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Hanesbrands Inc is an apparel manufacturing business based in the US. Hanesbrands shares (HBI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hanesbrands employs 63,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.7 billion.

How to buy shares in Hanesbrands

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Hanesbrands. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HBI. 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 Hanesbrands 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$16.73, 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 Hanesbrands, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hanesbrands. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Hanesbrands's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Hanesbrands's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$16.73, which is 13.39% up on its pre-crash value of USD$14.49 and 120.42% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$7.59.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Hanesbrands shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$671.61 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$1,251.24.

Hanesbrands share price

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Hanesbrands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$16.73
52-week range USD$6.96 - USD$17.525
50-day moving average USD$16.0691
200-day moving average USD$12.853
Wall St. target price USD$16
PE ratio 11.9444
Dividend yield USD$0.6 (3.59%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.448

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Is it a good time to buy Hanesbrands stock?

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Hanesbrands price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.73 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-18) 24.76%
1 month (2020-10-23) -4.84%
3 months (2020-08-25) 4.50%
6 months (2020-05-22) 74.45%
1 year (2019-11-25) 10.36%
2 years (2018-11-23) 9.27%
3 years (2017-11-24) -15.59%
5 years (2015-11-25) -46.94%

Is Hanesbrands under- or over-valued?

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

Hanesbrands's P/E ratio

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

Hanesbrands's PEG ratio

Hanesbrands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6538. 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 Hanesbrands's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Hanesbrands's EBITDA

Hanesbrands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1 billion.

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

Hanesbrands financials

Revenue TTM USD$6.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.44%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.01%
Return on equity TTM 47.28%
Profit margin 7.84%
Book value $3.101
Market capitalisation USD$6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hanesbrands shares

There are currently 32.6 million Hanesbrands shares held short by investors – that's known as Hanesbrands's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% down from 33.3 million last month.

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

Hanesbrands's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hanesbrands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hanesbrands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hanesbrands shares traded daily (recently around 5.1 million). Hanesbrands's SIR currently stands at 6.42. In other words for every 100,000 Hanesbrands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6420 shares are currently held short.

However Hanesbrands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hanesbrands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hanesbrands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hanesbrands's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hanesbrands shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1081% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hanesbrands shares, roughly 108 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Hanesbrands.

Find out more about how you can short Hanesbrands stock.

Hanesbrands's environmental, social and governance track record

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 Hanesbrands.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Hanesbrands's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 12.54

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Hanesbrands's overall score of 12.54 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Hanesbrands 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.).

Hanesbrands's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.17/100

Hanesbrands's social score

Social score: 3.38/100

Hanesbrands's governance score

Governance score: 4.33/100

Hanesbrands's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Hanesbrands scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Hanesbrands has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Hanesbrands Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 12.54
Total ESG percentile 4.96
Environmental score 0.17
Social score 3.38
Governance score 4.33
Level of controversy 2

Hanesbrands share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 35.29% of net profits

Recently Hanesbrands has paid out, on average, around 35.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hanesbrands shareholders could enjoy a 3.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hanesbrands's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

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

Hanesbrands's most recent dividend payout was on 1 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Hanesbrands's shares ever split?

Hanesbrands's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 4 March 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hanesbrands shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hanesbrands shares which in turn could have impacted Hanesbrands's share price.

Hanesbrands share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hanesbrands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.96 up to $17.525. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HBI.US volatility(beta: 1.65)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 Hanesbrands's is 1.6525. This would suggest that Hanesbrands's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Hanesbrands overview

Hanesbrands Inc., a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells a range of basic apparel for men, women, and children in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Innerwear, Activewear, and International. It sells men's underwear, women's panties, children's underwear, activewear, socks, and hosiery, as well as intimate apparel, such as bras and shapewears; home goods; and T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, performance T-shirts and shorts, sports bras, and thermals, as well as licensed logo apparel in collegiate bookstores, mass retailers, and other channels. The company licenses its Champion name for footwear and sports accessories. Hanesbrands Inc. provides its products primarily under the Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, Bali, JMS/Just My Size, Polo Ralph Lauren, Playtex, DKNY, Donna Karan, Alternative, Gear for Sports, Hanes Beefy-T, Bonds, DIM, Sheridan, Bras N Things, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Wonderbra, Berlei, Abanderado, Shock Absorber, Zorba, Explorer, Sol y Oro, and Bellinda brand names. The company markets its products through retailers, wholesalers, and third party embellishers, as well as directly to consumers through Internet. As of December 29, 2018, it operated 243 retail and direct outlet stores in the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 690 retail and outlet stores internationally. The company also sells its products in Europe, Australia, Asia, Latin America, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, and Brazil. Hanesbrands Inc. was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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