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How to buy Graco stock
Learn how to easily invest in Graco stock.
Graco 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 4,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.1 billion.
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Graco stock price (NYSE: GGG)Use our graph to track the performance of GGG stocks over time.
Graco shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$68.30|
|52-week range||$55.89 - $72.87|
|50-day moving average||$69.38|
|200-day moving average||$65.89|
|Wall St. target price||$76.83|
|Dividend yield||$0.865 (1.4%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.70|
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Is it a good time to buy Graco stock?
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Graco price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $68.3 from 2023-03-22
|1 week (2023-03-13)||N/A|
|1 month (2023-02-24)||-1.95%|
|3 months (2022-12-21)||1.31%|
|6 months (2022-09-23)||11.58%|
|1 year (2022-03-20)||N/A|
|2 years (2021-03-24)||-1.35%|
|3 years (2020-03-24)||53.15%|
|5 years (2018-03-23)||63.44%|
Is Graco stock undervalued or overvalued?
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 P/E ratio
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 25x. In other words, Graco shares trade at around 25x 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.
Graco's PEG ratio
Graco's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6221. 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 $637.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Graco's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||26.67%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||14.64%|
|Return on equity TTM||25.81%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Graco share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 33.71% of net profits
Recently Graco has paid out, on average, around 33.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.4% 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 1.4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Graco's case, that would currently equate to about $0.865 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 2 May 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 April 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Graco's shares ever split?
Graco's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 27 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.
Graco share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Graco's shares have ranged in value from as little as $55.8947 up to $72.87. 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 0.7745. 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, and precision dispensing solutions. 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, 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.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Graco is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.837% of Graco shares are held by insiders and 88.714% by institutions. How many people work for Graco?
Latest data suggests 4,000 work at Graco. When does the fiscal year end for Graco?
Graco's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Graco based?
Graco's address is: 88-11th Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis, MN, United States, 55413 What is Graco's ISIN number?
Graco's international securities identification number is: US3841091040 What is Graco's CUSIP number?
Graco's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 384109104
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