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SPX FLOW, Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. SPX FLOW shares (FLOW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SPX FLOW employs 5,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

How to buy shares in SPX FLOW

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 SPX FLOW. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FLOW. 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 SPX FLOW 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$53.54, 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 SPX FLOW, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SPX FLOW. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted SPX FLOW's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, SPX FLOW's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$53.54, which is 23.35% up on its pre-crash value of USD$41.04 and 240.15% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$15.74.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of SPX FLOW shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$390.39 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,220.18.

SPX FLOW share price

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SPX FLOW shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$53.54
52-week range USD$15.74 - USD$49.94
50-day moving average USD$44.1323
200-day moving average USD$38.0933
Wall St. target price USD$44.5
PE ratio 55.8193
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.547

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Is it a good time to buy SPX FLOW stock?

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SPX FLOW price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $53.54 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-23) -1.29%
1 month (2020-10-30) 26.42%
3 months (2020-08-28) 20.23%
6 months (2020-05-29) 54.83%
1 year (2019-11-29) 12.95%
2 years (2018-11-30) 42.66%
3 years (2017-11-30) 19.59%
5 years (2015-11-30) 59.35%

Is SPX FLOW under- or over-valued?

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

SPX FLOW's P/E ratio

SPX FLOW's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 56x. In other words, SPX FLOW shares trade at around 56x 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.

SPX FLOW's PEG ratio

SPX FLOW's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.91. 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 SPX FLOW's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


SPX FLOW's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$138 million.

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

SPX FLOW financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.37%
Gross profit TTM USD$520.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.55%
Return on equity TTM 3.66%
Profit margin -15.43%
Book value $22.906
Market capitalisation USD$1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SPX FLOW shares

There are currently 955,088 SPX FLOW shares held short by investors – that's known as SPX FLOW's "short interest". This figure is 28.1% down from 1.3 million last month.

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

SPX FLOW's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SPX FLOW's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SPX FLOW shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SPX FLOW shares traded daily (recently around 231256.17433414). SPX FLOW's SIR currently stands at 4.13. In other words for every 100,000 SPX FLOW shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4130 shares are currently held short.

However SPX FLOW's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SPX FLOW shares, or, against the total number of tradable SPX FLOW shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SPX FLOW's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SPX FLOW shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0355% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SPX FLOW shares, roughly 36 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 SPX FLOW.

Find out more about how you can short SPX FLOW stock.

SPX FLOW share dividends

We're not expecting SPX FLOW to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

SPX FLOW share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SPX FLOW's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.74 up to $49.94. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FLOW.US volatility(beta: 1.84)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 SPX FLOW's is 1.8367. This would suggest that SPX FLOW's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

SPX FLOW overview

SPX FLOW, Inc. provides various engineered solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments: Food and Beverage, and Industrial. The Food and Beverage segment offers homogenizers, pumps, valves, separators, and heat exchangers, primarily under the, APV, Gerstenberg Schroeder, Seital and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell brands. The Industrial segment offers air dryers, filtration equipment, mixers, pumps, hydraulic technologies, and heat exchangers primarily under the Airpel, APV, Bolting Systems, Bran+Luebbe, Deltech, Hankison, Jemaco, Johnson Pump, LIGHTNIN, Power Team and Stone brands. This segment primarily serves customers in the chemical, air treatment, mining, pharmaceutical, marine, shipbuilding, infrastructure construction, general industrial, and water treatment industries. The company is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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