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How to buy SNC-Lavalin Group stock in Canada | $34.68
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SNC-Lavalin Group Inc is an engineering & construction business based in Canada. SNC-Lavalin Group shares (SNC) 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 CADC$7.1 billion.
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Is it a good time to buy SNC-Lavalin Group stock?
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- Can I buy shares in SNC-Lavalin Group?
- Has coronavirus impacted SNC-Lavalin Group shares?
- SNC-Lavalin Group shares summary
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- Is SNC-Lavalin Group stock a buy or sell?
- SNC-Lavalin Group performance over time
- 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
How has Coronavirus impacted SNC-Lavalin Group's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, SNC-Lavalin Group's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was C$34.68, which is 6.14% up on its pre-crash value of C$32.55 and 95.16% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as C$17.77.
If you had bought C$1,000 worth of SNC-Lavalin Group stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth C$632.14 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 C$1,144.79.
SNC-Lavalin Group stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of SNC stocks over time.
SNC-Lavalin Group shares at a glance
|Latest market close||C$34.68|
|52-week range||C$17.45 - C$38.25|
|50-day moving average||C$35.27|
|200-day moving average||C$32.38|
|Wall St. target price||C$42.62|
|Dividend yield||C$0.08 (0.23%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||C$-3.81|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
SNC-Lavalin Group price performance over time
|1 week (2021-10-15)||4.11%|
|1 month (2021-09-24)||-5.66%|
|3 months (2021-07-23)||9.89%|
|6 months (2021-04-23)||26.43%|
|1 year (2020-10-23)||56.85%|
|2 years (2019-10-24)||75.24%|
|3 years (2018-10-24)||47.4|
|5 years (2016-10-24)||53.56|
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 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 SNC-Lavalin Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
SNC-Lavalin Group's EBITDA
SNC-Lavalin Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is C$181.7 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||C$7.1 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||C$49.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.12%|
|Return on equity TTM||-7.31%|
|Market capitalisation||C$6.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting SNC-Lavalin Group shares
There are currently 2.1 million SNC-Lavalin Group shares held short by investors – that's known as SNC-Lavalin Group's "short interest". This figure is 15.9% down from 2.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting SNC-Lavalin Group shares 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 shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SNC-Lavalin Group shares traded daily (recently around 466831.82844244). SNC-Lavalin Group's SIR currently stands at 4.43. In other words for every 100,000 SNC-Lavalin Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4430 shares are currently held short.
However SNC-Lavalin Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SNC-Lavalin Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable SNC-Lavalin Group shares (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 shares (for every 100,000 SNC-Lavalin Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0119% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SNC-Lavalin Group shares, roughly 12 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 SNC-Lavalin Group.
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.
SNC-Lavalin Group share dividends
We're not expecting SNC-Lavalin Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have SNC-Lavalin Group's shares ever split?
SNC-Lavalin Group's shares 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 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SNC-Lavalin Group shares which in turn could have impacted SNC-Lavalin Group's share price.
SNC-Lavalin Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, SNC-Lavalin Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as C$17.4509 up to C$38.25. 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 (TO average) beta is 1, while SNC-Lavalin Group's is 1.4737. This would suggest that SNC-Lavalin Group's shares 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.
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SNC-Lavalin Group in the news
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