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Graco Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Graco shares (GGG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Graco employs 3,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Graco's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$64.72, which is 12.95% up on its pre-crash value of USD$56.34 and 68.41% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$38.43.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Graco shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$737.51 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,209.62.
|Latest market close||USD$64.72|
|52-week range||USD$38.43 - USD$66.14|
|50-day moving average||USD$61.3623|
|200-day moving average||USD$52.7684|
|Wall St. target price||USD$59.6|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.7 (1.08%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.57|
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|1 week (2020-10-14)||-1.54%|
|1 month (2020-09-22)||7.26%|
|3 months (2020-07-21)||23.77%|
|6 months (2020-04-21)||45.24%|
|1 year (2019-10-21)||38.94%|
|2 years (2018-10-19)||65.95%|
|3 years (2017-10-20)||-49.42%|
|5 years (2015-10-21)||-3.99%|
Valuing Graco stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Graco's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Graco's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, Graco shares trade at around 41x 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.
Graco's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.4938. 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 Graco's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Graco's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$423.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Graco's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.95%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$859.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||12.91%|
|Return on equity TTM||27.71%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$10.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.1 million Graco shares held short by investors – that's known as Graco's "short interest". This figure is 4.3% down from 2.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Graco shares can be evaluated.
Graco's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Graco shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Graco shares traded daily (recently around 588710.57142857). Graco's SIR currently stands at 3.5. In other words for every 100,000 Graco shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3500 shares are currently held short.
However Graco's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Graco shares, or, against the total number of tradable Graco shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Graco's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Graco shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0125% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Graco shares, roughly 13 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 Graco.
Find out more about how you can short Graco stock.
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 Graco.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 35.2
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Graco's overall score of 35.2 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 69th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Graco 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.).
Environmental score: 14.26/100
Graco's environmental score of 14.26 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Graco is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 19.04/100
Graco's social score of 19.04 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Graco is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 12.4/100
Graco's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Graco is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
|Total ESG score||35.2|
|Total ESG percentile||68.82|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
Dividend payout ratio: 41.67% of net profits
Recently Graco has paid out, on average, around 41.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Graco shareholders could enjoy a 1.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Graco's case, that would currently equate to about $0.7 per share.
While Graco's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Graco may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Graco's most recent dividend payout was on 4 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Graco's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 28 December 2017. 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 Graco shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Graco shares which in turn could have impacted Graco's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Graco's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.43 up to $66.14. 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 Graco's is 0.5692. This would suggest that Graco's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Graco Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets systems and equipment used to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid and powder materials worldwide. The company's Industrial segment offers proportioning systems to spray polyurethane foam and polyurea coatings; equipment that pumps, meters, mixes, and dispenses sealant, adhesive, and composite materials; and gel coat equipment, chop and wet-out systems, resin transfer molding systems, and applicators. It also provides liquid finishing equipment; paint circulating and supply pumps; paint circulating advanced control systems; plural component coating proportioners; spare parts and accessories; and powder finishing products to coat powder finishing on metals under the Gema and SAT brands. The company's Process segment offers pumps to move and dispense chemicals, oil and natural gas, water, wastewater, petroleum, food, lubricants, and other fluids; pressure valves used in the oil and natural gas industry, other industrial processes, and research facilities; and chemical injection pumping solutions for injection of chemicals into producing oil wells and pipelines. It also supplies pumps, hose reels, meters, valves, and accessories for fast oil change facilities, service garages, fleet service centers, automobile dealerships, auto parts stores, truck builders, and heavy equipment service centers; and systems, components, and accessories for the automatic lubrication of bearings, gears, and generators in industrial and commercial equipment, compressors, turbines, and on- and off-road vehicles. The company's Contractor segment offers sprayers to apply paint to walls and other structures; and viscous coatings to roofs, as well as markings on roads, parking lots, athletic fields, and floors. It primarily sells its products through distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and home center channels; and directly to end-users. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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