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How to buy IES stock | $43.22

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IES Holdings, Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. IES shares (IESC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. IES employs 5,214 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in IES

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 IES. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: IESC. 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 IES 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$43.22, 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 IES, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of IES. 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.

IES share price

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IES shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$43.22
52-week rangeUSD$13.7297 - USD$49.85
50-day moving average USD$40.9747
200-day moving average USD$31.6169
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.5
PE ratio 24.9639
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.94

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Is it a good time to buy IES stock?

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IES price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $43.22 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -13.56%
1 month (2020-12-17) -9.69%
3 months (2020-10-16) 14.37%
6 months (2020-07-16) 89.31%
1 year (2020-01-16) 64.21%
2 years (2019-01-16) 158.80%
3 years (2018-01-16) 147.68%
5 years (2016-01-15) 295.06%

Is IES under- or over-valued?

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

IES's P/E ratio

IES's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, IES shares trade at around 25x 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.


IES's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$69.6 million.

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

IES financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.79%
Gross profit TTM USD$228 million
Return on assets TTM 7.09%
Return on equity TTM 15.17%
Profit margin 3.49%
Book value $13.671
Market capitalisation USD$1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting IES shares

There are currently 162,441 IES shares held short by investors – that's known as IES's "short interest". This figure is 16.3% down from 194,177 last month.

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

IES's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

IES's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of IES shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of IES shares traded daily (recently around 74173.97260274). IES's SIR currently stands at 2.19. In other words for every 100,000 IES shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2190 shares are currently held short.

However IES's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of IES shares, or, against the total number of tradable IES shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case IES's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 IES shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0161% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable IES shares, roughly 16 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 IES.

Find out more about how you can short IES stock.

IES share dividends

We're not expecting IES to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have IES's shares ever split?

IES's shares were split on a 1000:17092 basis on 15 May 2006. So if you had owned 17092 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your IES shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1609.2% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for IES shares which in turn could have impacted IES's share price.

IES share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, IES's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.7297 up to $49.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IESC.US volatility(beta: 1.15)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 IES's is 1.1501. This would suggest that IES'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).

IES overview

IES Holdings, Inc. designs and installs integrated electrical and technology systems, and provides infrastructure products and services in the United States. Its Commercial & Industrial segment offers electrical and mechanical design, construction, and maintenance services for office buildings, manufacturing facilities, data centers, chemical plants, refineries, wind farms, solar facilities, municipal infrastructures, and health care facilities. Its Communications segment designs, installs, and maintains network infrastructure within data centers for co-location and managed hosting customers; corporate, educational, financial, hospitality, and healthcare buildings; e-commerce distribution centers; and high-tech manufacturing facilities. This segment also provides design and installation services for audio/visual, telephone, fire, and wireless access and intrusion alarm systems; and engages in designing/building, servicing, and maintaining data network systems. Its Infrastructure Solutions segment maintains and repairs alternating and direct current electric motors and generators, and power generating and distribution equipment; manufactures custom-engineered metal enclosed bus duct solutions used in power distribution; manufactures custom commercial and industrial generator enclosures; manufactures, re-manufactures, and repairs industrial lifting magnets; and maintains and repairs railroad main and auxiliary generators, main alternators, and traction motors. Its Residential segment offers electrical installations to single-family housing and multi-family apartments; and cable television installations to residential and light commercial applications, as well as installs residential solar power for new construction and existing residences. The company was formerly known as Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. and changed its name to IES Holdings, Inc. in May 2016. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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