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How to buy DENTSPLY SIRONA stock

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DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc is a medical instruments & supplies business based in the US. DENTSPLY SIRONA shares (XRAY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. DENTSPLY SIRONA employs 15,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.3 billion.

How to buy shares in DENTSPLY SIRONA

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


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DENTSPLY SIRONA shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$31.2774 - USD$60.69
50-day moving average USD$55.7321
200-day moving average USD$50.028
Wall St. target priceUSD$65.79
PE ratio 126.1892
Dividend yield USD$0.4 (0.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.377

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Is it a good time to buy DENTSPLY SIRONA stock?

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Is DENTSPLY SIRONA under- or over-valued?

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


DENTSPLY SIRONA's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 126x. In other words, DENTSPLY SIRONA shares trade at around 126x 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.


DENTSPLY SIRONA's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 18.9096. 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 DENTSPLY SIRONA's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


DENTSPLY SIRONA's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$605 million.

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


Revenue TTM USD$3.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.11%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.89%
Return on equity TTM -1.65%
Profit margin -2.48%
Book value $22.711
Market capitalisation USD$13 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting DENTSPLY SIRONA shares

There are currently 2.9 million DENTSPLY SIRONA shares held short by investors – that's known as DENTSPLY SIRONA's "short interest". This figure is 6.8% up from 2.7 million last month.

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

DENTSPLY SIRONA's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

DENTSPLY SIRONA's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of DENTSPLY SIRONA shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of DENTSPLY SIRONA shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). DENTSPLY SIRONA's SIR currently stands at 2.41. In other words for every 100,000 DENTSPLY SIRONA shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2410 shares are currently held short.

However DENTSPLY SIRONA's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of DENTSPLY SIRONA shares, or, against the total number of tradable DENTSPLY SIRONA shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case DENTSPLY SIRONA's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 DENTSPLY SIRONA shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.015% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable DENTSPLY SIRONA shares, roughly 15 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 DENTSPLY SIRONA.

Find out more about how you can short DENTSPLY SIRONA stock.

DENTSPLY SIRONA'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 DENTSPLY SIRONA.

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

DENTSPLY SIRONA's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and DENTSPLY SIRONA's overall score of 23 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 26th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like DENTSPLY SIRONA 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.).

DENTSPLY SIRONA's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.65/100

DENTSPLY SIRONA's environmental score of 5.65 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that DENTSPLY SIRONA is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

DENTSPLY SIRONA's social score

Social score: 12.07/100

DENTSPLY SIRONA's social score of 12.07 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that DENTSPLY SIRONA is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

DENTSPLY SIRONA's governance score

Governance score: 7.29/100

DENTSPLY SIRONA's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that DENTSPLY SIRONA is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

DENTSPLY SIRONA's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. DENTSPLY SIRONA scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that DENTSPLY SIRONA has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23
Total ESG percentile 26.38
Environmental score 5.65
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 12.07
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 7.29
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 1

DENTSPLY SIRONA share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 22.35% of net profits

Recently DENTSPLY SIRONA has paid out, on average, around 22.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), DENTSPLY SIRONA shareholders could enjoy a 0.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In DENTSPLY SIRONA's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

While DENTSPLY SIRONA's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that DENTSPLY SIRONA is investing more in its future growth.

DENTSPLY SIRONA's most recent dividend payout was on 9 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have DENTSPLY SIRONA's shares ever split?

DENTSPLY SIRONA's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 July 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 DENTSPLY SIRONA shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for DENTSPLY SIRONA shares which in turn could have impacted DENTSPLY SIRONA's share price.

DENTSPLY SIRONA share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, DENTSPLY SIRONA's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.2774 up to $60.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

XRAY.US volatility(beta: 0.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while DENTSPLY SIRONA's is 0.8671. This would suggest that DENTSPLY SIRONA's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).


DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various dental products and technologies, and other consumable dental products and equipment primarily for the professional dental market worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Technologies & Equipment; and Consumables. Its dental supplies include endodontic instruments and materials, dental anesthetics, prophylaxis pastes, dental sealants, impression materials, restorative materials, tooth whiteners, and topical fluoride products; and small equipment products comprise dental hand pieces, intraoral curing light systems, dental diagnostic systems, and ultrasonic scalers and polishers. The company also offers dental laboratory products, such as dental prosthetics that include artificial teeth, precious metal dental alloys, dental ceramics, and crown and bridge materials; and laboratory-based CAD/CAM milling systems, amalgamators, mixing machines, and porcelain furnaces. In addition, it provides dental technology products, including dental implants and related scanning equipment, treatment software, and orthodontic appliances for dental practitioners and specialist; and dental equipment, such as treatment centers, imaging equipment, and computer aided design and machining systems for dental practitioners. Further, the company offers healthcare consumable products, such as urology catheters, medical drills, and other non-medical products. It markets and sells dental products through distributors, dealers, and importers to dentists; dental hygienists, assistants, laboratories, and schools; and urology products directly to patients, as well as through distributors to urologists, urology nurses, general practitioners, and direct-to-patients. The company was formerly known as DENTSPLY International Inc. and changed its name to DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. in February 2016. DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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