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How to buy BWX Technologies stock | $58.12

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BWX Technologies Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. BWX Technologies shares (BWXT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BWX Technologies employs 6,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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BWX Technologies stock price (NYSE: BWXT)

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BWX Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$58.12
52-week range$52.11 - $68.20
50-day moving average $56.28
200-day moving average $60.12
Wall St. target price$70.88
PE ratio 20.1536
Dividend yield $0.8 (1.41%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.80

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BWX Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $58.12 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) 2.99%
1 month (2021-09-23) 4.59%
3 months (2021-07-23) 0.73%
6 months (2021-04-23) -13.73%
1 year (2020-10-23) 0.83%
2 years (2019-10-23) 3.05%
3 years (2018-10-23) 59.81
5 years (2016-10-21) 49.95%

Is BWX Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

BWX Technologies's P/E ratio

BWX Technologies'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, BWX Technologies 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.

BWX Technologies's PEG ratio

BWX Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.31. 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 BWX Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

BWX Technologies's EBITDA

BWX Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $401.5 million.

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

BWX Technologies financials

Revenue TTM $2.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.11%
Gross profit TTM $575.4 million
Return on assets TTM 9.36%
Return on equity TTM 45.09%
Profit margin 12.7%
Book value $7.45
Market capitalisation $5.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BWX Technologies shares

There are currently 1.4 million BWX Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as BWX Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 11.9% up from 1.3 million last month.

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

BWX Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BWX Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BWX Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BWX Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 455604.22077922). BWX Technologies's SIR currently stands at 3.08. In other words for every 100,000 BWX Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3080 shares are currently held short.

However BWX Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BWX Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable BWX Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BWX Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BWX Technologies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0148% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BWX Technologies shares, roughly 15 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 BWX Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short BWX Technologies stock.

BWX Technologies share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 28.47% of net profits

Recently BWX Technologies has paid out, on average, around 28.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BWX Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 1.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BWX Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

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

BWX Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 7 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have BWX Technologies's shares ever split?

BWX Technologies's shares were split on a 1398:1000 basis on 30 June 2015. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1398 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BWX Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 28.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BWX Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted BWX Technologies's share price.

BWX Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BWX Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $52.1127 up to $68.1979. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BWXT.US volatility(beta: 1.01)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 BWX Technologies's is 1.0116. This would suggest that BWX Technologies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

BWX Technologies overview

BWX Technologies, Inc. manufactures and sells nuclear components in the United States, Canada, and internationally. Its Nuclear Operations Group segment offers nuclear components, reactors, assemblies, and fuel for the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration's Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and other uses; close-tolerance equipment for nuclear applications; research reactor fuel elements for colleges, universities, and national laboratories; and components for defense applications. It also provides missile launch tubes for the United States Navy submarines; converts Cold War-era government stockpiles of high-enriched uranium; and receives, stores, characterizes, dissolves, recovers, and purifies uranium-bearing materials. Its Nuclear Services Group segment provides nuclear materials processing, environmental site restoration, and management and operating services for the United States government-owned facilities; develops technology for advanced nuclear power sources application; designs, engineers, licenses, and manufactures advance nuclear reactors; and inspects and services steam generators, heat exchangers, reactors, fuel handling systems, and balance of plants; and provides non-destructive examination and tooling/repair solutions, and nuclear fuel. Its Nuclear Power Group segment offers commercial nuclear steam generators, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, reactor components, and containers; nuclear fuel, fuel handling systems, tooling delivery systems, and related services, as well as engineering and in-plant services for nuclear power plants; and medical radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. It also designs, manufactures, commissions, and services nuclear power generation equipment.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of BWX Technologies is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.35% of BWX Technologies shares are held by insiders and 100.741% by institutions.
How many people work for BWX Technologies?
Latest data suggests 6,700 work at BWX Technologies.
When does the fiscal year end for BWX Technologies?
BWX Technologies's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is BWX Technologies based?
BWX Technologies's address is: 800 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA, United States, 24504
What is BWX Technologies's ISIN number?
BWX Technologies's international securities identification number is: US05605H1005
What is BWX Technologies's CUSIP number?
BWX Technologies's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 05605H100

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