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Brady Corporation is a security & protection services business based in the US. Brady Corporation shares (BRC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Brady Corporation employs 5,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Brady Corporation

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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 Brady Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BRC. 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 Brady Corporation 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$46.33, 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 Brady Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Brady Corporation. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Brady Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Brady Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$46.33, which is 8.40% down on its pre-crash value of USD$50.58 and 40.39% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$33.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Brady Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$666.65 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$825.60.

Brady Corporation share price

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Brady Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$46.33
52-week range USD$33 - USD$59.11
50-day moving average USD$42.7912
200-day moving average USD$45.5738
Wall St. target price USD$50.75
PE ratio 19.8389
Dividend yield USD$0.88 (2.1%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.095

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Is it a good time to buy Brady Corporation stock?

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Brady Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $46.33 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-23) 1.89%
1 month (2020-10-30) 22.83%
3 months (2020-08-28) -3.84%
6 months (2020-05-29) -9.39%
1 year (2019-11-29) -18.72%
2 years (2018-11-30) 6.36%
3 years (2017-11-30) 18.49%
5 years (2015-11-30) 75.56%

Is Brady Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Brady Corporation's P/E ratio

Brady 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 20x. In other words, Brady Corporation shares trade at around 20x 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.

Brady Corporation's PEG ratio

Brady Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5. 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 Brady 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.

Brady Corporation's EBITDA

Brady Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$175.3 million.

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

Brady Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.04%
Gross profit TTM USD$528.6 million
Return on assets TTM 8.25%
Return on equity TTM 13.11%
Profit margin 10.39%
Book value $16.599
Market capitalisation USD$2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Brady Corporation shares

There are currently 736,491 Brady Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Brady Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.5% down from 771,562 last month.

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

Brady Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Brady Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Brady Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Brady Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 320213.47826087). Brady Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.3. In other words for every 100,000 Brady Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2300 shares are currently held short.

However Brady Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Brady Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Brady Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Brady Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Brady Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0158% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Brady Corporation shares, roughly 16 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 Brady Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Brady Corporation stock.

Brady Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 29.18% of net profits

Recently Brady Corporation has paid out, on average, around 29.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Brady Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Brady Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.88 per share.

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

Brady Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Brady Corporation's shares ever split?

Brady Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 January 2005. 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 Brady Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Brady Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Brady Corporation's share price.

Brady Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Brady Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33 up to $59.11. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BRC.US volatility(beta: 0.73)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 Brady Corporation's is 0.7275. This would suggest that Brady Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Brady Corporation overview

Brady Corporation manufactures and supplies identification solutions (IDS) and workplace safety (WPS) products to identify and protect premises, products, and people in the United States and internationally. The IDS segment offers safety signs, floor-marking tapes, pipe markers, labeling systems, spill control products, and lockout/tagout devices for facility identification and protection; materials and printing systems for product identification, brand protection and work in process labeling, and finished product identification; and hand-held printers, wire markers, sleeves, and tags for wire identification, as well as software and services for safety compliance auditing, procedure writing, and training. Its products also comprise name tags, badges, lanyards, and access control software for people identification; wristbands and labels for tracking and enhancing the safety of patients; and custom wristbands for use in theme parks, concerts, and festivals. This segment serves customers in various industries, such as industrial and electronic manufacturing, healthcare, chemical, oil, gas, automotive, aerospace, governments, mass transit, electrical contractors, leisure and entertainment, telecommunications, and others through distributors, direct sales, catalog marketing, and digital channels. The WPS segment provides workplace safety and compliance products, such as safety and compliance signs, tags, labels, informational signage and markings, asset tracking labels, first aid products, facility safety and personal protection equipment, and labor law compliance posters for various industries, including process, government, education, construction, and utilities, as well as manufacturers through catalog and digital channels. It also offers stock and custom identification products, as well as sells related resale products. Brady Corporation was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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