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How to buy US Silica (SLCA) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in US Silica stocks.
US Silica is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. US Silica stocks (SLCA.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $11.61 – an increase of 10.12% over the previous week. US Silica employs 2,013 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.7 billion.
How to buy US Silica stock
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- Search for the stock name – SLCA. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
- Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in US Silica?
- Has coronavirus impacted US Silica shares?
- US Silica shares summary
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- Is US Silica stock a buy or sell?
- US Silica performance over time
- Are US Silica shares over-valued?
- US Silica's financials
- How volatile are US Silica shares?
- Does US Silica pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
US Silica stock price (NYSE:SLCA)Use our graph to track the performance of SLCA stocks over time.
US Silica shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$12.95|
|52-week range||$9.47 - $18.27|
|50-day moving average||$12.29|
|200-day moving average||$12.49|
|Wall St. target price||$19.75|
|Dividend yield||$0 (3.62%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.75|
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Is it a good time to buy US Silica stock?
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US Silica price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $12.95 from 2023-06-07
|1 week (2023-06-01)||10.12%|
|1 month (2023-05-08)||2.86%|
|3 months (2023-03-08)||1.57%|
|6 months (2022-12-08)||10.03%|
|1 year (2022-06-08)||-16.67%|
|2 years (2021-06-08)||10.12%|
|3 years (2020-06-08)||182.75%|
|5 years (2018-06-08)||29.73|
Is US Silica stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing US Silica stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of US Silica's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
US Silica's P/E ratio
US Silica's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, US Silica shares trade at around 7x 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.
US Silica's PEG ratio
US Silica's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.21. 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 US Silica's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
US Silica's EBITDA
US Silica's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $397.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a US Silica's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
US Silica financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.53%|
|Gross profit TTM||$455 million|
|Return on assets TTM||7.58%|
|Return on equity TTM||19.36%|
|Market capitalisation||$963.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
US Silica share dividends
We're not expecting US Silica to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
US Silica share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, US Silica's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.47 up to $18.27. 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 US Silica's is 2.6038. This would suggest that US Silica's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
US Silica overview
U. S. Silica Holdings, Inc. produces and sells commercial silica in the United States. It operates through two segments, Oil & Gas Proppants and Industrial & Specialty Products. The company offers whole grain commercial silica products to be used as fracturing sand in connection with oil and natural gas recovery, as well as sells its whole grain silica products in various size distributions, grain shapes, and chemical purity levels for the manufacturing of glass products. It also provides various grades of whole-grain round silica to the foundry industry; ground silica and industrial minerals products for various products; and engineered performance materials made from diatomaceous earth (DE), clay, and perlite.
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