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How to buy Sterling Construction Company stock

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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 2,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Sterling Construction Company share price

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Sterling Construction Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$6.72 - $24.49
50-day moving average $21.41
200-day moving average $19.31
Wall St. target price$26.00
PE ratio 13.8133
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.50

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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 14x. In other words, Sterling Construction Company shares trade at around 14x 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 $130.2 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 $1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.83%
Gross profit TTM $191.4 million
Return on assets TTM 6.45%
Return on equity TTM 17.51%
Profit margin 2.96%
Book value $9.48
Market capitalisation $590.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sterling Construction Company shares

There are currently 1.5 million Sterling Construction Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Sterling Construction Company's "short interest". This figure is 18.2% down from 1.8 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 378762.92428198). Sterling Construction Company's SIR currently stands at 3.83. In other words for every 100,000 Sterling Construction Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3830 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 0.0524% 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 $24.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STRL.US volatility(beta: 1.45)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 1.4506. 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, 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 for the departments of transportation in various states, regional transit authorities, airport authorities, port authorities, water authorities, and railroads. It offers specialty services such as foundations for multi-family homes, parking structures, and other commercial concrete projects for blue-chip end users in the e-commerce, data center, distribution center and warehousing, energy, mixed use, and multi-family sectors. The company also undertakes concrete foundations for single-family homes. In addition, 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.

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