How to buy Standard Motor Products stock - 12 April

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How to buy Standard Motor Products stock

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Standard Motor Products, Inc is an auto parts business based in the US. Standard Motor Products shares (SMP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Standard Motor Products employs 4,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Standard Motor Products

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  3. Search for Standard Motor Products. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SMP. 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 Standard Motor Products 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 Standard Motor Products, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Standard Motor Products. 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.

Standard Motor Products share price

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Standard Motor Products shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$35.204 - USD$54.9667
50-day moving average USD$42.932
200-day moving average USD$44.6028
Wall St. target priceUSD$48.33
PE ratio 17.0225
Dividend yield USD$0.5 (1.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.511

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Is it a good time to buy Standard Motor Products stock?

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Is Standard Motor Products under- or over-valued?

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

Standard Motor Products's P/E ratio

Standard Motor Products's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Standard Motor Products shares trade at around 17x 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.

Standard Motor Products's PEG ratio

Standard Motor Products's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.34. 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 Standard Motor Products's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Standard Motor Products's EBITDA

Standard Motor Products's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$138 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Standard Motor Products's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Standard Motor Products financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.92%
Gross profit TTM USD$336.7 million
Return on assets TTM 7.52%
Return on equity TTM 15.25%
Profit margin 5.09%
Book value $24.62
Market capitalisation USD$955.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Standard Motor Products shares

There are currently 282,261 Standard Motor Products shares held short by investors – that's known as Standard Motor Products's "short interest". This figure is 57.9% up from 178,753 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Standard Motor Products shares can be evaluated.

Standard Motor Products's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Standard Motor Products's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Standard Motor Products shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Standard Motor Products shares traded daily (recently around 196014.58333333). Standard Motor Products's SIR currently stands at 1.44. In other words for every 100,000 Standard Motor Products shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1440 shares are currently held short.

However Standard Motor Products's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Standard Motor Products shares, or, against the total number of tradable Standard Motor Products shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Standard Motor Products's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Standard Motor Products shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.016% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Standard Motor Products shares, roughly 16 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 Standard Motor Products.

Find out more about how you can short Standard Motor Products stock.

Standard Motor Products share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 13.81% of net profits

Recently Standard Motor Products has paid out, on average, around 13.81% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Standard Motor Products shareholders could enjoy a 2.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Standard Motor Products's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

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

Standard Motor Products's most recent dividend payout was on 28 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Standard Motor Products's shares ever split?

Standard Motor Products's shares were split on a 5:2 basis on 1 December 1983. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Standard Motor Products shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 60% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Standard Motor Products shares which in turn could have impacted Standard Motor Products's share price.

Standard Motor Products share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Standard Motor Products's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.204 up to $54.9667. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Standard Motor Products's is 0.3977. This would suggest that Standard Motor Products's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Standard Motor Products overview

Standard Motor Products, Inc. manufactures and distributes replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry. The Engine Management segment offers components for the ignition, electrical, emissions, fuel and safety-related systems of motor vehicles under the Standard, SMP Blue Streak, Intermotor, Standard Diesel, BWD Select, BWD, OEM, TechSmart, Tech Expert, GP Sorensen, LockSmart, and Pollak brand names, as well as under private labels comprising NAPA Echlin and NAPA Belden. This segment's products include electronic ignition control modules, camshaft and crankshaft position sensors, distributor caps, rotors, ignition wires and coils, switches and relays, EGR valves and variable valve timing components, mass airflow and fuel pressure sensors, and new and remanufactured diesel injectors and pumps, as well as anti-lock brake, vehicle speed, tire pressure monitoring, and park assist sensors. The Temperature Control segment provides components for the temperature control systems, engine cooling systems, power window accessories, and windshield washer systems of motor vehicles under the Four Seasons, EVERCO, ACI, Hayden, Pro Source, and Factory Air brands. It provides air conditioning compressors, air conditioning repair kits, clutch assemblies, blower and radiator fan motors, filter dryers, evaporators, accumulators, hose assemblies, thermal expansion devices, heater valves and cores, A/C service tools and chemicals, fan assemblies and clutches, oil coolers, window lift motors, window regulators and assemblies, and windshield washer pumps. The company sells its products primarily to automotive aftermarket retailers, program distribution groups, warehouse distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and original equipment service part operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and other Latin American countries. Standard Motor Products, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Long Island City, New York.

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