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How to buy MTS Systems Corporation stock

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MTS Systems Corporation is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. MTS Systems Corporation shares (MTSC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. MTS Systems Corporation employs 3,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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MTS Systems Corporation share price

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MTS Systems Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$13.28 - $60.69
50-day moving average $58.31
200-day moving average $47.36
Wall St. target price$7.64
PE ratio 84.5297
Dividend yield $0.3 (0.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.69

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Is it a good time to buy MTS Systems Corporation stock?

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Is MTS Systems Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

MTS Systems Corporation's P/E ratio

MTS Systems Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 85x. In other words, MTS Systems Corporation shares trade at around 85x 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.

MTS Systems Corporation's PEG ratio

MTS Systems Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.47. 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 MTS Systems Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

MTS Systems Corporation's EBITDA

MTS Systems Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $160.7 million.

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

MTS Systems Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $821.5 million
Operating margin TTM 13.81%
Gross profit TTM $329.6 million
Return on assets TTM 5.68%
Return on equity TTM -76.39%
Profit margin -33.55%
Book value $11.98
Market capitalisation $1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting MTS Systems Corporation shares

There are currently 617,814 MTS Systems Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as MTS Systems Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 20% up from 514,970 last month.

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

MTS Systems Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

MTS Systems Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MTS Systems Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MTS Systems Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 181710). MTS Systems Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.4. In other words for every 100,000 MTS Systems Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3400 shares are currently held short.

However MTS Systems Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MTS Systems Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable MTS Systems Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MTS Systems Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MTS Systems Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0437% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MTS Systems Corporation shares, roughly 44 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 MTS Systems Corporation.

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MTS Systems Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting MTS Systems Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have MTS Systems Corporation's shares ever split?

MTS Systems Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 February 1998. 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 MTS Systems Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for MTS Systems Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted MTS Systems Corporation's share price.

MTS Systems Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MTS Systems Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.28 up to $60.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MTSC.US volatility(beta: 1.93)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 MTS Systems Corporation's is 1.93. This would suggest that MTS Systems Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

MTS Systems Corporation overview

MTS Systems Corporation develops and supplies test systems, simulation and measurement systems, and sensors. The company's test and simulation systems include automotive, materials, aerospace, biomedical, civil engineering, energy, rock and geomechanics, and rail test systems; test system components; test software and monitoring solutions; and support, training, and parts. Its sensor products comprise position sensors for machine control and process monitoring; precision sensors for research and development, and industrial machine monitoring; and sensors used for precise vibration, shock, motion, and pressure measurements. The company also offers electric motion systems, hexapods, control loading systems, and custom electric actuation technology; and testing systems for custom wind turbine and aerospace applications. MTS Systems Corporation was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. It has operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. As of April 7, 2021, MTS Systems Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Amphenol Corporation.

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