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How to buy ASA Gold and Precious Metals (ASA) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in ASA Gold and Precious Metals stocks.

ASA Gold and Precious Metals is an asset management business based in the US. ASA Gold and Precious Metals stocks (ASA.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $21.8 – an increase of 5.44% over the previous week. ASA Gold and Precious Metals employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.3 million.

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Is it a good time to buy ASA Gold and Precious Metals stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted ASA Gold and Precious Metals's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, ASA Gold and Precious Metals's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $21.51, which is 32.40% up on its pre-crash value of $14.54 and 163.60% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $8.16.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of ASA Gold and Precious Metals stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $678.53 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,560.98.

ASA Gold and Precious Metals stock price (NYSE:ASA)

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ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-11.
Latest market close$21.51
52-week range$18.29 - $24.69
50-day moving average $20.97
200-day moving average $21.33
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.02 (0.1%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-3.02

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ASA Gold and Precious Metals price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.51 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-07) 5.44%
1 month (2021-12-16) 4.06%
3 months (2021-10-15) 2.43%
6 months (2021-07-16) 3.36%
1 year (2021-01-15) 2.33%
2 years (2020-01-16) 58.63%
3 years (2019-01-16) 128.59%
5 years (2017-01-13) 80.60%

ASA Gold and Precious Metals financials

Revenue TTM $2.3 million
Gross profit TTM $1.3 million
Return on assets TTM -0.26%
Return on equity TTM -11.8%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $24.05
Market capitalisation $400.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

ASA Gold and Precious Metals share dividends

1%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.22% of net profits

Recently ASA Gold and Precious Metals has paid out, on average, around 1.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ASA Gold and Precious Metals shareholders could enjoy a 0.1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ASA Gold and Precious Metals's case, that would currently equate to about $0.02 per share.

While ASA Gold and Precious Metals's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that ASA Gold and Precious Metals is investing more in its future growth.

ASA Gold and Precious Metals's most recent dividend payout was on 27 November 2018. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ASA Gold and Precious Metals's shares ever split?

ASA Gold and Precious Metals's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 3 May 2010. So if you had owned 1 share 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 ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ASA Gold and Precious Metals shares which in turn could have impacted ASA Gold and Precious Metals's share price.

ASA Gold and Precious Metals share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ASA Gold and Precious Metals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.2938 up to $24.6886. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ASA.US volatility(beta: 0.99)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 ASA Gold and Precious Metals's is 0.9883. This would suggest that ASA Gold and Precious Metals's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ASA Gold and Precious Metals overview

ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm invests in the public equity markets across the globe. It primarily invests in stocks of companies engaged in the exploration, mining or processing of gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, or other precious minerals. It also invests in exchange traded funds. The firm employs fundamental analysis with a bottom-up approach to create its portfolios. The firm obtains external research to complement its in-house research. ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited was founded in 1958 and is based in San Mateo, California with an additional office in Buffalo, New York.

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