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How to buy Cummins stock

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Cummins Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Cummins shares (CMI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cummins employs 61,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$20.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Cummins

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  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 Cummins Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CMI. 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 Cummins 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 Cummins, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cummins. 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.

Cummins share price

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Cummins shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$101.025 - USD$215.43
50-day moving average USD$208.3266
200-day moving average USD$172.7356
Wall St. target priceUSD$215.06
PE ratio 18.623
Dividend yield USD$5.24 (2.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$11.284

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Cummins price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $N/A

1 week (2020-09-17) -100.00%
1 month (2020-08-27) -100.00%
3 months (2020-06-26) -100.00%
6 months (2020-03-27) -100.00%
1 year (2019-09-27) -100.00%
2 years (2018-09-27) -100.00%
3 years (2017-09-27) -100.00%
5 years (2015-09-25) -100.00%

Is Cummins under- or over-valued?

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

Cummins's P/E ratio

Cummins's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Cummins shares trade at around 19x 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.

Cummins's PEG ratio

Cummins's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.4777. 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 Cummins's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cummins's EBITDA

Cummins's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.6 billion.

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

Cummins financials

Revenue TTM USD$20.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.26%
Gross profit TTM USD$6 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.77%
Return on equity TTM 19.75%
Profit margin 8.46%
Book value $48.734
Market capitalisation USD$30.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cummins shares

There are currently 3.1 million Cummins shares held short by investors – that's known as Cummins's "short interest". This figure is 26.5% down from 4.2 million last month.

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

Cummins's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cummins's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cummins shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cummins shares traded daily (recently around 841542.54742547). Cummins's SIR currently stands at 3.69. In other words for every 100,000 Cummins shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3690 shares are currently held short.

However Cummins's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cummins shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cummins shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cummins's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cummins shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0211% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cummins shares, roughly 21 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 Cummins.

Find out more about how you can short Cummins stock.

Cummins's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Cummins.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Cummins's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.61

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cummins's overall score of 21.61 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 20th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Cummins is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Cummins's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.46/100

Cummins's environmental score of 3.46 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cummins is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cummins's social score

Social score: 8.28/100

Cummins's social score of 8.28 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cummins is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Cummins's governance score

Governance score: 5.87/100

Cummins's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Cummins is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cummins's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Cummins scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Cummins has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Cummins Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 21.61
Total ESG percentile 20.26
Environmental score 3.46
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 8.28
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 5.87
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Cummins share dividends

46%

Dividend payout ratio: 46.41% of net profits

Recently Cummins has paid out, on average, around 46.41% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cummins shareholders could enjoy a 2.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cummins's case, that would currently equate to about $5.24 per share.

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

Cummins's most recent dividend payout was on 3 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Cummins's shares ever split?

Cummins's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 January 2008. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Cummins shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cummins shares which in turn could have impacted Cummins's share price.

Cummins share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cummins's shares have ranged in value from as little as $101.025 up to $215.43. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CMI.US volatility(beta: 1.18)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 Cummins's is 1.1817. This would suggest that Cummins'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).

Cummins overview

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, products worldwide. It operates through five segments: Engine, Distribution, Components, Power Systems, and New Power. The company manufactures and markets diesel and natural gas powered engines under the Cummins and other customer brands for the heavy and medium-duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle, light-duty automotive, construction, mining, marine, rail, oil and gas, defense, and agricultural markets; and offers new parts and services, as well as remanufactured parts and engines. It distributes parts, engines, and power generation products; and provides service solutions, such as engineering services, custom-designed assemblies, and repair services. The company offers emission solutions; and turbochargers for light-duty, mid-range, heavy-duty, and high-horsepower diesel markets, as well as provides air and fuel filters, fuel water separators, lube and hydraulic filters, coolants, fuel additives, and other filtration systems; and fuel systems for heavy-duty on-highway diesel engine applications and remanufactures fuel systems. It also provides standby and prime power generators, controls, paralleling systems, and transfer switches, as well as A/C generator/alternator products under the Stamford and AVK brands; and provides electrified power systems with components and subsystems, including battery, fuel cell, and hydrogen production technologies. The company offers electric and hybrid powertrains related components including filtration, after treatment, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, and hydrogen generation products. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and other customers. The company was formerly known as Cummins Engine Company and changed its name to Cummins Inc. in 2001. Cummins Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.

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