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HNI Corporation is a business equipment & supplies business based in the US. HNI Corporation shares (HNI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. HNI Corporation employs 8,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.1 billion.

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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 HNI Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HNI. 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 HNI 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$38.37, 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 HNI Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of HNI 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.

HNI Corporation share price

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HNI Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
Latest market close USD$38.37
52-week range USD$16.605 - USD$41.01
50-day moving average USD$32.5247
200-day moving average USD$28.771
Wall St. target price USD$32.5
PE ratio 18.8677
Dividend yield USD$1.22 (3.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.919

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HNI Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $38.37 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -0.85%
1 month (2020-11-06) 15.29%
3 months (2020-09-04) 22.31%
6 months (2020-06-05) 23.65%
1 year (2019-12-05) -2.84%
2 years (2018-12-04) 7.06%
3 years (2017-12-05) 14.09%
5 years (2015-12-04) -9.46%

Is HNI Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

HNI Corporation's P/E ratio

HNI 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 19x. In other words, HNI Corporation shares trade at around 19x 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.

HNI Corporation's PEG ratio

HNI Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.94. 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 HNI 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.

HNI Corporation's EBITDA

HNI Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$214.4 million.

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

HNI Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.27%
Gross profit TTM USD$833.8 million
Return on assets TTM 7.01%
Return on equity TTM 15.21%
Profit margin 3.87%
Book value $12.952
Market capitalisation USD$1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting HNI Corporation shares

There are currently 1.0 million HNI Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as HNI Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 18.6% down from 1.3 million last month.

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

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

HNI Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of HNI Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of HNI Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 239670.11764706). HNI Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.25. In other words for every 100,000 HNI Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4250 shares are currently held short.

However HNI Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of HNI Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable HNI Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case HNI Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 HNI Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0322% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable HNI Corporation shares, roughly 32 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 HNI Corporation.

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

HNI Corporation share dividends

47%

Dividend payout ratio: 46.74% of net profits

Recently HNI Corporation has paid out, on average, around 46.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), HNI Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In HNI Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.22 per share.

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

HNI Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 1 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have HNI Corporation's shares ever split?

HNI Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 March 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your HNI Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for HNI Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted HNI Corporation's share price.

HNI Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, HNI Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.605 up to $41.01. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HNI.US volatility(beta: 1.11)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 HNI Corporation's is 1.1059. This would suggest that HNI Corporation'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).

HNI Corporation overview

HNI Corporation manufacturHON Industries Inc.es and sells office furniture and hearth products in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Dubai, Taiwan, and Singapore. Its Office Furniture segment offers a range of commercial and home office furniture, which include panel-based and freestanding furniture systems, seating, storage, tables, and architectural products under the HON, Allsteel, Beyond, Gunlocke, Maxon, HBF, OFM, Respawn, Lamex, and HNI India brands. This segment sells its products through independent dealers, wholesalers, and office product distributors, as well as directly to end-user customers; and federal, state, and local governments. The company's Hearth Products segment provides various gas, wood, electric, and pellet fueled fireplaces; inserts; stoves; facings; and accessories primarily for home use under the Heatilator, Heat & Glo, Majestic, Monessen, Quadra-Fire, Harman, Vermont Castings, PelPro, and Stellar Hearth brands. This segment markets its products through independent dealers and distributors, and corporation-owned distribution and retail outlets. HNI Corporation was incorporated in 1944 and is headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa.

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