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How to buy Colfax Corporation stock

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Colfax Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Colfax Corporation shares (CFX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Colfax Corporation employs 15,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.2 billion.

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  3. Search for Colfax Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CFX. 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 Colfax 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. 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 Colfax Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Colfax 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.

Colfax Corporation share price

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Colfax Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range USD$12.23 - USD$38.48
50-day moving average USD$32.3053
200-day moving average USD$29.157
Wall St. target price USD$38.87
PE ratio 111.1034
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-3.518

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Is it a good time to buy Colfax Corporation stock?

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Is Colfax Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Colfax Corporation's P/E ratio

Colfax 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 111x. In other words, Colfax Corporation shares trade at around 111x 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.

Colfax Corporation's PEG ratio

Colfax Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5588. 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 Colfax 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.

Colfax Corporation's EBITDA

Colfax Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$518.1 million.

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

Colfax Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.04%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.11%
Return on equity TTM 1.32%
Profit margin -0.33%
Book value $28.313
Market capitalisation USD$3.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Colfax Corporation shares

There are currently 18.7 million Colfax Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Colfax Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4% up from 18.0 million last month.

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

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

Colfax Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Colfax Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Colfax Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 956260.52227343). Colfax Corporation's SIR currently stands at 19.53. In other words for every 100,000 Colfax Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 19530 shares are currently held short.

However Colfax Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Colfax Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Colfax Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Colfax Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.16% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Colfax Corporation shares in existence, roughly 160 shares are currently held short) or 0.2018% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Colfax Corporation shares, roughly 202 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Colfax Corporation.

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

Colfax Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Colfax Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Colfax Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Colfax Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.23 up to $38.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CFX.US volatility(beta: 1.89)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 Colfax Corporation's is 1.8908. This would suggest that Colfax Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Colfax Corporation overview

Colfax Corporation operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Medical Technology and Fabrication Technology. The Medical Technology segment offers orthopedic solutions, including orthopedic devices and braces, reconstructive and surgical implants, footwear, bone growth stimulators, and software and services spanning the full continuum of patient care, as well as injury prevention, rehabilitation, pain management, and physical therapy under the Aircast, Chattanooga, CMF, Compex, DonJoy, ProCare, DJO Surgical, Dr. Comfort, Exos, and MotionMD brand names. Its products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, and other healthcare professionals to treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions resulting from degenerative diseases, deformities, traumatic events, and sports related injuries. This segment sells its products through independent distributors, such as healthcare professionals, consumer retail stores, and pharmacies; and direct and independent salespersons. The Fabrication Technology segment formulates, develops, manufactures, and supplies consumable products and equipment for use in cutting, joining, and automated welding of steels, aluminum, and other metals and metal alloys. It also provides welding consumables comprising electrodes, cored and solid wires, and fluxes using a range of specialty and other materials; and cutting consumables, such as electrodes, nozzles, and shields and tips under the ESAB brand name. This segment sells its products through independent distributors and direct sales to the infrastructure, wind power, marine, pipelines, mobile/off-highway equipment, oil, gas, and mining markets. Colfax Corporation was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in Annapolis Junction, Maryland.

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