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How to buy SPX Corporation stock | $49.01

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SPX Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. SPX Corporation shares (SPXC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SPX Corporation employs 4,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

How to buy shares in SPX Corporation

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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 SPX Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SPXC. 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 Corporation 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$49.01, 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 Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SPX Corporation. 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.

SPX Corporation share price

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SPX Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-01.
Latest market close USD$49.01
52-week range USD$25.5 - USD$53.76
50-day moving average USD$48.0577
200-day moving average USD$43.5855
Wall St. target price USD$51.25
PE ratio 23.2012
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.271

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Is it a good time to buy SPX Corporation stock?

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SPX Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $49.01 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -7.32%
1 month (2020-11-06) 13.55%
3 months (2020-09-04) 16.03%
6 months (2020-06-05) 4.48%
1 year (2019-12-06) -1.49%
2 years (2018-12-06) 78.35%
3 years (2017-12-06) 56.08%
5 years (2015-12-04) 398.07%

Is SPX Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

SPX Corporation's P/E ratio

SPX Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, SPX Corporation shares trade at around 23x 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.

SPX Corporation's PEG ratio

SPX Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.416. 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 Corporation'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 Corporation's EBITDA

SPX Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$180 million.

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

SPX Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.29%
Gross profit TTM USD$441.1 million
Return on assets TTM 4.17%
Return on equity TTM 19.59%
Profit margin 6.68%
Book value $13.031
Market capitalisation USD$2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SPX Corporation shares

There are currently 438,953 SPX Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as SPX Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 25.6% down from 590,385 last month.

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

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

SPX Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SPX Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SPX Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 233485.63829787). SPX Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.88. In other words for every 100,000 SPX Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1880 shares are currently held short.

However SPX Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SPX Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable SPX Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SPX Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SPX Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0134% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SPX Corporation 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 Corporation.

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

SPX Corporation share dividends

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

Have SPX Corporation's shares ever split?

SPX Corporation's shares were split on a 3971:1000 basis on 28 September 2015. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3971 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your SPX Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 74.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SPX Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted SPX Corporation's share price.

SPX Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SPX Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.5 up to $53.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPXC.US volatility(beta: 1.37)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 Corporation's is 1.3681. This would suggest that SPX Corporation'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 Corporation overview

SPX Corporation supplies infrastructure equipment serving the heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC), detection and measurement, power transmission and generation, and industrial markets in the United States, China, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It operates through three segments: HVAC, Detection and Measurement, and Engineered Solutions. The HVAC segment engineers, designs, manufactures, installs, and services cooling products for the HVAC and industrial markets under the Marley and Recold brands; and boilers, comfort heating, and ventilation products for the residential and commercial markets under the Berko, Qmark, Fahrenheat, Leading Edge, Patterson-Kelley, Weil-McLain, and Williamson-Thermoflo brand names. It also provides cooling towers under Marley NC Everest and MD Everest brand; water management tools through the MarleyGard brand name; filter under the BasinGard brand; and the SGS PC Industrial Evaporator. The Detection and Measurement segment offers underground pipe and cable locators, and inspection and rehabilitation equipment under the Radiodetection, Pearpoint, Schonstedt, Dielectric, Warren G-V, and Cues brands; and bus fare collection systems, communication technologies, and obstruction lighting products under the Genfare, TCI, Flash Technology, and Sabik Marine brand names. The Engineered Solutions segment provides transformers for the power transmission and distribution markets; and process cooling equipment for the industrial and power generation markets. This segment sells transformers for publicly and privately held utilities under the Waukesha brand name; and process cooling products under the SPX Cooling and Marley brand names. It markets its products through independent manufacturing representatives, third-party distributors, and retailers, as well as direct to customers. The company was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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