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MasTec, Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. MasTec shares (MTZ) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. MasTec employs 19,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.7 billion.

How to buy shares in MasTec

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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 MasTec. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MTZ. 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 MasTec 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$56.33, 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 MasTec, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of MasTec. 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 MasTec's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$56.33, which is 8.56% down on its pre-crash value of USD$61.6 and 150.24% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$22.51.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of MasTec shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$450.32 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$975.64.

MasTec share price

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MasTec shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
Latest market close USD$56.33
52-week range USD$22.51 - USD$73.71
50-day moving average USD$44.4085
200-day moving average USD$40.9394
Wall St. target price USD$54.82
PE ratio 11.2804
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.3

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Is it a good time to buy MasTec stock?

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MasTec price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $56.33 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) -0.64%
1 month (2020-10-23) 10.34%
3 months (2020-08-24) 23.75%
6 months (2020-05-22) 54.41%
1 year (2019-11-22) -12.80%
2 years (2018-11-23) 29.23%
3 years (2017-11-24) 33.48%
5 years (2015-11-24) 189.76%

Is MasTec under- or over-valued?

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

MasTec's P/E ratio

MasTec's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, MasTec shares trade at around 11x 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.

MasTec's PEG ratio

MasTec's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.99. 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 MasTec's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


MasTec's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$692.3 million.

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

MasTec financials

Revenue TTM USD$6.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.67%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.72%
Return on equity TTM 19.6%
Profit margin 4.81%
Book value $24.264
Market capitalisation USD$3.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting MasTec shares

There are currently 9.6 million MasTec shares held short by investors – that's known as MasTec's "short interest". This figure is 4.6% down from 10.1 million last month.

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

MasTec's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

MasTec's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MasTec shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MasTec shares traded daily (recently around 687678.72492837). MasTec's SIR currently stands at 13.96. In other words for every 100,000 MasTec shares traded daily on the market, roughly 13960 shares are currently held short.

However MasTec's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MasTec shares, or, against the total number of tradable MasTec shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MasTec's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MasTec shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.2006% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MasTec shares, roughly 201 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against MasTec.

Find out more about how you can short MasTec stock.

MasTec share dividends

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

Have MasTec's shares ever split?

MasTec's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 20 June 2000. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your MasTec shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for MasTec shares which in turn could have impacted MasTec's share price.

MasTec share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MasTec's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.51 up to $73.71. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MTZ.US volatility(beta: 1.41)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 MasTec's is 1.406. This would suggest that MasTec's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

MasTec overview

MasTec, Inc., an infrastructure construction company, provides engineering, building, installation, maintenance, and upgrade services for communications, energy, utility, and other infrastructure primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates through five segments: Communications, Oil and Gas, Electrical Transmission, Power Generation and Industrial, and Other. The company builds underground and overhead distribution systems, including trenches, conduits, cell towers, cable, and power lines, which provide wireless and wireline/fiber communications; natural gas, crude oil, and refined product transport pipelines; electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution systems; power generation infrastructure, such as renewable energy; heavy industrial plants; compressor and pump stations, and treatment plants; water and sewer infrastructure, including water pipelines; and other civil construction infrastructure. It also installs electrical and other energy distribution and transmission systems, power generation facilities, buried and aerial fiber optic and other cables, and satellite dishes, as well as home automation and energy management solutions. In addition, the company offers maintenance and upgrade support services comprising maintenance of customers' distribution facilities, networks, and infrastructure, including natural gas and petroleum pipeline, communications, electrical distribution and transmission, power generation, and heavy civil infrastructure; emergency services for accidents or storm damage; and routine replacements and upgrades to overhauls. Its customers include public and private energy providers, pipeline operators, wireless and wireline/fiber service providers, broadband operators, install-to-the-home service providers, and government entities. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida.

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