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EnPro Industries, Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. EnPro Industries shares (NPO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. EnPro Industries employs 5,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

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  3. Search for EnPro Industries. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NPO. 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 EnPro Industries 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. At last close price of USD$71.29, 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 EnPro Industries, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of EnPro Industries. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted EnPro Industries's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, EnPro Industries's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$71.29, which is 15.11% up on its pre-crash value of USD$60.52 and 137.32% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$30.04.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of EnPro Industries shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$571.20 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,241.87.

EnPro Industries share price

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EnPro Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-24.
Latest market close USD$71.29
52-week range USD$29.7315 - USD$74.31
50-day moving average USD$62.8953
200-day moving average USD$54.2439
Wall St. target price USD$77.5
PE ratio 96.94
Dividend yield USD$1.04 (1.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$9.504

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EnPro Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $71.29 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) 3.98%
1 month (2020-10-27) 19.63%
3 months (2020-08-27) 19.31%
6 months (2020-05-27) 46.57%
1 year (2019-11-27) 6.39%
2 years (2018-11-27) 6.23%
3 years (2017-11-27) -14.93%
5 years (2015-11-27) 42.55%

Is EnPro Industries under- or over-valued?

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

EnPro Industries's P/E ratio

EnPro Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 97x. In other words, EnPro Industries shares trade at around 97x 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.

EnPro Industries's PEG ratio

EnPro Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3872. 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 EnPro Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EnPro Industries's EBITDA

EnPro Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$160.3 million.

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

EnPro Industries financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.2%
Gross profit TTM USD$406.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.72%
Return on equity TTM -2.25%
Profit margin 18.01%
Book value $51.906
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting EnPro Industries shares

There are currently 236,853 EnPro Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as EnPro Industries's "short interest". This figure is 14.8% down from 277,880 last month.

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

EnPro Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

EnPro Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of EnPro Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of EnPro Industries shares traded daily (recently around 73785.981308411). EnPro Industries's SIR currently stands at 3.21. In other words for every 100,000 EnPro Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3210 shares are currently held short.

However EnPro Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of EnPro Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable EnPro Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case EnPro Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 EnPro Industries shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0157% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable EnPro Industries shares, roughly 16 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 EnPro Industries.

Find out more about how you can short EnPro Industries stock.

EnPro Industries share dividends

43%

Dividend payout ratio: 43.33% of net profits

Recently EnPro Industries has paid out, on average, around 43.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.52% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), EnPro Industries shareholders could enjoy a 1.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In EnPro Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $1.04 per share.

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

EnPro Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

EnPro Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, EnPro Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.7315 up to $74.31. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NPO.US volatility(beta: 1.56)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 EnPro Industries's is 1.5643. This would suggest that EnPro Industries's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

EnPro Industries overview

EnPro Industries, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets engineered industrial products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Sealing Products and Engineered Products. The Sealing Products segment offers metallic, non-metallic, and composite material gaskets; dynamic seals; compression packing products; hydraulic components; expansion joints; flange sealing and isolation products; pipeline casing spacers/isolators; casing end seals; and modular sealing systems for sealing pipeline penetrations for the use in chemical and petrochemical processing, petroleum extraction and refining, pulp and paper processing, power generation, food and pharmaceutical processing, primary metal manufacturing, mining, water and waste treatment, heavy-duty trucking, aerospace, medical, filtration, and semiconductor fabrication industries. This segment also provides aseptic fluid transfer products for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries; and cleaning and refurbishment services for critical components and assemblies used in semiconductor equipment. The Engineered Products segment offers self-lubricating, non-rolling, metal-polymer, solid polymer, and filament wound bearing products; aluminum blocks for hydraulic applications; and precision engineered components and lubrication systems for reciprocating compressors. This segment's products has applications in the automotive, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, natural gas, health, power generation, machine tools, air treatment, refining, petrochemical, and general industrial markets. EnPro Industries, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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