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Tenneco Inc is an auto parts business based in the US. Tenneco shares (TEN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Tenneco employs 78,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$14.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Tenneco

  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 Tenneco. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TEN. 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 Tenneco 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$8.76, 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 Tenneco, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Tenneco. 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 Tenneco's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$8.76, which is 17.59% down on its pre-crash value of USD$10.63 and 250.40% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$2.5.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Tenneco shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$320.71 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$921.11.

Tenneco share price

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Tenneco shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-15.
Latest market closeUSD$8.76
52-week rangeUSD$2.21 - USD$16.2851
50-day moving average USD$7.9891
200-day moving average USD$6.9627
Wall St. target priceUSD$7.25
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$1 (11.72%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.953

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Is it a good time to buy Tenneco stock?

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Tenneco price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $8.76 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-14) -0.34%
1 month (2020-09-21) 25.32%
3 months (2020-07-21) 14.66%
6 months (2020-04-21) 140.66%
1 year (2019-10-21) -34.48%
2 years (2018-10-19) -73.77%
3 years (2017-10-20) -86.31%
5 years (2015-10-21) -81.80%

Is Tenneco under- or over-valued?

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

Tenneco's PEG ratio

Tenneco's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3882. 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 Tenneco's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Tenneco's EBITDA

Tenneco's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$805 million.

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

Tenneco financials

Revenue TTM USD$14.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.04%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.75%
Return on equity TTM -109.72%
Profit margin -9.59%
Book value $0.911
Market capitalisation USD$698.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Tenneco shares

There are currently 5.4 million Tenneco shares held short by investors – that's known as Tenneco's "short interest". This figure is 6.5% down from 5.8 million last month.

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

Tenneco's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Tenneco's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Tenneco shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Tenneco shares traded daily (recently around 905071.07023411). Tenneco's SIR currently stands at 5.98. In other words for every 100,000 Tenneco shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5980 shares are currently held short.

However Tenneco's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Tenneco shares, or, against the total number of tradable Tenneco shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Tenneco's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Tenneco shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.107% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Tenneco shares, roughly 107 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Tenneco.

Find out more about how you can short Tenneco stock.

Tenneco share dividends

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

Have Tenneco's shares ever split?

Tenneco's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 5 November 1999. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Tenneco shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Tenneco shares which in turn could have impacted Tenneco's share price.

Tenneco share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Tenneco's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.21 up to $16.2851. 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 Tenneco's is 2.9184. This would suggest that Tenneco's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Tenneco overview

Tenneco Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells clean air, powertrain, and ride performance products and systems for light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, and aftermarket customers worldwide. The company operates through Clean Air, Powertrain, Ride Performance, and Motorparts segments. It offers clean air products and systems, including catalytic converters and diesel oxidation catalysts; diesel particulate filters(DPFs); burner systems; lean nitrogen oxide (NOx) traps; hydrocarbon vaporizers and injectors; selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems; SCR-coated diesel particulate filters systems; urea dosing systems; four-way catalysts; alternative NOx reduction technologies; mufflers and resonators; fabricated exhaust manifolds; pipes; hydroformed assemblies; elastomeric hangers and isolators; and aftertreatment control units. The company also provides powertrain products and systems, such as pistons; piston rings; cylinder liners; valve seats and guides; bearings; spark plugs; valvetrain products; system protection products; and seals and gaskets. In addition, it offers motor parts, including steering and suspension, braking, sealing, engine, emission, and maintenance products, as well as shocks and struts; and ride performance products and systems comprising advanced suspension technologies, and ride control and braking products, as well as noise, vibration, and harshness performance materials. The company was formerly known as Tenneco Automotive Inc. and changed its name to Tenneco Inc. in 2005. Tenneco Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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