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How to buy IHS Markit (INFO) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in IHS Markit stocks.

IHS Markit is a consulting services business based in the US. IHS Markit stocks (INFO.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $132.33 – a decrease of 5.2% over the previous week. IHS Markit employs 16,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.6 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy IHS Markit stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted IHS Markit's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, IHS Markit's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $119.51, which is 33.85% up on its pre-crash value of $79.06 and 166.70% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $44.81.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of IHS Markit stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $569.77 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,499.85.

IHS Markit stock price (NYSE:INFO)

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IHS Markit shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-14.
Latest market close$119.51
52-week range$83.30 - $135.82
50-day moving average $129.24
200-day moving average $117.64
Wall St. target price$139.86
PE ratio 78.5613
Dividend yield $0.77 (0.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.55

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IHS Markit price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $119.51 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-12) -5.20%
1 month (2021-12-17) -8.92%
3 months (2021-10-19) -5.05%
6 months (2021-07-19) 5.86%
1 year (2021-01-19) 36.60%
2 years (2020-01-17) 50.76%
3 years (2019-01-18) 131.56%
5 years (2017-01-19) 213.10%

Is IHS Markit under- or over-valued?

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

IHS Markit's P/E ratio

IHS Markit's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 79x. In other words, IHS Markit shares trade at around 79x 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.

IHS Markit's PEG ratio

IHS Markit's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3376. 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 IHS Markit's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

IHS Markit's EBITDA

IHS Markit's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a IHS Markit's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

IHS Markit financials

Revenue TTM $4.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.89%
Gross profit TTM $2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.36%
Return on equity TTM 7.07%
Profit margin 13.53%
Book value $22.34
Market capitalisation $48.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

IHS Markit'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 IHS Markit.

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

IHS Markit's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.05

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and IHS Markit's overall score of 22.05 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 33rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like IHS Markit 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.).

IHS Markit's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.45/100

IHS Markit's environmental score of 1.45 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that IHS Markit is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

IHS Markit's social score

Social score: 15.92/100

IHS Markit's social score of 15.92 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that IHS Markit is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

IHS Markit's governance score

Governance score: 4.09/100

IHS Markit's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that IHS Markit is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

IHS Markit's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

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

IHS Markit share dividends

34%

Dividend payout ratio: 33.76% of net profits

Recently IHS Markit has paid out, on average, around 33.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), IHS Markit shareholders could enjoy a 0.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In IHS Markit's case, that would currently equate to about $0.77 per share.

While IHS Markit's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that IHS Markit may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

IHS Markit's most recent dividend payout was on 12 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have IHS Markit's shares ever split?

IHS Markit's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 13 July 2016. 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 IHS Markit shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for IHS Markit shares which in turn could have impacted IHS Markit's share price.

IHS Markit share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, IHS Markit's shares have ranged in value from as little as $83.299 up to $135.82. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

INFO.US volatility(beta: 1)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 IHS Markit's is 1.0035. This would suggest that IHS Markit's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

IHS Markit overview

IHS Markit Ltd. provides critical information, analytics, and solutions for various industries and markets worldwide. The company's information, analytics, and solutions enhance operational efficiency and offer deep insights for customers in business, finance, and government. Its Financial Services segment offers pricing and reference data, indices, valuation and trading services, trade processing, enterprise software, and managed services to traders, portfolio managers, risk managers, research professionals, and other financial market participants, as well as operations, compliance, and enterprise data managers. The company's Transportation segment provides authoritative analysis; sales and production forecasts for light vehicles, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, powertrains, components, and technology systems; performance measurement and marketing tools for carmakers, dealers, and agencies; predictive analytics and marketing automation software; and critical information for used car dealers and their customers in the used car buying process. It also offers comprehensive data on ships, and monthly import and export statistics. The company's Resources segment provides upstream services, including technical information, analytical tools, and market forecasting and consulting for the upstream industry; and downstream information, such as market forecasting, midstream market analysis and supply chain data, refining and marketing economics, and oil product pricing information for the chemical, refined products, agriculture, and power industries.

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