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How to buy Nordstrom stock | $12.27

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Nordstrom, Inc is a department stores business based in the US. Nordstrom shares (JWN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nordstrom employs 75,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$12.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Nordstrom

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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 Nordstrom Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: JWN. 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 Nordstrom 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$12.27, 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 Nordstrom, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Nordstrom. 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.

Nordstrom share price

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Nordstrom shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
Latest market closeUSD$12.27
52-week rangeUSD$11.72 - USD$43.37
50-day moving average USD$15.2634
200-day moving average USD$16.8035
Wall St. target priceUSD$18.17
PE ratio 5.9057
Dividend yield USD$1.48 (9.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.479

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Is it a good time to buy Nordstrom stock?

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Nordstrom price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.27 from 2020-09-28

1 week (2020-09-23) 0.33%
1 month (2020-08-28) -21.75%
3 months (2020-06-30) -20.79%
6 months (2020-03-30) -22.24%
1 year (2019-09-30) -63.56%
2 years (2018-09-28) -79.49%
3 years (2017-09-29) -73.98%
5 years (2015-09-30) -82.89%

Is Nordstrom under- or over-valued?

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

Nordstrom's P/E ratio

Nordstrom's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Nordstrom shares trade at around 6x 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.

Nordstrom's PEG ratio

Nordstrom's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0461. 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 Nordstrom's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Nordstrom's EBITDA

Nordstrom's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$109 million.

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

Nordstrom financials

Revenue TTM USD$12.2 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$5.6 billion
Return on assets TTM -3.67%
Return on equity TTM -97.96%
Profit margin -3.75%
Book value $1.108
Market capitalisation USD$1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Nordstrom shares

There are currently 43.0 million Nordstrom shares held short by investors – that's known as Nordstrom's "short interest". This figure is 4.1% up from 41.3 million last month.

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

Nordstrom's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Nordstrom's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Nordstrom shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nordstrom shares traded daily (recently around 9.9 million). Nordstrom's SIR currently stands at 4.36. In other words for every 100,000 Nordstrom shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4360 shares are currently held short.

However Nordstrom's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Nordstrom shares, or, against the total number of tradable Nordstrom shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Nordstrom's short interest could be expressed as 0.27% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Nordstrom shares in existence, roughly 270 shares are currently held short) or 0.3438% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Nordstrom shares, roughly 344 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 Nordstrom.

Find out more about how you can short Nordstrom stock.

Nordstrom'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 Nordstrom.

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

Nordstrom's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.06

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Nordstrom's overall score of 19.06 (as at 08/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Nordstrom 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.).

Nordstrom's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.13/100

Nordstrom's environmental score of 7.13 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nordstrom is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Nordstrom's social score

Social score: 12.75/100

Nordstrom's social score of 12.75 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nordstrom is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Nordstrom's governance score

Governance score: 8.18/100

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

Nordstrom's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Nordstrom scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Nordstrom has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Nordstrom, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 19.06
Total ESG percentile 12.28
Environmental score 7.13
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 12.75
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 8.18
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Nordstrom share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 46.54% of net profits

Recently Nordstrom has paid out, on average, around 46.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 9.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nordstrom shareholders could enjoy a 9.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nordstrom's case, that would currently equate to about $1.48 per share.

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

Nordstrom's most recent dividend payout was on 25 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Nordstrom's shares ever split?

Nordstrom's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 July 2005. 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 Nordstrom shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nordstrom shares which in turn could have impacted Nordstrom's share price.

Nordstrom share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nordstrom's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.72 up to $43.37. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JWN.US volatility(beta: 1.4)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 Nordstrom's is 1.3997. This would suggest that Nordstrom's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Nordstrom overview

Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion retailer, provides apparels, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men, young adults, and children. It offers a range of brand name and private label merchandise through various channels, such as Nordstrom branded full-line stores and online store at; Nordstrom Rack stores; and HauteLook; Jeffrey boutiques; clearance stores that operate under the Last Chance name; Trunk Club clubhouses and; and Nordstrom Locals. As of May 5, 2020, the company operated operates 378 stores in 40 states, including 116 full-line stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico; 247 Nordstrom Rack stores; 3 Jeffrey boutiques; 2 clearance stores; 5 Trunk Club clubhouses; and 5 Nordstrom Local service hubs. Nordstrom, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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