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National Presto Industries, Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. National Presto Industries shares (NPK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. National Presto Industries employs 919 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$341.6 million.

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  3. Search for National Presto Industries. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NPK. 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 National Presto Industries 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$91.44, 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 National Presto Industries, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of National Presto Industries. 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.

National Presto Industries share price

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National Presto Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market closeUSD$91.44
52-week rangeUSD$68.17 - USD$97.9
50-day moving average USD$84.8606
200-day moving average USD$86.379
Wall St. target priceUSD$2.8
PE ratio 14.2187
Dividend yield USD$1 (1.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$6.355

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Is it a good time to buy National Presto Industries stock?

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National Presto Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $91.44 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) 0.33%
1 month (2020-12-17) 1.99%
3 months (2020-10-16) 9.92%
6 months (2020-07-17) 4.84%
1 year (2020-01-17) 2.05%
2 years (2019-01-17) -26.01%
3 years (2018-01-17) 104.5
5 years (2016-01-15) 19.65%

Is National Presto Industries under- or over-valued?

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

National Presto Industries's P/E ratio

National Presto Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, National Presto Industries shares trade at around 14x 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.

National Presto Industries's EBITDA

National Presto Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$56.6 million.

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

National Presto Industries financials

Revenue TTM USD$341.6 million
Operating margin TTM 15.66%
Gross profit TTM USD$71.9 million
Return on assets TTM 8.21%
Return on equity TTM 12.5%
Profit margin 13.1%
Book value $51.281
Market capitalisation USD$634.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting National Presto Industries shares

There are currently 126,515 National Presto Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as National Presto Industries's "short interest". This figure is 0.6% down from 127,296 last month.

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

National Presto Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

National Presto Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of National Presto Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of National Presto Industries shares traded daily (recently around 18577.826725404). National Presto Industries's SIR currently stands at 6.81. In other words for every 100,000 National Presto Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6810 shares are currently held short.

However National Presto Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of National Presto Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable National Presto Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case National Presto Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 National Presto Industries shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0306% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable National Presto Industries shares, roughly 31 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 National Presto Industries.

Find out more about how you can short National Presto Industries stock.

National Presto Industries share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 94.26% of net profits

Recently National Presto Industries has paid out, on average, around 94.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), National Presto Industries shareholders could enjoy a 1.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In National Presto Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

National Presto Industries's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

National Presto Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 13 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have National Presto Industries's shares ever split?

National Presto Industries's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 1 July 1983. 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 National Presto Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for National Presto Industries shares which in turn could have impacted National Presto Industries's share price.

National Presto Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, National Presto Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $68.17 up to $97.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NPK.US volatility(beta: 0.77)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 National Presto Industries's is 0.7694. This would suggest that National Presto Industries's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

National Presto Industries overview

National Presto Industries Inc. provides housewares and small appliances, and defense and safety products primarily in North America. The company's Housewares/Small Appliance segment designs, markets, and distributes housewares and small electrical appliances, including pressure cookers and canners; heat control single thermostatic control line of skillets, griddles, woks, and multi-purpose cookers under the Presto Control Master brand; slow cookers; deep fryers; air fryers; waffle makers; pizza ovens; slicer/shredders; electric heaters; hot air, oil, and microwave corn poppers; dehydrators; rice cookers; microwave bacon cookers; egg cookers; coffeemakers and coffeemaker accessories; electric tea kettles; electric knife sharpeners; various kitchen gadgets; and timers. This segment sells its products directly to retailers, as well as through independent distributors. Its Defense segment manufactures and sells 40mm ammunition, precision mechanical and electro-mechanical assemblies, and medium caliber cartridge cases; and detonators, booster pellets, release cartridges, lead azide, and other military energetic devices and materials. It also performs load, assemble, and pack operations on ordnance-related products. This segment primarily serves the United States Department of Defense (DOD) and DOD prime contractors. The company's Safety segment designs and markets fire extinguishers; and systems to monitor freezers and refrigerators detecting and alerting users to potential safety issues around pharmaceuticals and food. National Presto Industries Inc. was founded in 1905 and is based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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