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W. R. Grace & Co is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. WRGrace-and-Co shares (GRA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. WRGrace-and-Co employs 4,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$55.22|
|52-week range||USD$26.2681 - USD$70.2007|
|50-day moving average||USD$54.9124|
|200-day moving average||USD$48.1006|
|Wall St. target price||USD$63.25|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.2 (2.2%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.202|
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|1 week (2021-01-15)||-12.70%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||1.19%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||15.74%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||10.51%|
|1 year (2020-01-22)||-21.97%|
|2 years (2019-01-22)||-19.57%|
|3 years (2018-01-22)||73.13|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||69.1747|
Valuing WRGrace-and-Co stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of WRGrace-and-Co's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
WRGrace-and-Co's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 274x. In other words, WRGrace-and-Co shares trade at around 274x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
WRGrace-and-Co's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$337.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a WRGrace-and-Co's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.33%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$797.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.96%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.88%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$3.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 555,049 WRGrace-and-Co shares held short by investors – that's known as WRGrace-and-Co's "short interest". This figure is 25.8% down from 748,489 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting WRGrace-and-Co shares can be evaluated.
WRGrace-and-Co's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of WRGrace-and-Co shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of WRGrace-and-Co shares traded daily (recently around 423701.52671756). WRGrace-and-Co's SIR currently stands at 1.31. In other words for every 100,000 WRGrace-and-Co shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1310 shares are currently held short.
However WRGrace-and-Co's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of WRGrace-and-Co shares, or, against the total number of tradable WRGrace-and-Co shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case WRGrace-and-Co's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 WRGrace-and-Co shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0099% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable WRGrace-and-Co 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 WRGrace-and-Co.
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Dividend payout ratio: 39.09% of net profits
Recently WRGrace-and-Co has paid out, on average, around 39.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), WRGrace-and-Co shareholders could enjoy a 2.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In WRGrace-and-Co's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.
While WRGrace-and-Co's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that WRGrace-and-Co may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
WRGrace-and-Co's most recent dividend payout was on 9 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
WRGrace-and-Co's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 December 1987. 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 WRGrace-and-Co shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for WRGrace-and-Co shares which in turn could have impacted WRGrace-and-Co's share price.
Over the last 12 months, WRGrace-and-Co's shares have ranged in value from as little as $26.2681 up to $70.2007. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while WRGrace-and-Co's is 1.4835. This would suggest that WRGrace-and-Co's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
W. R. Grace & Co., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty chemicals and materials worldwide. It operates through two segments, Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment offers fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts for the production of transportation fuels, such as gasoline and diesel fuels, and petrochemicals; and FCC additives. This segment also provides hydro processing catalysts used in process reactors to upgrade heavy oils into lighter products; polyolefin and chemical catalysts used for the production of polypropylene and polyethylene thermoplastic resins; and chemical catalysts, as well as gas-phase polypropylene process technology to manufacture polypropylene products. The Grace Materials Technologies segment offers silica-based and silica-alumina-based materials for use in consumer/pharma, coatings, and chemical process applications. W. R. Grace & Co. was founded in 1854 and is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland.
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