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How to buy Dorman Products stock

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Dorman Products, Inc is an auto parts business based in the US. Dorman Products shares (DORM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Dorman Products employs 2,681 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Dorman Products

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

Dorman Products share price

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Dorman Products shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$56.525 - USD$113.13
50-day moving average USD$103.372
200-day moving average USD$95.7568
Wall St. target priceUSD$111.67
PE ratio 31.1849
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.3

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Is it a good time to buy Dorman Products stock?

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Is Dorman Products under- or over-valued?

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

Dorman Products's P/E ratio

Dorman Products's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Dorman Products shares trade at around 31x 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.

Dorman Products's PEG ratio

Dorman Products's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.37. 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 Dorman Products's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Dorman Products's EBITDA

Dorman Products's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$165.7 million.

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

Dorman Products financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.21%
Gross profit TTM USD$383.1 million
Return on assets TTM 7.37%
Return on equity TTM 13.14%
Profit margin 9.78%
Book value $26.715
Market capitalisation USD$3.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Dorman Products shares

There are currently 715,623 Dorman Products shares held short by investors – that's known as Dorman Products's "short interest". This figure is 9.5% down from 790,713 last month.

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

Dorman Products's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Dorman Products's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Dorman Products shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Dorman Products shares traded daily (recently around 174542.19512195). Dorman Products's SIR currently stands at 4.1. In other words for every 100,000 Dorman Products shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4100 shares are currently held short.

However Dorman Products's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Dorman Products shares, or, against the total number of tradable Dorman Products shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Dorman Products's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Dorman Products shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0328% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Dorman Products shares, roughly 33 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 Dorman Products.

Find out more about how you can short Dorman Products stock.

Dorman Products share dividends

We're not expecting Dorman Products to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Dorman Products's shares ever split?

Dorman Products's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 June 2012. 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 Dorman Products shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Dorman Products shares which in turn could have impacted Dorman Products's share price.

Dorman Products share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Dorman Products's shares have ranged in value from as little as $56.525 up to $113.13. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DORM.US volatility(beta: 0.82)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 Dorman Products's is 0.8158. This would suggest that Dorman Products's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Dorman Products overview

Dorman Products, Inc. supplies replacement parts and fasteners for passenger cars, light trucks, and heavy-duty trucks in the automotive aftermarket industry in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. It offers original equipment dealer products, such as intake and exhaust manifolds, window regulators, radiator fan assemblies, tire pressure monitor sensors, exhaust gas recirculation coolers, and complex electronics modules; fluid reservoirs, variable valve timing components, complex electronics, and integrated door lock actuators; and oil drain plugs, and wheel bolts and lug nuts. The company also provides automotive replacement parts comprising door handles, keyless remotes and cases, and door hinge repairs; and heavy duty aftermarket parts for class 4-8 vehicles, such as lighting, cooling, engine management, wheel hardware, air tanks, and cab products. In addition, it offers powertrain products, including cooling products, harmonic balancers, fluid lines and reservoirs, connectors, 4-wheel drive components, other engine, and transmission and axle components; and chassis products consisting of control arms, brake hardware and hydraulics, axle hardware, suspension arms, knuckles, links, bushings, and other suspension, steering, and brake components. Further, it provides automotive body products, such as window lift motors, switches and handles, wiper, and other interior and exterior automotive body components; and hardware products comprising threaded bolts; auto body and home electrical wiring components; and other hardware assortments and merchandise. The company offers its products under the OE Solutions, HELP!, and HD Solutions brands through automotive aftermarket retailers, including on-line platforms; national, regional, and local warehouse distributors; and specialty markets; salvage yards; local independent parts wholesalers; and mass merchants. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Colmar, Pennsylvania.

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