How to buy Lydall stock - 07 March

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How to buy Lydall stock

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Lydall, Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Lydall shares (LDL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lydall employs 3,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$764 million.

How to buy shares in Lydall

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

Lydall share price

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Lydall shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$4.79 - USD$36.51
50-day moving average USD$32.9373
200-day moving average USD$25.1837
Wall St. target priceUSD$30
PE ratio 31.0412
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.413

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Is it a good time to buy Lydall stock?

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Is Lydall under- or over-valued?

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

Lydall's P/E ratio

Lydall'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, Lydall 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.

Lydall's PEG ratio

Lydall's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.15. 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 Lydall's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lydall's EBITDA

Lydall's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$68.9 million.

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

Lydall financials

Revenue TTM USD$764 million
Operating margin TTM 2.53%
Gross profit TTM USD$145.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.54%
Return on equity TTM -25.59%
Profit margin -9.65%
Book value $14.446
Market capitalisation USD$694 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lydall shares

There are currently 489,030 Lydall shares held short by investors – that's known as Lydall's "short interest". This figure is 8.9% down from 536,535 last month.

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

Lydall's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lydall's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lydall shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lydall shares traded daily (recently around 74207.890743551). Lydall's SIR currently stands at 6.59. In other words for every 100,000 Lydall shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6590 shares are currently held short.

However Lydall's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lydall shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lydall shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lydall's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lydall shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0337% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lydall shares, roughly 34 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 Lydall.

Find out more about how you can short Lydall stock.

Lydall share dividends

We're not expecting Lydall to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Lydall's shares ever split?

Lydall's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 June 1995. 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 Lydall shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lydall shares which in turn could have impacted Lydall's share price.

Lydall share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lydall's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.79 up to $36.51. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lydall's is 3.055. This would suggest that Lydall's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Lydall overview

Lydall, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets specialty engineered filtration media, industrial thermal insulating solutions, and automotive thermal and acoustical barriers for filtration/separation and thermal/acoustical applications worldwide. It operates through Performance Materials, Technical Nonwovens, and Thermal Acoustical Solutions segments. The Performance Materials segment offers filtration media solutions for air, fluid power, life science and industrial applications, gasket and sealing solutions, thermal insulation, energy storage, and other engineered products. This segment also nonwoven veils, papers, and advanced composite solutions comprising thermal insulation papers and insulation media for high temperature technology applications; and life sciences filtration products for biopharmaceutical diagnostic and analytical testing, potable water filtration, and high purity process filtration in food, beverage, and medical applications. The Technical Nonwovens segment offers nonwoven rolled-good felt media and filter bags used primarily in industrial air and liquid filtration applications. The Thermal Acoustical Solutions segment offers engineered products for transportation sector to thermally shield sensitive components from high heat, improve exhaust gas treatment, and lower harmful emissions, as well as assist in the reduction of noise, vibration, and harshness. Its products are used in the interior, underbody, and underhood of cars, trucks, SUVs, heavy duty trucks, and recreational vehicles. The company markets its products to original equipment manufacturers, Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 industrial customers. Lydall, Inc. was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in Manchester, Connecticut.

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