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Griffon Corporation is a tools & accessories business based in the US. Griffon Corporation shares (GFF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Griffon Corporation employs 7,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.4 billion.

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  3. Search for Griffon Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GFF. 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 Griffon 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$19.92, 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 Griffon Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Griffon 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.

Griffon Corporation share price

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Griffon Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$19.92
52-week rangeUSD$9.0408 - USD$24.8457
50-day moving average USD$20.8141
200-day moving average USD$20.7081
Wall St. target priceUSD$29.17
PE ratio 17.1008
Dividend yield USD$0.3 (1.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.19

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Griffon Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.92 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -11.47%
1 month (2020-12-16) -0.60%
3 months (2020-10-15) -18.19%
6 months (2020-07-15) 3.64%
1 year (2020-01-15) -5.59%
2 years (2019-01-15) 59.62%
3 years (2018-01-12) 20.8
5 years (2016-01-15) 28.43%

Is Griffon Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Griffon Corporation's P/E ratio

Griffon 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 17x. In other words, Griffon Corporation shares trade at around 17x 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.

Griffon Corporation's PEG ratio

Griffon Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.36. 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 Griffon 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.

Griffon Corporation's EBITDA

Griffon Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$236 million.

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

Griffon Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.21%
Gross profit TTM USD$645.6 million
Return on assets TTM 4.79%
Return on equity TTM 9.07%
Profit margin 2.22%
Book value $12.949
Market capitalisation USD$1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Griffon Corporation shares

There are currently 1.2 million Griffon Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Griffon Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 37.7% down from 1.9 million last month.

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

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

Griffon Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Griffon Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Griffon Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 513234.07079646). Griffon Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.26. In other words for every 100,000 Griffon Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2260 shares are currently held short.

However Griffon Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Griffon Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Griffon Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Griffon Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Griffon Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0303% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Griffon Corporation shares, roughly 30 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 Griffon Corporation.

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

Griffon Corporation share dividends

26%

Dividend payout ratio: 26.07% of net profits

Recently Griffon Corporation has paid out, on average, around 26.07% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Griffon Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Griffon Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.3 per share.

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

Griffon Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 17 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Griffon Corporation's shares ever split?

Griffon Corporation's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 16 August 2001. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Griffon Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Griffon Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Griffon Corporation's share price.

Griffon Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Griffon Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.0408 up to $24.8457. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GFF.US volatility(beta: 2.03)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 Griffon Corporation's is 2.0294. This would suggest that Griffon Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Griffon Corporation overview

Griffon Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the consumer and professional products, home and building products, and defense electronics businesses primarily in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, China, and internationally. Its Consumer and Professional Products segment manufactures and markets long-handled tools and landscaping products for homeowners and professionals; wood and wire closet organization, general living storage, and wire garage storage products to home center retail chains, mass merchandisers, and direct-to builder professional installers; wheelbarrows and lawn carts; snow, striking and hand tools; planters and lawn accessories; garden hoses; and pruners, loppers, shears, and other tools. The company's Home & Building Products segment manufactures and markets residential and commercial garage doors to professional dealers and various home center retail chains; and rolling steel door and grille products designed for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail uses. Its Defense Electronics segment designs, develops, manufactures, and provides logistical support and lifecycle sustainment services; and intelligence, surveillance, and communications solutions to defense, aerospace, and commercial customers. The company sells its products under the Razor-Back, Jackson, AMES, True Temper, UnionTools, Garant, Westmix, Cyclone, Darby, Supercraft, NeverLeak, Nylex, Hills, Southern Patio, Northcote Pottery, Tuscan Path, La Hacienda, Hills, Kelkay, Dynamic Design, Maximum Load, SuperSlide, ShelfTrack, MasterSuite, Suite Symphony, ExpressShelf, Style+, SpaceCreations, ClosetMaid, Clopay, Ideal, Holmes, and CornellCookson brand names. The company was formerly known as Instrument Systems Corporation and changed its name to Griffon Corporation in June 1992. Griffon Corporation founded in 1959 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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