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How to buy Acushnet stock

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Acushnet Holdings Corp is a leisure business based in the US. Acushnet shares (GOLF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Acushnet employs 5,213 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Acushnet. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GOLF. 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 Acushnet reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Acushnet, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Acushnet. Optimize 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.

Acushnet share price

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Acushnet shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
52-week rangeUSD$20.3895 - USD$42.57
50-day moving average USD$38.7985
200-day moving average USD$35.9547
Wall St. target priceUSD$39.14
PE ratio 33.4581
Dividend yield USD$0.62 (1.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.229

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Is it a good time to buy Acushnet stock?

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Is Acushnet under- or over-valued?

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

Acushnet's P/E ratio

Acushnet's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Acushnet shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Acushnet's PEG ratio

Acushnet's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.66. 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 Acushnet's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Acushnet's EBITDA

Acushnet's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$196.4 million.

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

Acushnet financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.27%
Gross profit TTM USD$872.2 million
Return on assets TTM 5.47%
Return on equity TTM 9.83%
Profit margin 5.92%
Book value $12.942
Market capitalisation USD$3.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Acushnet shares

There are currently 2.1 million Acushnet shares held short by investors – that's known as Acushnet's "short interest". This figure is 10.6% down from 2.3 million last month.

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

Acushnet's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Acushnet's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Acushnet shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Acushnet shares traded daily (recently around 208298.41269841). Acushnet's SIR currently stands at 10.08. In other words for every 100,000 Acushnet shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10080 shares are currently held short.

However Acushnet's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Acushnet shares, or, against the total number of tradable Acushnet shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Acushnet's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Acushnet shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0619% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Acushnet shares, roughly 62 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Acushnet.

Find out more about how you can short Acushnet stock.

Acushnet share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 39.83% of net profits

Recently Acushnet has paid out, on average, around 39.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.51% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Acushnet shareholders could enjoy a 1.51% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Acushnet's case, that would currently equate to about $0.62 per share.

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

Acushnet's most recent dividend payout was on 18 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Acushnet share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Acushnet's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.3895 up to $42.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GOLF.US volatility(beta: 0.83)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 Acushnet's is 0.8325. This would suggest that Acushnet's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Acushnet overview

Acushnet Holdings Corp. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes golf products in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, Korea, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Titleist Golf Balls, Titleist Golf Clubs, Titleist Golf Gear, and FootJoy Golf Wear. The Titleist Golf Balls segment offers golf balls, such as Pro V1, Pro V1x, AVX, Tour Soft, Velocity, and Pinnacle golf balls, as well as provides custom imprinted golf balls with corporate logos, tournament logos, country club or resort logos, and personalization on Titleist and Pinnacle golf balls. The Titleist Golf Clubs segment designs, assembles, and sells golf clubs, such as drivers, fairways, hybrids, and irons under the Titleist brand; wedges under the Vokey Design brand; and putters under Scotty Cameron brand. The Titleist Golf Gear segment designs and develops golf bags, headwear, golf gloves, travel gears, head covers, and other golf accessories, as well as offers customization and personalization of products in Titleist golf gear. The FootJoy Golf Wear segment provides shoes, such as traditional, spikeless, athletic, and casual shoes; gloves that include leather construction, synthetic, leather/synthetic combination, and specialty gloves; and outerwear and apparels, such as performance outerwear, performance golf apparels, and men's and women's golf apparels. It sells its products through golf shops and golf specialty retailers, as well as through representatives, other qualified retailers, and online. The company was formerly known as Alexandria Holdings Corp. and changed its name to Acushnet Holdings Corp. in March 2016. Acushnet Holdings Corp. was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

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