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How to buy Graco (GGG) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Graco stocks.
Graco is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Graco stocks (GGG.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $77.61 – a decrease of 1.76% over the previous week. Graco employs 3,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.9 billion.
How to buy shares in Graco
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- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – GGG – 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.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Graco?
- Has coronavirus impacted Graco shares?
- Graco shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Graco stock a buy or sell?
- Graco performance over time
- Is Graco suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Graco shares over-valued?
- Graco's financials
- How volatile are Graco shares?
- Does Graco pay a dividend?
- Have Graco shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Graco stock price (NYSE:GGG)Use our graph to track the performance of GGG stocks over time.
Graco shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$70.78|
|52-week range||$63.68 - $80.87|
|50-day moving average||$77.15|
|200-day moving average||$75.98|
|Wall St. target price||$82.86|
|Dividend yield||$0.75 (1.15%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.49|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Graco stock?
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Graco price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||-0.87%|
|1 month (2021-12-28)||-12.05%|
|3 months (2021-10-28)||-5.35%|
|6 months (2021-07-28)||-6.49%|
|1 year (2021-01-28)||0.47%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||28.57%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||68.68%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||89.55|
Is Graco under- or over-valued?
Valuing Graco stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Graco's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Graco's P/E ratio
Graco's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Graco shares trade at around 29x 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.
Graco's PEG ratio
Graco's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8637. 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 Graco's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Graco's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $577.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Graco's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||26.98%|
|Gross profit TTM||$854.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||14.8%|
|Return on equity TTM||31.82%|
|Market capitalisation||$12.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Graco'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 Graco.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Graco's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 35.2
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Graco's overall score of 35.2 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 69th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Graco 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.).
Graco's environmental score
Environmental score: 14.26/100
Graco's environmental score of 14.26 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Graco is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Graco's social score
Social score: 19.04/100
Graco's social score of 19.04 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Graco is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Graco's governance score
Governance score: 12.4/100
Graco's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Graco is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Graco share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 32.46% of net profits
Recently Graco has paid out, on average, around 32.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.15% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Graco shareholders could enjoy a 1.15% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Graco's case, that would currently equate to about $0.75 per share.
While Graco's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Graco may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Graco's most recent dividend payout was on 2 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Graco's shares ever split?
Graco's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 28 December 2017. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Graco shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Graco shares which in turn could have impacted Graco's share price.
Graco share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Graco's shares have ranged in value from as little as $63.6774 up to $80.8688. 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 Graco's is 0.666. This would suggest that Graco's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Graco Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets systems and equipment used to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid and powder materials worldwide. The company's Industrial segment offers proportioning systems to spray polyurethane foam and polyurea coatings; equipment that pumps, meters, mixes, and dispenses sealant, adhesive, and composite materials; and gel-coat equipment, chop and wet-out systems, resin transfer molding systems, and applicators. It also provides liquid finishing equipment; paint circulating and supply pumps; paint circulating advanced control systems; plural component coating proportioners; spare parts and accessories; and powder finishing products to coat powder finishing on metals under the Gema and SAT brands. The company's Process segment offers pumps to move and dispense chemicals, oil and natural gas, water, wastewater, petroleum, food, lubricants, and other fluids; pressure valves used in the oil and natural gas industry, other industrial processes, and research facilities; and chemical injection pumping solutions for injection of chemicals into producing oil wells and pipelines. It also supplies pumps, hose reels, meters, valves, and accessories for fast oil change facilities, service garages, fleet service centers, automobile dealerships, auto parts stores, truck builders, and heavy equipment service centers; and systems, components, and accessories for the automatic lubrication of bearings, gears, and generators in industrial and commercial equipment, compressors, turbines, and on- and off-road vehicles. The company's Contractor segment offers sprayers to apply paint to walls and other structures; and viscous coatings to roofs, as well as markings on roads, parking lots, athletic fields, and floors.
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