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Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) Today’s Hot Stock

Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) traded at $6.88 at close of the session on Tuesday, 09/20/22, made a downward move of -10.07% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $7.65 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 2.65 with the day’s price range being $6.815 – $7.465. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 11.17. In terms of its 52-week price range, CENX has a high of $30.36 and a low of $6.58. The company’s stock has lost about -16.20% over that past 30 days.

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Century Aluminum Company has a market cap of $646.03 million and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Feb 16, 2022 – Feb 21, 2022. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.21, with the EPS growth for the year raised at -$0.04 for 2022 and $2.02 for next year. These figures represent 93.50% and 5,150.00% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $881 million, with a low of $836 million and a high of $928 million. The median projection represents growth squeezing down to 62.70% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $2.89 billion, or 30.60% up from figures reported last year.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the CENX stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Sell.

Based on estimates by 3 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 2 have rated the Century Aluminum Company (CENX) stock as a Hold, while 1 rate it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 0 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note the current price level is -13.59% off its SMA20 and -12.89% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 39.42 while the volatility over the past week is 8.48% and jumps to 6.40% over the past one month. The beta value is 2.54, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.60. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $11.50, with the estimates having a low of $8.00 and a high of $15.00. These price ends are -16.28% and -118.02% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -67.15% if the CENX share price touches on the median price of $11.50.

Coming back to Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 2.05 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 2.13 million. Current shares outstanding are 91.20 million.

The insiders hold 0.80% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 66.20%. The data shows that short shares as of Jul 14, 2022, stood at 7.42 million at a short ratio of 3.06. This represents a 8.13% short interest in shares outstanding on Jul 14, 2022. Shares short rose in July from the previous month at 5.88 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock -58.45% down in year-to-date price movement.

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