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How to buy Albany International stock | $74

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Albany International Corp is a textile manufacturing business based in the US. Albany International shares (AIN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Albany International employs 4,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$931.4 million.

How to buy shares in Albany International

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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 Albany International. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AIN. 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 Albany International 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$74, 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 Albany International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Albany International. 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.

Albany International share price

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Albany International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$74
52-week rangeUSD$29.9965 - USD$78.6941
50-day moving average USD$69.2056
200-day moving average USD$57.1459
Wall St. target priceUSD$67.17
PE ratio 23.5774
Dividend yield USD$0.8 (1.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.1

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Albany International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $74 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-08) -2.87%
1 month (2020-12-16) 3.22%
3 months (2020-10-15) 34.20%
6 months (2020-07-15) 35.88%
1 year (2020-01-15) -5.56%
2 years (2019-01-15) 10.96%
3 years (2018-01-12) 16.90%
5 years (2016-01-15) 130.31%

Is Albany International under- or over-valued?

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

Albany International's P/E ratio

Albany International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Albany International shares trade at around 24x 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.

Albany International's PEG ratio

Albany International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2. 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 Albany International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Albany International's EBITDA

Albany International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$248.1 million.

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

Albany International financials

Revenue TTM USD$931.4 million
Operating margin TTM 19.15%
Gross profit TTM USD$397.7 million
Return on assets TTM 7.7%
Return on equity TTM 14.05%
Profit margin 10.76%
Book value $23.094
Market capitalisation USD$2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Albany International shares

There are currently 613,314 Albany International shares held short by investors – that's known as Albany International's "short interest". This figure is 4.6% down from 643,159 last month.

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

Albany International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Albany International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Albany International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Albany International shares traded daily (recently around 168492.85714286). Albany International's SIR currently stands at 3.64. In other words for every 100,000 Albany International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3640 shares are currently held short.

However Albany International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Albany International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Albany International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Albany International's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Albany International shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0277% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Albany International shares, roughly 28 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 Albany International.

Find out more about how you can short Albany International stock.

Albany International share dividends

20%

Dividend payout ratio: 20.26% of net profits

Recently Albany International has paid out, on average, around 20.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Albany International shareholders could enjoy a 1.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Albany International's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

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

Albany International's most recent dividend payout was on 8 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Albany International's shares ever split?

Albany International's shares were split on a 102:100 basis on 8 December 1999. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 102 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Albany International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Albany International shares which in turn could have impacted Albany International's share price.

Albany International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Albany International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.9965 up to $78.6941. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AIN.US volatility(beta: 1.4)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 Albany International's is 1.3979. This would suggest that Albany International's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Albany International overview

Albany International Corp. engages in the textile and materials processing businesses. The company operates in two segments, Machine Clothing (MC) and Albany Engineered Composites (AEC). The MC segment designs, manufactures, and markets paper machine clothing for use in manufacturing papers, paperboards, tissues, and towels. This segment offers forming, pressing, and drying fabrics, as well as process belts. It also provides customized and consumable fabrics that are used in the manufacturing process in the pulp, corrugator, nonwovens, fiber cement, building products, tannery, and textile industries. This segment sells its products directly to end-user customers. The AEC segment designs, develops, and manufactures composite structures primarily to customers in the commercial and defense aerospace industries. The company operates in the United States, Switzerland, France, Brazil, China, Mexico, and internationally. Albany International Corp. was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Rochester, New Hampshire.

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