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How to buy Spectrum Brands stock | $68.93

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Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc is a household & personal products business based in the US. Spectrum Brands shares (SPB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Spectrum Brands employs 12,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4 billion.

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  3. Search for Spectrum Brands. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SPB. 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 Spectrum Brands 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$68.93, 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 Spectrum Brands, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Spectrum Brands. 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.

Spectrum Brands share price

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Spectrum Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-09.
Latest market closeUSD$68.93
52-week rangeUSD$19.1227 - USD$68.92
50-day moving average USD$63.4914
200-day moving average USD$56.1486
Wall St. target priceUSD$81.14
PE ratio 31.5238
Dividend yield USD$1.68 (2.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.182

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Spectrum Brands price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $68.93 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -13.37%
1 month (2020-12-15) -3.23%
3 months (2020-10-15) 10.64%
6 months (2020-07-15) 44.54%
1 year (2020-01-15) 9.05%
2 years (2019-01-15) 32.63%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 486.64%

Is Spectrum Brands under- or over-valued?

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

Spectrum Brands's P/E ratio

Spectrum Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Spectrum Brands shares trade at around 32x 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.

Spectrum Brands's PEG ratio

Spectrum Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.02. 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 Spectrum Brands's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Spectrum Brands's EBITDA

Spectrum Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$536.8 million.

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

Spectrum Brands financials

Revenue TTM USD$4 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.8%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.69%
Return on equity TTM 5.37%
Profit margin 2.47%
Book value $32.657
Market capitalisation USD$3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Spectrum Brands shares

There are currently 1.2 million Spectrum Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Spectrum Brands's "short interest". This figure is 13% down from 1.3 million last month.

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

Spectrum Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Spectrum Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Spectrum Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Spectrum Brands shares traded daily (recently around 367846.85534591). Spectrum Brands's SIR currently stands at 3.18. In other words for every 100,000 Spectrum Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3180 shares are currently held short.

However Spectrum Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Spectrum Brands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Spectrum Brands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Spectrum Brands's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Spectrum Brands shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.038% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Spectrum Brands shares, roughly 38 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 Spectrum Brands.

Find out more about how you can short Spectrum Brands stock.

Spectrum Brands'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 Spectrum Brands.

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

Spectrum Brands's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.33

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Spectrum Brands's overall score of 29.33 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 50th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Spectrum Brands's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.96/100

Spectrum Brands's environmental score of 8.96 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Spectrum Brands is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Spectrum Brands's social score

Social score: 12.91/100

Spectrum Brands's social score of 12.91 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Spectrum Brands is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Spectrum Brands's governance score

Governance score: 6.46/100

Spectrum Brands's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Spectrum Brands is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Spectrum Brands's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.33
Total ESG percentile 49.65
Environmental score 8.96
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 12.91
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 6.46
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

Spectrum Brands share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.5% of net profits

Recently Spectrum Brands has paid out, on average, around 31.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.48% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Spectrum Brands shareholders could enjoy a 2.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Spectrum Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $1.68 per share.

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

Spectrum Brands's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Spectrum Brands's shares ever split?

Spectrum Brands's shares were split on a 162:1000 basis on 16 July 2018. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 162 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Spectrum Brands shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 517.3% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Spectrum Brands shares which in turn could have impacted Spectrum Brands's share price.

Spectrum Brands share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Spectrum Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.1227 up to $68.92. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPB.US volatility(beta: 1.9)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 Spectrum Brands's is 1.895. This would suggest that Spectrum Brands's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Spectrum Brands overview

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. operates as a branded consumer products company worldwide. The company's Hardware & Home Improvement segment offers hardware products under the National Hardware and FANAL brands; locksets and door hardware under the Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, EZSET, and Tell Manufacturing brands; and plumbing products under the Pfister brand. Its Home and Personal Care segment provides home appliances under the Black & Decker, Russell Hobbs, George Foreman, Toastmaster, Juiceman, Farberware, and Breadman brands; and personal care products under the Remington and LumaBella brands. The company's Global Pet Care segment provides rawhide chewing, dog and cat clean-up and food, training, health and grooming, small animal food and care, and rawhide-free products under the 8IN1 (8-in-1), Dingo, Nature's Miracle, Wild Harvest, Littermaid, Jungle, Excel, FURminator, IAMS, Eukanuba, Healthy-Hide, DreamBone, SmartBones, ProSense, Perfect Coat, eCOTRITION, Birdola, and Digest-eeze brands. This segment also offers aquarium kits, stand-alone tanks, and aquatics equipment and consumables under the Tetra, Marineland, Whisper, Instant Ocean, GloFish, OmegaOne, and OmegaSea brands. Its Home and Garden segment provides outdoor insect and weed control solutions, and animal repellents under the Spectracide, Garden Safe, Liquid Fence, and EcoLogic brands; household pest control solutions under the Hot Shot, Black Flag, Real-Kill, Ultra Kill, The Ant Trap, and Rid-A-Bug brand names; and personal-use pesticides and insect repellent products under the Cutter and Repel brands. The company sells its products through retailers, e-commerce and online retailers, wholesalers and distributors, construction companies, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was formerly known as HRG Group, Inc. and changed its name to Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. in July 2018. Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin.

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