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How to buy Ashland Global (ASH) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Ashland Global stocks.

Ashland Global is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Ashland Global stocks (ASH.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $86.18 – a decrease of 7.01% over the previous week. Ashland Global employs 4,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.1 billion.

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Ashland Global stock price (NYSE:ASH)

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Ashland Global shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$98.09
52-week range$78.16 - $110.42
50-day moving average $104.24
200-day moving average $93.44
Wall St. target price$124.00
PE ratio 28.9915
Dividend yield $1.15 (1.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.64

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Is it a good time to buy Ashland Global stock?

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Ashland Global price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $98.09 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-12) -7.10%
1 month (2021-12-17) N/A
3 months (2021-10-21) 0.13%
6 months (2021-07-21) 13.06%
1 year (2021-01-21) 13.24%
2 years (2020-01-21) 29.15%
3 years (2019-01-18) 25.42%
5 years (2017-01-20) 110

Is Ashland Global under- or over-valued?

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

Ashland Global's P/E ratio

Ashland Global's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Ashland Global shares trade at around 29x 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.

Ashland Global's EBITDA

Ashland Global's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $434 million.

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

Ashland Global financials

Revenue TTM $2.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 9%
Gross profit TTM $673 million
Return on assets TTM 1.76%
Return on equity TTM 601.24%
Profit margin 10.42%
Book value $48.28
Market capitalisation $6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ashland Global's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Ashland Global.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Ashland Global's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 40.57

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ashland Global's overall score of 40.57 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 85th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ashland Global is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Ashland Global's environmental score

Environmental score: 20.37/100

Ashland Global's environmental score of 20.37 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ashland Global is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ashland Global's social score

Social score: 12.88/100

Ashland Global's social score of 12.88 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ashland Global is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Ashland Global's governance score

Governance score: 13.83/100

Ashland Global's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ashland Global is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ashland Global's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ashland Global scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Ashland Global has managed to keep its nose clean.

Ashland Global share dividends

27%

Dividend payout ratio: 26.52% of net profits

Recently Ashland Global has paid out, on average, around 26.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ashland Global shareholders could enjoy a 1.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ashland Global's case, that would currently equate to about $1.15 per share.

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

Ashland Global's most recent dividend payout was on 14 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ashland Global's shares ever split?

Ashland Global's shares were split on a 511:250 basis on 14 May 2017. So if you had owned 250 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 511 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ashland Global shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 51.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ashland Global shares which in turn could have impacted Ashland Global's share price.

Ashland Global share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ashland Global's shares have ranged in value from as little as $78.1618 up to $110.4184. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ASH.US volatility(beta: 1.26)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 Ashland Global's is 1.256. This would suggest that Ashland Global's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ashland Global overview

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. provides additives and specialty ingredients worldwide. It operates through Life Sciences; Personal Care & Household; Specialty Additives; and Intermediates and Solvents segments. The Life Sciences segment offers pharmaceutical solutions, including controlled release polymers, disintegrants, tablet coatings, thickeners, solubilizers, and tablet binders; nutrition solutions, such as thickeners, stabilizers, emulsifiers, and additives; and nutraceutical solutions comprising products for weight management, joint comfort, stomach and intestinal health, sports nutrition, and general wellness, as well as custom formulation, toll processing, and particle engineering solutions. The Personal Care & Household segment provides a range of nature-based, biodegradable, and performance ingredients; solutions for toothpastes, mouth washes and rinses, denture cleaning, and care for teeth; and household supplies nature-derived rheology ingredients, biodegradable surface wetting agents, performance encapsulates, and specialty polymers. The Specialty Additives segment offers rheology modifiers, foam control agents, surfactants and wetting agents, pH neutralizers, advanced ceramics used in catalytic converters, environmental filters, ingredients for the manufacturing of ceramic capacitors, plasma display panels and solar cells, ingredients for textile printing, thermoplastic metals, and alloys for welding. The Intermediates and Solvents segment produces 1,4 butanediol and related derivatives, including n-methylpyrrolidone.

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