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How to buy Ituran Location and Control stock

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Ituran Location and Control Ltd is a communication equipment business based in the US. Ituran Location and Control shares (ITRN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ituran Location and Control employs 3,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Ituran Location and Control share price

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Ituran Location and Control shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-18.
52-week range$12.30 - $23.86
50-day moving average $21.47
200-day moving average $17.49
Wall St. target price$24.00
PE ratio 29.3636
Dividend yield $0.48 (2.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.77

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Is it a good time to buy Ituran Location and Control stock?

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Is Ituran Location and Control under- or over-valued?

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

Ituran Location and Control's P/E ratio

Ituran Location and Control's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Ituran Location and Control shares trade at around 29x 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.

Ituran Location and Control's EBITDA

Ituran Location and Control's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $60.8 million.

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

Ituran Location and Control financials

Revenue TTM $245.6 million
Operating margin TTM 17.1%
Gross profit TTM $115.5 million
Return on assets TTM 8.06%
Return on equity TTM 13.05%
Profit margin 6.56%
Book value $6.11
Market capitalisation $530.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ituran Location and Control shares

There are currently 71,782 Ituran Location and Control shares held short by investors – that's known as Ituran Location and Control's "short interest". This figure is 24.7% down from 95,266 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ituran Location and Control shares can be evaluated.

Ituran Location and Control's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ituran Location and Control's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ituran Location and Control shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ituran Location and Control shares traded daily (recently around 62419.130434783). Ituran Location and Control's SIR currently stands at 1.15. In other words for every 100,000 Ituran Location and Control shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1150 shares are currently held short.

However Ituran Location and Control's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ituran Location and Control shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ituran Location and Control shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ituran Location and Control's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ituran Location and Control shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0037% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ituran Location and Control shares, roughly 4 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 Ituran Location and Control.

Find out more about how you can short Ituran Location and Control stock.

Ituran Location and Control share dividends

53%

Dividend payout ratio: 53.27% of net profits

Recently Ituran Location and Control has paid out, on average, around 53.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ituran Location and Control shareholders could enjoy a 2.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ituran Location and Control's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

Ituran Location and Control'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.

Ituran Location and Control's most recent dividend payout was on 5 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ituran Location and Control's shares ever split?

Ituran Location and Control's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 21 September 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ituran Location and Control shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ituran Location and Control shares which in turn could have impacted Ituran Location and Control's share price.

Ituran Location and Control share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ituran Location and Control's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.2954 up to $23.86. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ITRN.US volatility(beta: 1.41)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 Ituran Location and Control's is 1.4139. This would suggest that Ituran Location and Control's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ituran Location and Control overview

Ituran Location and Control Ltd. , together with its subsidiaries, provides location-based services and wireless communications products. The company's Location-Based Services segment provides stolen vehicle recovery and tracking services, which locate, track, and recover stolen vehicles for its subscribers; fleet management services that enable corporate and individual customers to track and manage their vehicles in real time; and personal locator services that allow customers to protect valuable merchandise and equipment. It also offers on-demand navigation guidance, information, and assistance, including the provision of traffic reports and directions, as well as information on the location of gas stations, car repair shops, post offices, hospitals, and other facilities; and Connect, an Android platform that provides access to Android applications and various services through manufacturer interface. This segment serves insurance companies and agents, car manufacturers, dealers and importers, cooperative sales channels, and private subscribers. The company's Wireless Communications Products segment provides Base Site, a radio receiver that includes a processor and a data computation unit to collect and send data to and from transponders, and to control centers; Control Center, a center consisting of software used to collect data from various base sites, conduct location calculations, and transmit location data to various customers and law enforcement agencies; navigation and tracking devices installed in vehicles; and SMART, a portable transmitter installed in vehicles that sends a signal to the base site enabling the location of vehicles, equipment, or an individual. As of December 31, 2018, it served approximately 230,000 end-users through 40,000 corporate customers in Israel, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, and the United States.

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