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How to buy Vedanta stock

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Vedanta Limited is an other industrial metals & mining business based in the US. Vedanta shares (VEDL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vedanta employs 80,000 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$10.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Vedanta

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Vedanta. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VEDL. 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 Vedanta 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 Vedanta, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Vedanta. 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.

Vedanta share price

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Vedanta shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$2.9407 - USD$11.71
50-day moving average USD$9.8147
200-day moving average USD$7.4706
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 9.5477
Dividend yield USD$0.249 (2.17%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.216

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Is it a good time to buy Vedanta stock?

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Is Vedanta under- or over-valued?

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

Vedanta's P/E ratio

Vedanta's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Vedanta shares trade at around 10x 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.

Vedanta financials

Gross profit TTM USD$421.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.27%
Return on equity TTM -7.51%
Profit margin -9.32%
Book value $8.256
Market capitalisation USD$10.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vedanta shares

There are currently 3.7 million Vedanta shares held short by investors – that's known as Vedanta's "short interest". This figure is 5.5% down from 3.9 million last month.

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

Vedanta's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vedanta's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vedanta shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vedanta shares traded daily (recently around 785308.36909871). Vedanta's SIR currently stands at 4.66. In other words for every 100,000 Vedanta shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4660 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Vedanta stock.

Vedanta share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 109.13% of net profits

Recently Vedanta has paid out, on average, around 109.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Vedanta shareholders could enjoy a 6.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Vedanta's case, that would currently equate to about $0.249 per share.

Vedanta's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Vedanta's most recent dividend payout was on 17 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Vedanta's shares ever split?

Vedanta's shares were split on a 599:1000 basis on 9 September 2013. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 599 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Vedanta shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.9% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vedanta shares which in turn could have impacted Vedanta's share price.

Vedanta share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vedanta's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.9407 up to $11.71. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VEDL.US volatility(beta: 1.82)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 Vedanta's is 1.8215. This would suggest that Vedanta's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Vedanta overview

Vedanta Limited operates as a diversified natural resources company in India. The company explores for, develops, produces, processes, and sells oil and gas, zinc, lead, silver, copper, aluminum, iron ore, steel, and power. It is involved in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas; and exploration, mining, and processing of iron ore, pig iron, and metallurgical coke. The company also operates a thermal coal- based commercial power facility of 600 megawatts (MW) at Jharsuguda in the State of Odisha in eastern India; a 300 MW thermal coal based power plant at Korba; 1,980 MW (three units of 660 MW each) thermal coal- based commercial power facilities; 274MW of wind power plants; and a power plant situated at Mettur Dam in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. In addition, it manufactures and supplies billets, TMT bars, wire rods, and ductile iron pipes; engages in the mechanization of coal handling facilities and upgradation of general cargo berth for handling coal at the outer harbour of Visakhapatnam Port on the east coast of India; and provides logistics and other allied services inter alia rendering stevedoring, and other allied services in ports and other allied sectors. Further, the company is involved in manufacturing glass substrates in South Korea and Taiwan. It also has operations in South Africa, Namibia, Ireland, Australia, Liberia, and the United Arab Emirates. The company was incorporated in 1965 and is based in Mumbai, India.

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