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How to buy Bel Fuse stock | $14.08

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Bel Fuse Inc is an electronic components business based in the US. Bel Fuse shares (BELFA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Bel Fuse employs 6,935 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$464.8 million.

How to buy shares in Bel Fuse

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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 Bel Fuse. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BELFA. 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 Bel Fuse 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$14.08, 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 Bel Fuse, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Bel Fuse. 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.

Bel Fuse share price

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Bel Fuse shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$14.08
52-week rangeUSD$5.9689 - USD$16.8148
50-day moving average USD$13.9964
200-day moving average USD$11.6422
Wall St. target priceUSD$20
PE ratio 58.7234
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (1.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.235

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Is it a good time to buy Bel Fuse stock?

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Bel Fuse price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.08 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -7.67%
1 month (2020-12-17) -11.17%
3 months (2020-10-15) 35.25%
6 months (2020-07-15) 40.52%
1 year (2020-01-15) -9.10%
2 years (2019-01-15) -13.62%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 12.17%

Is Bel Fuse under- or over-valued?

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

Bel Fuse's P/E ratio

Bel Fuse's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 59x. In other words, Bel Fuse shares trade at around 59x 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.

Bel Fuse's EBITDA

Bel Fuse's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$28.2 million.

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

Bel Fuse financials

Revenue TTM USD$464.8 million
Operating margin TTM 2.52%
Gross profit TTM USD$110.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.64%
Return on equity TTM 1.65%
Profit margin 0.62%
Book value $14.461
Market capitalisation USD$189.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Bel Fuse shares

There are currently 10,105 Bel Fuse shares held short by investors – that's known as Bel Fuse's "short interest". This figure is 6.9% down from 10,849 last month.

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

Bel Fuse's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Bel Fuse's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bel Fuse shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bel Fuse shares traded daily (recently around 2291.3832199546). Bel Fuse's SIR currently stands at 4.41. In other words for every 100,000 Bel Fuse shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4410 shares are currently held short.

However Bel Fuse's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bel Fuse shares, or, against the total number of tradable Bel Fuse shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Bel Fuse's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bel Fuse shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0086% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bel Fuse shares, roughly 9 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 Bel Fuse.

Find out more about how you can short Bel Fuse stock.

Bel Fuse share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 120% of net profits

Recently Bel Fuse has paid out, on average, around 120% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bel Fuse shareholders could enjoy a 1.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bel Fuse's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

Bel Fuse's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Bel Fuse's most recent dividend payout was on 1 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Bel Fuse's shares ever split?

Bel Fuse's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 December 1999. 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 Bel Fuse shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bel Fuse shares which in turn could have impacted Bel Fuse's share price.

Bel Fuse share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bel Fuse's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.9689 up to $16.8148. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BELFA.US volatility(beta: 2.03)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Bel Fuse's is 2.0336. This would suggest that Bel Fuse's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Bel Fuse overview

Bel Fuse Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and sells products that are used in the networking, telecommunication, high-speed data transmission, commercial aerospace, military, broadcasting, transportation, and consumer electronic industries in the United States, Macao, the United Kingdom, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, and internationally. It offers magnetic products, such as integrated connector modules; power transformers; SMD power inductors and SMPS transformers; and telecom discrete components. The company also provides power solutions and protection products comprising front-end power supplies; board-mount power products; industrial power products; external power products; module products; and circuit protection products. In addition, it offers connectivity solutions, which includes expanded beam fiber optic connectors, cable assemblies, and active optical devices; copper-based connectors/cable assemblies; radio frequency connectors, cable assemblies, microwave devices, and low loss cables; and RJ and USB connectors, and cable assemblies. The company sells its products under the Bel, TRP Connector, MagJack, Signal, Bel Power Solutions, Melcher, CUI, Stratos, Fibreco, Cinch, Johnson, Trompeter, Midwest Microwave, Semflex, and Stewart Connector brands through direct strategic account managers, regional sales managers working with independent sales representative organizations, and authorized distributors. Bel Fuse Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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