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How to buy John Bean Technologies Corporation stock | $120.07

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John Bean Technologies Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. John Bean Technologies Corporation shares (JBT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. John Bean Technologies Corporation employs 6,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion.

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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$120.07, 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 John Bean Technologies Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of John Bean Technologies Corporation. 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.

John Bean Technologies Corporation share price

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John Bean Technologies Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$120.07
52-week rangeUSD$56.0048 - USD$129.624
50-day moving average USD$113.8491
200-day moving average USD$96.8877
Wall St. target priceUSD$113
PE ratio 31.3328
Dividend yield USD$0.4 (0.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.759

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Is it a good time to buy John Bean Technologies Corporation stock?

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John Bean Technologies Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $120.07 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-07) -3.04%
1 month (2020-12-17) -1.70%
3 months (2020-10-16) 34.35%
6 months (2020-07-16) 40.84%
1 year (2020-01-16) 4.74%
2 years (2019-01-16) 54.87%
3 years (2018-01-16) 7.59%
5 years (2016-01-15) 178.26%

Is John Bean Technologies Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

John Bean Technologies Corporation's P/E ratio

John Bean Technologies Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, John Bean Technologies Corporation shares trade at around 31x 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.

John Bean Technologies Corporation's PEG ratio

John Bean Technologies Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2637. 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 John Bean Technologies Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

John Bean Technologies Corporation's EBITDA

John Bean Technologies Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$249.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a John Bean Technologies Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

John Bean Technologies Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.92%
Gross profit TTM USD$598.1 million
Return on assets TTM 6.1%
Return on equity TTM 21.28%
Profit margin 6.59%
Book value $19.269
Market capitalisation USD$3.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting John Bean Technologies Corporation shares

There are currently 1.7 million John Bean Technologies Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as John Bean Technologies Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.9% up from 1.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting John Bean Technologies Corporation shares can be evaluated.

John Bean Technologies Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

John Bean Technologies Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of John Bean Technologies Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of John Bean Technologies Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 174758.41073271). John Bean Technologies Corporation's SIR currently stands at 9.69. In other words for every 100,000 John Bean Technologies Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9690 shares are currently held short.

However John Bean Technologies Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of John Bean Technologies Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable John Bean Technologies Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case John Bean Technologies Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 John Bean Technologies Corporation shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0738% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable John Bean Technologies Corporation shares, roughly 74 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against John Bean Technologies Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short John Bean Technologies Corporation stock.

John Bean Technologies Corporation share dividends

9%

Dividend payout ratio: 9.03% of net profits

Recently John Bean Technologies Corporation has paid out, on average, around 9.03% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), John Bean Technologies Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In John Bean Technologies Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

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

John Bean Technologies Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 28 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

John Bean Technologies Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, John Bean Technologies Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $56.0048 up to $129.624. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JBT.US volatility(beta: 1.58)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 John Bean Technologies Corporation's is 1.5801. This would suggest that John Bean Technologies Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

John Bean Technologies Corporation overview

John Bean Technologies Corporation provides technology solutions to food and beverage industry and equipment and services to air transportation industries. The company operates through JBT FoodTech and JBT AeroTech segments. It offers poultry processing, mixing/grinding, injecting, marinating, tumbling, portioning, packaging, coating, cooking, frying, freezing, weighing, and X-ray food inspection. The company also provides processing solutions for extracting, mixing, blending, pasteurizing, sterilizing, concentrating, high pressure processing, filling, closing, sealing, and final packaging, as well as processing equipment; preservation systems; and packaging systems for poultry, beef, pork, seafood, ready-to-eat meals, fruits, vegetables, dairy, bakery, pet foods, soups, sauces, and juices. In addition, it offers automated guided vehicle systems for material movement in the manufacturing and warehouse facilities; packaging material components, such as metal clips and hanging loops; and aftermarket products, parts, and services. Further, the company provides mobile air transportation equipment, such as commercial and military cargo loading, aircraft deicing, aircraft towing, and aircraft ground power and cooling systems; and airport gate equipment for passenger boarding. Additionally, it offers airport equipment, systems, and facilities maintenance services to domestic and international airport authorities, passenger airlines, airfreight and ground handling companies, military forces, and defense contractors. The company provides its products under the DSI, Stein, THERMoFIN, GYRoCOMPACT, JSO Jet Stream, Double D, Revoband, FLoFREEZE, ADVANTEC, SuperTRAK, and READYGo trademarks; and Frigoscandia and various other brands. It markets and sells its products and solutions through direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. John Bean Technologies Corporation was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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