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How to buy Generac (GNRC) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Generac shares.
Generac is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Generac stocks (GNRC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $426.6 – a decrease of 11.47% over the previous week. Generac employs 6,452 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.4 billion.
How to buy shares in Generac
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- 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 – GNRC – 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 Generac?
- Has coronavirus impacted Generac shares?
- Generac shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Generac stock a buy or sell?
- Generac performance over time
- Are Generac shares over-valued?
- Generac's financials
- How volatile are Generac shares?
- Does Generac pay a dividend?
- Have Generac shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Generac stock price (NYSE:GNRC)Use our graph to track the performance of GNRC stocks over time.
Generac shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$271.16|
|52-week range||$243.21 - $524.31|
|50-day moving average||$379.42|
|200-day moving average||$389.91|
|Wall St. target price||$511.32|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$8.23|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Generac stock?
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Generac price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||-11.47%|
|1 month (2021-12-23)||-22.81%|
|3 months (2021-10-22)||-42.35%|
|6 months (2021-07-23)||-39.69%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||-2.32%|
|2 years (2020-01-24)||154.20%|
|3 years (2019-01-24)||407.22%|
|5 years (2017-01-24)||577.05%|
Is Generac under- or over-valued?
Valuing Generac stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Generac's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Generac's P/E ratio
Generac's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, Generac shares trade at around 37x 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.
Generac's PEG ratio
Generac's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6308. 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 Generac's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Generac's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $804.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Generac's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$3.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.07%|
|Gross profit TTM||$964 million|
|Return on assets TTM||12.78%|
|Return on equity TTM||34.33%|
|Market capitalisation||$19.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Generac share dividends
We're not expecting Generac to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Generac's shares ever split?
Generac's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 9 February 2010. So if you had owned 3 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 Generac shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Generac shares which in turn could have impacted Generac's share price.
Generac share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Generac's shares have ranged in value from as little as $243.2101 up to $524.31. 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 Generac's is 0.9595. This would suggest that Generac's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Generac Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells power generation equipment, energy storage systems, and other power products for the residential, and light commercial and industrial markets worldwide. The company offers engines, alternators, transfer switches, and other components fueled by natural gas, liquid propane, gasoline, diesel, and bi-fuel; and batteries and inverters. It also provides residential automatic standby generators ranging in output from 7. 5kW to 150kW; air-cooled engine residential standby generators ranging from 7. 5kW to 24kW; liquid-cooled engine generators with outputs ranging from 22kW to 150kW; and Mobile Link, a remote monitoring system for home standby generators. In addition, the company offers various portable generators ranging in size from 800W to 17.
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