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How to buy Celanese Corporation stock in Canada | $164.75

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Celanese Corporation is a chemicals business based in the US. Celanese Corporation shares (CE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Celanese Corporation employs 7,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Celanese Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Celanese Corporation's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $164.75, which is 34.46% up on its pre-crash value of $107.98 and 212.62% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $52.7.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Celanese Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $594.01 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 $1,573.36.

Celanese Corporation stock price

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Celanese Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-15.
Latest market close$164.75
52-week range$107.58 - $170.22
50-day moving average $154.40
200-day moving average $156.47
Wall St. target price$178.00
PE ratio 7.557
Dividend yield $2.6 (1.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $21.80

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Celanese Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $164.75 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) 3.57%
1 month (2021-09-17) 10.64%
3 months (2021-07-17) 6.48%
6 months (2021-04-16) 4.32%
1 year (2020-10-16) 37.18%
2 years (2019-10-17) 35.09%
3 years (2018-10-17) 65.16%
5 years (2016-10-17) 159.12%

Is Celanese Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Celanese Corporation's P/E ratio

Celanese 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 8x. In other words, Celanese Corporation shares trade at around 8x 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.

Celanese Corporation's PEG ratio

Celanese Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6655. 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 Celanese Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Celanese Corporation's EBITDA

Celanese Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.7 billion.

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

Celanese Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $7 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.21%
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.11%
Return on equity TTM 72.1%
Profit margin 36.01%
Book value $34.18
Market capitalisation $18.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Celanese Corporation shares

There are currently 1.2 million Celanese Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Celanese Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.1% down from 1.3 million last month.

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

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

Celanese Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Celanese Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Celanese Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 739264.45783133). Celanese Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.66. In other words for every 100,000 Celanese Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1660 shares are currently held short.

However Celanese Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Celanese Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Celanese Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Celanese Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Celanese Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0111% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Celanese Corporation shares, roughly 11 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 Celanese Corporation.

Celanese Corporation'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 Celanese Corporation.

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

Celanese Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.37

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Celanese Corporation's overall score of 29.37 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 59th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Celanese Corporation 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.).

Celanese Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.86/100

Celanese Corporation's environmental score of 14.86 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Celanese Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Celanese Corporation's social score

Social score: 10.21/100

Celanese Corporation's social score of 10.21 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Celanese Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Celanese Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 9.81/100

Celanese Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Celanese Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Celanese Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Celanese Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Celanese Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Celanese Corporation share dividends

21%

Dividend payout ratio: 21.25% of net profits

Recently Celanese Corporation has paid out, on average, around 21.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.71% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Celanese Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Celanese Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.6 per share.

While Celanese Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Celanese Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Celanese Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Celanese Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Celanese Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $107.5843 up to $170.2189. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CE.US volatility(beta: 1.23)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 Celanese Corporation's is 1.2291. This would suggest that Celanese Corporation'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).

Celanese Corporation overview

Celanese Corporation, a technology and specialty materials company, manufactures and sells high performance engineered polymers in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Engineered Materials, Acetate Tow, and Acetyl Chain segments. The Engineered Materials segment develops, produces, and supplies specialty polymers for automotive and medical applications, as well as for use in industrial products and consumer electronics. It also offers acesulfame potassium, a sweetener for use in various beverages, confections, and dairy products; and food protection ingredients, such as potassium sorbate and sorbic acid for use in foods, beverages, and personal care products. The Acetate Tow segment provides acetate tows and flakes for use in filter products applications. The Acetyl Chain segment produces and supplies acetyl products, including acetic acid, vinyl acetate monomers, acetic anhydride, and acetate esters that are used as starting materials for colorants, paints, adhesives, coatings, and pharmaceuticals; and organic solvents and intermediates for pharmaceutical, agricultural, and chemical products. It also offers vinyl acetate-based emulsions for use in paints and coatings, adhesives, construction, glass fiber, textiles, and paper applications; and ethylene vinyl acetate resins and compounds, as well as low-density polyethylene for use in flexible packaging films, lamination film products, hot melt adhesives, automotive parts, and carpeting applications.

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