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How to buy Blue Bird Corporation (BLBD) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Blue Bird Corporation stock.

Blue Bird Corporation
NASDAQ: BLBD - USD
AUTO MANUFACTURERS
$24.89
+$0.42 (+1.72%)

Blue Bird Corporation is an auto manufacturers business based in the US. Blue Bird Corporation shares (BLBD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Blue Bird Corporation employs 1,736 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  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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Blue Bird Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: BLBD)

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Blue Bird Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$26.16
52-week range$11.04 - $28.68
50-day moving average $24.92
200-day moving average $24.46
Wall St. target price$28.00
PE ratio 60.2709
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.41

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Is it a good time to buy Blue Bird Corporation stock?

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Blue Bird Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $26.16 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-15) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) -5.01%
3 months (2021-04-26) -6.47%
6 months (2021-01-22) N/A
1 year (2020-07-22) N/A
2 years (2019-07-22) N/A
3 years (2018-07-22) N/A
5 years (2016-07-22) N/A

Is Blue Bird Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Blue Bird Corporation's P/E ratio

Blue Bird Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 60x. In other words, Blue Bird Corporation shares trade at around 60x 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.

Blue Bird Corporation's PEG ratio

Blue Bird Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.13. 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 Blue Bird Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Blue Bird Corporation's EBITDA

Blue Bird Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $36.9 million.

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

Blue Bird Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $765.7 million
Operating margin TTM 3.06%
Gross profit TTM $96.2 million
Return on assets TTM 4.06%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 1.44%
Book value $-2.31
Market capitalisation $664.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Blue Bird Corporation shares

There are currently 778,098 Blue Bird Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Blue Bird Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 9.5% up from 710,644 last month.

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

Blue Bird Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Blue Bird Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Blue Bird Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Blue Bird Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 144359.55473098). Blue Bird Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.39. In other words for every 100,000 Blue Bird Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5390 shares are currently held short.

However Blue Bird Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Blue Bird Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Blue Bird Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Blue Bird Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Blue Bird Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0531% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Blue Bird Corporation shares, roughly 53 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 Blue Bird Corporation.

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Blue Bird Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Blue Bird Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Blue Bird Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Blue Bird Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.04 up to $28.68. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BLBD.US volatility(beta: 1.35)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 Blue Bird Corporation's is 1.3498. This would suggest that Blue Bird Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Blue Bird Corporation overview

Blue Bird Corporation designs, engineers, manufactures, and sells school buses and related parts in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Bus and Parts. The company offers Type C, Type D, and specialty buses; and alternative fuel applications through its propane-powered, gasoline-powered, compressed natural gas-powered, and electric powered school buses. Blue Bird Corporation sells its products through a network of dealers, as well as directly to fleet operators, the United States government, and state governments; and maintains a parts distribution center. Blue Bird Corporation was formerly known as Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Macon, Georgia. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Blue Bird Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.829% of Blue Bird Corporation shares are held by insiders and 88.6% by institutions.
How many people work for Blue Bird Corporation?
Latest data suggests 1,736 work at Blue Bird Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Blue Bird Corporation?
Blue Bird Corporation's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Blue Bird Corporation based?
Blue Bird Corporation's address is: 3920 Arkwright Road, Macon, GA, United States, 31210
What is Blue Bird Corporation's ISIN number?
Blue Bird Corporation's international securities identification number is: US0953061068
What is Blue Bird Corporation's CUSIP number?
Blue Bird Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 095306106

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