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The L.S. Starrett Company is a tools & accessories business based in the US. The L-SStarrett Company shares (SCX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The L-SStarrett Company employs 1,485 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$198.7 million.

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The L-SStarrett Company share price

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The L-SStarrett Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-12.
Latest market closeUSD$4.46
52-week rangeUSD$2.51 - USD$6.13
50-day moving average USD$4.153
200-day moving average USD$3.4383
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 5.45
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.596

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Is it a good time to buy The L-SStarrett Company stock?

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The L-SStarrett Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.46 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-08) -0.45%
1 month (2020-12-15) 3.24%
3 months (2020-10-15) 48.67%
6 months (2020-07-15) 29.65%
1 year (2020-01-15) -26.04%
2 years (2019-01-15) -21.17%
3 years (2018-01-15) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 9.29

Is The L-SStarrett Company under- or over-valued?

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

The L-SStarrett Company's P/E ratio

The L-SStarrett 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, The L-SStarrett 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.

The L-SStarrett Company's EBITDA

The L-SStarrett Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$10 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The L-SStarrett Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The L-SStarrett Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$198.7 million
Gross profit TTM USD$62.2 million
Return on assets TTM -4.57%
Return on equity TTM -28.29%
Profit margin -9.31%
Book value $7.178
Market capitalisation USD$31.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The L-SStarrett Company shares

There are currently 3,022 The L-SStarrett Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The L-SStarrett Company's "short interest". This figure is 53.8% down from 6,538 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The L-SStarrett Company shares can be evaluated.

The L-SStarrett Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The L-SStarrett Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The L-SStarrett Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The L-SStarrett Company shares traded daily (recently around 23246.153846154). The L-SStarrett Company's SIR currently stands at 0.13. In other words for every 100,000 The L-SStarrett Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 130 shares are currently held short.

However The L-SStarrett Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The L-SStarrett Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The L-SStarrett Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The L-SStarrett Company's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The L-SStarrett Company shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0005% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The L-SStarrett Company 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 The L-SStarrett Company.

Find out more about how you can short The L-SStarrett Company stock.

The L-SStarrett Company share dividends

We're not expecting The L-SStarrett Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have The L-SStarrett Company's shares ever split?

The L-SStarrett Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 6 October 1988. 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 The L-SStarrett Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The L-SStarrett Company shares which in turn could have impacted The L-SStarrett Company's share price.

The L-SStarrett Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The L-SStarrett Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.51 up to $6.13. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SCX.US volatility(beta: 1.26)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 The L-SStarrett Company's is 1.26. This would suggest that The L-SStarrett 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).

The L-SStarrett 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 gages, gage blocks, optical vision and laser measuring equipment, custom engineered granite solutions, 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, and combination squares, as well as custom and non-contact gaging. 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. The company primarily distributes its precision hand tools, and saw and construction products through distributors or resellers. It serves the metalworking, aerospace, medical, oil and gas, machinery, government, equipment, and automotive markets; marine and farm equipment shops, and do-it-yourselfers; and tradesmen, which comprise builders, carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. The L.S. Starrett Company was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Athol, Massachusetts.

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