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How to buy Sierra Metals stock | $3.32

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Sierra Metals Inc is an other industrial metals & mining business based in the US. Sierra Metals shares (SMTS) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sierra Metals employs 1,445 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$235.3 million.

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  3. Search for Sierra Metals. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SMTS. 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 Sierra Metals 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$3.32, 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 Sierra Metals, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sierra Metals. 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.

Sierra Metals share price

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Sierra Metals shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-28.
Latest market closeUSD$3.32
52-week rangeUSD$0.45 - USD$3.41
50-day moving average USD$2.8668
200-day moving average USD$1.8347
Wall St. target priceUSD$4
PE ratio 24.64
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.125

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Is it a good time to buy Sierra Metals stock?

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Sierra Metals price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.32 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-08) N/A
1 month (2020-12-15) 3.11%
3 months (2020-10-15) N/A
6 months (2020-07-15) N/A
1 year (2020-01-15) N/A
2 years (2019-01-15) N/A
3 years (2018-01-15) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) N/A

Is Sierra Metals under- or over-valued?

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

Sierra Metals's P/E ratio

Sierra Metals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Sierra Metals shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.

Sierra Metals's EBITDA

Sierra Metals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$79.2 million.

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

Sierra Metals financials

Revenue TTM USD$235.3 million
Operating margin TTM 17.33%
Gross profit TTM USD$93.6 million
Return on assets TTM 6.12%
Return on equity TTM 11.04%
Profit margin 8.65%
Book value $1.183
Market capitalisation USD$496.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sierra Metals shares

There are currently 17,404 Sierra Metals shares held short by investors – that's known as Sierra Metals's "short interest". This figure is 78.1% down from 79,540 last month.

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

Sierra Metals's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sierra Metals's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sierra Metals shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sierra Metals shares traded daily (recently around 435100). Sierra Metals's SIR currently stands at 0.04. In other words for every 100,000 Sierra Metals shares traded daily on the market, roughly 40 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Sierra Metals stock.

Sierra Metals share dividends

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

Have Sierra Metals's shares ever split?

Sierra Metals's shares were split on a 1:7 basis on 8 December 2010. So if you had owned 7 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 Sierra Metals shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 600% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sierra Metals shares which in turn could have impacted Sierra Metals's share price.

Sierra Metals share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sierra Metals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.45 up to $3.41. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SMTS.US volatility(beta: 2.07)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Sierra Metals's is 2.0669. This would suggest that Sierra Metals's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Sierra Metals overview

Sierra Metals Inc. focuses on the production, exploration, and development of precious and base metals in Peru and Mexico. It primarily focuses on exploration of silver, copper, lead, zinc, and gold deposits. The company's flagship property is the 81.84% owned polymetallic Yauricocha Mine covering an area of 18,778 hectares located in the Yauyos province in Peru. It also holds 100% interest in the Bolivar and Cusi Mines in Mexico. The company was formerly known as Dia Bras Exploration Inc. and changed its name to Sierra Metals Inc. in December 2012. Sierra Metals Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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