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How to buy Illinois Tool Works (ITW) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Illinois Tool Works stocks.

Illinois Tool Works is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Illinois Tool Works stocks (ITW.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $245.41 – an increase of 5.42% over the previous week. Illinois Tool Works employs 45,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $14.8 billion.

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Illinois Tool Works stock price (NYSE:ITW)

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Illinois Tool Works shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-24.
Latest market close$187.92
52-week range$177.33 - $248.42
50-day moving average $200.84
200-day moving average $219.58
Wall St. target price$217.88
PE ratio 21.1633
Dividend yield $4.8 (2.69%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.51

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Is it a good time to buy Illinois Tool Works stock?

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Illinois Tool Works price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $187.92 from 2022-06-24

1 week (2022-06-17) 5.42%
1 month (2022-05-25) -6.94%
3 months (2022-03-24) -10.81%
6 months (2021-12-23) -21.86%
1 year (2021-06-25) -15.70%
2 years (2020-06-25) 9.92%
3 years (2019-06-25) 24.60%
5 years (2017-06-23) 28.91%

Is Illinois Tool Works under- or over-valued?

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

Illinois Tool Works's P/E ratio

Illinois Tool Works's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Illinois Tool Works shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Illinois Tool Works's PEG ratio

Illinois Tool Works's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8409. 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 Illinois Tool Works's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Illinois Tool Works's EBITDA

Illinois Tool Works's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Illinois Tool Works's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Illinois Tool Works financials

Revenue TTM $14.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.54%
Gross profit TTM $6 billion
Return on assets TTM 13.67%
Return on equity TTM 78.3%
Profit margin 18.08%
Book value $11.50
Market capitalisation $56.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Illinois Tool Works'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 Illinois Tool Works.

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

Illinois Tool Works's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.97

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Illinois Tool Works's overall score of 24.97 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 27th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Illinois Tool Works 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.).

Illinois Tool Works's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.24/100

Illinois Tool Works's environmental score of 11.24 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Illinois Tool Works is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Illinois Tool Works's social score

Social score: 13.29/100

Illinois Tool Works's social score of 13.29 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Illinois Tool Works is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Illinois Tool Works's governance score

Governance score: 12.95/100

Illinois Tool Works's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Illinois Tool Works is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Illinois Tool Works's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Illinois Tool Works scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Illinois Tool Works has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Illinois Tool Works share dividends

60%

Dividend payout ratio: 60.1% of net profits

Recently Illinois Tool Works has paid out, on average, around 60.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Illinois Tool Works shareholders could enjoy a 2.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Illinois Tool Works's case, that would currently equate to about $4.8 per share.

Illinois Tool Works's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Illinois Tool Works's most recent dividend payout was on 14 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Illinois Tool Works's shares ever split?

Illinois Tool Works's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 May 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Illinois Tool Works shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Illinois Tool Works shares which in turn could have impacted Illinois Tool Works's share price.

Illinois Tool Works share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Illinois Tool Works's shares have ranged in value from as little as $177.33 up to $248.4177. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ITW.US volatility(beta: 1.08)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 Illinois Tool Works's is 1.0767. This would suggest that Illinois Tool Works'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).

Illinois Tool Works overview

Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures and sells industrial products and equipment worldwide. It operates through seven segments: Automotive OEM; Food Equipment; Test & Measurement and Electronics; Welding; Polymers & Fluids; Construction Products; and Specialty Products. The Automotive OEM segment offers plastic and metal components, fasteners, and assemblies for automobiles, light trucks, and other industrial uses. The Food Equipment segment provides warewashing, refrigeration, cooking, and food processing equipment; kitchen exhaust, ventilation, and pollution control systems; and food equipment maintenance and repair services. The Test & Measurement and Electronics segment produces and sells equipment, consumables, and related software for testing and measuring of materials and structures, as well as equipment and consumables used in the production of electronic subassemblies and microelectronics. The Welding segment produces arc welding equipment; and metal arc welding consumables and related accessories.

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