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AGCO Corporation is a farm & heavy construction machinery business based in the US. AGCO Corporation shares (AGCO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AGCO Corporation employs 20,961 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.6 billion.

How to buy shares in AGCO Corporation

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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 AGCO Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AGCO. 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 AGCO Corporation 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. At last close price of USD$81.35, 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 AGCO Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AGCO Corporation. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted AGCO Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AGCO Corporation's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$81.35, which is 15.70% up on its pre-crash value of USD$68.58 and 130.26% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$35.33.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of AGCO Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$554.30 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,142.15.

AGCO Corporation share price

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AGCO Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
Latest market close USD$81.35
52-week range USD$35.33 - USD$83.57
50-day moving average USD$75.846
200-day moving average USD$62.5071
Wall St. target price USD$81.19
PE ratio 110.0541
Dividend yield USD$0.64 (0.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.712

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AGCO Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $81.35 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-20) -11.49%
1 month (2020-10-27) 4.27%
3 months (2020-08-27) 12.13%
6 months (2020-05-27) 39.94%
1 year (2019-11-27) 3.00%
2 years (2018-11-27) 39.56%
3 years (2017-11-27) 15.41%
5 years (2015-11-27) 62.57%

Is AGCO Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

AGCO Corporation's P/E ratio

AGCO 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 110x. In other words, AGCO Corporation shares trade at around 110x 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.

AGCO Corporation's PEG ratio

AGCO Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4053. 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 AGCO 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.

AGCO Corporation's EBITDA

AGCO Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$719.7 million.

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

AGCO Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.3%
Gross profit TTM USD$2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.5%
Return on equity TTM 1.47%
Profit margin 0.63%
Book value $35.731
Market capitalisation USD$6.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AGCO Corporation shares

There are currently 1.0 million AGCO Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as AGCO Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 43.4% up from 725,385 last month.

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

AGCO Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AGCO Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AGCO Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AGCO Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 514971.78217822). AGCO Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.02. In other words for every 100,000 AGCO Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2020 shares are currently held short.

However AGCO Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AGCO Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable AGCO Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AGCO Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AGCO Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0211% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AGCO Corporation shares, roughly 21 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 AGCO Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short AGCO Corporation stock.

AGCO Corporation share dividends

17%

Dividend payout ratio: 17.16% of net profits

Recently AGCO Corporation has paid out, on average, around 17.16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AGCO Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AGCO Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.

While AGCO Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that AGCO Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

AGCO Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 15 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have AGCO Corporation's shares ever split?

AGCO Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 February 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AGCO Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AGCO Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted AGCO Corporation's share price.

AGCO Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AGCO Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.33 up to $83.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AGCO.US volatility(beta: 1.14)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 AGCO Corporation's is 1.139. This would suggest that AGCO 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).

AGCO Corporation overview

AGCO Corporation manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment and related replacement parts worldwide. It offers high horsepower tractors for row crop production, soil cultivation, planting, land leveling, seeding, and commercial hay operations; utility tractors for small- and medium-sized farms, as well as for dairy, livestock, orchards, and vineyards; and compact tractors for small farms, specialty agricultural industries, landscaping, equestrian, and residential uses. The company also provides grain storage bins and related drying and handling equipment systems; seed-processing systems; swine and poultry feed storage and delivery; ventilation and watering systems; and egg production systems and broiler production equipment. In addition, it offers round and rectangular balers, loader wagons, self-propelled windrowers, forage harvesters, disc mowers, spreaders, rakes, tedders, and mower conditioners for harvesting and packaging vegetative feeds used in the beef cattle, dairy, horse, and renewable fuel industries. Further, the company provides implements, including disc harrows leveling seed beds and mixing chemicals with the soils; heavy tillage to break up soil and mix crop residue into topsoil; field cultivators that prepare smooth seed bed and destroy weeds; drills for small grain seeding; planters and other planting equipment; and loaders. Additionally, it offers combines for harvesting grain crops, such as corn, wheat, soybeans, and rice; and application equipment, such as self-propelled, three- and four-wheeled vehicles, and related equipment for liquid and dry fertilizers and crop protection chemicals, and for after crops emerge from the ground, as well as produces diesel engines, gears, and generating sets. The company markets its products under the Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra brands through a network of independent dealers and distributors. AGCO Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

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