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How to buy TE Connectivity stock

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TE Connectivity Ltd is an electronic components business based in the US. TE Connectivity shares (TEL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. TE Connectivity employs 80,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$12.2 billion.

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

TE Connectivity share price

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TE Connectivity shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$48.62 - USD$103.2
50-day moving average USD$96.3009
200-day moving average USD$80.9556
Wall St. target priceUSD$104.33
PE ratio 41.9227
Dividend yield USD$1.92 (2.04%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.086

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Is it a good time to buy TE Connectivity stock?

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TE Connectivity price performance over time

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Is TE Connectivity under- or over-valued?

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

TE Connectivity's P/E ratio

TE Connectivity's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, TE Connectivity shares trade at around 42x 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.

TE Connectivity's PEG ratio

TE Connectivity's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.334. 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 TE Connectivity's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

TE Connectivity's EBITDA

TE Connectivity's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.5 billion.

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

TE Connectivity financials

Revenue TTM USD$12.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.69%
Gross profit TTM USD$4.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.81%
Return on equity TTM -1.12%
Profit margin -0.81%
Book value $27.382
Market capitalisation USD$30.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting TE Connectivity shares

There are currently 5.5 million TE Connectivity shares held short by investors – that's known as TE Connectivity's "short interest". This figure is 0.9% up from 5.5 million last month.

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

TE Connectivity's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

TE Connectivity's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of TE Connectivity shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of TE Connectivity shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). TE Connectivity's SIR currently stands at 3.73. In other words for every 100,000 TE Connectivity shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3730 shares are currently held short.

However TE Connectivity's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of TE Connectivity shares, or, against the total number of tradable TE Connectivity shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case TE Connectivity's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 TE Connectivity shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0168% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable TE Connectivity shares, roughly 17 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 TE Connectivity.

Find out more about how you can short TE Connectivity stock.

TE Connectivity'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 TE Connectivity.

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

TE Connectivity's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 14.63

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and TE Connectivity's overall score of 14.63 (as at 08/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

TE Connectivity's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.71/100

TE Connectivity's environmental score of 7.71 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that TE Connectivity is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

TE Connectivity's social score

Social score: 10.01/100

TE Connectivity's social score of 10.01 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that TE Connectivity is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

TE Connectivity's governance score

Governance score: 10.91/100

TE Connectivity's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that TE Connectivity is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

TE Connectivity's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. TE Connectivity scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that TE Connectivity has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

TE Connectivity Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 14.63
Total ESG percentile 6.38
Environmental score 7.71
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 10.01
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 10.91
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 1

TE Connectivity share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 88.89% of net profits

Recently TE Connectivity has paid out, on average, around 88.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.04% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), TE Connectivity shareholders could enjoy a 2.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In TE Connectivity's case, that would currently equate to about $1.92 per share.

TE Connectivity's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

TE Connectivity's most recent dividend payout was on 4 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

TE Connectivity share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TE Connectivity's shares have ranged in value from as little as $48.62 up to $103.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TEL.US volatility(beta: 1.38)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 TE Connectivity's is 1.3751. This would suggest that TE Connectivity's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

TE Connectivity overview

TE Connectivity Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells connectivity and sensors solutions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia?Pacific, and the Americas. The company operates through three segments: Transportation Solutions, Industrial Solutions, and Communications Solutions. The Transportation Solutions segment provides terminals and connector systems and components, sensors, antennas, relays, application tooling, wires, and heat shrink tubing products for use in the automotive, commercial transportation, and sensor markets. The Industrial Solutions segment offers terminals and connector systems and components; heat shrink tubing; relays; and wires and cables for industrial equipment, aerospace, defense, oil and gas, and energy markets. The Communications Solutions segment supplies electronic components, such as terminals and connector systems and components, relays, heat shrink tubing, and antennas for the data and devices, and appliances markets. TE Connectivity Ltd. sells its products to approximately 140 countries primarily through direct selling to manufacturers, as well as through third-party distributors. The company was formerly known as Tyco Electronics Ltd. and changed its name to TE Connectivity Ltd. in March 2011. TE Connectivity Ltd. was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

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