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How to buy LS Starrett Company stock

Learn how to easily invest in LS Starrett Company stock.

LS Starrett Company is a tools & accessories business based in the US. LS Starrett Company shares (SCX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. LS Starrett Company employs 1,493 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $253.7 million.

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LS Starrett Company stock price (NYSE: SCX)

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LS Starrett Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-03.
Latest market close$9.57
52-week range$6.26 - $13.50
50-day moving average $8.18
200-day moving average $7.89
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 4.7411
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.97

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Is it a good time to buy LS Starrett Company stock?

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LS Starrett Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $9.57 from 2022-10-05

1 week (2022-09-29) 6.81%
1 month (2022-09-06) 8.38%
3 months (2022-07-06) 40.12%
6 months (2022-04-06) 29.85%
1 year (2021-10-06) -17.36%
2 years (2020-10-06) 220.07%
3 years (2019-10-04) 71.20%
5 years (2017-10-06) 7.53%

Is LS Starrett Company stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

LS Starrett Company's P/E ratio

LS Starrett 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 5x. In other words, LS Starrett Company shares trade at around 5x 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.

LS Starrett Company's EBITDA

LS Starrett Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $30.1 million.

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

LS Starrett Company financials

Revenue TTM $253.7 million
Operating margin TTM 9.23%
Gross profit TTM $84.2 million
Return on assets TTM 7.63%
Return on equity TTM 16%
Profit margin 5.86%
Book value $14.05
Market capitalisation $67.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

LS Starrett Company share dividends

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

Have LS Starrett Company's shares ever split?

LS Starrett Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 January 1981. 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 LS Starrett Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for LS Starrett Company shares which in turn could have impacted LS Starrett Company's share price.

LS Starrett Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, LS Starrett Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.26 up to $13.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SCX.US volatility(beta: 0.64)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while LS Starrett Company's is 0.6404. This would suggest that LS Starrett Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

LS Starrett Company overview

The L. S. Starrett Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells industrial, professional, and consumer measuring and cutting tools, and related products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. The company's products include precision tools, electronic gauges, gage blocks, optical vision and laser measuring equipment, custom engineered granite solutions, tape measures, levels, chalk products, squares, band saw blades, hole saws, hacksaw blades, jig saw blades, and reciprocating saw blades, as well as M1 lubricant and precision ground flat stock products. It also provides measuring tools, such as micrometers, vernier calipers, height gages, depth gages, electronic gages, dial indicators, steel rules, combination squares, and custom and non-contact gaging such as vision, optical, and measurement systems. In addition, the company offers hand tools for measuring, marking, and layout that include tapes, levels, chalk lines, and other products for building trades, and construction and retail trades. Further, it provides carbide tipped products for cutting ferrous materials, and non-ferrous metals and castings.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of LS Starrett Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 13.681% of LS Starrett Company shares are held by insiders and 42.302% by institutions.
How many people work for LS Starrett Company?
Latest data suggests 1,493 work at LS Starrett Company.
When does the fiscal year end for LS Starrett Company?
LS Starrett Company's fiscal year ends in June.
Where is LS Starrett Company based?
LS Starrett Company's address is: 121 Crescent Street, Athol, MA, United States, 01331-1915
What is LS Starrett Company's ISIN number?
LS Starrett Company's international securities identification number is: US8556681091
What is LS Starrett Company's CUSIP number?
LS Starrett Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 855668109

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