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How to buy United Rentals stock

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United Rentals is a rental & leasing services business based in the US. United Rentals shares (URI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. United Rentals employs 20,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11.1 billion.

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United Rentals stock price (NYSE: URI)

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United Rentals shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$392.48
52-week range$230.54 - $397.38
50-day moving average $360.26
200-day moving average $309.19
Wall St. target price$403.80
PE ratio 14.1961
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $27.74

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United Rentals price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $392.48 from 2023-01-25

1 week (2023-01-18) 1.68%
1 month (2022-12-23) 10.49%
3 months (2022-10-24) 35.00%
6 months (2022-07-22) 43.09%
1 year (2022-01-26) 27.53%
2 years (2021-01-26) 58.12%
3 years (2020-01-24) 158.81%
5 years (2018-01-26) 111.73%

Is United Rentals stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

United Rentals's P/E ratio

United Rentals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, United Rentals shares trade at around 14x 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.

United Rentals's PEG ratio

United Rentals's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8617. 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 United Rentals's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

United Rentals's EBITDA

United Rentals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.4 billion.

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

United Rentals financials

Revenue TTM $11.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 26.79%
Gross profit TTM $3.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.93%
Return on equity TTM 32.9%
Profit margin 17.51%
Book value $91.66
Market capitalisation $27.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

United Rentals'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 United Rentals.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

United Rentals's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.81

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and United Rentals's overall score of 20.81 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 20th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like United Rentals 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.).

United Rentals's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.85/100

United Rentals's environmental score of 4.85 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that United Rentals is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

United Rentals's social score

Social score: 8.32/100

United Rentals's social score of 8.32 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that United Rentals is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

United Rentals's governance score

Governance score: 6.64/100

United Rentals's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that United Rentals is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

United Rentals's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. United Rentals scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that United Rentals has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

United Rentals Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.81
Total ESG percentile 19.86
Environmental score 4.85
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 8.32
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 6.64
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 1

United Rentals share dividends

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

United Rentals share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, United Rentals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $230.54 up to $397.38. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

URI.US volatility(beta: 1.83)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 United Rentals's is 1.828. This would suggest that United Rentals's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

United Rentals overview

United Rentals, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It operates in two segments, General Rentals and Specialty. The General Rentals segment rents general construction and industrial equipment includes backhoes, skid-steer loaders, forklifts, earthmoving equipment, and material handling equipment; aerial work platforms, such as boom and scissor lifts; and general tools and light equipment comprising pressure washers, water pumps, and power tools for construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, and government entities. The specialty segment rents specialty construction products, including trench safety equipment consists of trench shields, aluminum hydraulic shoring systems, slide rails, crossing plates, construction lasers, and line testing equipment for underground work; power and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment, such as portable diesel generators, electrical distribution equipment, and temperature control equipment; fluid solutions equipment for fluid containment, transfer, and treatment; and mobile storage equipment and modular office space. This segment serves construction companies involved in infrastructure projects, and municipalities and industrial companies. It also sells aerial lifts, reach forklifts, telehandlers, compressors, and generators; construction consumables, tools, small equipment, and safety supplies; and parts for equipment that is owned by its customers, as well as provides repair and maintenance services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of United Rentals is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.531% of United Rentals shares are held by insiders and 93.991% by institutions.
How many people work for United Rentals?
Latest data suggests 20,400 work at United Rentals.
When does the fiscal year end for United Rentals?
United Rentals's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is United Rentals based?
United Rentals's address is: 100 First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT, United States, 06902
What is United Rentals's ISIN number?
United Rentals's international securities identification number is: US9113631090
What is United Rentals's CUSIP number?
United Rentals's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 911363109

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