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How to buy Luxfer (LXFR) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Luxfer shares.
Luxfer is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Luxfer stocks (LXFR.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $21.89 – a decrease of 7.63% over the previous week. Luxfer employs 1,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $357.5 million.
How to buy shares in Luxfer
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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 – LXFR – 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 Luxfer?
- Has coronavirus impacted Luxfer shares?
- Luxfer shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Luxfer stock a buy or sell?
- Luxfer performance over time
- Are Luxfer shares over-valued?
- Luxfer's financials
- How volatile are Luxfer shares?
- Does Luxfer pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Luxfer stock price (NYSE:LXFR)Use our graph to track the performance of LXFR stocks over time.
Luxfer shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$17.06|
|52-week range||$14.95 - $23.55|
|50-day moving average||$19.97|
|200-day moving average||$20.81|
|Wall St. target price||$26.50|
|Dividend yield||$0.5 (2.72%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.32|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Luxfer stock?
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Luxfer price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||-7.63%|
|1 month (2021-12-21)||-8.82%|
|3 months (2021-10-21)||-19.79%|
|6 months (2021-07-21)||-18.30%|
|1 year (2021-01-21)||1.61%|
|2 years (2020-01-21)||-3.07%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||19.61|
|5 years (2017-01-20)||53.14%|
Is Luxfer under- or over-valued?
Valuing Luxfer stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Luxfer's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Luxfer's P/E ratio
Luxfer's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Luxfer shares trade at around 14x 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.
Luxfer's PEG ratio
Luxfer's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0515. 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 Luxfer's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Luxfer's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $62 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Luxfer's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$357.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||13.29%|
|Gross profit TTM||$80.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||8.14%|
|Return on equity TTM||18.22%|
|Market capitalisation||$511.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Luxfer share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 39.06% of net profits
Recently Luxfer has paid out, on average, around 39.06% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Luxfer shareholders could enjoy a 2.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Luxfer's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.
While Luxfer's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Luxfer may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Luxfer's most recent dividend payout was on 1 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Luxfer share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Luxfer's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.9488 up to $23.5508. 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 Luxfer's is 0.9699. This would suggest that Luxfer's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Luxfer Holdings PLC, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies high-performance materials, components, and high-pressure gas containment devices for defense and emergency response, healthcare, transportation, and general industrial end-market applications. It operates in two segments, Gas Cylinders and Elektron. The Gas Cylinders segment manufactures and markets carbon composite cylinders for self-contained breathing apparatus that are used by firefighters and other emergency-responders, as well as scuba divers and personnel in hazardous environments, such as mines; and cylinders used for containment of oxygen and other medical gases used by patients, healthcare facilities, and laboratories. This segment also offers carbon composite cylinders for compressed natural gas and hydrogen containment in alternative fuel vehicles. The Elektron segment focuses on specialty materials based on magnesium, zircon sand, and rare earths. It develops and manufactures magnesium alloys for use in variety of industries; magnesium powders for use in countermeasure flares and heater meals; and magnesium, copper, and zinc photoengraving plates for graphic arts and luxury packaging. This segment also develops and manufactures zirconium-based materials and oxides used as catalysts and in the manufacture of advanced ceramics, fiber-optic fuel cells, and other performance products.
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