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How to buy Flowserve Corporation (FLS) stock
Learn how to easily invest in Flowserve Corporation stock.
Flowserve Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Flowserve Corporation shares (FLS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Flowserve Corporation employs 16,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Flowserve Corporation
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- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – FLS – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- FLS shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is FLS stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short FLS shares?
- Is FLS suitable for ethical investing?
- Are FLS shares over-valued?
- Flowserve Corporation's financials
- How volatile are FLS shares?
- Does Flowserve Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have FLS shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Flowserve Corporation stock price (NYSE: FLS)Use our graph to track the performance of FLS stocks over time.
Flowserve Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$43.88|
|52-week range||$25.47 - $44.17|
|50-day moving average||$41.61|
|200-day moving average||$40.03|
|Wall St. target price||$44.45|
|Dividend yield||$0.8 (1.91%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.91|
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Flowserve Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-17)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-28)||9.07%|
|3 months (2021-04-28)||8.51%|
|6 months (2021-01-24)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-24)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-24)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-24)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-24)||N/A|
Is Flowserve Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Flowserve Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Flowserve Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Flowserve Corporation's P/E ratio
Flowserve Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 45x. In other words, Flowserve Corporation shares trade at around 45x 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.
Flowserve Corporation's PEG ratio
Flowserve Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3381. 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 Flowserve Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Flowserve Corporation's EBITDA
Flowserve Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $501.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Flowserve Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Flowserve Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$3.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.81%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.21%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.57%|
|Market capitalisation||$5.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Flowserve Corporation shares
There are currently 2.9 million Flowserve Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Flowserve Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 28% up from 2.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Flowserve Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Flowserve Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Flowserve Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Flowserve Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Flowserve Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 701442.57907543). Flowserve Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.11. In other words for every 100,000 Flowserve Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4110 shares are currently held short.
However Flowserve Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Flowserve Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Flowserve Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Flowserve Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Flowserve Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0222% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Flowserve Corporation shares, roughly 22 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 Flowserve Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Flowserve Corporation stock.
Flowserve Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Flowserve Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Flowserve Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 40.61
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Flowserve Corporation's overall score of 40.61 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 83rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Flowserve Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Flowserve Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 11.6/100
Flowserve Corporation's environmental score of 11.6 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Flowserve Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Flowserve Corporation's social score
Social score: 21.51/100
Flowserve Corporation's social score of 21.51 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Flowserve Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Flowserve Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 8/100
Flowserve Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Flowserve Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Flowserve Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Flowserve Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Flowserve Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||40.61|
|Total ESG percentile||82.98|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||2|
Flowserve Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 43.48% of net profits
Recently Flowserve Corporation has paid out, on average, around 43.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Flowserve Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Flowserve Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.
While Flowserve Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Flowserve Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Flowserve Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 8 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Flowserve Corporation's shares ever split?
Flowserve Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 23 June 2013. So if you had owned 1 share 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 Flowserve Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Flowserve Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Flowserve Corporation's share price.
Flowserve Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Flowserve Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.4653 up to $44.1713. 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 average) beta is 1, while Flowserve Corporation's is 1.7829. This would suggest that Flowserve Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Flowserve Corporation overview
Flowserve Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, distributes, and services industrial flow management equipment in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. It operates in two segments: Flowserve Pump Division (FPD) and Flow Control Division (FCD). The FPD segment offers custom and pre-configured pumps and pump systems, mechanical seals, auxiliary systems, replacement parts, upgrades, and related aftermarket services, including installation and commissioning services, seal systems spare parts, repairs, advanced diagnostics, re-rate and upgrade solutions, retrofit programs, and machining and asset management solutions, as well as manufactures a gas-lubricated mechanical seal for use in high-speed compressors for gas pipelines. The FCD segment provides engineered and industrial valve and automation solutions, including isolation and control valves, actuation, controls, and related equipment, as well as equipment maintenance services for flow control systems, including advanced diagnostics, repair, installation, commissioning, retrofit programs, and field machining capabilities. This segment's products are used to control, direct, and manage the flow of liquids, gases, and fluids. The company primarily serves oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceuticals, power generation, and water management markets, as well as general industries, including mining and ore processing, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and other smaller applications. The company distributes its products through direct sales, distributors, and sales representatives.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Flowserve Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.318% of Flowserve Corporation shares are held by insiders and 96.273% by institutions. How many people work for Flowserve Corporation?
Latest data suggests 16,000 work at Flowserve Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Flowserve Corporation?
Flowserve Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Flowserve Corporation based?
Flowserve Corporation's address is: 5215 North O'Connor Boulevard, Irving, TX, United States, 75039 What is Flowserve Corporation's ISIN number?
Flowserve Corporation's international securities identification number is: US34354P1057 What is Flowserve Corporation's CUSIP number?
Flowserve Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 266849108
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