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How to buy Eaton Corporation stock | $148.51

Learn how to easily invest in Eaton Corporation stock.

Eaton Corporation plc
NYSE: ETN - USD
SPECIALTY INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY
$158.05
+$0.34 (+0.22%)

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 92,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Eaton Corporation stock price (NYSE: ETN)

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Eaton Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-29.
Latest market close$148.51
52-week range$90.98 - $158.11
50-day moving average $149.76
200-day moving average $139.41
Wall St. target price$162.05
PE ratio 44.3629
Dividend yield $2.95 (1.9%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.56

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Eaton Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $148.51 from 2021-06-04

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) -1.11%
3 months (2021-04-30) 3.90%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) N/A

Is Eaton Corporation under- or over-valued?

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 44x. In other words, Eaton Corporation shares trade at around 44x 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.

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 2.0289. 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 $2.7 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 $17.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.75%
Gross profit TTM $5.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.68%
Return on equity TTM 9.79%
Profit margin 8.05%
Book value $37.63
Market capitalisation $62.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Eaton Corporation shares

There are currently 3.9 million Eaton Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Eaton Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 16.6% up from 3.3 million last month.

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

Eaton Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Eaton Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Eaton Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Eaton Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Eaton Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.18. In other words for every 100,000 Eaton Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2180 shares are currently held short.

However Eaton Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Eaton Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Eaton Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Eaton Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Eaton Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0097% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Eaton Corporation shares, roughly 10 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 Eaton Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Eaton Corporation stock.

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

Eaton Corporation plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.6
Total ESG percentile 18.32
Environmental score 9.75
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 12.32
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 11.03
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Eaton Corporation share dividends

65%

Dividend payout ratio: 65.43% of net profits

Recently Eaton Corporation has paid out, on average, around 65.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.95% 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 1.95% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Eaton Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.95 per share.

Eaton Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Eaton Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 27 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2021 (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 $90.9776 up to $158.11. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ETN.US volatility(beta: 1.14)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 Eaton Corporation's is 1.1415. 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. Its Electrical Americas and Electrical Global segment provides electrical components, industrial components, power distribution and assemblies, residential products, single and three phase power quality products, wiring devices, circuit protection products, utility power distribution products, power reliability equipment, and services in North and South America, as well as hazardous duty electrical, emergency lighting, fire detection, explosion-proof instrumentation, and structural support systems internationally. The company's Hydraulics segment provides pumps, motors, and hydraulic power units; valves, cylinders, and electronic controls; industrial and hydraulic hoses, fittings, assemblies, thermoplastic hose and tubing products, couplings, connectors, and assembly equipment; and industrial drums and disc brakes. 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; thermoplastic tubing products, fittings, adapters, couplings, and sealing and ducting products; fuel pumps, sensors, valves, and adapters and regulators; and wiring connectors and cables, as well as hydraulic and bag filters, strainers and cartridges, and golf grips. The company's Vehicle segment offers transmissions, clutches, hybrid power systems, superchargers, engine valves and valve actuation systems, cylinder heads, 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. The company was founded in 1916 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Eaton Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.197% of Eaton Corporation shares are held by insiders and 83.084% by institutions.
How many people work for Eaton Corporation?
Latest data suggests 92,000 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, 4
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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