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How to buy Prestige Consumer Healthcare stock | $36.73

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Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc is a medical distribution business based in the US. Prestige Consumer Healthcare shares (PBH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Prestige Consumer Healthcare employs 520 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$959.6 million.

How to buy shares in Prestige Consumer Healthcare

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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 Prestige Consumer Healthcare. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PBH. 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 Prestige Consumer Healthcare 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$36.73, 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 Prestige Consumer Healthcare, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Prestige Consumer Healthcare. 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.

Prestige Consumer Healthcare share price

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Prestige Consumer Healthcare shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Latest market closeUSD$36.73
52-week rangeUSD$27.4 - USD$45.81
50-day moving average USD$35.2863
200-day moving average USD$37.1804
Wall St. target priceUSD$42.75
PE ratio 11.7414
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.21

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Is it a good time to buy Prestige Consumer Healthcare stock?

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Prestige Consumer Healthcare price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $36.73 from 2020-12-11

1 week (2021-01-09) N/A
1 month (2020-12-16) 2.14%
3 months (2020-10-16) N/A
6 months (2020-07-16) N/A
1 year (2020-01-16) N/A
2 years (2019-01-16) N/A
3 years (2018-01-16) N/A
5 years (2016-01-16) N/A

Is Prestige Consumer Healthcare under- or over-valued?

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

Prestige Consumer Healthcare's P/E ratio

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

Prestige Consumer Healthcare's PEG ratio

Prestige Consumer Healthcare's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8625. 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 Prestige Consumer Healthcare's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Prestige Consumer Healthcare's EBITDA

Prestige Consumer Healthcare's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$342.3 million.

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

Prestige Consumer Healthcare financials

Revenue TTM USD$959.6 million
Operating margin TTM 32.57%
Gross profit TTM USD$565.7 million
Return on assets TTM 5.66%
Return on equity TTM 13.67%
Profit margin 17.03%
Book value $25.482
Market capitalisation USD$1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Prestige Consumer Healthcare shares

There are currently 3.6 million Prestige Consumer Healthcare shares held short by investors – that's known as Prestige Consumer Healthcare's "short interest". This figure is 12.7% down from 4.1 million last month.

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

Prestige Consumer Healthcare's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Prestige Consumer Healthcare's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Prestige Consumer Healthcare shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Prestige Consumer Healthcare shares traded daily (recently around 412005.29953917). Prestige Consumer Healthcare's SIR currently stands at 8.68. In other words for every 100,000 Prestige Consumer Healthcare shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8680 shares are currently held short.

However Prestige Consumer Healthcare's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Prestige Consumer Healthcare shares, or, against the total number of tradable Prestige Consumer Healthcare shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Prestige Consumer Healthcare's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Prestige Consumer Healthcare shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.094% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Prestige Consumer Healthcare shares, roughly 94 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 Prestige Consumer Healthcare.

Find out more about how you can short Prestige Consumer Healthcare stock.

Prestige Consumer Healthcare share dividends

We're not expecting Prestige Consumer Healthcare to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Prestige Consumer Healthcare share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Prestige Consumer Healthcare's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.4 up to $45.81. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PBH.US volatility(beta: 0.76)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 Prestige Consumer Healthcare's is 0.7554. This would suggest that Prestige Consumer Healthcare's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Prestige Consumer Healthcare overview

Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products in North America, Australia, and internationally. It operates in two segments, North American OTC Healthcare and International OTC Healthcare. The company offers BC/Goody's analgesic powders, Boudreaux's Butt Paste baby ointments, Chloraseptic sore throat liquids/lozenges, Clear Eyes for eye allergies/redness relief, Compound W wart removals, Debrox ear wax removals, DenTek for PEG oral care, and Dramamine for motion sickness relief. It also provides Fleet adult enemas/suppositories, Gaviscon upset stomach remedies, Luden's cough drops, Monistat vaginal anti-fungal, Nix lice/parasite treatments, Summer's Eve feminine hygiene, Fess nasal saline spray, and Hydralyte for oral rehydration products. The company sells through mass merchandisers; and drug, food, dollar, convenience, and club stores, as well as e-commerce channels. The company was formerly known as Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc. in August 2018. Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Tarrytown, New York.

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