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How to buy Core-Mark Holding Company (CORE) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Core-Mark Holding Company stocks.

Core-Mark Holding Company is a food distribution business based in the US. Core-Mark Holding Company stocks (CORE.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $43.42 – an increase of 0.31% over the previous week. Core-Mark Holding Company employs 7,534 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $13.8 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy Core-Mark Holding Company stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Core-Mark Holding Company's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Core-Mark Holding Company's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $321, which is 92.63% up on its pre-crash value of $23.67 and 1,433.32% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $20.935.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Core-Mark Holding Company stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $1,062.59 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 $13,687.44.

Core-Mark Holding Company stock price (NASDAQ:CORE)

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Core-Mark Holding Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-11-04.
Latest market close$321.00
52-week range$29.81 - $47.69
50-day moving average $43.22
200-day moving average $42.44
Wall St. target price$46.50
PE ratio 31.4828
Dividend yield $0.51 (1.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.45

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Core-Mark Holding Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $321 from 2021-12-20

1 week (2022-01-08) N/A
1 month (2021-12-17) -0.62%
3 months (2021-10-19) -2.13%
6 months (2021-07-19) 663.74%
1 year (2021-01-19) 826.94%
2 years (2020-01-17) 1,149.51%
3 years (2019-01-18) 1,016.91%
5 years (2017-01-19) 691.23%

Is Core-Mark Holding Company under- or over-valued?

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

Core-Mark Holding Company's P/E ratio

Core-Mark Holding Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Core-Mark Holding Company shares trade at around 31x 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.

Core-Mark Holding Company's PEG ratio

Core-Mark Holding Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.72. 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 Core-Mark Holding Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Core-Mark Holding Company's EBITDA

Core-Mark Holding Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $173.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Core-Mark Holding Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Core-Mark Holding Company financials

Revenue TTM $13.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.76%
Gross profit TTM $888.3 million
Return on assets TTM 3.18%
Return on equity TTM 10.63%
Profit margin 0.48%
Book value $14.28
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Core-Mark Holding Company share dividends

36%

Dividend payout ratio: 36.36% of net profits

Recently Core-Mark Holding Company has paid out, on average, around 36.36% 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), Core-Mark Holding Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Core-Mark Holding Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.51 per share.

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

Core-Mark Holding Company's most recent dividend payout was on 29 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Core-Mark Holding Company's shares ever split?

Core-Mark Holding Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 27 June 2016. 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 Core-Mark Holding Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Core-Mark Holding Company shares which in turn could have impacted Core-Mark Holding Company's share price.

Core-Mark Holding Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Core-Mark Holding Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.8065 up to $47.6914. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Core-Mark Holding Company's is 0.3685. This would suggest that Core-Mark Holding Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Core-Mark Holding Company overview

Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. distributes packaged consumer products to the convenience retail industry. The company sells and distributes food products, including candies, snacks, groceries, and beverages; fresh products, such as sandwiches, juices, salads, produce, dairy, and bread; and non-food products comprising cigars, tobacco, alternative nicotine products, health and beauty care products, and general merchandise and equipment. Its customers include traditional convenience stores, such as national and super-regional convenience store operators, as well as independently owned convenience stores. In addition, the company's alternative outlet customers include various store formats, which comprise grocery stores, drug stores, mass merchants, liquor stores, cigarette and tobacco shops, hotel gift shops, military exchanges, college and corporate campuses, casinos, airport concessions, and other specialty and small format stores that carry convenience products. It provides its products to 40,000 customer locations through a network of 32 distribution centers in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Westlake, Texas.

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