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How to buy Belden (BDC) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Belden stocks.
Belden is a communication equipment business based in the US. Belden stocks (BDC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $52.84 – a decrease of 3.19% over the previous week. Belden employs 6,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.3 billion.
How to buy shares in Belden
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- 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 – BDC – 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?
- Can I buy shares in Belden?
- Has coronavirus impacted Belden shares?
- Belden shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Belden stock a buy or sell?
- Belden performance over time
- Are Belden shares over-valued?
- Belden's financials
- How volatile are Belden shares?
- Does Belden pay a dividend?
- Have Belden shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Belden stock price (NYSE:BDC)Use our graph to track the performance of BDC stocks over time.
Belden shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$61.09|
|52-week range||$40.55 - $68.81|
|50-day moving average||$63.89|
|200-day moving average||$55.55|
|Wall St. target price||$75.50|
|Dividend yield||$0.2 (0.31%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.67|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Belden stock?
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Belden price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-13)||-3.19%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||1.41%|
|3 months (2021-10-19)||0.76%|
|6 months (2021-07-20)||29.48%|
|1 year (2021-01-20)||27.91%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||10.41%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||15.55%|
|5 years (2017-01-20)||76.88|
Is Belden under- or over-valued?
Valuing Belden stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Belden's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Belden's P/E ratio
Belden's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 43x. In other words, Belden shares trade at around 43x 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.
Belden's PEG ratio
Belden's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.14. 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 Belden's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Belden's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $357.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Belden's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.78%|
|Gross profit TTM||$664.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.24%|
|Return on equity TTM||1494.75%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Belden share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 4.59% of net profits
Recently Belden has paid out, on average, around 4.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Belden shareholders could enjoy a 0.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Belden's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.
While Belden's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Belden is investing more in its future growth.
Belden's most recent dividend payout was on 6 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Belden's shares ever split?
Belden's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 16 July 2004. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Belden shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Belden shares which in turn could have impacted Belden's share price.
Belden share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Belden's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.5532 up to $68.8142. 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 Belden's is 1.3512. This would suggest that Belden's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Belden Inc. operates as a signal transmission solutions company in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates in two segments, Enterprise Solutions and Industrial Solutions. The Enterprise Solutions segment offers copper cable and connectivity solutions, fiber cable and connectivity solutions, racks and enclosures, and signal extension and matrix switching systems for use in applications, such as local area networks, data centers, access control, fiber, and home and building automation. It also provides power, cooling, and airflow management products for mission-critical data center operations; and end-to-end copper and fiber network systems, which include cable, assemblies, interconnect panels, and enclosures. This segment serves customers in markets comprising healthcare, education, financial, government, and corporate enterprises, as well as end-markets, including sports venues and academia. The Industrial Solutions segment offers infrastructure components and on-machine connectivity systems; and industrial Ethernet switches, network management software, routers, firewalls, gateways, input/output (I/O) connectors/systems, industrial Ethernet cables, optical fiber industrial Ethernet cables, Fieldbus cables, IP and networking cables, I/O modules, distribution boxes, and customer specific wiring solutions.
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