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How to buy Sierra Metals stock

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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 0.00.

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Sierra Metals share price

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Sierra Metals shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week range$0.45 - $3.87
50-day moving average $3.09
200-day moving average $2.49
Wall St. target price$4.00
PE ratio 21.4
Dividend yield $0.004 (0.15%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.13

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Is it a good time to buy Sierra Metals stock?

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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 21x. In other words, Sierra Metals shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

Sierra Metals's EBITDA

Sierra Metals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $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 $235.3 million
Operating margin TTM 17.33%
Gross profit TTM $93.6 million
Return on assets TTM 6.12%
Return on equity TTM 11.04%
Profit margin 8.65%
Book value $1.18
Market capitalisation $440.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sierra Metals shares

There are currently 117,655 Sierra Metals shares held short by investors – that's known as Sierra Metals's "short interest". This figure is 67.5% up from 70,252 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 588275). Sierra Metals's SIR currently stands at 0.2. In other words for every 100,000 Sierra Metals shares traded daily on the market, roughly 200 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 7 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 $3.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SMTS.US volatility(beta: 1.99)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 1.9889. This would suggest that Sierra Metals's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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.

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