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How to buy National Presto Industries stock

Learn how to easily invest in National Presto Industries stock.

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 955 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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National Presto Industries stock price (NYSE: NPK)

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National Presto Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$82.62
52-week range$78.33 - $111.36
50-day moving average $84.08
200-day moving average $91.67
Wall St. target price$2.80
PE ratio 16.9901
Dividend yield $1 (1.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.15

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National Presto Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $82.62 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -5.63%
1 month (2021-12-23) 0.49%
3 months (2021-10-22) -0.74%
6 months (2021-07-23) -15.38%
1 year (2021-01-22) -14.38%
2 years (2020-01-23) -5.56%
3 years (2019-01-23) 123.01
5 years (2017-01-23) 105.7

Is National Presto Industries stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 17x. In other words, National Presto Industries shares trade at around 17x 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 $47.1 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 $361.3 million
Operating margin TTM 12.2%
Gross profit TTM $84.9 million
Return on assets TTM 6.58%
Return on equity TTM 10.18%
Profit margin 10.06%
Book value $50.29
Market capitalisation $616.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

National Presto Industries share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 121.12% of net profits

Recently National Presto Industries has paid out, on average, around 121.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.14% 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 1.14% 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 11 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (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 30 June 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 $78.33 up to $111.3633. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NPK.US volatility(beta: 0.68)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 0.6776. 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; 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 under the Presto Control Master brand. 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 products, 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of National Presto Industries is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 28.303% of National Presto Industries shares are held by insiders and 57.078% by institutions.
How many people work for National Presto Industries?
Latest data suggests 955 work at National Presto Industries.
When does the fiscal year end for National Presto Industries?
National Presto Industries's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is National Presto Industries based?
National Presto Industries's address is: 3925 North Hastings Way, Eau Claire, WI, United States, 54703-3703
What is National Presto Industries's ISIN number?
National Presto Industries's international securities identification number is: US6372151042
What is National Presto Industries's CUSIP number?
National Presto Industries's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 637215104

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