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Brunswick Corporation is a leisure business based in the US. Brunswick Corporation shares (BC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Brunswick Corporation employs 13,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Brunswick 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 Brunswick Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BC. 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 Brunswick 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$71.27, 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 Brunswick Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Brunswick 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 Brunswick Corporation's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$71.27, which is 10.61% up on its pre-crash value of USD$63.71 and 182.59% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$25.22.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Brunswick Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$433.09 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$1,145.31.

Brunswick Corporation share price

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Brunswick Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
Latest market close USD$71.27
52-week range USD$25.22 - USD$73.99
50-day moving average USD$61.4547
200-day moving average USD$57.6033
Wall St. target price USD$78.77
PE ratio 169.3243
Dividend yield USD$0.96 (1.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.761

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Is it a good time to buy Brunswick Corporation stock?

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Brunswick Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $71.27 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-18) 0.58%
1 month (2020-10-26) 15.29%
3 months (2020-08-25) 15.53%
6 months (2020-05-22) 33.99%
1 year (2019-11-25) 20.06%
2 years (2018-11-23) 34.02%
3 years (2017-11-24) 35.62%
5 years (2015-11-25) 28.81%

Is Brunswick Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Brunswick Corporation's P/E ratio

Brunswick 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 169x. In other words, Brunswick Corporation shares trade at around 169x 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.

Brunswick Corporation's PEG ratio

Brunswick Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.97. 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 Brunswick 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.

Brunswick Corporation's EBITDA

Brunswick Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$571.5 million.

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

Brunswick Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.1%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.86%
Return on equity TTM -1.1%
Profit margin -0.85%
Book value $17.241
Market capitalisation USD$5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Brunswick Corporation shares

There are currently 3.4 million Brunswick Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Brunswick Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% down from 3.4 million last month.

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

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

Brunswick Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Brunswick Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Brunswick Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 886332.8042328). Brunswick Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.78. In other words for every 100,000 Brunswick Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3780 shares are currently held short.

However Brunswick Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Brunswick Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Brunswick Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Brunswick Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Brunswick Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0426% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Brunswick Corporation shares, roughly 43 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 Brunswick Corporation.

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

Brunswick Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 24.81% of net profits

Recently Brunswick Corporation has paid out, on average, around 24.81% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.48% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Brunswick Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Brunswick Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.96 per share.

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

Brunswick Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 11 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Brunswick Corporation's shares ever split?

Brunswick Corporation's shares were split on 16 February 2005.

Brunswick Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Brunswick Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.22 up to $73.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BC.US volatility(beta: 2.02)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 Brunswick Corporation's is 2.0232. This would suggest that Brunswick Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Brunswick Corporation overview

Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products worldwide. The company offers marine engine products, including outboard, sterndrive, and inboard engine and propulsion systems; marine electronics and control integration systems, steering systems, instruments, controls, propellers, trolling motors, fuel systems, electrical systems, service parts, and lubricants; and integrated propulsion systems to the recreational and commercial marine markets, as well as parts and accessories. It provides its marine engine products for independent boat builders and governments through marine dealers and distributors, specialty marine retailers, and marine service centres under the Mercury, Mercury MerCruiser, Mercury Racing, and MotorGuide brands. The company also offers boats, such as fiberglass pleasure, sport cruisers, sport fishing and centre-console, offshore fishing, aluminium and fiberglass fishing, pontoon, utility, deck, inflatable, and heavy-gauge aluminium under the Bayliner, Heyday, Boston Whaler, Lund, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Princecraft, and Thunder Jet brands. It provides boats for commercial and government customers through dealers and distributors. Brunswick Corporation was founded in 1845 and is headquartered in Mettawa, Illinois.

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