Financial Fitness Check: Examining Century Aluminum Co. (CENX)’s Key Ratios

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In the latest session, Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ: CENX) closed at $15.81 down -5.22% from its previous closing price of $16.68. In other words, the price has decreased by -$5.22 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.29 million shares were traded. CENX stock price reached its highest trading level at $16.34 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $15.6.


For a deeper understanding of Century Aluminum Co.’s stock, let’s take a closer look at its various ratios. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.63 and its Current Ratio is at 1.67. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.88 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.75.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, B. Riley Securities on January 09, 2024, Upgraded its rating to Buy and sets its target price to $14 from $10 previously.

Wolfe Research Downgraded its Peer Perform to Underperform on July 11, 2023, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $6.

Insider Transactions:

Additionally, insider trades can be beneficial to investors who want to learn what the management thinks about stock prices in the future. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Mar 04 ’24 when Aboud Matt sold 3,766 shares for $10.61 per share. The transaction valued at 39,957 led to the insider holds 59,248 shares of the business.

Trpkovski Peter A sold 13,908 shares of CENX for $171,347 on Dec 28 ’23. The SVP, Finance and Treasurer now owns 41,998 shares after completing the transaction at $12.32 per share. On Dec 27 ’23, another insider, Gary Jesse E, who serves as the President and CEO of the company, sold 68,162 shares for $12.60 each. As a result, the insider received 858,841 and left with 76,443 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, CENX now has a Market Capitalization of 1465594880 and an Enterprise Value of 1885694848. As of this moment, Century’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 6.99, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 11.63. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.69 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.44. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 0.888 whereas that against EBITDA is 24.022.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, CENX has reached a high of $19.88, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $5.70. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -8.54%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 42.69%.

Shares Statistics:

For the past three months, CENX has traded an average of 1.40M shares per day and 967050 over the past ten days. A total of 92.69M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 51.42M. Insiders hold about 44.49% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 60.98% stake in the company. Shares short for CENX as of 1715731200 were 7439639 with a Short Ratio of 5.32, compared to 1713139200 on 7212145. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 7439639 and a Short% of Float of 17.719999.

Dividends & Splits

The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 1.84.

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