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GATX Corporation is a rental & leasing services business based in the US. GATX Corporation shares (GATX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. GATX Corporation employs 2,165 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.

How to buy shares in GATX Corporation

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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 GATX Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GATX. 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 GATX Corporation 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$85.92, 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 GATX Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of GATX Corporation. 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.

GATX Corporation share price

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GATX Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$85.92
52-week rangeUSD$49.6162 - USD$88.3184
50-day moving average USD$81.8562
200-day moving average USD$68.7199
Wall St. target priceUSD$86.5
PE ratio 15.7329
Dividend yield USD$1.92 (2.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.362

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Is it a good time to buy GATX Corporation stock?

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GATX Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $85.92 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -1.78%
1 month (2020-12-15) 2.48%
3 months (2020-10-15) 25.14%
6 months (2020-07-15) 33.21%
1 year (2020-01-15) 8.77%
2 years (2019-01-15) 21.03%
3 years (2018-01-12) 29.24%
5 years (2016-01-15) 136.04%

Is GATX Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

GATX Corporation's P/E ratio

GATX 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 16x. In other words, GATX Corporation shares trade at around 16x 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.

GATX Corporation's PEG ratio

GATX Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.87. 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 GATX 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.

GATX Corporation's EBITDA

GATX Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$654.6 million.

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

GATX Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.83%
Gross profit TTM USD$867.3 million
Return on assets TTM 2.27%
Return on equity TTM 11.03%
Profit margin 13.61%
Book value $55.172
Market capitalisation USD$3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting GATX Corporation shares

There are currently 5.8 million GATX Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as GATX Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.1% down from 6.1 million last month.

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

GATX Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

GATX Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of GATX Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of GATX Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 184140.15199493). GATX Corporation's SIR currently stands at 31.58. In other words for every 100,000 GATX Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 31580 shares are currently held short.

However GATX Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of GATX Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable GATX Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case GATX Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.17% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 GATX Corporation shares in existence, roughly 170 shares are currently held short) or 0.4569% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable GATX Corporation shares, roughly 457 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against GATX Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short GATX Corporation stock.

GATX Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 37.8% of net profits

Recently GATX Corporation has paid out, on average, around 37.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), GATX Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In GATX Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.92 per share.

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

GATX Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have GATX Corporation's shares ever split?

GATX Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 June 1998. 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 GATX Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for GATX Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted GATX Corporation's share price.

GATX Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, GATX Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $49.6162 up to $88.3184. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GATX.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 GATX Corporation's is 1.0667. This would suggest that GATX Corporation'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).

GATX Corporation overview

GATX Corporation leases, operates, manages, and remarkets assets in the rail and marine markets worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Rail North America, Rail International, Portfolio Management, and American Steamship Company (ASC). It leases tank and freight railcars, and locomotives for petroleum, chemical, food/agriculture, and transportation industries. The company also offers services, including the interior cleaning of railcars, the routine maintenance and repair of car body and safety appliances, regulatory compliance works, wheelset replacements, interior blast and lining operations, exterior blast and painting, and car stenciling. In addition, it leases aircraft spare engines and liquefied gas-carrying vessels, as well as manages portfolios of assets for third parties. Further, the company operates a fleet of vessels that provide waterborne transportation of dry bulk commodities, such as iron ore, coal, limestone aggregates, and metallurgical limestone for the steel making, automobile manufacturing, electricity generation, and non-residential construction markets. As of December 31, 2019, it operated a fleet of approximately 147,000 railcars; 601 four-axle and 28 six-axle locomotives; and 11 vessels. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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