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How to buy International Game Technology stock | $17.99

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International Game Technology PLC is a gambling business based in the US. International Game Technology shares (IGT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. International Game Technology employs 11,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.8 billion.

How to buy shares in International Game Technology

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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 International Game Technology. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: IGT. 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 International Game Technology 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$17.99, 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 International Game Technology, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of International Game Technology. 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.

International Game Technology share price

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International Game Technology shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$17.99
52-week rangeUSD$3.6 - USD$16.92
50-day moving average USD$13.4094
200-day moving average USD$11.087
Wall St. target priceUSD$14.14
PE ratio 63.3478
Dividend yield USD$0.8 (4.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.779

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Is it a good time to buy International Game Technology stock?

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International Game Technology price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.99 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-07) -0.61%
1 month (2020-12-16) 13.57%
3 months (2020-10-16) 66.27%
6 months (2020-07-16) 71.33%
1 year (2020-01-16) 20.09%
2 years (2019-01-16) 18.98%
3 years (2018-01-16) 27.33
5 years (2016-01-15) 25.19%

Is International Game Technology under- or over-valued?

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

International Game Technology's P/E ratio

International Game Technology's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 63x. In other words, International Game Technology shares trade at around 63x 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.

International Game Technology's EBITDA

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

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

International Game Technology financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.83%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.76%
Return on equity TTM -34.9%
Profit margin -21.6%
Book value $4.706
Market capitalisation USD$3.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting International Game Technology shares

There are currently 5.4 million International Game Technology shares held short by investors – that's known as International Game Technology's "short interest". This figure is 22.3% up from 4.4 million last month.

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

International Game Technology's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

International Game Technology's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of International Game Technology shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of International Game Technology shares traded daily (recently around 2.9 million). International Game Technology's SIR currently stands at 1.84. In other words for every 100,000 International Game Technology shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1840 shares are currently held short.

However International Game Technology's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of International Game Technology shares, or, against the total number of tradable International Game Technology shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case International Game Technology's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 International Game Technology shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0543% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable International Game Technology shares, roughly 54 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 International Game Technology.

Find out more about how you can short International Game Technology stock.

International Game Technology'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 International Game Technology.

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

International Game Technology's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.74

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and International Game Technology's overall score of 20.74 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 21st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

International Game Technology's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.74/100

International Game Technology's environmental score of 2.74 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that International Game Technology is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

International Game Technology's social score

Social score: 11.03/100

International Game Technology's social score of 11.03 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that International Game Technology is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

International Game Technology's governance score

Governance score: 7.97/100

International Game Technology's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that International Game Technology is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

International Game Technology's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

International Game Technology PLC was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.74
Total ESG percentile 21.1
Environmental score 2.74
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 11.03
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 7.97
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

International Game Technology share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 333.33% of net profits

Recently International Game Technology has paid out, on average, around 333.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), International Game Technology shareholders could enjoy a 4.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In International Game Technology's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

International Game Technology's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

International Game Technology's most recent dividend payout was on 31 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have International Game Technology's shares ever split?

International Game Technology's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 3 July 2003. 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 International Game Technology shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for International Game Technology shares which in turn could have impacted International Game Technology's share price.

International Game Technology share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, International Game Technology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.6 up to $16.92. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IGT.US volatility(beta: 2.28)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 International Game Technology's is 2.2835. This would suggest that International Game Technology's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

International Game Technology overview

International Game Technology PLC operates and provides gaming technology products and services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: North America Gaming and Interactive, North America Lottery, International, and Italy. It designs, sells, and operates a suite of point-of-sale machines that reconciles lottery funds between the retailer and lottery authority; provides online lottery transaction processing systems; produces instant ticket games; and offers printing services, such as instant ticket marketing plans and graphic design, programming, packaging, shipping, and delivery services. The company also designs, develops, assembles, and provides cabinets, games, systems, and software for gamin market, as well as offers gaming management systems for casino management, customer relationship management, patron management, and server-based gaming. In addition, it provides video lottery terminals (VLT), VLT central systems, and VLT games; and amusement with prize machines and games to licensed operators. Further, the company offers sports betting services on sports and motor sports events, and non-sporting events, as well as sports betting technology and management services. Additionally, it provides digital gaming products and services, including poker, bingo, and online casino table and slot games; social casino content; and remote game server, as well as iGaming systems and digital platforms that offers player account management, advanced marketing and analytical, and payment system services. The company processes commercial transactions, such as prepaid cellular telephone recharges, bill payments, e-vouchers and retail-based programs, electronic tax payments, prepaid card recharges, and stamp duty and money transfers services. The company was formerly known as GTECH S.p.A. and changed its name to International Game Technology PLC in April 2015. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. International Game Technology PLC operates as a subsidiary of De Agosti

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