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How to buy Textron stock | $69.1
Learn how to easily invest in Textron stock.
Textron Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Textron shares (TXT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Textron employs 33,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Textron
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – TXT – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- TXT shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is TXT stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short TXT shares?
- Is TXT suitable for ethical investing?
- Are TXT shares over-valued?
- Textron's financials
- How volatile are TXT shares?
- Does Textron pay a dividend?
- Have TXT shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Textron stock price (NYSE: TXT)Use our graph to track the performance of TXT stocks over time.
Textron shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$69.10|
|52-week range||$31.79 - $70.66|
|50-day moving average||$67.29|
|200-day moving average||$59.48|
|Wall St. target price||$76.18|
|Dividend yield||$0.08 (0.12%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.88|
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Textron price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-20)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-07-01)||0.07%|
|3 months (2021-04-30)||7.57%|
|6 months (2021-01-27)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-27)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-27)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-27)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-27)||N/A|
Is Textron under- or over-valued?
Valuing Textron stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Textron's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Textron's P/E ratio
Textron's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, Textron shares trade at around 37x 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.
Textron's PEG ratio
Textron's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6907. 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 Textron's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Textron's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Textron's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$11.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.98%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.8%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.46%|
|Market capitalisation||$15.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Textron shares
There are currently 4.1 million Textron shares held short by investors – that's known as Textron's "short interest". This figure is 14.5% down from 4.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Textron shares can be evaluated.
Textron's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Textron's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Textron shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Textron shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Textron's SIR currently stands at 3.37. In other words for every 100,000 Textron shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3370 shares are currently held short.
However Textron's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Textron shares, or, against the total number of tradable Textron shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Textron's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Textron shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0181% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Textron shares, roughly 18 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 Textron.
Find out more about how you can short Textron stock.
Textron'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 Textron.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Textron's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 37.31
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Textron's overall score of 37.31 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 79th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Textron 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.).
Textron's environmental score
Environmental score: 6.49/100
Textron's social score
Social score: 15.19/100
Textron's governance score
Governance score: 6.12/100
Textron's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Textron scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Textron has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||37.31|
|Total ESG percentile||78.8|
|Level of controversy||2|
Textron share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 2.68% of net profits
Recently Textron has paid out, on average, around 2.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Textron shareholders could enjoy a 0.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Textron's case, that would currently equate to about $0.08 per share.
While Textron's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Textron is investing more in its future growth.
Textron's most recent dividend payout was on 30 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Textron's shares ever split?
Textron's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 August 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Textron shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Textron shares which in turn could have impacted Textron's share price.
Textron share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Textron's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.7855 up to $70.6595. 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 Textron's is 1.7933. This would suggest that Textron's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses worldwide. The company's Textron Aviation segment manufactures, sells, and services business jets, turboprop and piston engine aircraft, and military trainer and defense aircraft; and commercial parts, as well as offers maintenance, inspection, and repair services. Its Bell segment supplies military and commercial helicopters, tiltrotor aircraft, and related spare parts and services. The company's Textron Systems segment offers unmanned aircraft systems, unmanned surface systems, mission command hardware and solutions, and customer support and logistics services; simulation, training, and other defense and aviation mission support products and services; airborne and ground-based sensors and surveillance systems, and protection systems; precision guided weapons systems; marine craft, armored vehicles, and specialty vehicles used for fire and rescue applications; test equipment, electronic warfare test, and training and intelligence software solutions; and piston aircraft engines, as well as designs, develops, manufactures, installs, and maintains full flight simulators. Its Industrial segment offers blow-molded plastic fuel systems, including conventional plastic fuel tanks and pressurized fuel tanks for hybrid vehicle applications, clear-vision systems, and plastic tanks for catalytic reduction systems primarily to automobile OEMs; and golf cars, off-road utility vehicles, recreational side-by-side and all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, light transportation vehicles, aviation ground support equipment, professional turf-maintenance equipment, and turf-care vehicles to golf courses and resorts, government agencies and municipalities, consumers, outdoor enthusiasts, and commercial and industrial users. The company's Finance segment provides financing to purchase new and pre-owned aircraft and helicopters.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Textron is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.468% of Textron shares are held by insiders and 86.386% by institutions. How many people work for Textron?
Latest data suggests 33,000 work at Textron. When does the fiscal year end for Textron?
Textron's fiscal year ends in January. Where is Textron based?
Textron's address is: 40 Westminster Street, Providence, RI, United States, 02903 What is Textron's ISIN number?
Textron's international securities identification number is: US8832031012 What is Textron's CUSIP number?
Textron's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 883203101
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