Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our opinions or reviews. Learn how we make money.

How to buy Cactus stock | 18.56

Own Cactus stock in just a few minutes.


Fact checked

Cactus, Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Cactus shares (WHD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cactus employs 1,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$521.7 million.

How to buy shares in Cactus

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Cactus Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WHD. 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 Cactus 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$18.56, 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 Cactus, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cactus. 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 Cactus's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$18.56, which is 35.53% down on its pre-crash value of USD$28.79 and 127.45% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$8.16.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Cactus shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$408.68 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$652.76.

Cactus share price

Use our graph to track the performance of WHD stocks over time.

Cactus shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-13.
Latest market closeUSD$18.56
52-week rangeUSD$9.75 - USD$35.28
50-day moving average USD$20.6211
200-day moving average USD$19.388
Wall St. target priceUSD$24.21
PE ratio 15.6769
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (1.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.321

Compare trading platforms

Compare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
Name Product Stock trade fee Asset types Option trade fee Annual fee
Stocks, Mutual funds, ETFs, Forex
$20 per year
Get a personal advisor when you open an account with at least $50,000.
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
Make unlimited commission-free trades in stocks, funds, and options with Robinhood Financial.
Interactive Brokers
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual funds, Index funds, ETFs, Futures, Cash
$0 + $0.65/contract, $1 minimum
IBKR Lite offers $0 commissions, and IBKR Pro offers advanced tools for professional traders.
Sofi Invest
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
A free way to invest in stocks, ETFs and crypto.
TD Ameritrade
or $25 broker-assisted
$0 + $0.65/contract,
or $25 broker-assisted
TD Ameritrade features $0 commission for online stock, but watch out for high short-term ETF and broker-assisted trading fees.
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Futures
Stocks & ETFs: $1/contract to open, $0 to close, $10 max/leg
Futures: $2.50/contract to open, $0 to close
Trade stocks, options, ETFs and futures on mobile or desktop with this advanced platform.

Compare up to 4 providers

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

Is it a good time to buy Cactus stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

Cactus price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $18.56 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-13) -4.13%
1 month (2020-09-18) -10.98%
3 months (2020-07-20) -10.60%
6 months (2020-04-20) 50.77%
1 year (2019-10-18) -30.43%
2 years (2018-10-19) -49.50%
3 years (2017-10-16) N/A
5 years (2015-10-16) N/A

Is Cactus under- or over-valued?

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

Cactus's P/E ratio

Cactus's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Cactus shares trade at around 16x 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.

Cactus's EBITDA

Cactus's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$176.2 million.

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

Cactus financials

Revenue TTM USD$521.7 million
Operating margin TTM 25.71%
Gross profit TTM USD$234.8 million
Return on assets TTM 10.38%
Return on equity TTM 21.81%
Profit margin 11.96%
Book value $7.303
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cactus shares

There are currently 545,068 Cactus shares held short by investors – that's known as Cactus's "short interest". This figure is 35.7% down from 847,764 last month.

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

Cactus's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cactus's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cactus shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cactus shares traded daily (recently around 392135.25179856). Cactus's SIR currently stands at 1.39. In other words for every 100,000 Cactus shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1390 shares are currently held short.

However Cactus's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cactus shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cactus shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cactus's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cactus shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0115% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cactus shares, roughly 12 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 Cactus.

Find out more about how you can short Cactus stock.

Cactus share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 26.47% of net profits

Recently Cactus has paid out, on average, around 26.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cactus shareholders could enjoy a 1.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cactus's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

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

Cactus's most recent dividend payout was on 17 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Cactus share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cactus's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.75 up to $35.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WHD.US volatility(beta: 2.35)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 Cactus's is 2.351. This would suggest that Cactus's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Cactus overview

Cactus, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and rents a range of wellheads and pressure control equipment. The company's principal products include Cactus SafeDrill wellhead systems, Cactus SafeLink systems, frac stacks, zipper manifolds, and production trees. It also provides field services, such as 24-hour service crews to assist with the installation, maintenance, repair, and safe handling of the wellhead and pressure control equipment. The company sells or rents its products for onshore unconventional oil and gas wells that are utilized during the drilling, completion, and production phases of its customers' wells. It operates 14 service centers in the United States, as well as 3 service centers in Eastern Australia. Cactus, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Frequently asked questions

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site