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How to buy PACCAR (PCAR) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in PACCAR stocks.
PACCAR is a farm & heavy construction machinery business based in the US. PACCAR stocks (PCAR.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $70.015 – an increase of 2.73% over the previous week. PACCAR employs 31,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $30.8 billion.
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- Can I buy shares in PACCAR?
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- Is PACCAR stock a buy or sell?
- PACCAR performance over time
- Is PACCAR suitable for ethical investing?
- Are PACCAR shares over-valued?
- PACCAR's financials
- How volatile are PACCAR shares?
- Does PACCAR pay a dividend?
- Have PACCAR shares ever split?
- Other common questions
PACCAR stock price (NASDAQ:PCAR)Use our graph to track the performance of PCAR stocks over time.
PACCAR shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$73.30|
|52-week range||$49.24 - $76.45|
|50-day moving average||$71.93|
|200-day moving average||$67.59|
|Wall St. target price||$81.37|
|Dividend yield||$0.96 (1.43%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.00|
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Is it a good time to buy PACCAR stock?
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PACCAR price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $73.3 from 2023-06-02
|1 week (2023-05-26)||2.73%|
|1 month (2023-05-03)||2.33%|
|3 months (2023-03-03)||-3.79%|
|6 months (2022-12-02)||-30.71%|
|1 year (2022-06-03)||-16.98%|
|2 years (2021-06-03)||-21.20%|
|3 years (2020-06-03)||74.63|
|5 years (2018-06-01)||16.40%|
Is PACCAR stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing PACCAR stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PACCAR's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
PACCAR's P/E ratio
PACCAR's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, PACCAR shares trade at around 12x 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.
PACCAR's PEG ratio
PACCAR's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4058. 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 PACCAR's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
PACCAR's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a PACCAR's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$30.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.56%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.58%|
|Return on equity TTM||24.17%|
|Market capitalisation||$38.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
PACCAR'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 PACCAR.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
PACCAR's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 33.96
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PACCAR's overall score of 33.96 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 73rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like PACCAR 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.).
PACCAR's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.32/100
PACCAR's environmental score of 9.32 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PACCAR is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
PACCAR's social score
Social score: 16.26/100
PACCAR's social score of 16.26 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PACCAR is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
PACCAR's governance score
Governance score: 7.38/100
PACCAR's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that PACCAR is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
PACCAR's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. PACCAR scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that PACCAR hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
PACCAR share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 38% of net profits
Recently PACCAR has paid out, on average, around 38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PACCAR shareholders could enjoy a 1.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PACCAR's case, that would currently equate to about $0.96 per share.
While PACCAR's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that PACCAR may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
PACCAR's most recent dividend payout was on 7 June 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 May 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have PACCAR's shares ever split?
PACCAR's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 8 February 2023. So if you had owned 2 shares 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 PACCAR shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PACCAR shares which in turn could have impacted PACCAR's share price.
PACCAR share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, PACCAR's shares have ranged in value from as little as $49.2441 up to $76.4515. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while PACCAR's is 0.9296. This would suggest that PACCAR's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
PACCAR Inc designs, manufactures, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial trucks in the United States, Europe, Mexico, South America, Australia, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Truck, Parts, and Financial Services. The Truck segment designs, manufactures, and distributes trucks for the over-the-road and off-highway hauling of commercial and consumer goods. It sells its trucks through a network of independent dealers under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. The Parts segment distributes aftermarket parts for trucks and related commercial vehicles. The Financial Services segment conducts full-service leasing operations under the PacLease trade name, as well as provides finance and leasing products and services to customers and dealers. This segment also offers equipment financing and administrative support services for its franchisees; retail loan and leasing services for small, medium, and large commercial trucking companies, as well as independent owners/operators and other businesses; and truck inventory financing services to independent dealers.
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