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Trecora Resources is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Trecora Resources shares (TREC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Trecora Resources employs 270 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$212.2 million.

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  3. Search for Trecora Resources. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TREC. 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 Trecora Resources 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$6.99, 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 Trecora Resources, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Trecora Resources. 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.

Trecora Resources share price

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Trecora Resources shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-30.
Latest market closeUSD$6.99
52-week rangeUSD$4.23 - USD$7.69
50-day moving average USD$6.8362
200-day moving average USD$6.317
Wall St. target priceUSD$8
PE ratio 15.0122
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.467

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Trecora Resources price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.99 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-10) N/A
1 month (2020-12-21) 4.33%
3 months (2020-10-17) N/A
6 months (2020-07-17) N/A
1 year (2020-01-17) N/A
2 years (2019-01-17) N/A
3 years (2018-01-17) N/A
5 years (2016-01-17) N/A

Is Trecora Resources under- or over-valued?

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

Trecora Resources's P/E ratio

Trecora Resources's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Trecora Resources shares trade at around 15x 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.

Trecora Resources's PEG ratio

Trecora Resources's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.35. 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 Trecora Resources's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Trecora Resources's EBITDA

Trecora Resources's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$21.5 million.

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

Trecora Resources financials

Revenue TTM USD$212.2 million
Operating margin TTM 2.63%
Gross profit TTM USD$38.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.07%
Return on equity TTM -6.9%
Profit margin 5.46%
Book value $8.212
Market capitalisation USD$174 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Trecora Resources shares

There are currently 196,603 Trecora Resources shares held short by investors – that's known as Trecora Resources's "short interest". This figure is 5.8% up from 185,765 last month.

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

Trecora Resources's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Trecora Resources's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Trecora Resources shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Trecora Resources shares traded daily (recently around 95903.902439024). Trecora Resources's SIR currently stands at 2.05. In other words for every 100,000 Trecora Resources shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2050 shares are currently held short.

However Trecora Resources's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Trecora Resources shares, or, against the total number of tradable Trecora Resources shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Trecora Resources's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Trecora Resources shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0095% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Trecora Resources shares, roughly 10 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 Trecora Resources.

Find out more about how you can short Trecora Resources stock.

Trecora Resources share dividends

We're not expecting Trecora Resources to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Trecora Resources share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Trecora Resources's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.23 up to $7.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TREC.US volatility(beta: 0.75)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 Trecora Resources's is 0.7538. This would suggest that Trecora Resources's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Trecora Resources overview

Trecora Resources manufactures and sells various specialty petrochemical products and specialty waxes in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Specialty Petrochemical and Specialty Waxes. The Specialty Petrochemical segment offers hydrocarbons and other petroleum based products, including isopentane, normal pentane, isohexane, and hexane for use in the production of polyethylene, packaging, polypropylene, expandable polystyrene, poly-iso/urethane foams, and crude oil from the Canadian tar sands, as well as in the catalyst support industry. It also owns and operates pipelines. The Specialty Waxes segment provides specialty polyethylene for use in the paints and inks, adhesives, coatings, and PVC lubricants markets; and specialized synthetic poly alpha olefin waxes for use as toner in printers, as well as additives for candles. This segment also provides custom processing services. In addition, the company produces copper and zinc concentrates, and silver and gold doré. Trecora Resources was formerly known as Arabian American Development Company and changed its name to Trecora Resources in June 2014. Trecora Resources was founded in 1967 and is based in Sugar Land, Texas.

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