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How to buy Watts Water Technologies stock in Canada | $135.6

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Watts Water Technologies, Inc
NYSE: WTS - USD
SPECIALTY INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY
$146.27
+$1.35 (+0.93%)

Watts Water Technologies is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Watts Water Technologies stocks (WTS.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $146.32 – an increase of 2.62% over the previous week. Watts Water Technologies employs 4,465 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.5 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Watts Water Technologies's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Watts Water Technologies's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $135.6, which is 21.75% up on its pre-crash value of $106.11 and 96.46% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $69.02.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Watts Water Technologies stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $720.68 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 $1,349.22.

Watts Water Technologies stock price

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Watts Water Technologies stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$135.6
52-week range$82.2026 - $147.99
50-day moving average $143.0135
200-day moving average $128.9528
Wall St. target price$127.5
PE ratio 39.715
Dividend yield $0.92 (0.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.649

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Watts Water Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $135.6

1 month (2021-06-25) -4.22%
3 months (2021-04-26) 9.58%

Is Watts Water Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Watts Water Technologies's P/E ratio

Watts Water Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, Watts Water Technologies stocks trade at around 40x 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.

Watts Water Technologies's PEG ratio

Watts Water Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8973. 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 Watts Water Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Watts Water Technologies's EBITDA

Watts Water Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$253.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Watts Water Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Watts Water Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.41%
Gross profit TTM USD$625.4 million
Return on assets TTM 7.26%
Return on equity TTM 12.1%
Profit margin 8.06%
Book value $32.074
Market capitalisation USD$4.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Watts Water Technologies stocks

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  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "WTS.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 779,153 Watts Water Technologies stocks held short by investors – that's known as Watts Water Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 26% down from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Watts Water Technologies stocks can be evaluated.

Watts Water Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Watts Water Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Watts Water Technologies stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Watts Water Technologies stocks traded daily (recently around 151291.84466019). Watts Water Technologies's SIR currently stands at 5.15. In other words for every 100,000 Watts Water Technologies stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 5150 stocks are currently held short.

However Watts Water Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Watts Water Technologies stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Watts Water Technologies stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Watts Water Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Watts Water Technologies stocks in existence, roughly 20 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0286% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Watts Water Technologies stocks, roughly 29 stocks are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Watts Water Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Watts Water Technologies stock.

Watts Water Technologies stock dividends

23%

Dividend payout ratio: 22.73% of net profits

Recently Watts Water Technologies has paid out, on average, around 22.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.71% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Watts Water Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 0.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Watts Water Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.92 per share.

While Watts Water Technologies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Watts Water Technologies is investing more in its future growth.

Watts Water Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 15 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 28 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Watts Water Technologies stocks ever split?

Watts Water Technologies stocks were split on a 7204:10000 basis on 19 October 1999. So if you had owned 10000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 7204 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Watts Water Technologies stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 38.8% higher stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Watts Water Technologies stocks which in turn could have impacted Watts Water Technologies's stock price.

Watts Water Technologies stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Watts Water Technologies's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $82.2026 up to $147.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WTS.US volatility(beta: 0.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Watts Water Technologies's is 0.8662. This would suggest that Watts Water Technologies's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Watts Water Technologies overview

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells products and systems that manage and conserve the flow of fluids and energy into, through and out of buildings in the commercial and residential markets in the Americas, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. The company offers residential and commercial flow control products, including backflow preventers, water pressure regulators, temperature and pressure relief valves, and thermostatic mixing valves. It also provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and gas products, such as boilers, water heaters, and heating solution; hydronic and electric heating systems for under-floor radiant applications; custom heat and hot water solutions; hydronic pump groups for boiler manufacturers and alternative energy control packages; and flexible stainless steel connectors for natural and liquid propane gas in commercial food service and residential applications. In addition, the company offers drainage and water re-use products comprising drainage products and engineered rain water harvesting solutions for commercial, industrial, marine, and residential applications; and water quality products that include point-of-use and point-of-entry water filtration, conditioning, and scale prevention systems for commercial and residential applications. Further, it provides smart mixing system under the IntelliStation name; thermostat with home automation voice recognition capabilities under the Invita name; and platinum boiler under the AERCO Benchmark name. The company sells its products to plumbing, heating, and mechanical wholesale distributors and dealers, as well as original equipment manufacturers, specialty product distributors, do-it-yourself chains, and retail chains; and directly to wholesalers and private label accounts. Watts Water Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in North Andover, Massachusetts.

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