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Kontoor Brands, Inc is an apparel manufacturing business based in the US. Kontoor Brands shares (KTB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kontoor Brands employs 15,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Kontoor Brands

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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 Kontoor Brands. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KTB. 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 Kontoor Brands 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$39.76, 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 Kontoor Brands, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Kontoor Brands. 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 Kontoor Brands's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$39.76, which is 2.46% up on its pre-crash value of USD$38.78 and 111.26% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$18.82.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Kontoor Brands shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$617.89 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$1,031.37.

Kontoor Brands share price

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Kontoor Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
Latest market close USD$39.76
52-week range USD$12.905 - USD$43.235
50-day moving average USD$24.8147
200-day moving average USD$20.0371
Wall St. target price USD$23.1
PE ratio 238.6667
Dividend yield USD$2.24 (11.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.128

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Is it a good time to buy Kontoor Brands stock?

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Kontoor Brands price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $39.76 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) -5.74%
1 month (2020-10-30) 20.85%
3 months (2020-08-28) 73.25%
6 months (2020-05-29) 171.96%
1 year (2019-11-29) 10.91%
2 years (2018-11-26) N/A
3 years (2017-11-26) N/A
5 years (2015-11-26) N/A

Is Kontoor Brands under- or over-valued?

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

Kontoor Brands's P/E ratio

Kontoor Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 239x. In other words, Kontoor Brands shares trade at around 239x 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.

Kontoor Brands's EBITDA

Kontoor Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$141.8 million.

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

Kontoor Brands financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.22%
Gross profit TTM USD$1 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.42%
Return on equity TTM 39.06%
Profit margin 0.34%
Book value $0.976
Market capitalisation USD$1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kontoor Brands shares

There are currently 5.1 million Kontoor Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Kontoor Brands's "short interest". This figure is 2.8% down from 5.2 million last month.

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

Kontoor Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kontoor Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kontoor Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kontoor Brands shares traded daily (recently around 538627.26304579). Kontoor Brands's SIR currently stands at 9.39. In other words for every 100,000 Kontoor Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9390 shares are currently held short.

However Kontoor Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kontoor Brands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kontoor Brands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kontoor Brands's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kontoor Brands shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.2264% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kontoor Brands shares, roughly 226 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 Kontoor Brands.

Find out more about how you can short Kontoor Brands stock.

Kontoor Brands share dividends

57%

Dividend payout ratio: 56.85% of net profits

Recently Kontoor Brands has paid out, on average, around 56.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 11.99% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kontoor Brands shareholders could enjoy a 11.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kontoor Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $2.24 per share.

Kontoor Brands'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.

Kontoor Brands's most recent dividend payout was on 20 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Kontoor Brands overview

Kontoor Brands, Inc. designs, manufactures, sources, markets, and distributes apparel under the Wrangler and Lee brands in the United States and internationally. The company sells its products primarily through mass and mid-tier retailers, specialty stores, department stores, and retailer-owned and third-party e-commerce sites, as well as through direct-to-consumer channels, including full-price stores, outlet stores, and its Websites. Kontoor Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kontoor Brands, Inc operates as a subsidiary of V.F. Corporation.

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