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How to buy Belden stock | $50.6

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Belden Inc
NYSE: BDC - USD
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT & PARTS
$48.40
+$0.68 (+1.43%)

Belden Inc is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. Belden shares (BDC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Belden employs 6,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Belden stock price (NYSE: BDC)

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Belden shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$50.60
52-week range$28.46 - $55.11
50-day moving average $50.73
200-day moving average $47.37
Wall St. target price$54.67
PE ratio 31.9344
Dividend yield $0.2 (0.42%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.35

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Belden price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $50.6 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-18) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) -0.16%
3 months (2021-04-29) 13.30%
6 months (2021-01-25) N/A
1 year (2020-07-25) N/A
2 years (2019-07-25) N/A
3 years (2018-07-25) N/A
5 years (2016-07-25) N/A

Is Belden under- or over-valued?

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

Belden's P/E ratio

Belden's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Belden shares trade at around 32x 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.

Belden's PEG ratio

Belden's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.14. 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 Belden's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Belden's EBITDA

Belden's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $264.6 million.

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

Belden financials

Revenue TTM $1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.4%
Gross profit TTM $664.1 million
Return on assets TTM 3.21%
Return on equity TTM 761.83%
Profit margin -0.79%
Book value $18.76
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Belden shares

There are currently 1.4 million Belden shares held short by investors – that's known as Belden's "short interest". This figure is 6.6% up from 1.3 million last month.

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

Belden's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Belden's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Belden shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Belden shares traded daily (recently around 240733.09982487). Belden's SIR currently stands at 5.71. In other words for every 100,000 Belden shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5710 shares are currently held short.

However Belden's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Belden shares, or, against the total number of tradable Belden shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Belden's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Belden shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0334% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Belden shares, roughly 33 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Belden.

Find out more about how you can short Belden stock.

Belden share dividends

7%

Dividend payout ratio: 6.62% of net profits

Recently Belden has paid out, on average, around 6.62% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Belden shareholders could enjoy a 0.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Belden's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

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

Belden's most recent dividend payout was on 6 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Belden's shares ever split?

Belden's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 15 July 2004. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Belden shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Belden shares which in turn could have impacted Belden's share price.

Belden share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Belden's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.4565 up to $55.1077. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BDC.US volatility(beta: 1.48)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 Belden's is 1.4826. This would suggest that Belden's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Belden overview

Belden Inc. operates as a signal transmission solutions company in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates in two segments, Enterprise Solutions and Industrial Solutions. The Enterprise Solutions segment offers copper cable and connectivity solutions, fiber cable and connectivity solutions, racks and enclosures, and signal extension and matrix switching systems for use in applications, such as local area networks, data centers, access control, fiber, and home and building automation. It also provides power, cooling, and airflow management products for mission-critical data center operations; and end-to-end copper and fiber network systems, which include cable, assemblies, interconnect panels, and enclosures. This segment serves customers in markets comprising healthcare, education, financial, government, and corporate enterprises, as well as end-markets, including sports venues and academia. The Industrial Solutions segment offers infrastructure components and on-machine connectivity systems; and industrial Ethernet switches, network management software, routers, firewalls, gateways, input/output (I/O) connectors/systems, industrial Ethernet cables, optical fiber industrial Ethernet cables, Fieldbus cables, IP and networking cables, I/O modules, distribution boxes, and customer specific wiring solutions.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Belden is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.006% of Belden shares are held by insiders and 103.152% by institutions.
How many people work for Belden?
Latest data suggests 6,200 work at Belden.
When does the fiscal year end for Belden?
Belden's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Belden based?
Belden's address is: 1 North Brentwood Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO, United States, 63105
What is Belden's ISIN number?
Belden's international securities identification number is: US0774541066
What is Belden's CUSIP number?
Belden's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 077454106

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