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Celanese Corporation (CE) is a leading chemicals business based in the US. It opened the day at $129.94 after a previous close of $130.97. During the day the price has varied from a low of $128.535 to a high of $131.23. The latest price was $131 (25 minute delay). Celanese Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 7,700 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Celanese Corporation

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CE in this case.
  5. Research Celanese Corporation shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Celanese Corporation shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Celanese Corporation's share price?

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

Its last market close was $117.7, which is 8.26% up on its pre-crash value of $107.98 and 123.34% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $52.7.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Celanese Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $594.01 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 $1,124.04.

Celanese Corporation share price

Use our graph to track the performance of CE stocks over time.

Celanese Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open$129.94
High$131.23
Low$128.535
Close$131
Previous close$130.97
Change $0.03
Change % 0.023%
Volume 834,467
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range$51.669 - $138.31
50-day moving average $130.4618
200-day moving average $108.8101
Wall St. target price$129.5
PE ratio 26.9902
Dividend yield $2.48 (1.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.811
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Fineco
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0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
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Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
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Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
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Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
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Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
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AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
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Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
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£10.00
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£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
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Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
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AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
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Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
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Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
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Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Celanese Corporation stock?

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Celanese Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $131

1 week (2021-01-15) -2.30%
1 month (2020-12-22) 0.61%
3 months (2020-10-22) 10.95%
6 months (2020-07-22) 39.85%
1 year (2020-01-22) 12.18%
2 years (2019-01-22) 36.84%
3 years (2018-01-22) 17.89%
5 years (2016-01-22) 114.47%

Is Celanese Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Celanese Corporation's P/E ratio

Celanese 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 27x. In other words, Celanese Corporation shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Celanese Corporation's PEG ratio

Celanese Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8619. 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 Celanese 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.

Celanese Corporation's EBITDA

Celanese Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1 billion (£0.0 million).

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

Celanese Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $5.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.43%
Gross profit TTM $1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.45%
Return on equity TTM 19.72%
Profit margin 10.46%
Book value $21.394
Market capitalisation $15.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Celanese Corporation shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "CE.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 1.6 million Celanese Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Celanese Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 12.6% down from 1.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Celanese Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Celanese Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Celanese Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Celanese Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Celanese Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 979864.41717791). Celanese Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.63. In other words for every 100,000 Celanese Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1630 shares are currently held short.

However Celanese Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Celanese Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Celanese Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Celanese Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Celanese Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0156% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Celanese Corporation shares, roughly 16 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 Celanese Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Celanese Corporation stock.

Celanese Corporation'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 Celanese Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Celanese Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.37

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Celanese Corporation's overall score of 29.37 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 59th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Celanese Corporation 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.).

Celanese Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.86/100

Celanese Corporation's environmental score of 14.86 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Celanese Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Celanese Corporation's social score

Social score: 10.21/100

Celanese Corporation's social score of 10.21 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Celanese Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Celanese Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 9.81/100

Celanese Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Celanese Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Celanese Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Celanese Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Celanese Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Celanese Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.37
Total ESG percentile 58.52
Environmental score 14.86
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 10.21
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 9.81
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Celanese Corporation share dividends

33%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.93% of net profits

Recently Celanese Corporation has paid out, on average, around 32.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Celanese Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Celanese Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.48 per share.

While Celanese Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Celanese Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Celanese Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 10 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Celanese Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Celanese Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $51.669 up to $138.31. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CE.US volatility(beta: 1.23)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 Celanese Corporation's is 1.2262. This would suggest that Celanese Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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Celanese Corporation overview

Celanese Corporation, a technology and specialty materials company, manufactures and sells high performance engineered polymers in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Engineered Materials, Acetate Tow, and Acetyl Chain segments. The Engineered Materials segment develops, produces, and supplies specialty polymers for automotive and medical applications, as well as for use in industrial products and consumer electronics. It also offers acesulfame potassium, a sweetener for use in various beverages, confections, and dairy products; and food protection ingredients, such as potassium sorbate and sorbic acid for use in foods, beverages, and personal care products. The Acetate Tow segment provides acetate tows and flakes for use in filter products applications. The Acetyl Chain segment produces and supplies acetyl products, including acetic acid, vinyl acetate monomers, acetic anhydride, and acetate esters that are used as starting materials for colorants, paints, adhesives, coatings, and pharmaceuticals; and organic solvents and intermediates for pharmaceutical, agricultural, and chemical products. It also offers vinyl acetate-based emulsions for use in paints and coatings, adhesives, construction, glass fiber, textiles, and paper applications; and ethylene vinyl acetate resins and compounds, as well as low-density polyethylene for use in flexible packaging films, lamination film products, hot melt adhesives, automotive parts, and carpeting applications. In addition, it manufactures GUR ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. Celanese Corporation was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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