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Celanese Corporation (CE) is a leading chemicals business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$162.18 after a previous close of US$161.14. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD160.07 to a high of USD163.59. The latest price was USD160.34 (25 minute delay). Celanese Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Celanese Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Celanese Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Celanese Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$167.12, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Celanese Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Celanese Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Celanese Corporation share price

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Celanese Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$162.18
HighUS$163.59
LowUS$160.07
CloseUS$160.34
Previous closeUS$161.14
Change US$-0.8
Change % -0.4965%
Volume 581,855
Information last updated 2021-06-09.
52-week rangeUS$79.8891 - US$171
50-day moving average US$163.7662
200-day moving average US$144.2865
Target priceUS$173.76
PE ratio 9.0954
Dividend yield US$2.54 (1.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$17.842

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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 $160.34

1 month (2021-05-14) -4.10%
3 months (2021-03-12) 8.34%
6 months (2020-12-14) 24.30%
1 year (2020-06-12) 81.13%
2 years (2019-06-14) 53.89%
3 years (2018-06-14) 39.30%
5 years (2016-06-14) 131.07%

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 9x. In other words, Celanese Corporation shares trade at around 9x 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.

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 0.963. 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 US$1.2 billion.

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 US$6 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.43%
Gross profit TTM US$1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.33%
Return on equity TTM 62.32%
Profit margin 34.86%
Book value 31.447
Market capitalisation US$18.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Celanese Corporation shares

There are currently 1.2 million Celanese Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Celanese Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.7% down from 1.2 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 689952.94117647). Celanese Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.7. In other words for every 100,000 Celanese Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1700 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 0.0119% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Celanese Corporation 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 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 12/31/2018) 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. 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

30%

Dividend payout ratio: 29.55% of net profits

Recently Celanese Corporation has paid out, on average, around 29.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.65% 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 1.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Celanese Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.54 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 9 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 April 2021 (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 US$79.8891 up to US$171. 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 1.2315. 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).

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 ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. Celanese Corporation was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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