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How to buy Seacor stock | $42

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Seacor Holdings Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Seacor shares (CKH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Seacor employs 2,309 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$733.1 million.

How to buy shares in Seacor

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Seacor. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CKH. 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 Seacor 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$42, 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 Seacor, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Seacor. 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.

Seacor share price

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Seacor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$42
52-week rangeUSD$22.23 - USD$47.7
50-day moving average USD$37.5427
200-day moving average USD$31.7294
Wall St. target priceUSD$32.75
PE ratio 78.0263
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.532

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Is it a good time to buy Seacor stock?

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Seacor price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $42 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-15) 42
1 month (2020-12-23) 1.18%
3 months (2020-10-22) 30.72%
6 months (2020-07-22) 52.73%
1 year (2020-01-22) 2.19%
2 years (2019-01-22) 1.67%
3 years (2018-01-22) 47.36
5 years (2016-01-22) 44.85

Is Seacor under- or over-valued?

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

Seacor's P/E ratio

Seacor's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 78x. In other words, Seacor shares trade at around 78x 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.

Seacor's PEG ratio

Seacor's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.88. 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 Seacor's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Seacor's EBITDA

Seacor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$82.1 million.

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

Seacor financials

Revenue TTM USD$733.1 million
Operating margin TTM 1.64%
Gross profit TTM USD$216.3 million
Return on assets TTM 0.5%
Return on equity TTM 1.29%
Profit margin 1.45%
Book value $40.622
Market capitalisation USD$845.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Seacor shares

There are currently 480,609 Seacor shares held short by investors – that's known as Seacor's "short interest". This figure is 21.6% down from 613,348 last month.

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

Seacor's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Seacor's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Seacor shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Seacor shares traded daily (recently around 306120.38216561). Seacor's SIR currently stands at 1.57. In other words for every 100,000 Seacor shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1570 shares are currently held short.

However Seacor's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Seacor shares, or, against the total number of tradable Seacor shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Seacor's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Seacor shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0295% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Seacor shares, roughly 30 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 Seacor.

Find out more about how you can short Seacor stock.

Seacor share dividends

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

Have Seacor's shares ever split?

Seacor's shares were split on a 1034:1000 basis on 7 December 2017. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1034 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Seacor shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Seacor shares which in turn could have impacted Seacor's share price.

Seacor share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Seacor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.23 up to $47.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CKH.US volatility(beta: 1.03)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 Seacor's is 1.0336. This would suggest that Seacor'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).

Seacor overview

SEACOR Holdings Inc. engages in transportation and logistics, risk management consultancy, and other businesses in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Ocean Transportation & Logistics Services, Inland Transportation & Logistics Services, Witt O'Brien's, and Other segments. The Ocean Transportation & Logistics Services segment owns and operates a fleet of bulk transportation, port and infrastructure, and logistics assets. It operates carriers for the United States coastwise for trade of crude oil, petroleum, and chemical products; and dry bulk vessels. This segment provides deep-sea vessels docking, ocean towing, and oil terminal support and bunkering services; liner, short-sea, rail car, and project cargo transportation and logistics solutions; door-to-door solutions; and technical ship management services, as well as operates pure car/truck carriers. The Inland Transportation & Logistics Services segment offers river transportation equipment for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and containers, and petroleum products; and owns and operates multi-modal terminal locations. It also provides management services related to barge and towboat operations. The Witt O'Brien's segment provides crisis and emergency management services for the public and private sectors. It serves markets in the areas of critical national infrastructure, including government, energy, transportation, healthcare, and education. The Other segment designs, develops, and maintains alternative energy and power solutions; and offers liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas fuel supply and logistics to commercial, industrial, agricultural, and transportation customers. This segment also engages in the selling, storage, and maintenance of aviation; agricultural commodity trading and logistics businesses; and trading and merchandising of sugar and other commodities. SEACOR Holdings Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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