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Crane Co is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Crane shares (CR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Crane employs 11,111 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.1 billion.
|52-week range||USD$36.77 - USD$89.54|
|50-day moving average||USD$52.9237|
|200-day moving average||USD$55.1603|
|Wall St. target price||USD$71.2|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.72 (3.16%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.627|
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Valuing Crane stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Crane's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Crane's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 83x. In other words, Crane shares trade at around 83x 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.
Crane's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6228. 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 Crane's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Crane's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$492.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Crane's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$3.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||12.07%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.3%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.43%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$3.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 693,211 Crane shares held short by investors – that's known as Crane's "short interest". This figure is 13.8% up from 608,906 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Crane shares can be evaluated.
Crane's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Crane shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Crane shares traded daily (recently around 313670.13574661). Crane's SIR currently stands at 2.21. In other words for every 100,000 Crane shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2210 shares are currently held short.
However Crane's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Crane shares, or, against the total number of tradable Crane shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Crane's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Crane shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0122% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Crane 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 Crane.
Find out more about how you can short Crane stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 35.22% of net profits
Recently Crane has paid out, on average, around 35.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Crane shareholders could enjoy a 3.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Crane's case, that would currently equate to about $1.72 per share.
While Crane's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Crane may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Crane's most recent dividend payout was on 9 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Crane's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 15 September 1998. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Crane shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Crane shares which in turn could have impacted Crane's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Crane's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.77 up to $89.54. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Crane's is 1.4832. This would suggest that Crane's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and internationally. The company's Fluid Handling segment offers on/off valves and related products for the chemical, oil and gas, power, and general industrial end markets; valves and related products for the non-residential construction, general industrial, and municipal markets; fluid control instrumentation and sampling solutions; and pumps and related products for water and wastewater applications in industrial, municipal, commercial, and military markets. This segment sells its products under the Crane, Saunders, Jenkins, Pacific, Xomox, Krombach, DEPA, ELRO, REVO, Flowseal, Centerline, Resistoflex, Duochek, Barksdale, Westlock, WTA, HOKE, DOPAK, Stockham, Wask, Viking Johnson, IAT, Hattersley, NABIC, Sperryn, Wade, Deming, Weinman, Burks, and Barnes brands. Its Payment & Merchandising Technologies segment provides technology payment acceptance products for the retail self-checkout, vending, casino gaming, government lotteries, parking, transit fare collection, payment kiosks, and financial services markets; banknotes and engineered banknote security products; retail cash office solutions; and vending equipment, vending management software, cashless payment, and wireless connectivity products for vending operators, and food and beverage companies. The company's Aerospace & Electronics segment offers original equipment and aftermarket parts under the Hydro-Aire, ELDEC, Lear Romec, P.L. Porter, Keltec, Interpoint, Signal Technology, Merrimac Industries, and Polyflon brands to commercial and military aerospace, and defense and space markets. Its Engineered Materials segment provides fiberglass-reinforced plastic panels and coils to manufacture recreational vehicles, truck bodies, and trailers, as well as used in commercial and industrial building construction. The company was founded in 1855 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.
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