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How to buy Motorola Solutions stock in Canada | $215.11
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Motorola Solutions (MSI) is a leading communication equipment business based in the US. It opened the day at $216.1 after a previous close of $215.62. During the day the price has varied from a low of $214.5 to a high of $216.18. The latest price was $215.11 (25 minute delay). Motorola Solutions is listed on the NYSE and employs 18,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy Motorola Solutions stock in Canada
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: MSI in this case.
- Research Motorola Solutions stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Motorola Solutions stocks. It's that simple.
Is it a good time to buy Motorola Solutions stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Motorola Solutions?
- Has coronavirus impacted Motorola Solutions shares?
- Motorola Solutions shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Motorola Solutions stock a buy or sell?
- Motorola Solutions performance over time
- Can I short Motorola Solutions shares?
- Is Motorola Solutions suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Motorola Solutions shares over-valued?
- Motorola Solutions's financials
- How volatile are Motorola Solutions shares?
- Does Motorola Solutions pay a dividend?
- Have Motorola Solutions shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Motorola Solutions's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Motorola Solutions's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $237.42, which is 21.97% up on its pre-crash value of $185.27 and 96.59% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $120.77.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Motorola Solutions stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $707.50 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 $1,348.55.
Motorola Solutions stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of MSI stocks over time.
Motorola Solutions stocks at a glance
|52-week range||$147.6533 - $246.2397|
|50-day moving average||$236.4206|
|200-day moving average||$208.9126|
|Wall St. target price||$255.18|
|Dividend yield||$2.77 (1.14%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.657|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Motorola Solutions price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-09)||-11.84%|
|1 month (2021-08-19)||-9.39%|
|3 months (2021-06-18)||3.90%|
|6 months (2021-03-19)||17.41%|
|1 year (2020-09-18)||36.74%|
|2 years (2019-09-18)||27.68%|
|3 years (2018-09-18)||69.90%|
|5 years (2016-09-16)||184.42%|
Is Motorola Solutions under- or over-valued?
Valuing Motorola Solutions stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Motorola Solutions's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Motorola Solutions's P/E ratio
Motorola Solutions's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Motorola Solutions stocks trade at around 36x 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 stocks or simply that they're over-valued.
Motorola Solutions's PEG ratio
Motorola Solutions's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0015. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Motorola Solutions's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Motorola Solutions's EBITDA
Motorola Solutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Motorola Solutions's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Motorola Solutions financials
|Revenue TTM||USD$7.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||22.35%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$3.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||10.24%|
|Return on equity TTM||-9999999%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$40.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Motorola Solutions stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "MSI.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 2.1 million Motorola Solutions stocks held short by investors – that's known as Motorola Solutions's "short interest". This figure is 38.4% up from 1.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Motorola Solutions stocks can be evaluated.
Motorola Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Motorola Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Motorola Solutions stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Motorola Solutions stocks traded daily (recently around 708694.89795918). Motorola Solutions's SIR currently stands at 2.94. In other words for every 100,000 Motorola Solutions stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2940 stocks are currently held short.
However Motorola Solutions's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Motorola Solutions stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Motorola Solutions stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Motorola Solutions's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Motorola Solutions stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0124% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Motorola Solutions stocks, roughly 12 stocks are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Motorola Solutions.
Find out more about how you can short Motorola Solutions stock.
Motorola Solutions'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 Motorola Solutions.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Motorola Solutions's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 21.45
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Motorola Solutions's overall score of 21.45 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Motorola Solutions 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.).
Motorola Solutions's environmental score
Environmental score: 8.4/100
Motorola Solutions's environmental score of 8.4 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Motorola Solutions is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Motorola Solutions's social score
Social score: 12.59/100
Motorola Solutions's social score of 12.59 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Motorola Solutions is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Motorola Solutions's governance score
Governance score: 11.46/100
Motorola Solutions's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Motorola Solutions is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Motorola Solutions's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Motorola Solutions scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Motorola Solutions hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.45|
|Total ESG percentile||15.96|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||3|
Motorola Solutions stock dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 32.46% of net profits
Recently Motorola Solutions 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 1.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Motorola Solutions shareholders could enjoy a 1.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Motorola Solutions's case, that would currently equate to about $2.77 per share.
While Motorola Solutions's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Motorola Solutions may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Motorola Solutions's most recent dividend payout was on 15 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 14 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Motorola Solutions stocks ever split?
Motorola Solutions stocks were split on a 10000:4042 basis on 4 January 2011. So if you had owned 4042 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Motorola Solutions stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 59.6% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Motorola Solutions stocks which in turn could have impacted Motorola Solutions's stock price.
Motorola Solutions stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Motorola Solutions's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $147.6533 up to $246.2397. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Motorola Solutions's is 0.7811. This would suggest that Motorola Solutions's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Motorola Solutions overview
Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission critical communications and analytics in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Products and Systems Integration, and Services and Software. The Products and Systems Integration segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories, and video security devices and infrastructure, as well as the implementation, optimization, and integration of systems, devices, software, and applications for government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. Its LMR and video security and analytics devices include two-way portable and vehicle-mounted radios, fixed and mobile video cameras, and accessories; radio network core and central processing software, base stations, consoles, and repeaters; and video analytics, network video management hardware and software, and access control solutions. The Services segment provides repair, technical support, and hardware maintenance services. This segment also offers monitoring, software updates, and cybersecurity services; and public safety and enterprise command center software, unified communications applications, and video software solutions. It serves for government, public safety, and commercial communication networks. The company was formerly known as Motorola, Inc. and changed its name to Motorola Solutions, Inc. in January 2011. Motorola Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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