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How to buy Curtiss-Wright Corporation stock | $119.09

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares (CW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Curtiss-Wright Corporation employs 8,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.4 billion.

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  3. Search for Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CW. 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 Curtiss-Wright 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. At last close price of USD$119.09, 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 Curtiss-Wright Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Curtiss-Wright 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.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation share price

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$119.09
52-week rangeUSD$70.0606 - USD$148.839
50-day moving average USD$113.815
200-day moving average USD$99.3843
Wall St. target priceUSD$131.5
PE ratio 20.292
Dividend yield USD$0.68 (0.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.583

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $119.09 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-15) 2.65%
1 month (2020-12-23) 5.19%
3 months (2020-10-22) 26.88%
6 months (2020-07-22) 30.31%
1 year (2020-01-22) -19.22%
2 years (2019-01-22) 9.55%
3 years (2018-01-22) 132.53
5 years (2016-01-22) 78.55%

Is Curtiss-Wright Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Curtiss-Wright Corporation's P/E ratio

Curtiss-Wright 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 20x. In other words, Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares trade at around 20x 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.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation's PEG ratio

Curtiss-Wright Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.71. 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 Curtiss-Wright 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.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation's EBITDA

Curtiss-Wright Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$476.3 million.

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

Curtiss-Wright Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.39%
Gross profit TTM USD$898.7 million
Return on assets TTM 6.15%
Return on equity TTM 13.53%
Profit margin 9.96%
Book value $43.358
Market capitalisation USD$4.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares

There are currently 694,462 Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Curtiss-Wright Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 28.7% down from 973,915 last month.

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

Curtiss-Wright Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Curtiss-Wright Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 288158.50622407). Curtiss-Wright Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.41. In other words for every 100,000 Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2410 shares are currently held short.

However Curtiss-Wright Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Curtiss-Wright Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0191% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares, roughly 19 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 Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Curtiss-Wright Corporation stock.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 10.27% of net profits

Recently Curtiss-Wright Corporation has paid out, on average, around 10.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Curtiss-Wright Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Curtiss-Wright Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.68 per share.

While Curtiss-Wright Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Curtiss-Wright Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 3 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Curtiss-Wright Corporation's shares ever split?

Curtiss-Wright Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 April 2006. 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 Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Curtiss-Wright Corporation's share price.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Curtiss-Wright Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $70.0606 up to $148.839. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CW.US volatility(beta: 1.53)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 Curtiss-Wright Corporation's is 1.5318. This would suggest that Curtiss-Wright 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).

Curtiss-Wright Corporation overview

Curtiss-Wright Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and overhauls precision components, and engineered products and services primarily to the aerospace, defense, general industrial, and power generation markets worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Commercial/Industrial, Defense, and Power. The Commercial/Industrial segment offers industrial vehicle products, such as electronic throttle control devices, joysticks, and transmission shifters; sensors, controls and electro-mechanical actuation control components, and utility systems used in commercial aircrafts; valves for use in the industrial markets; and surface technology services, including shot peening, laser peening, coatings, and advanced testing. The Defense segment provides commercial off-the-shelf embedded computing board-level modules, data acquisition and flight test instrumentation equipment, integrated subsystems, instrumentation and control systems, turret aiming and stabilization products, and weapons handling systems; and avionics and electronics, and aircraft data management solutions to the commercial aerospace market. The Power segment offers hardware, pumps, pump seals, control rod drive mechanisms, valves, fastening systems, specialized containment doors, airlock hatches, spent fuel management products, and fluid sealing products for nuclear power plants and nuclear equipment manufacturers; and naval propulsion and auxiliary equipment, including coolant pumps, power-dense compact motors, generators, steam turbines, valves, and secondary propulsion systems, as well as ship repair and maintenance services primarily to the U.S. navy. Curtiss-Wright Corporation was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Davidson, North Carolina.

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