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How to buy Helios Technologies stock | $58.38

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Helios Technologies, Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Helios Technologies shares (HLIO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Helios Technologies employs 1,960 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$497.3 million.

How to buy shares in Helios Technologies

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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 Helios Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HLIO. 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 Helios Technologies 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$58.38, 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 Helios Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Helios Technologies. 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.

Helios Technologies share price

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Helios Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$58.38
52-week rangeUSD$28.812 - USD$54.2
50-day moving average USD$50.5964
200-day moving average USD$41.9042
Wall St. target priceUSD$58
PE ratio 26.8362
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (0.68%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.966

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Is it a good time to buy Helios Technologies stock?

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Helios Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $58.38 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-08) 1.50%
1 month (2020-12-15) 8.41%
3 months (2020-10-15) 37.30%
6 months (2020-07-15) 59.64%
1 year (2020-01-15) 24.16%
2 years (2019-01-15) 68.29%
3 years (2018-01-12) 67.59
5 years (2016-01-15) 121.56%

Is Helios Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Helios Technologies's P/E ratio

Helios Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Helios Technologies shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Helios Technologies's EBITDA

Helios Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$111.6 million.

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

Helios Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$497.3 million
Operating margin TTM 15.39%
Gross profit TTM USD$212.3 million
Return on assets TTM 4.74%
Return on equity TTM 3.92%
Profit margin 4.52%
Book value $17.434
Market capitalisation USD$1.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Helios Technologies shares

There are currently 498,490 Helios Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Helios Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 6.3% down from 532,132 last month.

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

Helios Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Helios Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Helios Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Helios Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 91298.534798535). Helios Technologies's SIR currently stands at 5.46. In other words for every 100,000 Helios Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5460 shares are currently held short.

However Helios Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Helios Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Helios Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Helios Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Helios Technologies shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.023% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Helios Technologies shares, roughly 23 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 Helios Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Helios Technologies stock.

Helios Technologies share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 16.51% of net profits

Recently Helios Technologies has paid out, on average, around 16.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Helios Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 0.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Helios Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

While Helios Technologies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Helios Technologies is investing more in its future growth.

Helios Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 20 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Helios Technologies's shares ever split?

Helios Technologies's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 18 July 2011. So if you had owned 2 shares 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 Helios Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Helios Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Helios Technologies's share price.

Helios Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Helios Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.812 up to $54.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HLIO.US volatility(beta: 1.2)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Helios Technologies's is 1.2. This would suggest that Helios Technologies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Helios Technologies overview

Helios Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells solutions for the hydraulics and electronics markets in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Hydraulics and Electronics. The Hydraulics segment offers cartridge valve technology products to control rates and direction of fluid flow, and to regulate and control pressures for industrial and mobile applications; quick release hydraulic coupling solutions for the agriculture, construction equipment, and industrial markets; and hydraulic system design that provides engineered solutions for machine users, manufacturers, or designers. This segment sells its products under the Sun Hydraulics, Faster, and Custom Fluidpower brands. The Electronics segment offers displays, controls, and instrumentation products for off-highway, recreational and commercial marine, power sports and specialty vehicles, agriculture and water pumping, power generation, and engine-driven industrial equipment markets. This segment sells its products under the Enovation Controls and Murphy brands. Helios Technologies, Inc. sells its hydraulic products primarily through value-add distributors and integrators, as well as directly to original equipment manufacturer customers; and electronic products to original equipment manufacturer customers. The company was formerly known as Sun Hydraulics Corporation and changed its name to Helios Technologies, Inc. in June 2019. Helios Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida.

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