Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

How to buy GATX Corporation stock

Own GATX Corporation stock in just a few minutes.

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 1,904 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in GATX Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – GATX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

GATX Corporation share price

Use our graph to track the performance of GATX stocks over time.

GATX Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$50.27 - $101.34
50-day moving average $94.22
200-day moving average $86.93
Wall St. target price$97.50
PE ratio 24.4695
Dividend yield $1.94 (2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.99

Buy GATX Corporation shares from these brokerages

Compare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
Name Product Stock trade fee Asset types Option trade fee Annual fee Signup bonus
Sofi Invest
$0
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
N/A
0%
A free way to invest in stocks, ETFs and crypto.
Robinhood
$0
Stocks, Options, ETFs
$0
0%
Free stock (chosen randomly with a value anywhere between $2.50 and $200)
Sign up using the "go to site" link
Make unlimited commission-free trades in stocks, funds, and options with Robinhood Financial.
Interactive Brokers
$0
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual funds, ETFs, Currencies
$0 + $0.65/contract, $1 minimum
0%
N/A
IBKR Lite offers $0 commissions, and IBKR Pro offers advanced tools for professional traders.
Webull
$0
Stocks, Options, ETFs
$0
0%
Get one free stock valued between $2.50 and $250 when you open an account, one more with a deposit
Open an account
Margin financing rates start at 3.99%. No monthly subscription fees for margin.
Public
$0
Stocks, ETFs
N/A
$0 per month
N/A
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

*Signup bonus information updated weekly.

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

Is it a good time to buy GATX Corporation stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

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 24x. In other words, GATX Corporation shares trade at around 24x 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 $632.8 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 $1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.72%
Gross profit TTM $824.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.93%
Return on equity TTM 7.36%
Profit margin 11.64%
Book value $55.68
Market capitalisation $3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting GATX Corporation shares

There are currently 4.1 million GATX Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as GATX Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.3% up from 4.0 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 231495.20045172). GATX Corporation's SIR currently stands at 17.71. In other words for every 100,000 GATX Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 17710 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 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 GATX Corporation shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.1679% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable GATX Corporation shares, roughly 168 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against GATX Corporation.

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

GATX Corporation share dividends

37%

Dividend payout ratio: 37.02% of net profits

Recently GATX Corporation has paid out, on average, around 37.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.06% 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 2.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In GATX Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.94 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 29 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have GATX Corporation's shares ever split?

GATX Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 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 $50.2727 up to $101.34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GATX.US volatility(beta: 1)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 1.0028. 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 (NYSE: GATX) strives to be recognized as the finest railcar leasing company in the world by our customers, our shareholders, our employees and the communities where we operate. As the leading global railcar lessor, GATX has been providing quality railcars and services to its customers for more than 122 years. GATX has been headquartered in Chicago, Illinois since its founding in 1898. .

Frequently asked questions

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder.com provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and finder.com Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on finder.com are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site