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How to buy Elbit Systems (ESLT) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in Elbit Systems stocks.
Elbit Systems is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Elbit Systems stocks (ESLT.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $128.66 – an increase of 6.64% over the previous week. Elbit Systems employs 18,407 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.5 billion.
How to buy Elbit Systems stock
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- Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.
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- Can I buy shares in Elbit Systems?
- Has coronavirus impacted Elbit Systems shares?
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- Is Elbit Systems stock a buy or sell?
- Elbit Systems performance over time
- Are Elbit Systems shares over-valued?
- Elbit Systems's financials
- How volatile are Elbit Systems shares?
- Does Elbit Systems pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Elbit Systems stock price (NASDAQ:ESLT)Use our graph to track the performance of ESLT stocks over time.
Elbit Systems shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$206.34|
|52-week range||$161.56 - $242.77|
|50-day moving average||$183.41|
|200-day moving average||$185.39|
|Wall St. target price||$185.00|
|Dividend yield||$2 (1.03%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.17|
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Is it a good time to buy Elbit Systems stock?
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Elbit Systems price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $206.34 from 2023-05-31
|1 week (2023-05-23)||5.47%|
|1 month (2023-05-02)||7.75%|
|3 months (2023-03-02)||22.08%|
|6 months (2022-11-28)||N/A|
|1 year (2022-05-31)||0.77%|
|2 years (2021-05-29)||N/A|
|3 years (2020-06-02)||39.65%|
|5 years (2018-06-01)||71.00%|
Is Elbit Systems stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Elbit Systems stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Elbit Systems's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Elbit Systems's P/E ratio
Elbit Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Elbit Systems shares trade at around 31x 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.
Elbit Systems's PEG ratio
Elbit Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.21. 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 Elbit Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Elbit Systems's EBITDA
Elbit Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $455.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Elbit Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Elbit Systems financials
|Revenue TTM||$5.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.33%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.98%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.39%|
|Market capitalisation||$8.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Elbit Systems share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 41.58% of net profits
Recently Elbit Systems has paid out, on average, around 41.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Elbit Systems shareholders could enjoy a 1.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Elbit Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $2 per share.
While Elbit Systems's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Elbit Systems may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Elbit Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 1 May 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 April 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Elbit Systems share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Elbit Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $161.5557 up to $242.7747. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Elbit Systems's is -0.0668. This would suggest that Elbit Systems's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Elbit Systems has bucked the trend.
Elbit Systems overview
Elbit Systems Ltd. develops and supplies a portfolio of airborne, land, and naval systems and products for the defense, homeland security, and commercial aviation applications primarily in Israel. The company operates through Aerospace, C4I and Cyber, ISTAR and EW, Land, and Elbit Systems of America segments. It also offers military aircraft and helicopter systems; commercial aviation systems and aerostructures; unmanned aircraft systems; electro-optic, night vision, and countermeasures systems; naval systems; land vehicle systems; munitions, such as precision munitions for land, air, and sea applications; command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and cyber systems; electronic warfare and signal intelligence systems; and other commercial activities. In addition, the company manufactures and sells data links and radio communication systems and equipment, and cyber intelligence, autonomous, and homeland security solutions. Further, it provides various electronic warfare and signal intelligence systems, and laser systems; armored vehicle and other platforms survivability and protection systems, artillery, and mortar systems, as well as provides various training and support services. Additionally, the company offers products and systems solutions to military, homeland security, medical instrumentation, and commercial aviation clients.
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Elbit Systems in the news
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT) Q1 2023 Earnings Call Transcript
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