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How to buy DXP Enterprises stock

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DXP Enterprises, Inc is an industrial distribution business based in the US. DXP Enterprises shares (DXPE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. DXP Enterprises employs 2,747 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in DXP Enterprises

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

DXP Enterprises share price

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DXP Enterprises shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$10.44 - USD$30.65
50-day moving average USD$26.3649
200-day moving average USD$21.2595
Wall St. target priceUSD$30
PE ratio 12.48
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.251

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Is it a good time to buy DXP Enterprises stock?

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Is DXP Enterprises under- or over-valued?

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

DXP Enterprises's P/E ratio

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

DXP Enterprises's PEG ratio

DXP Enterprises's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1. 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 DXP Enterprises's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

DXP Enterprises's EBITDA

DXP Enterprises's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$48.5 million.

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

DXP Enterprises financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.32%
Gross profit TTM USD$347.2 million
Return on assets TTM 2.03%
Return on equity TTM -7.5%
Profit margin -2.31%
Book value $18.134
Market capitalisation USD$531.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting DXP Enterprises shares

There are currently 701,481 DXP Enterprises shares held short by investors – that's known as DXP Enterprises's "short interest". This figure is 6.4% down from 749,206 last month.

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

DXP Enterprises's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

DXP Enterprises's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of DXP Enterprises shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of DXP Enterprises shares traded daily (recently around 85546.463414634). DXP Enterprises's SIR currently stands at 8.2. In other words for every 100,000 DXP Enterprises shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8200 shares are currently held short.

However DXP Enterprises's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of DXP Enterprises shares, or, against the total number of tradable DXP Enterprises shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case DXP Enterprises's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 DXP Enterprises shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.051% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable DXP Enterprises shares, roughly 51 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against DXP Enterprises.

Find out more about how you can short DXP Enterprises stock.

DXP Enterprises share dividends

We're not expecting DXP Enterprises to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have DXP Enterprises's shares ever split?

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

DXP Enterprises share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, DXP Enterprises's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.44 up to $30.65. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while DXP Enterprises's is 2.6649. This would suggest that DXP Enterprises's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

DXP Enterprises overview

DXP Enterprises, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in distributing maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products, equipment, and services to energy and industrial customers primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates through three segments: Service Centers (SC), Supply Chain Services (SCS), and Innovative Pumping Solutions (IPS). The SC segment offers MRO products, equipment, and integrated services, including technical expertise and logistics services. It offers MRO products in the rotating equipment, bearing, power transmission, hose, fluid power, metal working, fastener, industrial supply, safety products, and safety services categories. This segment serves customers in the oil and gas, food and beverage, petrochemical, transportation, other general industrial, mining, construction, chemical, municipal, agriculture, and pulp and paper industries. The SCS segment manages procurement and inventory management solutions; and offers outsourced MRO solutions for sourcing MRO products, including inventory optimization and management, store room management, transaction consolidation and control, vendor oversight and procurement cost optimization, productivity improvement services, and customized reporting. Its programs include SmartAgreement, a procurement solution for various MRO categories; SmartBuy, an on-site or centralized MRO procurement solution; SmartSource, an on-site procurement and storeroom management solution; SmartStore, an e-Catalog solution; SmartVend, an industrial dispensing solution; and SmartServ, an integrated service pump solution. The IPS segment fabricates and assembles custom-made pump packages, remanufactures pumps, and manufactures branded private label pumps. The company was founded in 1908 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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