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How to buy Verso Corporation stock | $11.82

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Verso Corporation is a paper & paper products business based in the US. Verso Corporation shares (VRS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Verso Corporation employs 3,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

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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 Verso Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VRS. 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 Verso Corporation 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$11.82, 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 Verso Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Verso Corporation. 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.

Verso Corporation share price

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Verso Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-04.
Latest market closeUSD$11.82
52-week rangeUSD$7.36 - USD$15.056
50-day moving average USD$9.304
200-day moving average USD$11.4522
Wall St. target priceUSD$20.75
PE ratio 3.1038
Dividend yield USD$0.4 (3.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.739

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Is it a good time to buy Verso Corporation stock?

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Verso Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.82 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-05) -2.96%
1 month (2020-12-12) N/A
3 months (2020-10-12) 46.83%
6 months (2020-07-12) N/A
1 year (2020-01-12) N/A
2 years (2019-01-12) N/A
3 years (2018-01-12) 16.94
5 years (2016-01-12) 60,827.84%

Is Verso Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Verso Corporation's P/E ratio

Verso Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, Verso Corporation shares trade at around 3x 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.

Verso Corporation's EBITDA

Verso Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$57 million.

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

Verso Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$328 million
Return on assets TTM -1.45%
Return on equity TTM 16.44%
Profit margin 8.03%
Book value $21.581
Market capitalisation USD$391.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Verso Corporation shares

There are currently 1.3 million Verso Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Verso Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 38.5% up from 912,911 last month.

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

Verso Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Verso Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Verso Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Verso Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 359271.02272727). Verso Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.52. In other words for every 100,000 Verso Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3520 shares are currently held short.

However Verso Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Verso Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Verso Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Verso Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Verso Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0377% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Verso Corporation shares, roughly 38 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 Verso Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Verso Corporation stock.

Verso Corporation share dividends

94%

Dividend payout ratio: 94.23% of net profits

Recently Verso Corporation has paid out, on average, around 94.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Verso Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Verso Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

Verso Corporation'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.

Verso Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Verso Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Verso Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.36 up to $15.056. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VRS.US volatility(beta: 2.16)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 Verso Corporation's is 2.1639. This would suggest that Verso Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Verso Corporation overview

Verso Corporation produces and sells coated papers in North America. It operates through two segments, Paper and Pulp. The company offers coated freesheet and coated groundwood, specialty, packaging, inkjet and digital, supercalendered, and uncoated freesheet papers; and bleached and unbleached market kraft pulp to manufacture printing, writing, and tissue products. Its paper products are used primarily in media and marketing applications, including catalogs, magazines, and commercial printing applications, such as high-end advertising brochures, annual reports, and direct-mail advertising; and specialty applications comprising flexible packaging, and label and converting. The company was formerly known as Verso Paper Corp. and changed its name to Verso Corporation in January 2015. Verso Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio.

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