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How to buy SNC-Lavalin Group stock in Canada
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SNC-Lavalin Group is an engineering & construction business based in Canada. SNC-Lavalin Group stocks (SNC.TO) are listed on the TO and all prices are listed in Canadian Dollars. SNC-Lavalin Group employs 37,584 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around C$7 billion.
How to buy SNC-Lavalin Group stock in Canada
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: SNC in this case.
- Research SNC-Lavalin Group stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your SNC-Lavalin Group stocks. It's that simple.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in SNC-Lavalin Group?
- SNC-Lavalin Group shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is SNC-Lavalin Group stock a buy or sell?
- Can I short SNC-Lavalin Group shares?
- Is SNC-Lavalin Group suitable for ethical investing?
- Are SNC-Lavalin Group shares over-valued?
- SNC-Lavalin Group's financials
- How volatile are SNC-Lavalin Group shares?
- Does SNC-Lavalin Group pay a dividend?
- Have SNC-Lavalin Group shares ever split?
- Other common questions
SNC-Lavalin Group stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of SNC stocks over time.
SNC-Lavalin Group stocks at a glance
|Latest market close||C$N/A|
|52-week range||C$17.4611 - C$33.9197|
|50-day moving average||C$32.0847|
|200-day moving average||C$28.4153|
|Wall St. target price||C$39.15|
|Dividend yield||C$0.08 (0.25%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||C$13.023|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy SNC-Lavalin Group stock?
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Is SNC-Lavalin Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing SNC-Lavalin Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of SNC-Lavalin Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
SNC-Lavalin Group's PEG ratio
SNC-Lavalin Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.37. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into SNC-Lavalin Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
SNC-Lavalin Group's EBITDA
SNC-Lavalin Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is CADC$26.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a SNC-Lavalin Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
SNC-Lavalin Group financials
|Revenue TTM||CADC$7 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||CADC$49.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-1.09%|
|Return on equity TTM||-8.25%|
|Market capitalisation||CADC$5.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell SNC-Lavalin Group stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "SNC.TO"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 1.6 million SNC-Lavalin Group stocks held short by investors – that's known as SNC-Lavalin Group's "short interest". This figure is 7.6% down from 1.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting SNC-Lavalin Group stocks can be evaluated.
SNC-Lavalin Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
SNC-Lavalin Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SNC-Lavalin Group stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SNC-Lavalin Group stocks traded daily (recently around 440627.97783934). SNC-Lavalin Group's SIR currently stands at 3.61. In other words for every 100,000 SNC-Lavalin Group stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 3610 stocks are currently held short.
However SNC-Lavalin Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SNC-Lavalin Group stocks, or, against the total number of tradable SNC-Lavalin Group stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SNC-Lavalin Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 SNC-Lavalin Group stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0091% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable SNC-Lavalin Group stocks, roughly 9 stocks are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against SNC-Lavalin Group.
Find out more about how you can short SNC-Lavalin Group stock.
SNC-Lavalin Group'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 SNC-Lavalin Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
SNC-Lavalin Group's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 35.73
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and SNC-Lavalin Group's overall score of 35.73 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 63rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like SNC-Lavalin Group 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.).
SNC-Lavalin Group's environmental score
Environmental score: 10.38/100
SNC-Lavalin Group's environmental score of 10.38 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that SNC-Lavalin Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
SNC-Lavalin Group's social score
Social score: 22.61/100
SNC-Lavalin Group's social score of 22.61 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that SNC-Lavalin Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
SNC-Lavalin Group's governance score
Governance score: 12.23/100
SNC-Lavalin Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that SNC-Lavalin Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
SNC-Lavalin Group's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. SNC-Lavalin Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that SNC-Lavalin Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||35.73|
|Total ESG percentile||62.96|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
SNC-Lavalin Group stock dividends
We're not expecting SNC-Lavalin Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying stocks in our guide.
Have SNC-Lavalin Group stocks ever split?
SNC-Lavalin Group stocks were split on a 3:1 basis on 8 March 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your SNC-Lavalin Group stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for SNC-Lavalin Group stocks which in turn could have impacted SNC-Lavalin Group's stock price.
SNC-Lavalin Group stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, SNC-Lavalin Group's stocks have ranged in value from as little as C$17.4611 up to C$33.9197. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (TO average) beta is 1, while SNC-Lavalin Group's is 1.4931. This would suggest that SNC-Lavalin Group's stocks are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
SNC-Lavalin Group overview
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. operates as an integrated professional services and project management company. It operates through six segments: Engineering, Design, and Project Management (EDPM); Nuclear; Infrastructure Services; Resources; Infrastructure EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) Projects; and Capital. The EDPM segment provides consultancy, engineering, design, and project management services for the transportation, civil infrastructure, aerospace, defense and security, and technology sectors. The Nuclear segment supports clients across the nuclear life cycle with the spectrum of services, such as consultancy, field, technology, reactor support and decommissioning, and waste management services, as well as EPC management services. This segment also offers new-build and full refurbishment services for reactors; and spare parts. The Infrastructure Services segment undertakes operations and maintenance projects; and provides EPC services for district cooling plants and power substations. This segment also offers engineering solutions for the hydro, transmission and distribution, renewables, energy storage, and intelligent networks and cybersecurity sectors. The Resources segment provides project development, delivery, and support services primarily to the mining and metallurgy sector, as well as Build-Own-Operate contract services. The Infrastructure EPC Projects segment undertakes construction contracts for the mass transit, heavy rail, roads, bridges, airports, ports and harbors, and water infrastructure sectors. The Capital segment invests in infrastructure concessions, such as bridges and highways, mass transit systems, power facilities, energy infrastructure, water treatment plants, and social infrastructure. The company has operations in the Asia Pacific, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
SNC-Lavalin Group in the news
SNC-Lavalin appointed by UK Government to bring office space up to Net Zero standard
SNC-Lavalin to host 2021 Virtual Investor Day
SNC-Lavalin to Deliver Advanced Medical Manufacturing Facility in Malaysia
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