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How to buy Belden stock

Learn how to easily invest in Belden stock.

Belden Inc
+ $0.66 ( + 1.03%)

Belden Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. Belden shares (BDC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – BDC – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Belden stock price (NYSE: BDC)

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Belden shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-02.
Latest market close$64.14
52-week range$47.85 - $70.92
50-day moving average $65.32
200-day moving average $58.56
Wall St. target price$79.67
PE ratio 30.01
Dividend yield $0.2 (0.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.00

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Is it a good time to buy Belden stock?

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Belden price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $64.14 from 2022-10-04

1 week (2022-09-29) 6.33%
1 month (2022-09-06) 2.22%
3 months (2022-07-06) 20.77%
6 months (2022-04-04) 17.90%
1 year (2021-10-06) 9.29%
2 years (2020-10-06) 95.01%
3 years (2019-10-04) 23.13%
5 years (2017-10-05) 84.07

Is Belden stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 30x. In other words, Belden shares trade at around 30x 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 $413.4 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 $2.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.7%
Gross profit TTM $868 million
Return on assets TTM 6.56%
Return on equity TTM 9.44%
Profit margin 3.3%
Book value $23.76
Market capitalisation $2.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Belden share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 3.61% of net profits

Recently Belden has paid out, on average, around 3.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.33% 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 0.33% 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 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Belden's shares ever split?

Belden's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 16 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 $47.8535 up to $70.9158. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BDC.US volatility(beta: 1.33)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 1.3284. 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. provides portfolio of signal transmission solutions 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, interconnect panels, racks and enclosures, and signal extension and matrix switching systems for use in applications, such as local area networks, data centers, access control, 5G, 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. This segment serves commercial real estate, hospitality, healthcare, education, financial, government, and broadband and wireless service providers, as well as end-markets, including sport venues, stadiums, data centers, military installations, 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 1.674% of Belden shares are held by insiders and 112.707% by institutions.
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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