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How to buy Generac (GNRC) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Generac stock.

Generac Holdings Inc
NYSE: GNRC - USD
SPECIALTY INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY
$437.29
-$7.36 (-1.66%)

Generac Holdings Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Generac shares (GNRC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Generac employs 6,452 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Generac

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – GNRC – 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.

Generac stock price (NYSE: GNRC)

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Generac shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$328.72
52-week range$134.72 - $452.92
50-day moving average $396.91
200-day moving average $327.38
Wall St. target price$437.00
PE ratio 62.3986
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.13

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Is it a good time to buy Generac stock?

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Generac price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $328.72 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) -19.67%
3 months (2021-04-28) 3.97%
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 Generac under- or over-valued?

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

Generac's P/E ratio

Generac's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 62x. In other words, Generac shares trade at around 62x 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.

Generac's PEG ratio

Generac's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.932. 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 Generac's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Generac's EBITDA

Generac's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $682.6 million.

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

Generac financials

Revenue TTM $2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.72%
Gross profit TTM $964 million
Return on assets TTM 12.58%
Return on equity TTM 33.97%
Profit margin 16.16%
Book value $24.22
Market capitalisation $28.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Generac shares

There are currently 1.6 million Generac shares held short by investors – that's known as Generac's "short interest". This figure is 8.1% up from 1.5 million last month.

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

Generac's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Generac's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Generac shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Generac shares traded daily (recently around 782556.71641791). Generac's SIR currently stands at 2.01. In other words for every 100,000 Generac shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2010 shares are currently held short.

However Generac's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Generac shares, or, against the total number of tradable Generac shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Generac's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Generac shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0254% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Generac shares, roughly 25 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 Generac.

Find out more about how you can short Generac stock.

Generac share dividends

We're not expecting Generac to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Generac's shares ever split?

Generac's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 9 February 2010. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Generac shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Generac shares which in turn could have impacted Generac's share price.

Generac share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Generac's shares have ranged in value from as little as $134.72 up to $452.92. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GNRC.US volatility(beta: 0.91)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 Generac's is 0.9091. This would suggest that Generac's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Generac overview

Generac Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells power generation equipment, energy storage systems, and other power products for the residential, and light commercial and industrial markets worldwide. The company offers engines, alternators, transfer switches, and other components fueled by natural gas, liquid propane, gasoline, diesel, and bi-fuel; and batteries and inverters. It also provides residential automatic standby generators ranging in output from 7. 5kW to 150kW; air-cooled engine residential standby generators ranging from 7. 5kW to 24kW; liquid-cooled engine generators with outputs ranging from 22kW to 150kW; and Mobile Link, a remote monitoring system for home standby generators. In addition, the company offers various portable generators ranging in size from 800W to 17.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Generac is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.595% of Generac shares are held by insiders and 93.492% by institutions.
How many people work for Generac?
Latest data suggests 6,452 work at Generac.
When does the fiscal year end for Generac?
Generac's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Generac based?
Generac's address is: S45 W29290 Highway 59, Waukesha, WI, United States, 53189
What is Generac's ISIN number?
Generac's international securities identification number is: US3687361044
What is Generac's CUSIP number?
Generac's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 368736104

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