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How to buy Schweitzer-Mauduit International stock

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Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc is a paper & paper products business based in the US. Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares (SWM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Schweitzer-Mauduit International employs 3,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

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  3. Search for Schweitzer-Mauduit International. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SWM. 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 Schweitzer-Mauduit International 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 Schweitzer-Mauduit International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Schweitzer-Mauduit International. 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.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International share price

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Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$19.215 - USD$46.83
50-day moving average USD$41.2347
200-day moving average USD$35.8057
Wall St. target priceUSD$55
PE ratio 17.2782
Dividend yield USD$1.76 (3.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.66

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Is it a good time to buy Schweitzer-Mauduit International stock?

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Is Schweitzer-Mauduit International under- or over-valued?

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

Schweitzer-Mauduit International's P/E ratio

Schweitzer-Mauduit International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares trade at around 17x 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.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International's PEG ratio

Schweitzer-Mauduit International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.65. 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 Schweitzer-Mauduit International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International's EBITDA

Schweitzer-Mauduit International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$212.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Schweitzer-Mauduit International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.1%
Gross profit TTM USD$308.3 million
Return on assets TTM 5.75%
Return on equity TTM 13.44%
Profit margin 7.8%
Book value $21.013
Market capitalisation USD$1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares

There are currently 898,290 Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares held short by investors – that's known as Schweitzer-Mauduit International's "short interest". This figure is 12.4% up from 799,456 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares can be evaluated.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Schweitzer-Mauduit International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares traded daily (recently around 204621.86788155). Schweitzer-Mauduit International's SIR currently stands at 4.39. In other words for every 100,000 Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4390 shares are currently held short.

However Schweitzer-Mauduit International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Schweitzer-Mauduit International's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0393% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares, roughly 39 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 Schweitzer-Mauduit International.

Find out more about how you can short Schweitzer-Mauduit International stock.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 54.21% of net profits

Recently Schweitzer-Mauduit International has paid out, on average, around 54.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.85% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Schweitzer-Mauduit International shareholders could enjoy a 3.85% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Schweitzer-Mauduit International's case, that would currently equate to about $1.76 per share.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International's most recent dividend payout was on 26 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Schweitzer-Mauduit International's shares ever split?

Schweitzer-Mauduit International's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 August 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Schweitzer-Mauduit International shares which in turn could have impacted Schweitzer-Mauduit International's share price.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Schweitzer-Mauduit International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.215 up to $46.83. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SWM.US volatility(beta: 1.12)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 Schweitzer-Mauduit International's is 1.1243. This would suggest that Schweitzer-Mauduit International'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).

Schweitzer-Mauduit International overview

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides engineered solutions and advanced materials for various industries worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Advanced Materials & Structures and Engineered Papers. The Advanced Materials & Structures segment manufactures and sells resin-based rolled goods, such as nets, films, and meltblown materials for filtration, transportation, construction and infrastructure, medical, and industrial end-markets. The Engineered Papers segment provides low ignition propensity cigarette papers that are designed to self-extinguish when not actively being smoked; reconstituted tobacco, and wrapper and binder products use in machine-made cigars; alkaline battery separator papers; and commodity paper grades for printing and writing, flooring laminates, and food service packaging. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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