How to buy AZZ stock - 18 April

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How to buy AZZ stock

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AZZ Inc is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. AZZ shares (AZZ) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AZZ employs 4,343 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$888.7 million.

How to buy shares in AZZ

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

AZZ share price

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AZZ shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUSD$25.5433 - USD$56.74
50-day moving average USD$51.8911
200-day moving average USD$45.5296
Wall St. target priceUSD$54.5
PE ratio 104.2245
Dividend yield USD$0.68 (1.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.49

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Is it a good time to buy AZZ stock?

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Is AZZ under- or over-valued?

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

AZZ's P/E ratio

AZZ's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 104x. In other words, AZZ shares trade at around 104x 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.

AZZ's PEG ratio

AZZ's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.46. 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 AZZ's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

AZZ's EBITDA

AZZ's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$130.8 million.

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

AZZ financials

Revenue TTM USD$888.7 million
Operating margin TTM 9.42%
Gross profit TTM USD$239.2 million
Return on assets TTM 4.79%
Return on equity TTM 2.01%
Profit margin 1.44%
Book value $24.541
Market capitalisation USD$1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AZZ shares

There are currently 291,090 AZZ shares held short by investors – that's known as AZZ's "short interest". This figure is 36.3% down from 456,948 last month.

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

AZZ's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AZZ's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AZZ shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AZZ shares traded daily (recently around 154835.10638298). AZZ's SIR currently stands at 1.88. In other words for every 100,000 AZZ shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1880 shares are currently held short.

However AZZ's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AZZ shares, or, against the total number of tradable AZZ shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AZZ's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AZZ shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0161% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AZZ shares, roughly 16 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 AZZ.

Find out more about how you can short AZZ stock.

AZZ share dividends

45%

Dividend payout ratio: 45.33% of net profits

Recently AZZ has paid out, on average, around 45.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.36% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AZZ shareholders could enjoy a 1.36% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AZZ's case, that would currently equate to about $0.68 per share.

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

AZZ's most recent dividend payout was on 8 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have AZZ's shares ever split?

AZZ's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 July 2012. 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 AZZ shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AZZ shares which in turn could have impacted AZZ's share price.

AZZ share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AZZ's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.5433 up to $56.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AZZ.US volatility(beta: 1.53)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 AZZ's is 1.5301. This would suggest that AZZ's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

AZZ overview

AZZ Inc. provides galvanizing and metal coating solutions, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment, and engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, refining, and industrial markets in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Energy and Metal Coatings. The Metal Coatings segment offers hot dip galvanizing, powder coating, anodizing, plating, and other metal coating applications to the steel fabrication and other industries. It serves fabricators or manufacturers that provide services to the electrical and telecommunications, bridge and highway, petrochemical, and general industrial markets, as well as original equipment manufacturers. The Energy segment provides products and services to support industrial, electrical, and nuclear applications. It offers custom switchgear, electrical enclosures, medium and high voltage bus ducts, explosion proof and hazardous duty lighting, nuclear safety-related equipment, and tubular products, as well as solutions and engineering resources to multi-national companies and small independent companies.

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