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How to buy Elbit Systems stock

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Elbit Systems Ltd is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Elbit Systems shares (ESLT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Elbit Systems employs 16,676 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Elbit Systems share price

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Elbit Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$109.97 - $149.74
50-day moving average $140.70
200-day moving average $130.62
Wall St. target price$152.00
PE ratio 25.5607
Dividend yield $1.67 (1.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.38

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Is Elbit Systems under- or over-valued?

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

Elbit Systems's P/E ratio

Elbit Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Elbit Systems shares trade at around 26x 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.

Elbit Systems's PEG ratio

Elbit Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.21. 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 Elbit Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Elbit Systems's EBITDA

Elbit Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $484.6 million.

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

Elbit Systems financials

Revenue TTM $4.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.3%
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.76%
Return on equity TTM 10.84%
Profit margin 5.1%
Book value $50.19
Market capitalisation $6.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Elbit Systems shares

There are currently 135,307 Elbit Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Elbit Systems's "short interest". This figure is 3.7% down from 140,532 last month.

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

Elbit Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Elbit Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Elbit Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Elbit Systems shares traded daily (recently around 28606.131078224). Elbit Systems's SIR currently stands at 4.73. In other words for every 100,000 Elbit Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4730 shares are currently held short.

However Elbit Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Elbit Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Elbit Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Elbit Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Elbit Systems shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0055% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Elbit Systems shares, roughly 6 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 Elbit Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Elbit Systems stock.

Elbit Systems share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 31.1% of net profits

Recently Elbit Systems has paid out, on average, around 31.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Elbit Systems shareholders could enjoy a 1.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Elbit Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $1.67 per share.

While Elbit Systems's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Elbit Systems may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Elbit Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 25 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Elbit Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Elbit Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $109.9669 up to $149.7358. 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 Elbit Systems's is 0.4052. This would suggest that Elbit Systems's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Elbit Systems overview

Elbit Systems Ltd. develops and supplies a portfolio of airborne, land, and naval systems and products for defense, homeland security, and commercial aviation applications primarily in Israel. The company offers military aircraft and helicopter, commercial aviation, unmanned aircraft, electro-optic, night vision, countermeasures, naval, land vehicle, electronic warfare and signal intelligence, commercial cyber training, and medical instrumentation systems, as well as command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and cyber systems; and munitions. The company markets its systems and products as a prime contractor or subcontractor to various governments and companies. It also has operations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally. Elbit Systems Ltd. was incorporated in 1966 and is based in Haifa, Israel.

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