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How to buy Howmet Aerospace stock | $35.2

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Howmet Aerospace Inc
-$0.28 (-0.85%)

Howmet Aerospace Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Howmet Aerospace shares (HWM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Howmet Aerospace employs 19,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Howmet Aerospace stock price (NYSE: HWM)

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Howmet Aerospace shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-28.
Latest market close$35.20
52-week range$14.61 - $36.03
50-day moving average $33.65
200-day moving average $31.46
Wall St. target price$39.50
PE ratio 117.0213
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.28

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Howmet Aerospace price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $35.2 from 2021-06-04

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 2.21%
3 months (2021-04-30) 10.14%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
2 years (2019-07-29) N/A
3 years (2018-07-29) N/A
5 years (2016-07-29) N/A

Is Howmet Aerospace under- or over-valued?

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

Howmet Aerospace's P/E ratio

Howmet Aerospace's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 117x. In other words, Howmet Aerospace shares trade at around 117x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Howmet Aerospace's PEG ratio

Howmet Aerospace's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8035. 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 Howmet Aerospace's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Howmet Aerospace's EBITDA

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

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

Howmet Aerospace financials

Revenue TTM $4.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 15%
Gross profit TTM $1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.08%
Return on equity TTM 3.26%
Profit margin 2.61%
Book value $8.31
Market capitalisation $14.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Howmet Aerospace shares

There are currently 9.4 million Howmet Aerospace shares held short by investors – that's known as Howmet Aerospace's "short interest". This figure is 9.8% up from 8.5 million last month.

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

Howmet Aerospace's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Howmet Aerospace's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Howmet Aerospace shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Howmet Aerospace shares traded daily (recently around 2.9 million). Howmet Aerospace's SIR currently stands at 3.27. In other words for every 100,000 Howmet Aerospace shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3270 shares are currently held short.

However Howmet Aerospace's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Howmet Aerospace shares, or, against the total number of tradable Howmet Aerospace shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Howmet Aerospace's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Howmet Aerospace shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.024% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Howmet Aerospace shares, roughly 24 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 Howmet Aerospace.

Find out more about how you can short Howmet Aerospace stock.

Howmet Aerospace share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 3.45% of net profits

Recently Howmet Aerospace has paid out, on average, around 3.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.06% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Howmet Aerospace shareholders could enjoy a 0.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Howmet Aerospace's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.

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

Howmet Aerospace's most recent dividend payout was on 24 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Howmet Aerospace's shares ever split?

Howmet Aerospace's shares were split on a 1334:1000 basis on 31 October 2016. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1334 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Howmet Aerospace shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Howmet Aerospace shares which in turn could have impacted Howmet Aerospace's share price.

Howmet Aerospace share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Howmet Aerospace's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.61 up to $36.03. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HWM.US volatility(beta: 1.73)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 Howmet Aerospace's is 1.7287. This would suggest that Howmet Aerospace's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Howmet Aerospace overview

Howmet Aerospace Inc. provides advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries in the United States, Japan, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Italy, Canada, Poland, China, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Engine Products, Fastening Systems, Engineered Structures, and Forged Wheels. The Engine Products segment offers airfoils and seamless rolled rings primarily for aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines; and rotating parts, as well as structural parts. The Fastening Systems segment produces aerospace fastening systems and commercial transportation fasteners. The Engineered Structures segment provides titanium ingots and mill products for aerospace and defense applications; and aluminum and nickel forgings, and machined components and assemblies. The Forged Wheels segment offers forged aluminum wheels and related products for heavy-duty trucks and commercial transportation markets.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Howmet Aerospace is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.546% of Howmet Aerospace shares are held by insiders and 91.09% by institutions.
How many people work for Howmet Aerospace?
Latest data suggests 19,700 work at Howmet Aerospace.
When does the fiscal year end for Howmet Aerospace?
Howmet Aerospace's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Howmet Aerospace based?
Howmet Aerospace's address is: 201 Isabella Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15212-5872
What is Howmet Aerospace's ISIN number?
Howmet Aerospace's international securities identification number is: US4432011082
What is Howmet Aerospace's CUSIP number?
Howmet Aerospace's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 013817101

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