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How to buy The Timken Company stock

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The Timken Company is a tools & accessories business based in the US. The Timken Company shares (TKR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Timken Company employs 17,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.5 billion.

How to buy shares in The Timken Company

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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 The Timken Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TKR. 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 The Timken Company 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 The Timken Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Timken Company. 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.

The Timken Company share price

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The Timken Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
52-week range USD$21.902 - USD$75.36
50-day moving average USD$64.5449
200-day moving average USD$52.8165
Wall St. target price USD$80
PE ratio 16.5141
Dividend yield USD$1.16 (1.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.524

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Is it a good time to buy The Timken Company stock?

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Is The Timken Company under- or over-valued?

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

The Timken Company's P/E ratio

The Timken Company'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, The Timken Company 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.

The Timken Company's PEG ratio

The Timken Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1109. 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 The Timken Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Timken Company's EBITDA

The Timken Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$682.7 million.

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

The Timken Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.71%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.83%
Return on equity TTM 18.12%
Profit margin 9.81%
Book value $26.914
Market capitalisation USD$5.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Timken Company shares

There are currently 1.2 million The Timken Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Timken Company's "short interest". This figure is 13.9% down from 1.4 million last month.

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

The Timken Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Timken Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Timken Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Timken Company shares traded daily (recently around 589244.92753623). The Timken Company's SIR currently stands at 2.07. In other words for every 100,000 The Timken Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2070 shares are currently held short.

However The Timken Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Timken Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Timken Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Timken Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Timken Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0179% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Timken Company 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 The Timken Company.

Find out more about how you can short The Timken Company stock.

The Timken Company share dividends

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.56% of net profits

Recently The Timken Company has paid out, on average, around 27.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Timken Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Timken Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.16 per share.

While The Timken Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that The Timken Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The Timken Company's most recent dividend payout was on 3 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Timken Company's shares ever split?

The Timken Company's shares were split on a 1397:1000 basis on 1 July 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1397 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Timken Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 28.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Timken Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Timken Company's share price.

The Timken Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Timken Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.902 up to $75.36. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TKR.US volatility(beta: 1.75)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 The Timken Company's is 1.752. This would suggest that The Timken Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Timken Company overview

The Timken Company designs, manufactures, and manages engineered bearings and power transmission products and services worldwide. It operates in two segments, Mobile Industries and Process Industries. The Mobile Industries segment offers a portfolio of bearings, seals, and lubrication devices and systems, as well as power transmission components, engineered chains, augers, belts, couplings, clutches, brakes, and related products and maintenance services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users of off-highway equipment for the agricultural, construction, mining, outdoor power equipment, and power sports markets; and on-highway vehicles, including passenger cars, light trucks, and medium- and heavy-duty trucks, as well as rail cars and locomotives. It also provides power transmission systems and flight-critical components for civil and military aircraft, which comprise bearings, helicopter transmission systems, rotor-head assemblies, turbine engine components, gears, and housings. This segment sells it parts through a network of authorized automotive and heavy-truck distributors to individual end users, equipment owners, operators, and maintenance shops. The Process Industries segment supplies industrial bearings and assemblies; power transmission components, such as gears and gearboxes; and linear motion products, couplings, seals, lubricants, chains, belts, and related products and services to OEMs and end-users in various industries. It also supports aftermarket sales and service needs through its network of authorized industrial distributors; and offers repair and service for bearings and gearboxes, as well as electric motor rewind, repair, and services to end users. The company offers its products under the Timken, Philadelphia Gear, Drives, Cone Drive, Rollon, Lovejoy, Diamond, BEKA, and Groeneveld brands. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in North Canton, Ohio.

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