How to buy Tetra Tech stock - 03 March

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How to buy Tetra Tech stock

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Tetra Tech, Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. Tetra Tech shares (TTEK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Tetra Tech employs 20,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Tetra Tech

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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 Tetra Tech. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TTEK. 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 Tetra Tech 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 Tetra Tech, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Tetra Tech. 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.

Tetra Tech share price

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Tetra Tech shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$63.1778 - USD$144.69
50-day moving average USD$134.3676
200-day moving average USD$113.7458
Wall St. target priceUSD$148.33
PE ratio 40.7556
Dividend yield USD$0.66 (0.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.269

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Is it a good time to buy Tetra Tech stock?

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Is Tetra Tech under- or over-valued?

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

Tetra Tech's P/E ratio

Tetra Tech's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, Tetra Tech shares trade at around 41x 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.

Tetra Tech's PEG ratio

Tetra Tech's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5937. 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 Tetra Tech's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Tetra Tech's EBITDA

Tetra Tech's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$271.1 million.

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

Tetra Tech financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.53%
Gross profit TTM USD$446.5 million
Return on assets TTM 6.46%
Return on equity TTM 16.79%
Profit margin 7.65%
Book value $20.394
Market capitalisation USD$7.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Tetra Tech shares

There are currently 1.0 million Tetra Tech shares held short by investors – that's known as Tetra Tech's "short interest". This figure is 1.7% up from 987,949 last month.

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

Tetra Tech's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Tetra Tech's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Tetra Tech shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Tetra Tech shares traded daily (recently around 365464.72727273). Tetra Tech's SIR currently stands at 2.75. In other words for every 100,000 Tetra Tech shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2750 shares are currently held short.

However Tetra Tech's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Tetra Tech shares, or, against the total number of tradable Tetra Tech shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Tetra Tech's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Tetra Tech shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0244% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Tetra Tech shares, roughly 24 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 Tetra Tech.

Find out more about how you can short Tetra Tech stock.

Tetra Tech share dividends

20%

Dividend payout ratio: 20.12% of net profits

Recently Tetra Tech has paid out, on average, around 20.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.51% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Tetra Tech shareholders could enjoy a 0.51% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Tetra Tech's case, that would currently equate to about $0.66 per share.

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

Tetra Tech's most recent dividend payout was on 26 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Tetra Tech's shares ever split?

Tetra Tech's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 18 December 2001. So if you had owned 4 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 Tetra Tech shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Tetra Tech shares which in turn could have impacted Tetra Tech's share price.

Tetra Tech share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Tetra Tech's shares have ranged in value from as little as $63.1778 up to $144.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TTEK.US volatility(beta: 0.86)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Tetra Tech's is 0.8634. This would suggest that Tetra Tech's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Tetra Tech overview

Tetra Tech, Inc. provides consulting and engineering services worldwide. The company operates through Government Services Group (GSG) and Commercial/International Services Group (CIG) segments. The GSG segment offers early data collection and monitoring, data analysis and information technology, science and engineering applied research, engineering design, construction management, and operations and maintenance services; and climate change and energy management consulting, as well as greenhouse gas inventory assessment, certification, reduction, and management services. This segment serves federal, state, and local governments, and development agencies in water resources analysis and water management, environmental monitoring, data analytics, government consulting, waste management, and a range of civil infrastructure master planning and engineering design markets. The CIG segment provides early data collection and monitoring, data analysis and information management, feasibility studies and assessments, science and engineering applied research, engineering design, construction management, and operations and maintenance services. This segment serves natural resources, energy, and utilities markets, as well as civil infrastructure master planning and engineering design markets. Tetra Tech, Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.

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