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How to buy Sealed Air Corporation stock

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Sealed Air Corporation is a packaging & containers business based in the US. Sealed Air Corporation shares (SEE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sealed Air Corporation employs 16,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.9 billion.

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  3. Search for Sealed Air Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SEE. 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 Sealed Air Corporation 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 Sealed Air Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sealed Air Corporation. 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.

Sealed Air Corporation share price

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Sealed Air Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$16.853 - USD$47.725
50-day moving average USD$44.4709
200-day moving average USD$42.6057
Wall St. target priceUSD$51.36
PE ratio 13.4958
Dividend yield USD$0.64 (1.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.221

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Is it a good time to buy Sealed Air Corporation stock?

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Is Sealed Air Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Sealed Air Corporation's P/E ratio

Sealed Air Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Sealed Air Corporation shares trade at around 13x 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.

Sealed Air Corporation's PEG ratio

Sealed Air Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9944. 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 Sealed Air Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sealed Air Corporation's EBITDA

Sealed Air Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$973.1 million.

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

Sealed Air Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.3%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.43%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 10.26%
Book value $1.113
Market capitalisation USD$6.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sealed Air Corporation shares

There are currently 2.3 million Sealed Air Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Sealed Air Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 12.6% down from 2.6 million last month.

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

Sealed Air Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sealed Air Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sealed Air Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sealed Air Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Sealed Air Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.05. In other words for every 100,000 Sealed Air Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2050 shares are currently held short.

However Sealed Air Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sealed Air Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sealed Air Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sealed Air Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sealed Air Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0167% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sealed Air Corporation shares, roughly 17 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 Sealed Air Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Sealed Air Corporation stock.

Sealed Air Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Sealed Air Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Sealed Air Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.25

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Sealed Air Corporation's overall score of 19.25 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 21st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Sealed Air Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Sealed Air Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.92/100

Sealed Air Corporation's environmental score of 14.92 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sealed Air Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Sealed Air Corporation's social score

Social score: 0.38/100

Sealed Air Corporation's social score of 0.38 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sealed Air Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Sealed Air Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 3.44/100

Sealed Air Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Sealed Air Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Sealed Air Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Sealed Air Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Sealed Air Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Sealed Air Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.25
Total ESG percentile 21.12
Environmental score 14.92
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 0.38
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 3.44
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

Sealed Air Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 20% of net profits

Recently Sealed Air Corporation has paid out, on average, around 20% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sealed Air Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sealed Air Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.

While Sealed Air Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Sealed Air Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Sealed Air Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 19 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Sealed Air Corporation's shares ever split?

Sealed Air Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 March 2007. 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 Sealed Air Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sealed Air Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Sealed Air Corporation's share price.

Sealed Air Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sealed Air Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.853 up to $47.725. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SEE.US volatility(beta: 1.24)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 Sealed Air Corporation's is 1.2444. This would suggest that Sealed Air Corporation'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).

Sealed Air Corporation overview

Sealed Air Corporation provides food safety and security, and product protection solutions and equipment in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates in two segments, Food Care and Product Care. The Food Care segment offers integrated packaging materials, equipment, and automation solutions to provide food safety and shelf life extension, and reduce resource use for perishable food processors in the smoked and processed meats, poultry, and dairy markets under the Cryovac, Cryovac Grip & Tear, Cryovac Darfresh, Cryovac Mirabella, Simple Steps, and Optidure brands. This segment sells its solutions directly to customers through its sales, marketing, and customer service personnel. The Product Care segment provides foam, corrugated, molded pulp, and wood packaging solutions to protect goods in shipping for the e-commerce, electronics, transportation, and industrial markets under the Bubble Wrap, Sealed Air, Instapak, and Korrvu brands, as well as offers automated bagging systems under the Autobag brand. This segment sells its solutions through supply distributors, as well as directly to fabricators, original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, third-party logistics partners, e-commerce/fulfillment operations, and retail centers. Sealed Air Corporation was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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