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How to buy Worthington Industries stock

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Worthington Industries, Inc is a metal fabrication business based in the US. Worthington Industries shares (WOR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Worthington Industries employs 8,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Worthington Industries

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  3. Search for Worthington Industries. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WOR. 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 Worthington Industries 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 Worthington Industries, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Worthington Industries. 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.

Worthington Industries share price

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Worthington Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$21.7976 - USD$75.45
50-day moving average USD$68.1009
200-day moving average USD$55.4705
Wall St. target priceUSD$55
PE ratio 5.7747
Dividend yield USD$0.99 (1.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$11.514

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Is it a good time to buy Worthington Industries stock?

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Is Worthington Industries under- or over-valued?

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

Worthington Industries's P/E ratio

Worthington Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Worthington Industries shares trade at around 6x 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.

Worthington Industries's PEG ratio

Worthington Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.35. 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 Worthington Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Worthington Industries's EBITDA

Worthington Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$219.3 million.

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

Worthington Industries financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.65%
Gross profit TTM USD$443.3 million
Return on assets TTM 2.93%
Return on equity TTM 52.07%
Profit margin 22.33%
Book value $25.318
Market capitalisation USD$3.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Worthington Industries shares

There are currently 1.1 million Worthington Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Worthington Industries's "short interest". This figure is 38.5% up from 797,188 last month.

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

Worthington Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Worthington Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Worthington Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Worthington Industries shares traded daily (recently around 252717.1624714). Worthington Industries's SIR currently stands at 4.37. In other words for every 100,000 Worthington Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4370 shares are currently held short.

However Worthington Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Worthington Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable Worthington Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Worthington Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Worthington Industries shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0339% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Worthington Industries shares, roughly 34 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 Worthington Industries.

Find out more about how you can short Worthington Industries stock.

Worthington Industries share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 28.75% of net profits

Recently Worthington Industries has paid out, on average, around 28.75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Worthington Industries shareholders could enjoy a 1.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Worthington Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $0.99 per share.

While Worthington Industries's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Worthington Industries may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Worthington Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 28 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Worthington Industries's shares ever split?

Worthington Industries's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 24 October 1993. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Worthington Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Worthington Industries shares which in turn could have impacted Worthington Industries's share price.

Worthington Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Worthington Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.7976 up to $75.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WOR.US volatility(beta: 1.12)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 Worthington Industries's is 1.1153. This would suggest that Worthington Industries's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Worthington Industries overview

Worthington Industries, Inc., a metals manufacturing company, focuses on value-added steel processing and manufactured metal products in the United States, Austria, Canada, Mexico, Poland, and Portugal. It operates through two segments, Steel Processing and Pressure Cylinders. The Steel Processing segment processes flat-rolled steel for customers primarily in the automotive, aerospace, agricultural, appliance, construction, container, hardware, heavy-truck, HVAC, lawn and garden, leisure and recreation, office furniture, and office equipment markets. It also toll processes steel for steel mills, large end-users, service centers, and other processors. The Pressure Cylinders segment manufactures and sells filled and unfilled pressure cylinders, tanks, hand torches, well water and expansion tanks, and oil and gas equipment, as well as various accessories and related products for end-use market applications, including industrial products, consumer products, and oil and gas equipment. The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

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