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How to buy Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum (RS) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stocks.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum is a steel business based in the US. Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stocks (RS.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $232.21 – a decrease of 3.13% over the previous week. Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum employs 14,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $16.5 billion.
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- Is Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock a buy or sell?
- Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum performance over time
- Is Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares over-valued?
- Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's financials
- How volatile are Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares?
- Does Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum pay a dividend?
- Have Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock price (NYSE:RS)Use our graph to track the performance of RS stocks over time.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$232.21|
|52-week range||$157.60 - $262.28|
|50-day moving average||$246.24|
|200-day moving average||$216.93|
|Wall St. target price||$271.29|
|Dividend yield||$3.625 (1.69%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$28.38|
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Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $232.21 from 2023-06-01
|1 week (2023-05-25)||-1.91%|
|1 month (2023-04-28)||-6.29%|
|3 months (2023-02-28)||-6.31%|
|6 months (2022-11-30)||9.90%|
|1 year (2022-06-02)||17.86%|
|2 years (2021-06-02)||37.36%|
|3 years (2020-06-02)||135.65%|
|5 years (2018-06-01)||146.38%|
Is Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's P/E ratio
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum'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, Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum 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.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's PEG ratio
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2. 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 Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's EBITDA
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum financials
|Revenue TTM||$16.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.96%|
|Gross profit TTM||$5.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||14.17%|
|Return on equity TTM||24.53%|
|Market capitalisation||$14.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum'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 Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 48.35
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's overall score of 48.35 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 95th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum 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.).
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's environmental score
Environmental score: 24.77/100
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's environmental score of 24.77 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's social score
Social score: 17.67/100
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's social score of 17.67 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's governance score
Governance score: 14.91/100
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 13.46% of net profits
Recently Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum has paid out, on average, around 13.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shareholders could enjoy a 1.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's case, that would currently equate to about $3.625 per share.
While Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum is investing more in its future growth.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's most recent dividend payout was on 9 June 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 May 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's shares ever split?
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 July 2006. 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 Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum shares which in turn could have impacted Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's share price.
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's shares have ranged in value from as little as $157.5975 up to $262.2837. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's is 0.8779. This would suggest that Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Reliance Steel-and-Aluminum overview
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. operates as a diversified metal solutions provider and the metals service center company in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company distributes a line of approximately 100,000 metal products, including alloy, aluminum, brass, copper, carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium, and specialty steel products; and provides metals processing services to general manufacturing, non-residential construction, transportation, aerospace, energy, electronics and semiconductor fabrication, and heavy industries. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers, which primarily include small machine shops and fabricators. The company was founded in 1939 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. .
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