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How to buy BorgWarner stock

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BorgWarner Inc is an auto parts business based in the US. BorgWarner shares (BWA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BorgWarner employs 50,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$10.2 billion.

How to buy shares in BorgWarner

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

BorgWarner share price

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BorgWarner shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$16.7681 - USD$46.48
50-day moving average USD$42.1206
200-day moving average USD$39.9422
Wall St. target priceUSD$47.29
PE ratio 19.1795
Dividend yield USD$0.68 (1.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.34

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Is it a good time to buy BorgWarner stock?

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Is BorgWarner under- or over-valued?

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

BorgWarner's P/E ratio

BorgWarner's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, BorgWarner shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

BorgWarner's PEG ratio

BorgWarner's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1162. 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 BorgWarner's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

BorgWarner's EBITDA

BorgWarner's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.5 billion.

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

BorgWarner financials

Revenue TTM USD$10.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.53%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.71%
Return on equity TTM 9.8%
Profit margin 4.92%
Book value $26.903
Market capitalisation USD$10.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BorgWarner shares

There are currently 13.2 million BorgWarner shares held short by investors – that's known as BorgWarner's "short interest". This figure is 23% down from 17.1 million last month.

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

BorgWarner's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BorgWarner's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BorgWarner shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BorgWarner shares traded daily (recently around 2.7 million). BorgWarner's SIR currently stands at 4.9. In other words for every 100,000 BorgWarner shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4900 shares are currently held short.

However BorgWarner's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BorgWarner shares, or, against the total number of tradable BorgWarner shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BorgWarner's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BorgWarner shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0596% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BorgWarner shares, roughly 60 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 BorgWarner.

Find out more about how you can short BorgWarner stock.

BorgWarner's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like BorgWarner.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

BorgWarner's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.51

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BorgWarner's overall score of 29.51 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like BorgWarner is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

BorgWarner's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.66/100

BorgWarner's environmental score of 8.66 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BorgWarner is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

BorgWarner's social score

Social score: 14.84/100

BorgWarner's social score of 14.84 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BorgWarner is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

BorgWarner's governance score

Governance score: 13.01/100

BorgWarner's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that BorgWarner is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

BorgWarner's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. BorgWarner scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that BorgWarner has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

BorgWarner Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.51
Total ESG percentile 38.86
Environmental score 8.66
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 14.84
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 13.01
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

BorgWarner share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 25.28% of net profits

Recently BorgWarner has paid out, on average, around 25.28% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.52% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BorgWarner shareholders could enjoy a 1.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BorgWarner's case, that would currently equate to about $0.68 per share.

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

BorgWarner's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have BorgWarner's shares ever split?

BorgWarner's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 December 2013. 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 BorgWarner shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BorgWarner shares which in turn could have impacted BorgWarner's share price.

BorgWarner share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BorgWarner's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.7681 up to $46.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BWA.US volatility(beta: 1.63)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 BorgWarner's is 1.6265. This would suggest that BorgWarner's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

BorgWarner overview

BorgWarner Inc. provides solutions for combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicles worldwide. The company's Engine segment offers turbocharger and turbocharger actuators; eBoosters; and timing systems products, including timing chains, variable cam timing, crankshaft and camshaft sprockets, tensioners, guides and snubbers, front-wheel drive transmission chains, four-wheel drive chains, and hybrid power transmission chains. It also provides emissions systems, such as electric air pumps and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) modules, EGR coolers and valves, glow plugs, and instant starting systems; thermal systems products comprising viscous fan drives, polymer fans, coolant pumps, cabin heaters, battery heaters, and battery charging; and gasoline ignition technologies. The company's Drivetrain segment offers friction and mechanical products that include dual and friction clutch modules, friction and separator plates, transmission bands, torque converter and one-way clutches, and torsional vibration dampers. It also provides electro-hydraulic solenoids, transmission solenoid modules, and dual clutch control modules; rear-wheel drive/all-wheel drive (AWD) transfer case systems, front wheel drive-AWD coupling systems, and cross-axle coupling systems; starters, alternators, and hybrid electric motors; and motor controllers, battery chargers, and uninterrupted power source systems. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers of light vehicles, which comprise passenger cars, sport-utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks; commercial vehicles, including medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks, and buses; and off-highway vehicles, such as agricultural and construction machinery, and marine applications, as well as to tier one vehicle systems suppliers and the aftermarket for light, commercial, and off-highway vehicles. The company was formerly known as Borg-Warner Automotive, Inc. BorgWarner Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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