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How to buy Harsco Corporation (HSC) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Harsco Corporation stocks.

Harsco Corporation is a waste management business based in the US. Harsco Corporation stocks (HSC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $20.97 – an increase of 4.07% over the previous week. Harsco Corporation employs 11,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.2 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy Harsco Corporation stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Harsco Corporation's stock price?

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

Its last market close was $17.39, which is 13.17% up on its pre-crash value of $15.1 and 315.04% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $4.19.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Harsco Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $441.55 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 $1,181.30.

Harsco Corporation stock price (NYSE:HSC)

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Harsco Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$17.39
52-week range$13.29 - $23.73
50-day moving average $15.87
200-day moving average $18.32
Wall St. target price$24.00
PE ratio 92.9946
Dividend yield $0.051 (0.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.19

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Harsco Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.39 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-12) 4.07%
1 month (2021-12-17) 6.10%
3 months (2021-10-15) N/A
6 months (2021-07-19) -5.28%
1 year (2021-01-19) -7.10%
2 years (2020-01-17) -12.83%
3 years (2019-01-18) 22.82
5 years (2017-01-19) 31.74%

Is Harsco Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Harsco Corporation's P/E ratio

Harsco 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 93x. In other words, Harsco Corporation shares trade at around 93x 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.

Harsco Corporation's PEG ratio

Harsco Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7522. 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 Harsco 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.

Harsco Corporation's EBITDA

Harsco Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $282.4 million.

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

Harsco Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $2.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.54%
Gross profit TTM $363.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.49%
Return on equity TTM 3.39%
Profit margin 0.69%
Book value $8.78
Market capitalisation $1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Harsco Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Harsco Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Harsco Corporation's shares ever split?

Harsco Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 March 2007. 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 Harsco Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Harsco Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Harsco Corporation's share price.

Harsco Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Harsco Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.29 up to $23.73. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HSC.US volatility(beta: 1.96)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 Harsco Corporation's is 1.964. This would suggest that Harsco Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Harsco Corporation overview

Harsco Corporation provides environmental solutions for industrial and specialty waste streams, and innovative equipment and technology for the rail sector worldwide. It operates through three segments: Harsco Environmental, Harsco Clean Earth, and Harsco Rail. The Harsco Environmental segment offers on-site services of material logistics, product quality improvement, and resource recovery for iron, steel, and metals manufacturing; manufactures and sells industrial abrasives, roofing granules, aluminum dross, and scrap processing systems; and produces value-added downstream products from industrial waste-stream. The Harsco Clean Earth segment provides waste management services, including transportation, specialty waste processing, and recycling and beneficial reuse solutions for hazardous wastes, contaminated materials, and dredged volumes. The Harsco Rail segment offers equipment, after-market parts, and services for the maintenance, repair, and construction of railway track. This segment manufactures and sells highly-engineered railway track maintenance equipment, and collision avoidance and warning systems to support passenger, rail worker, and pedestrian safety, as well as measurement and diagnostic technologies that support railway maintenance programs. Harsco Corporation has a strategic relationship with Magsort Ltd.

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