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How to buy Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation stock

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Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation is a railroads business based in the US. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares (WAB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation employs 27,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.6 billion.

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Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation share price

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Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$34.8195 - USD$84.1982
50-day moving average USD$79.3024
200-day moving average USD$70.5521
Wall St. target priceUSD$84.33
PE ratio 34.3502
Dividend yield USD$0.48 (0.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.17

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Is Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's P/E ratio

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares trade at around 34x 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.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's PEG ratio

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.92. 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 Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's EBITDA

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$7.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.51%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.91%
Return on equity TTM 4.09%
Profit margin 5.48%
Book value $53.585
Market capitalisation USD$14.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares

There are currently 3.6 million Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 10% down from 4.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.17. In other words for every 100,000 Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3170 shares are currently held short.

However Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0224% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares, roughly 22 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 Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation stock.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation'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 Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation.

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

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 34.16

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's overall score of 34.16 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 61st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation 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.).

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.89/100

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's environmental score of 10.89 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's social score

Social score: 18.27/100

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's social score of 18.27 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 12/100

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 34.16
Total ESG percentile 60.7
Environmental score 10.89
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 18.27
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 1

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation share dividends

13%

Dividend payout ratio: 12.73% of net profits

Recently Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation has paid out, on average, around 12.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

While Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 26 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's shares ever split?

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 June 2013. 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 Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's share price.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.8195 up to $84.1982. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WAB.US volatility(beta: 1.68)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 Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's is 1.6788. This would suggest that Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation overview

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation provides technology-based equipment, systems, and services for the freight rail and passenger transit vehicle industries worldwide. It operates through two segments, Freight and Transit. The Freight segment manufactures and services components for new and existing freight cars and locomotives; builds new commuter locomotives; rebuilds freight locomotives; supplies railway electronics, positive train control equipment, signal design, and engineering services; and provides related heat exchange and cooling systems. It serves publicly traded railroads; leasing companies; manufacturers of original equipment, including locomotives and freight cars; and utilities. The Transit segment manufactures and services components for new and existing passenger transit vehicles, such as regional trains, high speed trains, subway cars, light-rail vehicles, and buses; refurbishes subway cars; and provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, as well as doors for buses and subways. It serves public transit authorities and municipalities, leasing companies, and manufacturers of subway cars and buses. The company also provides electronically controlled pneumatic braking products; railway electronics; freight car trucks and couplers; draft gears, couplers, and slack adjusters; air compressors and dryers; heat exchangers and cooling products; and track and switch products. In addition, it offers railway braking equipment and related components; friction products; and new commuter and switcher locomotives, and transit car and locomotive overhaul and refurbishment. Further, the company provides doors for buses and subway cars; platform screen doors; pantographs; window assemblies; couplers; accessibility lifts and ramps for buses and subway cars; and traction motors. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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