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How to buy EMCOR Group stock

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EMCOR Group, Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. EMCOR Group shares (EME) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. EMCOR Group employs 36,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$9 billion.

How to buy shares in EMCOR Group

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  3. Search for EMCOR Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EME. 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 EMCOR Group 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 EMCOR Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of EMCOR Group. 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.

EMCOR Group share price

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EMCOR Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range USD$41.85 - USD$93.54
50-day moving average USD$70.2957
200-day moving average USD$66.6296
Wall St. target price USD$84
PE ratio 25.1021
Dividend yield USD$0.32 (0.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.871

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Is it a good time to buy EMCOR Group stock?

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Is EMCOR Group under- or over-valued?

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

EMCOR Group's P/E ratio

EMCOR Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, EMCOR Group shares trade at around 25x 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.

EMCOR Group's PEG ratio

EMCOR Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.32. 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 EMCOR Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EMCOR Group's EBITDA

EMCOR Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$561.8 million.

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

EMCOR Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$9 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.13%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.42%
Return on equity TTM 8.37%
Profit margin 1.79%
Book value $35.404
Market capitalisation USD$4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting EMCOR Group shares

There are currently 751,956 EMCOR Group shares held short by investors – that's known as EMCOR Group's "short interest". This figure is 27.1% down from 1.0 million last month.

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

EMCOR Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

EMCOR Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of EMCOR Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of EMCOR Group shares traded daily (recently around 314625.94142259). EMCOR Group's SIR currently stands at 2.39. In other words for every 100,000 EMCOR Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2390 shares are currently held short.

However EMCOR Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of EMCOR Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable EMCOR Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case EMCOR Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 EMCOR Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0179% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable EMCOR Group shares, roughly 18 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 EMCOR Group.

Find out more about how you can short EMCOR Group stock.

EMCOR Group share dividends

6%

Dividend payout ratio: 5.55% of net profits

Recently EMCOR Group has paid out, on average, around 5.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), EMCOR Group shareholders could enjoy a 0.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In EMCOR Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.32 per share.

While EMCOR Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that EMCOR Group is investing more in its future growth.

EMCOR Group's most recent dividend payout was on 30 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have EMCOR Group's shares ever split?

EMCOR Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 July 2007. 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 EMCOR Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for EMCOR Group shares which in turn could have impacted EMCOR Group's share price.

EMCOR Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, EMCOR Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $41.85 up to $93.54. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EME.US volatility(beta: 1.07)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 EMCOR Group's is 1.07. This would suggest that EMCOR Group'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).

EMCOR Group overview

EMCOR Group, Inc. provides electrical and mechanical construction, and facilities services in the United States. The company designs, integrates, installs, starts-up, operates, and maintains electric power transmission and distribution systems; premises electrical and lighting systems; process instrumentation in the refining, chemical and food processing, and mining industries; low-voltage, voice and data communications, fire protection, water and wastewater treatment, controls and filtration, central plant heating and cooling, plumbing, process, and piping systems; roadway and transit lighting, and fiber-optic lines; and heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and clean-room process ventilation systems. The company also offers crane, rigging, and millwright services; and steel fabrication, erection, and welding services. In addition, it provides building services to commercial and government site-based operations and maintenance; facility maintenance and services; outage services to utilities and industrial plants; military base operations support; mobile mechanical maintenance and services; floor care and janitorial; landscaping, lot sweeping, and snow removal; facilities and vendor management; call center; building systems installation and support; modification and retrofit; infrastructure and building projects; and energy systems program development, management, and maintenance services. Further, the company offers industrial services for refineries and petrochemical plants, such as on-site repair, maintenance, and service of heat exchangers, towers, vessels, and piping; design, manufacture, repair, and hydro blast cleaning of shell and tube heat exchangers, and related equipment; refinery turnaround planning and engineering, specialty welding and technical services; and critical process unit overhaul and maintenance. EMCOR Group, Inc. is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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