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How to buy Sterling Construction Company stock | $18.61

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Sterling Construction Company, Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. Sterling Construction Company shares (STRL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sterling Construction Company employs 2,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Sterling Construction Company

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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 Sterling Construction Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: STRL. 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 Sterling Construction Company 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$18.61, 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 Sterling Construction Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sterling Construction Company. 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.

Sterling Construction Company share price

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Sterling Construction Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-28.
Latest market closeUSD$18.61
52-week rangeUSD$6.72 - USD$20.82
50-day moving average USD$16.9339
200-day moving average USD$13.892
Wall St. target priceUSD$22
PE ratio 9.3576
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.086

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Is it a good time to buy Sterling Construction Company stock?

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Sterling Construction Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $18.61 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-06) -12.30%
1 month (2020-12-15) -2.51%
3 months (2020-10-13) 22.76%
6 months (2020-07-13) 104.06%
1 year (2020-01-13) 31.61%
2 years (2019-01-13) N/A
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-13) 282.92%

Is Sterling Construction Company under- or over-valued?

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

Sterling Construction Company's P/E ratio

Sterling Construction Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Sterling Construction Company shares trade at around 9x 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.

Sterling Construction Company's PEG ratio

Sterling Construction Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.44. 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 Sterling Construction Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sterling Construction Company's EBITDA

Sterling Construction Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$121.4 million.

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

Sterling Construction Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.19%
Gross profit TTM USD$107.8 million
Return on assets TTM 7.15%
Return on equity TTM 26.81%
Profit margin 4.12%
Book value $9.173
Market capitalisation USD$548.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sterling Construction Company shares

There are currently 1.2 million Sterling Construction Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Sterling Construction Company's "short interest". This figure is 3% up from 1.1 million last month.

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

Sterling Construction Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sterling Construction Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sterling Construction Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sterling Construction Company shares traded daily (recently around 274460.70588235). Sterling Construction Company's SIR currently stands at 4.25. In other words for every 100,000 Sterling Construction Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4250 shares are currently held short.

However Sterling Construction Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sterling Construction Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sterling Construction Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sterling Construction Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sterling Construction Company shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0519% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sterling Construction Company shares, roughly 52 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 Sterling Construction Company.

Find out more about how you can short Sterling Construction Company stock.

Sterling Construction Company share dividends

We're not expecting Sterling Construction Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Sterling Construction Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sterling Construction Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.72 up to $20.82. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STRL.US volatility(beta: 1.38)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 Sterling Construction Company's is 1.3801. This would suggest that Sterling Construction Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Sterling Construction Company overview

Sterling Construction Company, Inc., a construction company, engages in the heavy civil construction, specialty services, and residential construction activities primarily in the southern United States, the Rocky Mountain states, California, and Hawaii. The company undertakes various heavy civil construction projects, including highways, roads, bridges, airfields, ports, light rail, water, wastewater and storm drainage systems, foundations for multi-family homes, commercial concrete projects, and parking structures for the departments of transportation in various states, regional transit authorities, airport authorities, port authorities, water authorities, and railroads, as well as commercial construction customers. It offers specialty services for blue-chip end users in the e-commerce, data center, distribution center and warehousing, energy, mixed use, and multi-family sectors. In addition, the company undertakes concrete foundations for single-family homes. Further, it provides surveying, clearing and grubbing, erosion control, grading, grassing, site excavation, storm drainage, sanitary sewer and water main installation, drilling and blasting, curb and gutter, paving, concrete work, and landfill services. The company was formerly known as Oakhurst Company, Inc. and changed its name to Sterling Construction Company, Inc. in November 2001. Sterling Construction Company, Inc. was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

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