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Armstrong World Industries, Inc is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Armstrong World Industries shares (AWI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Armstrong World Industries employs 2,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$975.9 million.

How to buy shares in Armstrong World Industries

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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 Armstrong World Industries. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AWI. 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 Armstrong World Industries 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$76.18, 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 Armstrong World Industries, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Armstrong World Industries. 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 Armstrong World Industries's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Armstrong World Industries's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$76.18, which is 28.44% down on its pre-crash value of USD$106.45 and 22.81% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$62.03.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Armstrong World Industries shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$660.99 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$751.90.

Armstrong World Industries share price

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Armstrong World Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$76.18
52-week range USD$62.03 - USD$111.46
50-day moving average USD$69.0882
200-day moving average USD$74.0338
Wall St. target price USD$78.88
PE ratio 15.7848
Dividend yield USD$0.8 (1.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.044

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Is it a good time to buy Armstrong World Industries stock?

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Armstrong World Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $76.18 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) -1.77%
1 month (2020-10-30) 27.18%
3 months (2020-08-28) 0.12%
6 months (2020-05-29) 1.05%
1 year (2019-11-29) -20.66%
2 years (2018-11-29) 13.62%
3 years (2017-11-29) 27.39%
5 years (2015-11-27) 52.85%

Is Armstrong World Industries under- or over-valued?

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

Armstrong World Industries's P/E ratio

Armstrong World Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Armstrong World Industries shares trade at around 16x 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.

Armstrong World Industries's PEG ratio

Armstrong World Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.66. 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 Armstrong World Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Armstrong World Industries's EBITDA

Armstrong World Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$301.3 million.

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

Armstrong World Industries financials

Revenue TTM USD$975.9 million
Operating margin TTM 23.11%
Gross profit TTM USD$395.1 million
Return on assets TTM 8.21%
Return on equity TTM -9.57%
Profit margin -5.64%
Book value $8.419
Market capitalisation USD$3.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Armstrong World Industries shares

There are currently 1.2 million Armstrong World Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Armstrong World Industries's "short interest". This figure is 5.7% down from 1.3 million last month.

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

Armstrong World Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Armstrong World Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Armstrong World Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Armstrong World Industries shares traded daily (recently around 449830.94339623). Armstrong World Industries's SIR currently stands at 2.65. In other words for every 100,000 Armstrong World Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2650 shares are currently held short.

However Armstrong World Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Armstrong World Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable Armstrong World Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Armstrong World Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Armstrong World Industries shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0341% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Armstrong World Industries shares, roughly 34 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 Armstrong World Industries.

Find out more about how you can short Armstrong World Industries stock.

Armstrong World Industries share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 18.43% of net profits

Recently Armstrong World Industries has paid out, on average, around 18.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Armstrong World Industries shareholders could enjoy a 1.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Armstrong World Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

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

Armstrong World Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 20 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Armstrong World Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Armstrong World Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $62.03 up to $111.46. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AWI.US volatility(beta: 1.1)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 Armstrong World Industries's is 1.1004. This would suggest that Armstrong World Industries'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).

Armstrong World Industries overview

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells ceiling systems primarily for use in the construction and renovation of residential and commercial buildings in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. The company operates through Mineral Fiber and Architectural Specialties segments. The company produces suspended mineral fiber, soft fiber, fiberglass wool, and metal ceiling systems, as well as wood, wood fiber, glass-reinforced-gypsum, and felt ceiling and wall systems; ceiling perimeters and trims, as well as grid products that support drywall ceiling systems; ceilings and walls for use in commercial settings; and acoustical and architectural cast ceilings, walls, facades, columns and moldings, and structural solutions. Armstrong World Industries, Inc. sells its commercial ceiling and architectural specialties products to resale distributors and ceiling system contractors; and residential ceiling products to wholesalers and retailers, such as large home centers. The company was incorporated in 1891 and is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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