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How to buy Steel Connect stock | $0.79

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Steel Connect, Inc is an integrated freight & logistics business based in the US. Steel Connect shares (STCN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Steel Connect employs 3,481 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$727.6 million.

How to buy shares in Steel Connect

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  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 Steel Connect. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: STCN. 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 Steel Connect 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$0.79, 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 Steel Connect, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Steel Connect. 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.

Steel Connect share price

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Steel Connect shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-29.
Latest market closeUSD$0.79
52-week rangeUSD$0.402 - USD$1.69
50-day moving average USD$0.7868
200-day moving average USD$0.6328
Wall St. target priceUSD$22.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.13

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Is it a good time to buy Steel Connect stock?

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Steel Connect price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $0.79 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-06) 2.60%
1 month (2020-12-12) N/A
3 months (2020-10-13) 25.40%
6 months (2020-07-13) 46.30%
1 year (2020-01-13) -48.37%
2 years (2019-01-12) N/A
3 years (2018-01-12) 2.31
5 years (2016-01-13) 2.17

Is Steel Connect under- or over-valued?

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

Steel Connect's EBITDA

Steel Connect's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$74.6 million.

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

Steel Connect financials

Revenue TTM USD$727.6 million
Operating margin TTM 3.41%
Gross profit TTM USD$163 million
Return on assets TTM 1.99%
Return on equity TTM -15.54%
Profit margin -1.87%
Book value $0.768
Market capitalisation USD$49.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Steel Connect shares

There are currently 40,008 Steel Connect shares held short by investors – that's known as Steel Connect's "short interest". This figure is 21.8% up from 32,850 last month.

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

Steel Connect's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Steel Connect's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Steel Connect shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Steel Connect shares traded daily (recently around 250050). Steel Connect's SIR currently stands at 0.16. In other words for every 100,000 Steel Connect shares traded daily on the market, roughly 160 shares are currently held short.

However Steel Connect's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Steel Connect shares, or, against the total number of tradable Steel Connect shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Steel Connect's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Steel Connect shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Steel Connect shares, roughly 1 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 Steel Connect.

Find out more about how you can short Steel Connect stock.

Steel Connect share dividends

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

Have Steel Connect's shares ever split?

Steel Connect's shares were split on 20 January 2015.

Steel Connect share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Steel Connect's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.402 up to $1.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STCN.US volatility(beta: 1.09)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 Steel Connect's is 1.0908. This would suggest that Steel Connect'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).

Steel Connect overview

Steel Connect, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides direct marketing and supply chain services in the United States, China, the Netherlands, and internationally. It offers data-driven marketing solutions, including strategy, data and analytics, response analysis, creative services, lithographic and digital printing, envelope printing and converting, component manufacturing, promotional cards, data processing and hygiene, content and asset management, personalization, lettershop and bindery, and postal optimization for paper-based direct marketing and omnichannel marketing campaigns, as well as provides business continuity and disaster recovery services. The company also offers product configuration and packaging, kitting, and assembly of components and parts into finished goods; and value-added processes, such as product testing, radio frequency identification tagging, product or service activation, language settings, personalization and engraving, multi-channel packaging, and packaging design services. In addition, it provides fulfillment services comprising order management, pick, pack and ship, retail compliance, and demand planning services; and reverse logistics services that simplifies the returns process for retailers and manufacturers, as well as operates a cloud-based e-commerce platform. Steel Connect, Inc. offers its supply chain services to customers in the consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, storage, and retail markets. The company was formerly known as ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. and changed its name to Steel Connect, Inc. in February 2018. Steel Connect, Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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