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How to buy Silgan stock | $39.72

Learn how to easily invest in Silgan stock.

Silgan Holdings Inc is a packaging & containers business based in the US. Silgan shares (SLGN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Silgan employs 15,610 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Silgan stock price (NASDAQ: SLGN)

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Silgan shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-18.
Latest market close$39.72
52-week range$33.25 - $44.26
50-day moving average $41.30
200-day moving average $41.76
Wall St. target price$48.18
PE ratio 12.8954
Dividend yield $0.52 (1.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.06

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Silgan price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $39.72 from 2021-09-20

1 week (2021-09-15) -2.96%
1 month (2021-08-20) -4.73%
3 months (2021-06-22) -4.63%
6 months (2021-03-22) -5.90%
1 year (2020-09-22) 10.52%
2 years (2019-09-20) 34.37%
3 years (2018-09-21) 38.78%
5 years (2016-09-22) 50.23

Is Silgan under- or over-valued?

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

Silgan's P/E ratio

Silgan'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, Silgan 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.

Silgan's PEG ratio

Silgan's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.683. 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 Silgan's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Silgan's EBITDA

Silgan's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $818.6 million.

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

Silgan financials

Revenue TTM $5.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.98%
Gross profit TTM $867.4 million
Return on assets TTM 5.55%
Return on equity TTM 27.5%
Profit margin 6.43%
Book value $12.58
Market capitalisation $4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Silgan shares

There are currently 2.4 million Silgan shares held short by investors – that's known as Silgan's "short interest". This figure is 19.9% up from 2.0 million last month.

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

Silgan's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Silgan's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Silgan shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Silgan shares traded daily (recently around 301501.88205772). Silgan's SIR currently stands at 7.97. In other words for every 100,000 Silgan shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7970 shares are currently held short.

However Silgan's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Silgan shares, or, against the total number of tradable Silgan shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Silgan's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Silgan shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0288% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Silgan shares, roughly 29 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Silgan.

Find out more about how you can short Silgan stock.

Silgan share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 16.67% of net profits

Recently Silgan has paid out, on average, around 16.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Silgan shareholders could enjoy a 1.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Silgan's case, that would currently equate to about $0.52 per share.

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

Silgan's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Silgan's shares ever split?

Silgan's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 29 May 2017. 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 Silgan shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Silgan shares which in turn could have impacted Silgan's share price.

Silgan share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Silgan's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.2524 up to $44.2568. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SLGN.US volatility(beta: 0.77)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Silgan's is 0.7658. This would suggest that Silgan's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Silgan overview

Silgan Holdings Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells rigid packaging for consumer goods products in North America, Europe, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Metal Containers, Closures, and Plastic Containers. The Metal Containers segment manufactures and sells steel and aluminum containers for food products, such as pet food, vegetables, soups, proteins, tomato based products, adult nutritional drinks, fruits, and other miscellaneous food products, as well as general line metal containers primarily for chemicals. The Closures segment offers a range of metal and plastic closures, and dispensing systems for use in food, beverage, health care, garden, home, personal care, and beauty products, as well as capping/sealing equipment and detection systems. The Plastic Containers segment manufactures and sells custom designed and stock plastic containers for use in personal care and health care; food and beverage; household and industrial chemical; pharmaceutical; pet food and care; agricultural; automotive; and marine chemical products. This segment also provides plastic thermoformed barrier and non-barrier bowls, and trays for food products, such as soups, other ready-to-eat meals, and pet food products; and plastic closures, caps, sifters, and fitments, as well as thermoformed plastic tubs for food, household, and personal care products, including soft fabric wipes.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Silgan is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 24.42% of Silgan shares are held by insiders and 70.52% by institutions.
How many people work for Silgan?
Latest data suggests 15,610 work at Silgan.
When does the fiscal year end for Silgan?
Silgan's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Silgan based?
Silgan's address is: 4 Landmark Square, Stamford, CT, United States, 06901
What is Silgan's ISIN number?
Silgan's international securities identification number is: US8270481091
What is Silgan's CUSIP number?
Silgan's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 827048109

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