How to buy Moog stock - 17 April

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How to buy Moog stock

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Moog Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Moog shares (MOG-A) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Moog employs 12,623 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Moog

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

Moog share price

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Moog shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week rangeUSD$32.1545 - USD$85.3114
50-day moving average USD$78.5252
200-day moving average USD$72.9331
Wall St. target priceUSD$86.25
PE ratio 266.6787
Dividend yield USD$0.75 (0.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.277

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Is it a good time to buy Moog stock?

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Is Moog under- or over-valued?

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

Moog's P/E ratio

Moog's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 267x. In other words, Moog shares trade at around 267x 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.


Moog's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$286.5 million.

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

Moog financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.1%
Gross profit TTM USD$743.7 million
Return on assets TTM 3.72%
Return on equity TTM -0.23%
Profit margin -0.11%
Book value $40.623
Market capitalisation USD$2.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Moog shares

There are currently 508,036 Moog shares held short by investors – that's known as Moog's "short interest". This figure is 4.5% up from 486,082 last month.

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

Moog's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Moog's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Moog shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Moog shares traded daily (recently around 120960.95238095). Moog's SIR currently stands at 4.2. In other words for every 100,000 Moog shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4200 shares are currently held short.

However Moog's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Moog shares, or, against the total number of tradable Moog shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Moog's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Moog shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0244% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Moog shares, roughly 24 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 Moog.

Find out more about how you can short Moog stock.

Moog share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 17.08% of net profits

Recently Moog has paid out, on average, around 17.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Moog shareholders could enjoy a 1.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Moog's case, that would currently equate to about $0.75 per share.

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

Moog's most recent dividend payout was on 28 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Moog's shares ever split?

Moog's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 3 April 2005. 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 Moog shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Moog shares which in turn could have impacted Moog's share price.

Moog share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Moog's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.1545 up to $85.3114. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MOG-A.US volatility(beta: 1.47)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 Moog's is 1.4691. This would suggest that Moog's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Moog overview

Moog Inc. designs, manufactures, and integrates precision motion and fluid controls and controls systems for original equipment manufacturers and end users in the aerospace, defense, and industrial markets worldwide. The company's Aircrafts Controls segment offers primary and secondary flight controls for military and commercial aircrafts; aftermarket support services; and ground-based navigation aids. Its Space and Defense Controls segment provides controls for satellites, space vehicles, launch vehicles, armored combat vehicles, tactical and strategic missiles, security and surveillance, and other defense applications; and gun aiming, stabilization, and automatic ammunition loading for armored combat vehicles. This segment also offers controls for steering tactical and strategic missiles, and naval surface ships and submarines; and weapons stores management systems for light attack aerial reconnaissance, ground, and sea platforms, as well as slip rings, fiber optic rotary joints, and motors. The company's Industrial Systems segment provides components and systems for applications in injection and blow molding machinery, metal forming presses, and heavy industry customers in steel and aluminum production; supplies electromechanical motion simulation bases for the flight simulation and training applications; and supplies solutions for power generation applications, as well as custom test systems and controls for automotive, structural, and fatigue testing. This segment also offers systems and components for applications in oil and gas exploration and production; components for wind turbine applications; components and systems for diagnostic imaging CT scan medical equipment, sleep apnea equipment, oxygen concentrators, infusion therapy, and enteral clinical nutrition; and hydraulics, slip rings, rotary unions and fiber optic rotary joints, motors, and infusion and enteral pumps.

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