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How to buy Eaton Corporation stock
Learn how to easily invest in Eaton Corporation stock.
Eaton Corporation PLC is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Eaton Corporation shares (ETN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Eaton Corporation employs 85,947 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $19.8 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- ETN shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is ETN stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is ETN suitable for ethical investing?
- Are ETN shares over-valued?
- Eaton Corporation's financials
- How volatile are ETN shares?
- Does Eaton Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have ETN shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Eaton Corporation stock price (NYSE: ETN)Use our graph to track the performance of ETN stocks over time.
Eaton Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$134.14|
|52-week range||$121.84 - $172.82|
|50-day moving average||$141.82|
|200-day moving average||$148.43|
|Wall St. target price||$161.80|
|Dividend yield||$3.14 (2.34%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.76|
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Is it a good time to buy Eaton Corporation stock?
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Eaton Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-14)||N/A|
|1 month (2022-08-22)||-8.59%|
|3 months (2022-06-21)||N/A|
|6 months (2022-03-21)||N/A|
|1 year (2021-09-24)||-14.02%|
|2 years (2020-09-25)||34.19%|
|3 years (2019-09-25)||62.26%|
|5 years (2017-09-25)||72.97%|
Is Eaton Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Eaton Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Eaton Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Eaton Corporation's P/E ratio
Eaton 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 24x. In other words, Eaton Corporation shares trade at around 24x 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.
Eaton Corporation's PEG ratio
Eaton Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7919. 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 Eaton 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.
Eaton Corporation's EBITDA
Eaton Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Eaton Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Eaton Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$19.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.37%|
|Gross profit TTM||$6.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.59%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.53%|
|Market capitalisation||$55.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Eaton Corporation'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 Eaton Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Eaton Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 23.6
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Eaton Corporation's overall score of 23.6 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 18th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Eaton Corporation 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.).
Eaton Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.75/100
Eaton Corporation's environmental score of 9.75 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Eaton Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Eaton Corporation's social score
Social score: 12.32/100
Eaton Corporation's social score of 12.32 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Eaton Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Eaton Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 11.03/100
Eaton Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Eaton Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Eaton Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Eaton Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Eaton Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||23.6|
|Total ESG percentile||18.32|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Eaton Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 45.83% of net profits
Recently Eaton Corporation has paid out, on average, around 45.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Eaton Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Eaton Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $3.14 per share.
While Eaton Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Eaton Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Eaton Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Eaton Corporation's shares ever split?
Eaton Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 28 February 2011. 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 Eaton Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Eaton Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Eaton Corporation's share price.
Eaton Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Eaton Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $121.8356 up to $172.8177. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Eaton Corporation's is 1.1994. This would suggest that Eaton Corporation'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).
Eaton Corporation overview
Eaton Corporation plc operates as a power management company worldwide. The company's Electrical Americas and Electrical Global segment provides electrical components, industrial components, power distribution and assemblies, residential products, single and three phase power quality and connectivity products, wiring devices, circuit protection products, utility power distribution products, power reliability equipment, and services, as well as hazardous duty electrical equipment, emergency lighting, fire detection, explosion-proof instrumentation, and structural support systems. Its Aerospace segment offers pumps, motors, hydraulic power units, hoses and fittings, and electro-hydraulic pumps; valves, cylinders, electronic controls, electromechanical actuators, sensors, aircraft flap and slat systems, and nose wheel steering systems; hose, thermoplastic tubing products, fittings, adapters, couplings, and sealing and ducting products; air-to-air refueling systems, fuel pumps, fuel inerting products, sensors, valves, and adapters and regulators; oxygen generation system, payload carriages, and thermal management products; and wiring connectors and cables, as well as hydraulic and bag filters, strainers and cartridges, and golf grips for manufacturers of commercial and military aircraft, and related after-market customers, as well as industrial applications. The company's Vehicle segment offers transmissions, clutches, hybrid power systems, superchargers, engine valves and valve actuation systems, locking and limited slip differentials, transmission controls, and fuel vapor components for the vehicle industry. Its eMobility segment provides voltage inverters, converters, fuses, onboard chargers, circuit protection units, vehicle controls, power distribution systems, fuel tank isolation valves, and commercial vehicle hybrid systems. Eaton Corporation plc was founded in 1911 and is based in Dublin, Ireland. .
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Eaton Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.379% of Eaton Corporation shares are held by insiders and 84.839% by institutions. How many people work for Eaton Corporation?
Latest data suggests 85,947 work at Eaton Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Eaton Corporation?
Eaton Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Eaton Corporation based?
Eaton Corporation's address is: Eaton House, Dublin, Ireland, D04 Y0C2 What is Eaton Corporation's ISIN number?
Eaton Corporation's international securities identification number is: IE00B8KQN827 What is Eaton Corporation's CUSIP number?
Eaton Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 278058102
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