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How to buy Trinity Industries stock

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Trinity Industries, Inc is a railroads business based in the US. Trinity Industries shares (TRN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Trinity Industries employs 6,375 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2 billion.

How to buy shares in Trinity Industries

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

Trinity Industries share price

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Trinity Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$14.9262 - USD$33.77
50-day moving average USD$29.5209
200-day moving average USD$25.5872
Wall St. target priceUSD$31.38
PE ratio 2926.3635
Dividend yield USD$0.78 (2.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.011

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Is it a good time to buy Trinity Industries stock?

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Is Trinity Industries under- or over-valued?

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

Trinity Industries's P/E ratio

Trinity Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2926x. In other words, Trinity Industries shares trade at around 2926x 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.

Trinity Industries's PEG ratio

Trinity Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.78. 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 Trinity Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Trinity Industries's EBITDA

Trinity Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$527.5 million.

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

Trinity Industries financials

Revenue TTM USD$2 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.08%
Gross profit TTM USD$491 million
Return on assets TTM 1.88%
Return on equity TTM -10.29%
Profit margin -7.37%
Book value $15.651
Market capitalisation USD$3.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Trinity Industries shares

There are currently 8.1 million Trinity Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Trinity Industries's "short interest". This figure is 3.9% down from 8.4 million last month.

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

Trinity Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Trinity Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Trinity Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Trinity Industries shares traded daily (recently around 919738.47900113). Trinity Industries's SIR currently stands at 8.81. In other words for every 100,000 Trinity Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8810 shares are currently held short.

However Trinity Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Trinity Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable Trinity Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Trinity Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Trinity Industries shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.1098% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Trinity Industries shares, roughly 110 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 Trinity Industries.

Find out more about how you can short Trinity Industries stock.

Trinity Industries share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.35% of net profits

Recently Trinity Industries has paid out, on average, around 2.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Trinity Industries shareholders could enjoy a 2.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Trinity Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $0.78 per share.

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

Trinity Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 29 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Trinity Industries's shares ever split?

Trinity Industries's shares were split on a 1389:1000 basis on 31 October 2018. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1389 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Trinity Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 28% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Trinity Industries shares which in turn could have impacted Trinity Industries's share price.

Trinity Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Trinity Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.9262 up to $33.77. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TRN.US volatility(beta: 1.42)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 Trinity Industries's is 1.417. This would suggest that Trinity Industries's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Trinity Industries overview

Trinity Industries, Inc. provides rail transportation products and services in North America. It operates through three segments: Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, Rail Products Group, and All Other. The Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group segment leases freight and tank railcars; originates and manages railcar leases for third-party investor-owned fund; and provides fleet maintenance and management services to industrial shippers. As of December 31, 2020, it had a fleet of 107,045 owned or leased railcars. This segment serves industrial shipper and railroad companies operating in agriculture, construction and metals, consumer products, energy, and refined products and chemicals markets. The Rail Products Group segment manufactures freight and tank railcars for transporting various liquids, gases, and dry cargo; and offers railcar maintenance and modification services. This segment serves railroads, leasing companies, and industrial shippers of products in the agriculture, construction and metals, consumer products, energy, and refined products and chemicals markets. The All Other segment manufactures guardrail, crash cushions, and other highway barriers. It sells or leases products and services through its own sales personnel and independent sales representatives. Trinity Industries, Inc. was incorporated in 1933 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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