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How to buy Nordson Corporation stock

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Nordson Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Nordson Corporation shares (NDSN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nordson Corporation employs 7,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Nordson Corporation

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  3. Search for Nordson Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NDSN. 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 Nordson Corporation 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 Nordson Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Nordson Corporation. 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.

Nordson Corporation share price

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Nordson Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$133.9249 - USD$215.9797
50-day moving average USD$198.2691
200-day moving average USD$197.3348
Wall St. target priceUSD$233.86
PE ratio 42.7632
Dividend yield USD$1.54 (0.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.701

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Is it a good time to buy Nordson Corporation stock?

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Is Nordson Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Nordson Corporation's P/E ratio

Nordson 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 43x. In other words, Nordson Corporation shares trade at around 43x 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.

Nordson Corporation's PEG ratio

Nordson Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1445. 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 Nordson 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.

Nordson Corporation's EBITDA

Nordson Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$572.8 million.

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

Nordson Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.47%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.98%
Return on equity TTM 15.76%
Profit margin 12.78%
Book value $31.973
Market capitalisation USD$11.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Nordson Corporation shares

There are currently 472,267 Nordson Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Nordson Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 47.4% up from 320,373 last month.

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

Nordson Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Nordson Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Nordson Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nordson Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 281111.30952381). Nordson Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.68. In other words for every 100,000 Nordson Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1680 shares are currently held short.

However Nordson Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Nordson Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Nordson Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Nordson Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Nordson Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0082% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Nordson Corporation shares, roughly 8 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 Nordson Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Nordson Corporation stock.

Nordson Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Nordson Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Nordson Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.6

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Nordson Corporation's overall score of 32.6 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 57th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Nordson Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Nordson Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.05/100

Nordson Corporation's environmental score of 14.05 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nordson Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Nordson Corporation's social score

Social score: 18.34/100

Nordson Corporation's social score of 18.34 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nordson Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Nordson Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 11.72/100

Nordson Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Nordson Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Nordson Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Nordson Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Nordson Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Nordson Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.6
Total ESG percentile 57.28
Environmental score 14.05
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 18.34
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 11.72
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 1

Nordson Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 26.23% of net profits

Recently Nordson Corporation has paid out, on average, around 26.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nordson Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nordson Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.54 per share.

While Nordson Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Nordson Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Nordson Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 8 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Nordson Corporation's shares ever split?

Nordson Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 April 2011. 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 Nordson Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nordson Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Nordson Corporation's share price.

Nordson Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nordson Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $133.9249 up to $215.9797. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NDSN.US volatility(beta: 0.99)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 Nordson Corporation's is 0.9857. This would suggest that Nordson Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Nordson Corporation overview

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures, and markets products and systems to dispense, apply, and control adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids worldwide. It operates through two segments, Industrial Precision Solutions (IPS) and Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS). The IPS segment provides dispensing, coating, and laminating systems for adhesives, lotions, liquids, and fibers to disposable products and roll goods; automated adhesive dispensing systems used in packaged goods industries; components and systems used in the thermoplastic melt stream; and product assembly systems for use in paper and paperboard converting applications, and manufacturing roll goods, as well as for the assembly of plastic, metal, and wood products. It also offers automated and manual dispensing products and systems to apply adhesive and sealant materials; dispensing and curing systems to coat and cure containers; systems to apply liquid paints and coatings to consumer and industrial products; and systems to apply powder paints and coatings to metal, plastic, and wood products, as well as ultraviolet equipment for use in curing and drying operations for specialty coatings, semiconductor materials, and paints. The ATS segment provides automated dispensing systems for the attachment, protection, and coating of fluids, as well as related gas plasma treatment systems for cleaning and conditioning surfaces; precision manual and semi-automated dispensers, minimally invasive interventional delivery devices, plastic molded syringes, cartridges, tips, fluid connection components, tubing, balloons, and catheters; and bond testing and automated optical, acoustic microscopy, and x-ray inspection systems for use in semiconductor and printed circuit board industries. The company markets its products through direct sales force, as well as distributors and sales representatives. Nordson Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Westlake, Ohio.

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