. This would suggest that Sasol's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Sasol overview

Sasol Limited operates as an integrated chemical and energy company in South Africa. The company operates through Mining, Exploration and Production International, Energy, Base Chemicals, and Performance Chemicals segments. It operates coal mines; and develops and manages upstream interests in oil and gas exploration and production in Mozambique, South Africa, Canada, and Gabon. The company also markets and sells liquid fuels, pipeline gas, and electricity; and develops, implements, and manages international gas-to-liquids ventures. In addition, it produces and markets polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, ketones, alcohols, acrylates, caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, phenolics, ammonium nitrate base products, and sulphur derivatives, as well mining reagents for use in various applications, such as aerosols, cosmetics, fragrances, packaging, paints, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, polishes, printing and plastics, mining, pulp and paper, steel, textiles, water treatment and purification, agricultural fertilizers, and chemicals. Further, the company markets organic and inorganic commodity and specialty chemicals comprising organics, inorganics, wax, phenolic, carbon, ammonia, and specialty gases; and offers engineering and project services. Sasol Limited was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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