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How to buy Crane stock | $93.18

Learn how to easily invest in Crane stock.

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 11,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Crane stock price (NYSE: CR)

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Crane shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$93.18
52-week range$48.10 - $104.57
50-day moving average $95.08
200-day moving average $94.88
Wall St. target price$118.25
PE ratio 15.6447
Dividend yield $1.72 (1.85%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.96

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Crane price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $93.18 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) -2.73%
1 month (2021-09-17) 1.47%
3 months (2021-07-16) 3.02%
6 months (2021-04-16) -1.34%
1 year (2020-10-16) 71.13%
2 years (2019-10-16) 14.44%
3 years (2018-10-16) 2.68%
5 years (2016-10-14) 53.31%

Is Crane under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 16x. In other words, Crane 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.

Crane's PEG ratio

Crane's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6704. 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

Crane's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $573.7 million.

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

Crane financials

Revenue TTM $3.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.3%
Gross profit TTM $1 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.17%
Return on equity TTM 20.57%
Profit margin 11.22%
Book value $29.43
Market capitalisation $5.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Crane shares

There are currently 429,280 Crane shares held short by investors – that's known as Crane's "short interest". This figure is 33.4% down from 644,669 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)

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 254011.83431953). Crane's SIR currently stands at 1.69. In other words for every 100,000 Crane shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1690 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 0.0087% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Crane shares, roughly 9 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.

Crane share dividends

31%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.05% of net profits

Recently Crane has paid out, on average, around 31.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.85% 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 1.85% 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 7 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Crane's shares ever split?

Crane's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 14 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.

Crane share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Crane's shares have ranged in value from as little as $48.1003 up to $104.5699. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CR.US volatility(beta: 1.68)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 Crane's is 1.6794. 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 overview

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 and dispensing products to original equipment manufacturers and for vertical markets; currency handling and processing systems, cash and cashless payment and merchandising solutions, equipment service solutions, and connected managed service solutions. The company's Aerospace & Electronics segment offers original equipment and aftermarket parts under the Hydro-Aire, ELDEC, Lear Romec, P. L.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Crane is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 15.161% of Crane shares are held by insiders and 73.337% by institutions.
How many people work for Crane?
Latest data suggests 11,000 work at Crane.
When does the fiscal year end for Crane?
Crane's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Crane based?
Crane's address is: 100 First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT, United States, 06902
What is Crane's ISIN number?
Crane's international securities identification number is: US2243991054
What is Crane's CUSIP number?
Crane's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 224399105

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