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How to buy SPX FLOW (FLOW) stock

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SPX FLOW, Inc
NYSE: FLOW - USD
SPECIALTY INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY
$76.12
-$0.04 (-0.05%)

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 4,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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SPX FLOW stock price (NYSE: FLOW)

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SPX FLOW shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$68.63
52-week range$38.11 - $78.67
50-day moving average $65.72
200-day moving average $63.94
Wall St. target price$72.13
PE ratio 108.0284
Dividend yield $0.09 (0.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.71

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SPX FLOW price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $68.63 from 2021-05-28

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1 month (2021-06-25) 6.67%
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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 108x. In other words, SPX FLOW shares trade at around 108x 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

SPX FLOW's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $160.8 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 $1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.4%
Gross profit TTM $468.9 million
Return on assets TTM 3.43%
Return on equity TTM 6.81%
Profit margin 2.09%
Book value $24.44
Market capitalisation $3.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SPX FLOW shares

There are currently 521,346 SPX FLOW shares held short by investors – that's known as SPX FLOW's "short interest". This figure is 21.3% down from 662,214 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 149812.06896552). SPX FLOW's SIR currently stands at 3.48. In other words for every 100,000 SPX FLOW shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3480 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 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SPX FLOW shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0125% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SPX FLOW shares, roughly 13 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

10%

Dividend payout ratio: 9.63% of net profits

Recently SPX FLOW has paid out, on average, around 9.63% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SPX FLOW shareholders could enjoy a 0.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SPX FLOW's case, that would currently equate to about $0.09 per share.

While SPX FLOW's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that SPX FLOW is investing more in its future growth.

SPX FLOW's most recent dividend payout was on 13 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

SPX FLOW share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SPX FLOW's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.1126 up to $78.668. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FLOW.US volatility(beta: 1.79)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 1.7884. 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. , together with its subsidiaries, designs, delivers, and services process technology solutions that perform mixing, blending, fluid handling, separation, thermal heat transfer, and other activities. 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, POSI LOCK, Power Team, and Stone brands. This segment primarily serves customers in the chemical, air treatment, mining, pharmaceutical, marine, infrastructure construction, general industrial, and water treatment industries. It serves customers through distributors and independent representatives in the United States, China, Germany, Denmark, France, and internationally.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of SPX FLOW is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.205% of SPX FLOW shares are held by insiders and 96.789% by institutions.
How many people work for SPX FLOW?
Latest data suggests 4,800 work at SPX FLOW.
When does the fiscal year end for SPX FLOW?
SPX FLOW's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is SPX FLOW based?
SPX FLOW's address is: 13320 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte, NC, United States, 28277
What is SPX FLOW's ISIN number?
SPX FLOW's international securities identification number is: US78469X1072
What is SPX FLOW's CUSIP number?
SPX FLOW's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 78469X107

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