How to buy ITT stock - 19 April

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How to buy ITT stock

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ITT Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. ITT shares (ITT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ITT employs 9,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD0.00.

How to buy shares in ITT

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

ITT share price

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ITT shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-16.
52-week rangeUSD$43.7458 - USD$93.19
50-day moving average USD$88.3103
200-day moving average USD$76.685
Wall St. target priceUSD$95.36
PE ratio 111.1986
Dividend yield USD$0.676 (0.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.826

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Is it a good time to buy ITT stock?

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Is ITT under- or over-valued?

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

ITT's P/E ratio

ITT's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 111x. In other words, ITT shares trade at around 111x 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.

ITT's PEG ratio

ITT's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8155. 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 ITT's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


ITT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$318.1 million.

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

ITT financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.31%
Gross profit TTM USD$782.2 million
Return on assets TTM 3.07%
Return on equity TTM 3.32%
Profit margin 2.93%
Book value $24.583
Market capitalisation USD$7.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ITT shares

There are currently 1.2 million ITT shares held short by investors – that's known as ITT's "short interest". This figure is 28.5% up from 903,437 last month.

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

ITT's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ITT's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ITT shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ITT shares traded daily (recently around 586450). ITT's SIR currently stands at 1.98. In other words for every 100,000 ITT shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1980 shares are currently held short.

However ITT's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ITT shares, or, against the total number of tradable ITT shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ITT's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ITT shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0153% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ITT shares, roughly 15 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 ITT.

Find out more about how you can short ITT stock.

ITT share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 22.72% of net profits

Recently ITT has paid out, on average, around 22.72% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.96% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ITT shareholders could enjoy a 0.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ITT's case, that would currently equate to about $0.676 per share.

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

ITT's most recent dividend payout was on 4 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ITT's shares ever split?

ITT's shares were split on a 10000:3316 basis on 31 October 2011. So if you had owned 3316 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ITT shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ITT shares which in turn could have impacted ITT's share price.

ITT share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ITT's shares have ranged in value from as little as $43.7458 up to $93.19. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ITT.US volatility(beta: 1.59)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 ITT's is 1.5913. This would suggest that ITT's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

ITT overview

ITT Inc. manufactures and sells engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation, and industrial markets worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Motion Technologies, Industrial Process, and Connect & Control Technologies. The Motion Technologies segment manufactures brake pads, shims, shock absorbers, and energy absorption components; and sealing technologies primarily for the transportation industry, including passenger cars, light- and heavy-duty commercial and military vehicles, buses, and rail. The Industrial Process segment designs and manufactures industrial pumps, valves, and plant optimization and remote monitoring systems and services; and centrifugal process pumps, twin screws, axials, and positive displacement pumps, and water systems, as well as aftermarket solutions, such as repairs and upgrades services. It serves various customers in industries, such as chemical, oil and gas, mining, and other industrial process markets. The Connect & Control Technologies segment designs and manufactures a range of engineered connectors and specialized control components for critical applications supporting various markets, including aerospace and defense, industrial, transportation, medical, and oil and gas.

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