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How to buy Espey Mfg-and- Electronics stock

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Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares (ESP) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Espey Mfg-and- Electronics employs 151 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$32.5 million.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Espey Mfg-and- Electronics. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ESP. 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 Espey Mfg-and- Electronics 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 Espey Mfg-and- Electronics, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Espey Mfg-and- Electronics. 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.

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics share price

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Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$15.5671 - USD$22.7228
50-day moving average USD$19.4315
200-day moving average USD$18.8965
Wall St. target priceUSD$25
PE ratio 52.3635
Dividend yield USD$1 (5.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.359

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Is it a good time to buy Espey Mfg-and- Electronics stock?

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Is Espey Mfg-and- Electronics under- or over-valued?

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

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's P/E ratio

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 52x. In other words, Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares trade at around 52x recent earnings.

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's EBITDA

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics financials

Revenue TTM USD$32.5 million
Operating margin TTM 2.68%
Gross profit TTM USD$5.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.48%
Return on equity TTM 2.81%
Profit margin 2.65%
Book value $12.519
Market capitalisation USD$50.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares

There are currently 5,082 Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares held short by investors – that's known as Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's "short interest". This figure is 1518.5% up from 314 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares can be evaluated.

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares traded daily (recently around 6352.5). Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's SIR currently stands at 0.8. In other words for every 100,000 Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 800 shares are currently held short.

However Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.002% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares, roughly 2 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 Espey Mfg-and- Electronics.

Find out more about how you can short Espey Mfg-and- Electronics stock.

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 310.08% of net profits

Recently Espey Mfg-and- Electronics has paid out, on average, around 310.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shareholders could enjoy a 5.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics'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.

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's shares ever split?

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 January 2006. 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 Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Espey Mfg-and- Electronics shares which in turn could have impacted Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's share price.

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.5671 up to $22.7228. 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 (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's is 0.2215. This would suggest that Espey Mfg-and- Electronics's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Espey Mfg-and- Electronics overview

Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp., a power electronics design and original equipment manufacturing company, designs, manufactures, and tests electronic equipment primarily for use in military and industrial applications in the United States and internationally. Its principal products include power supplies, power converters, filters, power transformers, magnetic components, power distribution equipment, UPS systems, antennas, and high power radar systems for use in AC and DC locomotives, shipboard power, shipboard radar, airborne power, ground-based radar, and ground mobile power applications. The company also provides various services that consist of design and development to specification, build to print, design services, design studies, environmental testing services, metal fabrication, painting services, and development of automatic testing equipment. It serves industrial manufacturers and defense companies, the government of the United States, foreign governments, and foreign electronic equipment companies through its direct sales organization and outside sales representatives. Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. was founded in 1928 and is based in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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