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Knoll, Inc is a business equipment & supplies business based in the US. Knoll shares (KNL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Knoll employs 3,734 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Knoll

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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 Knoll. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KNL. 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 Knoll 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$12.75, 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 Knoll, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Knoll. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Knoll's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Knoll's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$12.75, which is 40.17% down on its pre-crash value of USD$21.31 and 64.73% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$7.74.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Knoll shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$348.13 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$505.54.

Knoll share price

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Knoll shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$12.75
52-week rangeUSD$7.74 - USD$28.3
50-day moving average USD$12.51
200-day moving average USD$11.8178
Wall St. target priceUSD$12
PE ratio 21.4576
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (1.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.592

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Is it a good time to buy Knoll stock?

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Knoll price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.75 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-19) -1.09%
1 month (2020-09-25) 7.14%
3 months (2020-07-24) 8.60%
6 months (2020-04-24) 32.67%
1 year (2019-10-25) -51.47%
2 years (2018-10-26) -35.28%
3 years (2017-10-26) -42.12%
5 years (2015-10-26) -45.70%

Is Knoll under- or over-valued?

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

Knoll's P/E ratio

Knoll's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Knoll shares trade at around 21x 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.

Knoll's PEG ratio

Knoll's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.91. 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 Knoll's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Knoll's EBITDA

Knoll's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$151.7 million.

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

Knoll financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.25%
Gross profit TTM USD$549 million
Return on assets TTM 5.14%
Return on equity TTM 7.18%
Profit margin 2.18%
Book value $8.236
Market capitalisation USD$688.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Knoll shares

There are currently 859,654 Knoll shares held short by investors – that's known as Knoll's "short interest". This figure is 37% down from 1.4 million last month.

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

Knoll's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Knoll's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Knoll shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Knoll shares traded daily (recently around 373762.60869565). Knoll's SIR currently stands at 2.3. In other words for every 100,000 Knoll shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2300 shares are currently held short.

However Knoll's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Knoll shares, or, against the total number of tradable Knoll shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Knoll's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Knoll shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0173% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Knoll shares, roughly 17 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 Knoll.

Find out more about how you can short Knoll stock.

Knoll share dividends

27%

Dividend payout ratio: 26.51% of net profits

Recently Knoll has paid out, on average, around 26.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Knoll shareholders could enjoy a 1.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Knoll's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

While Knoll's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Knoll may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Knoll's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Knoll share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Knoll's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.74 up to $28.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KNL.US volatility(beta: 1.88)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 Knoll's is 1.877. This would suggest that Knoll's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Knoll overview

Knoll, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and sells commercial and residential furniture, accessories, and coverings for the workplace and residential markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through Office and Lifestyle segments. It provides systems furniture, including integrated panels or table desks, work surfaces and storage units, power and data systems, and lighting products; office seating products comprising various work chairs; and files and storage products, such as lateral files, mobile pedestals and other storage units, bookcases, and overhead cabinets. The company also offers adjustable tables, as well as meeting, conference, training, dining, stand-alone, and table desks; technology support accessories, desktop organizational tools, and lighting and storage products; lounge furniture; side, café, and dining chairs; training, conference, dining, and occasional tables; and lighting, rugs, textiles, fabrics, felt, leather, upholstery, drapery, and related architectural products. It serves companies, governmental agencies, and other medium to large sized organizations in various industries, including financial, legal, technology, entertainment, accounting, education, healthcare, and hospitality through its direct sales force and showrooms, distribution partners, and independent dealers and retailers, as well as online. The company was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in East Greenville, Pennsylvania.

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