How to buy The Andersons stock - 11 April

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How to buy The Andersons stock

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The Andersons, Inc is a food distribution business based in the US. The Andersons shares (ANDE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Andersons employs 2,229 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.2 billion.

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  3. Search for The Andersons. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ANDE. 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 The Andersons 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. 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 The Andersons, depending on your broker.
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The Andersons share price

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The Andersons shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$10.6637 - USD$30.6367
50-day moving average USD$27.7468
200-day moving average USD$24.0761
Wall St. target priceUSD$26.67
PE ratio 118.4348
Dividend yield USD$0.7 (2.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.23

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Is it a good time to buy The Andersons stock?

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Is The Andersons under- or over-valued?

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

The Andersons's P/E ratio

The Andersons's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 118x. In other words, The Andersons shares trade at around 118x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

The Andersons's PEG ratio

The Andersons's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.93. 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 The Andersons's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Andersons's EBITDA

The Andersons's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$200.5 million.

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

The Andersons financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.14%
Gross profit TTM USD$404.9 million
Return on assets TTM 0.18%
Return on equity TTM -1.21%
Profit margin 0.09%
Book value $29.16
Market capitalisation USD$917.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Andersons shares

There are currently 485,514 The Andersons shares held short by investors – that's known as The Andersons's "short interest". This figure is 4.9% down from 510,606 last month.

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

The Andersons's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Andersons's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Andersons shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Andersons shares traded daily (recently around 188915.95330739). The Andersons's SIR currently stands at 2.57. In other words for every 100,000 The Andersons shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2570 shares are currently held short.

However The Andersons's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Andersons shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Andersons shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Andersons's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Andersons shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0208% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Andersons shares, roughly 21 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 The Andersons.

Find out more about how you can short The Andersons stock.

The Andersons share dividends

3%

Dividend payout ratio: 3.18% of net profits

Recently The Andersons has paid out, on average, around 3.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Andersons shareholders could enjoy a 2.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Andersons's case, that would currently equate to about $0.7 per share.

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

The Andersons's most recent dividend payout was on 20 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Andersons's shares ever split?

The Andersons's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 19 February 2014. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Andersons shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Andersons shares which in turn could have impacted The Andersons's share price.

The Andersons share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Andersons's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.6637 up to $30.6367. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ANDE.US volatility(beta: 0.69)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 The Andersons's is 0.6933. This would suggest that The Andersons's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The Andersons overview

The Andersons, Inc., an agriculture company, operates in trade, ethanol, plant nutrient, and rail sectors in the United States and internationally. The company's Trade segment operates grain elevators; stores grains; and provides grain marketing, risk management, and corn origination services to its customers and affiliated ethanol facilities. This segment also engages in the commodity merchandising business. Its Ethanol segment purchases and sells ethanol, as well as offers facility operations, risk management, and ethanol and coproducts marketing services to the ethanol plants it invests in and operates. The company's Plant Nutrient segment manufactures, distributes, and retails agricultural and related plant nutrients, and pelleted lime and gypsum products; and crop nutrients, crop protection chemicals, and seed products, as well as provides application and agronomic services to commercial and family farmers. It also offers warehousing, packaging, and manufacturing services to nutrient producers and other distributors; and manufactures and distributes various industrial products, such as nitrogen reagents for air pollution control systems that are used in coal-fired power plants, and water treatment and dust abatement products. In addition, this segment produces corncob-based products for laboratory animal bedding and private-label cat litter, as well as absorbents, blast cleaners, carriers, and polishers; professional lawn care products for golf course and turf care markets; fertilizer and weed and pest control products; pelleted lime, gypsum, and value add soil amendments; and specialty ag liquids, seed starters, zinc, and industrial liquids. Its Rail segment purchases, leases, manages, markets, sells, and repairs various types of railcars, locomotives, and barges; provides fleet management services to private railcar owners; and offers metal fabrication services. The Andersons, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in Maumee, Ohio.

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