Should you buy NL Industries stock? (NYSE:NL). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
Based on historical returns, we believe that NL Industries can grow its free cash at a rate of about 0%. That's positive!
(NL Industries stock price per share)
||NL Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|NL Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$5.00|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||34% higher than other Industrial Goods stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||45% lower than other Security & Protection Services stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||160%|
|Dividend Yield||3%||Shares Shorted||161,731|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 161,731 shares shorted. With 8,296,079 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 83,800, it would take at least 1.93 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
We believe that NL Industries may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
NL Industries looks like a price in the fair value range. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you could be looking at a good stock. See Before You Buy for your next steps.
Does NL Industries have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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