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How to buy Magal Security Systems stock

Learn how to easily invest in Magal Security Systems stock.

Magal Security Systems Ltd is a security & protection services business based in the US. Magal Security Systems shares (MAGS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Magal Security Systems employs 394 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Magal Security Systems stock price (NASDAQ: MAGS)

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Magal Security Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-25.
Latest market close$4.04
52-week range$1.96 - $4.24
50-day moving average $4.95
200-day moving average $4.67
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 9.5577
Dividend yield $1.08 (27.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.41

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Is it a good time to buy Magal Security Systems stock?

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Magal Security Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.04 from 2021-10-26

1 week (2022-06-24) N/A
1 month (2022-06-01) N/A
3 months (2022-04-01) N/A
6 months (2022-01-01) N/A
1 year (2021-07-02) -14.41%
2 years (2020-07-02) 35.57%
3 years (2019-07-05) 5.18
5 years (2017-07-01) N/A

Is Magal Security Systems stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Magal Security Systems's P/E ratio

Magal Security Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Magal Security Systems shares trade at around 10x 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.

Magal Security Systems's EBITDA

Magal Security Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $7.8 million.

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

Magal Security Systems financials

Revenue TTM $82.8 million
Operating margin TTM 7.15%
Gross profit TTM $34.4 million
Return on assets TTM 3.34%
Return on equity TTM -0.39%
Profit margin 11.58%
Book value $3.41
Market capitalisation $90.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Magal Security Systems shares

There are currently 67,648 Magal Security Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Magal Security Systems's "short interest". This figure is 1.4% up from 66,738 last month.

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

Magal Security Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Magal Security Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Magal Security Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Magal Security Systems shares traded daily (recently around 614981.81818182). Magal Security Systems's SIR currently stands at 0.11. In other words for every 100,000 Magal Security Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 110 shares are currently held short.

However Magal Security Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Magal Security Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Magal Security Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Magal Security Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Magal Security Systems shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0051% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Magal Security Systems shares, roughly 5 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 Magal Security Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Magal Security Systems stock.

Magal Security Systems share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 6.05% of net profits

Recently Magal Security Systems has paid out, on average, around 6.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 27.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Magal Security Systems shareholders could enjoy a 27.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Magal Security Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $1.08 per share.

While Magal Security Systems's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Magal Security Systems is investing more in its future growth.

Magal Security Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 21 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Magal Security Systems's shares ever split?

Magal Security Systems's shares were split on 31 July 2004.

Magal Security Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Magal Security Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.955 up to $4.24. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MAGS.US volatility(beta: 1)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 Magal Security Systems's is 1.0022. This would suggest that Magal Security Systems'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).

Magal Security Systems overview

Magal Security Systems Ltd. develops, manufactures, markets, and sells perimeter intrusion detection sensors, physical barriers, video analytics and management systems, cyber security products and systems, and security video observation and surveillance systems. The company operates through two segments, Products and Projects. It offers perimeter security products that enable customers to monitor, limit, and control access by unauthorized personnel to specific regions or areas. The company's perimeter security systems include fence mounted detection systems; detection grids, gates, and fences to protect water passages, VIP residences, and other outdoor applications; buried sensors; hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting systems; electrical field disturbance sensors; and microwave sensors. It also provides integrated intelligent video management solutions for security surveillance and business intelligence applications; video management products for monitoring, securing, and the active management of network video systems and analytics, as well as wired, wireless, and fiber optic communication network solutions; and turnkey solutions. In addition, the company offers life safety/duress alarm to protect personnel in prisons.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Magal Security Systems is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.059% of Magal Security Systems shares are held by insiders and 57.904% by institutions.
How many people work for Magal Security Systems?
Latest data suggests 394 work at Magal Security Systems.
When does the fiscal year end for Magal Security Systems?
Magal Security Systems's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Magal Security Systems based?
Magal Security Systems's address is: 17 Altalef Street, Yehud, Israel, 5621617
What is Magal Security Systems's ISIN number?
Magal Security Systems's international securities identification number is: IL0010829161
What is Magal Security Systems's CUSIP number?
Magal Security Systems's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: M6786D104

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