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How to buy Electro-Sensors stock | $5.2102

Learn how to easily invest in Electro-Sensors stock.

Electro-Sensors Inc is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. Electro-Sensors shares (ELSE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Electro-Sensors employs 37 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Electro-Sensors stock price (NASDAQ: ELSE)

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Electro-Sensors shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-18.
Latest market close$5.21
52-week range$3.37 - $7.40
50-day moving average $5.20
200-day moving average $4.84
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 131.25
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.04

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Is it a good time to buy Electro-Sensors stock?

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Electro-Sensors price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.2102 from 2021-10-20

1 week (2021-10-14) -2.61%
1 month (2021-09-21) 1.76%
3 months (2021-07-21) 9.00%
6 months (2021-04-21) 24.05%
1 year (2020-10-21) 33.94%
2 years (2019-10-21) 37.70%
3 years (2018-10-19) 41.58%
5 years (2016-10-21) 48.44%

Is Electro-Sensors under- or over-valued?

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

Electro-Sensors's P/E ratio

Electro-Sensors's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 131x. In other words, Electro-Sensors shares trade at around 131x 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.

Electro-Sensors's EBITDA

Electro-Sensors's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $545,000.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Electro-Sensors's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Electro-Sensors financials

Revenue TTM $8 million
Operating margin TTM 2.32%
Gross profit TTM $3.9 million
Return on assets TTM 0.84%
Return on equity TTM 1.25%
Profit margin 2.02%
Book value $3.83
Market capitalisation $17.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Electro-Sensors shares

There are currently 28,093 Electro-Sensors shares held short by investors – that's known as Electro-Sensors's "short interest". This figure is 25.4% down from 37,654 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Electro-Sensors shares can be evaluated.

Electro-Sensors's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Electro-Sensors's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Electro-Sensors shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Electro-Sensors shares traded daily (recently around 100332.14285714). Electro-Sensors's SIR currently stands at 0.28. In other words for every 100,000 Electro-Sensors shares traded daily on the market, roughly 280 shares are currently held short.

However Electro-Sensors's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Electro-Sensors shares, or, against the total number of tradable Electro-Sensors shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Electro-Sensors's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Electro-Sensors shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0126% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Electro-Sensors shares, roughly 13 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 Electro-Sensors.

Find out more about how you can short Electro-Sensors stock.

Electro-Sensors share dividends

We're not expecting Electro-Sensors to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Electro-Sensors's shares ever split?

Electro-Sensors's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 26 February 2001. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Electro-Sensors shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Electro-Sensors shares which in turn could have impacted Electro-Sensors's share price.

Electro-Sensors share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Electro-Sensors's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.37 up to $7.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ELSE.US volatility(beta: 0.56)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 Electro-Sensors's is 0.5556. This would suggest that Electro-Sensors's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Electro-Sensors overview

Electro-Sensors, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of industrial production monitoring and process control systems. The company manufactures and sells various monitoring systems that measure machine production and operation rates, as well as systems, which regulate the speed of related machines in production processes. Its speed monitoring systems include a line of products that measure production counts or rates, such as parts, gallons, or board feet; and alarm systems, tachometers, and other devices that translate impulses from the sensors into alarm signals, computer inputs, or digital displays. The company's temperature application products consist of bearing, gear box, and motor temperature monitoring sensors. It also offers production monitoring devices that include a belt alignment and slide gate position monitors; vibration monitoring products; and tilt switches. In addition, the company provides hazard monitoring systems, such as Electro-Sentry, which integrates its sensors for monitoring temperature, belt alignment, and shaft speed with programmable control logic and LED display interface; HazardPRO, a wireless hazard technology monitoring system; and HazardPRO site system manager software.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Electro-Sensors is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 34.377% of Electro-Sensors shares are held by insiders and 9.289% by institutions.
How many people work for Electro-Sensors?
Latest data suggests 37 work at Electro-Sensors.
When does the fiscal year end for Electro-Sensors?
Electro-Sensors's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Electro-Sensors based?
Electro-Sensors's address is: 6111 Blue Circle Drive, Minnetonka, MN, United States, 55343-9108
What is Electro-Sensors's ISIN number?
Electro-Sensors's international securities identification number is: US2852331022
What is Electro-Sensors's CUSIP number?
Electro-Sensors's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 285233102

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