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How to buy PACCAR stock in Canada | $78.97
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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 $85.66 – a decrease of 6.63% over the previous week. PACCAR employs 26,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $22.2 billion.
How to buy PACCAR 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: PCAR in this case.
- Research PACCAR stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your PACCAR stocks. It's that simple.
Is it a good time to buy PACCAR stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in PACCAR?
- Has coronavirus impacted PACCAR shares?
- PACCAR shares summary
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- Is PACCAR stock a buy or sell?
- PACCAR performance over time
- Can I short PACCAR shares?
- 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
How has Coronavirus impacted PACCAR's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, PACCAR's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $78.97, which is 4.57% up on its pre-crash value of $75.36 and 60.80% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $49.11.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of PACCAR stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $671.29 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 $1,062.15.
PACCAR stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of PCAR stocks over time.
PACCAR stocks at a glance
|Latest market close||$78.97|
|52-week range||$78.557 - $100.6689|
|50-day moving average||$81.9215|
|200-day moving average||$89.1748|
|Wall St. target price||$97.29|
|Dividend yield||$1.3 (1.58%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.04|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
PACCAR price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-15)||-6.63%|
|1 month (2021-08-20)||-1.62%|
|3 months (2021-06-22)||-9.61%|
|6 months (2021-03-22)||-15.61%|
|1 year (2020-09-22)||-4.09%|
|2 years (2019-09-20)||12.30%|
|3 years (2018-09-21)||9.38%|
|5 years (2016-09-22)||35.11%|
Is PACCAR under- or over-valued?
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 16x. In other words, PACCAR stocks trade at around 16x 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 stocks 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 0.7905. 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 PACCAR's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
PACCAR's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a PACCAR's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$22.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.13%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.07%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.74%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$28.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell PACCAR stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "PCAR.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 6.0 million PACCAR stocks held short by investors – that's known as PACCAR's "short interest". This figure is 72.1% up from 3.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting PACCAR stocks can be evaluated.
PACCAR's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
PACCAR's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PACCAR stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PACCAR stocks traded daily (recently around 2.4 million). PACCAR's SIR currently stands at 2.51. In other words for every 100,000 PACCAR stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2510 stocks are currently held short.
However PACCAR's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PACCAR stocks, or, against the total number of tradable PACCAR stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PACCAR's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 PACCAR stocks in existence, roughly 20 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0176% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable PACCAR stocks, roughly 18 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 PACCAR.
Find out more about how you can short PACCAR stock.
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.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||33.96|
|Total ESG percentile||72.95|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||3|
PACCAR stock dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 33.73% of net profits
Recently PACCAR has paid out, on average, around 33.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.65% 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 1.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PACCAR's case, that would currently equate to about $1.3 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 8 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 15 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have PACCAR stocks ever split?
PACCAR stocks were split on a 3:2 basis on 10 October 2007. 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 stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for PACCAR stocks which in turn could have impacted PACCAR's stock price.
PACCAR stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, PACCAR's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $78.557 up to $100.6689. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while PACCAR's is 0.9918. This would suggest that PACCAR's stocks 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, 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. It also provides 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. In addition, this segment offers loans and leases directly to customers for the acquisition of trucks and related equipment. The company also manufactures and markets industrial winches under the Braden, Carco, and Gearmatic nameplates. PACCAR Inc was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
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