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Littelfuse, Inc is an electronic components business based in the US. Littelfuse shares (LFUS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Littelfuse employs 11,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Littelfuse

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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 Littelfuse. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LFUS. 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 Littelfuse 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$231.42, 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 Littelfuse, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Littelfuse. 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.

Littelfuse share price

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Littelfuse shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
Latest market close USD$231.42
52-week range USD$102.8255 - USD$244.27
50-day moving average USD$208.7286
200-day moving average USD$181.8825
Wall St. target price USD$210
PE ratio 63.7198
Dividend yield USD$1.92 (0.8%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.804

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Is it a good time to buy Littelfuse stock?

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Littelfuse price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $231.42 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -3.46%
1 month (2020-11-06) 8.50%
3 months (2020-09-04) 28.52%
6 months (2020-06-04) 31.14%
1 year (2019-12-04) 27.72%
2 years (2018-12-04) 26.37%
3 years (2017-12-04) 17.25%
5 years (2015-12-04) 112.27%

Is Littelfuse under- or over-valued?

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

Littelfuse's P/E ratio

Littelfuse's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 64x. In other words, Littelfuse shares trade at around 64x 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.

Littelfuse's PEG ratio

Littelfuse's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.1784. 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 Littelfuse's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Littelfuse's EBITDA

Littelfuse's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$275.2 million.

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

Littelfuse financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 13%
Gross profit TTM USD$541.4 million
Return on assets TTM 4.32%
Return on equity TTM 6.24%
Profit margin 6.77%
Book value $62.756
Market capitalisation USD$5.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Littelfuse shares

There are currently 430,515 Littelfuse shares held short by investors – that's known as Littelfuse's "short interest". This figure is 17.7% up from 365,634 last month.

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

Littelfuse's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Littelfuse's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Littelfuse shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Littelfuse shares traded daily (recently around 142554.63576159). Littelfuse's SIR currently stands at 3.02. In other words for every 100,000 Littelfuse shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3020 shares are currently held short.

However Littelfuse's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Littelfuse shares, or, against the total number of tradable Littelfuse shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Littelfuse's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Littelfuse shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0132% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Littelfuse shares, roughly 13 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 Littelfuse.

Find out more about how you can short Littelfuse stock.

Littelfuse share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 36.02% of net profits

Recently Littelfuse has paid out, on average, around 36.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Littelfuse shareholders could enjoy a 0.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Littelfuse's case, that would currently equate to about $1.92 per share.

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

Littelfuse's most recent dividend payout was on 3 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Littelfuse's shares ever split?

Littelfuse's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 June 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Littelfuse shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Littelfuse shares which in turn could have impacted Littelfuse's share price.

Littelfuse share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Littelfuse's shares have ranged in value from as little as $102.8255 up to $244.27. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LFUS.US volatility(beta: 1.08)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 Littelfuse's is 1.084. This would suggest that Littelfuse's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Littelfuse overview

Littelfuse, Inc. manufactures and sells circuit protection, power control, and sensing products in the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, and Europe. The company's Electronics segment offers fuses and fuse accessories, positive temperature coefficient resettable fuses, solid state relays, polymer electrostatic discharge suppressors, varistors, magnetic sensing products, gas discharge tubes, and position, fluid, and temperature sensors; and discrete transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diodes, TVS diode arrays, protection and switching thyristors, metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors, integrated circuits, silicon carbide diodes, and insulated gate bipolar transistors. This segment markets its products to industrial and automotive electronics, electric vehicle and related infrastructure, data and telecommunications, medical devices, alternative energy, consumer electronics, and white goods markets. Its Automotive segment provides blade fuses, battery cable protectors, resettable fuses, and high-current and high-voltage fuses for hybrid and electric vehicles; fuses, switches, relays, and power distribution modules for the commercial vehicle industry; and automotive sensor products to monitor the passenger occupants. This segment serves original equipment manufacturers, Tier-I suppliers, and parts distributors in the passenger car, heavy duty truck, off-road vehicles, material handling, agricultural, construction, and other commercial vehicle end markets. The company's Industrial segment offers power fuses and holders, protection relays and controls, and other circuit protection products for use in oil, gas, mining, alternative energy, electric vehicle infrastructure, non-residential construction, HVAC systems, elevator, and other industrial equipment applications. It sells its products through distributors, direct sales force, and manufacturers' representatives. Littelfuse, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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