How to buy Rush Enterprises stock - 08 March

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How to buy Rush Enterprises stock

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Rush Enterprises, Inc is an auto & truck dealerships business based in the US. Rush Enterprises shares (RUSHA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Rush Enterprises employs 6,307 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.7 billion.

How to buy shares in Rush Enterprises

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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 Rush Enterprises. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RUSHA. 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 Rush Enterprises 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 Rush Enterprises, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Rush Enterprises. 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.

Rush Enterprises share price

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Rush Enterprises shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$17.8298 - USD$47.1496
50-day moving average USD$43.1085
200-day moving average USD$38.5233
Wall St. target priceUSD$51
PE ratio 21.2794
Dividend yield USD$0.41 (0.96%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.04

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Is it a good time to buy Rush Enterprises stock?

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Is Rush Enterprises under- or over-valued?

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

Rush Enterprises's P/E ratio

Rush Enterprises's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Rush Enterprises shares trade at around 21x 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.

Rush Enterprises's PEG ratio

Rush Enterprises's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.1615. 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 Rush Enterprises's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Rush Enterprises's EBITDA

Rush Enterprises's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$328.2 million.

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

Rush Enterprises financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.23%
Gross profit TTM USD$880.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.99%
Return on equity TTM 9.47%
Profit margin 2.43%
Book value $23.066
Market capitalisation USD$2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Rush Enterprises shares

There are currently 609,279 Rush Enterprises shares held short by investors – that's known as Rush Enterprises's "short interest". This figure is 9.5% down from 673,218 last month.

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

Rush Enterprises's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Rush Enterprises's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Rush Enterprises shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Rush Enterprises shares traded daily (recently around 205144.44444444). Rush Enterprises's SIR currently stands at 2.97. In other words for every 100,000 Rush Enterprises shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2970 shares are currently held short.

However Rush Enterprises's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Rush Enterprises shares, or, against the total number of tradable Rush Enterprises shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Rush Enterprises's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Rush Enterprises shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0165% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Rush Enterprises shares, roughly 17 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 Rush Enterprises.

Find out more about how you can short Rush Enterprises stock.

Rush Enterprises share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 27.12% of net profits

Recently Rush Enterprises has paid out, on average, around 27.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Rush Enterprises shareholders could enjoy a 1.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Rush Enterprises's case, that would currently equate to about $0.41 per share.

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

Rush Enterprises's most recent dividend payout was on 16 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Rush Enterprises's shares ever split?

Rush Enterprises's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 13 October 2020. 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 Rush Enterprises shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Rush Enterprises shares which in turn could have impacted Rush Enterprises's share price.

Rush Enterprises share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Rush Enterprises's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.8298 up to $47.1496. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RUSHA.US volatility(beta: 1.27)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 Rush Enterprises's is 1.2657. This would suggest that Rush Enterprises's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Rush Enterprises overview

Rush Enterprises, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated retailer of commercial vehicles and related services in the United States. The company operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships under the Rush Truck Centers name. Its Rush Truck Centers primarily sell commercial vehicles manufactured by Peterbilt, International, Hino, Ford, Isuzu, IC Bus, or Blue Bird; provides new and used commercial vehicles, and aftermarket parts, as well as service and repair, financing, and leasing and rental services; and offers property and casualty insurance, including collision and liability insurance on commercial vehicles, cargo insurance, and credit life insurance to its commercial vehicle customers. The company also offers equipment installation and repair, parts installation, and paint and body repair services; new vehicle pre-delivery inspection, truck modification, and natural gas fuel system installation services; body, chassis upfit, and component installation services, as well as sells tires for use on commercial vehicles, new and used trailers, and vehicle telematics products; and manufactures compressed natural gas fuel systems and related component parts for commercial vehicles. It serves regional and national truck fleets, corporations, local and state governments, and owner operators. The company operates a network of centers located in the states of Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. Rush Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in New Braunfels, Texas.

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