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AGCO Corporation (AGCO) is a leading farm & heavy construction machinery business based in the US. It opened the day at $72.75 after a previous close of $72.9. During the day the price has varied from a low of $71.79 to a high of $73.29. The latest price was $72.66 (25 minute delay). AGCO is listed on the NYSE and employs 20,961 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in AGCO

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: AGCO in this case.
  5. Research AGCO shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your AGCO shares. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted AGCO's share price?

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

Its last market close was $81.35, which is 15.70% up on its pre-crash value of $68.58 and 130.26% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $35.33.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of AGCO shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $554.30 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 $1,142.15.

AGCO share price

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AGCO shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-29.
Previous close$72.9
Change $-0.24
Change % -0.329%
Volume 283,023
Information last updated 2020-10-21.
52-week range$35.33 - $83.57
50-day moving average $75.846
200-day moving average $62.5071
Wall St. target price$81.19
PE ratio 110.0541
Dividend yield $0.64 (0.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.712
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Cashback offer: Take control of your money and transfer investments to HL – get cashback as a thank you. Terms apply.
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Is it a good time to buy AGCO stock?

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AGCO price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $72.66

1 week (2020-10-15) -9.84%
1 month (2020-09-25) 1.61%
3 months (2020-07-24) 14.61%
6 months (2020-04-24) 46.05%
1 year (2019-10-25) -5.44%
2 years (2018-10-25) 43.60%
3 years (2017-10-25) 3.17%
5 years (2015-10-23) 56.83%

Is AGCO under- or over-valued?

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

AGCO's P/E ratio

AGCO's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 110x. In other words, AGCO shares trade at around 110x 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 shares or simply that they're over-valued.

AGCO's PEG ratio

AGCO's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4053. 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 AGCO's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


AGCO's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $719.7 million (£0.0 million).

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

AGCO financials

Revenue TTM $8.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.3%
Gross profit TTM $2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.5%
Return on equity TTM 1.47%
Profit margin 0.63%
Book value $35.731
Market capitalisation $6.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell AGCO shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "AGCO.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 1.0 million AGCO shares held short by investors – that's known as AGCO's "short interest". This figure is 43.4% up from 725,385 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AGCO shares can be evaluated.

AGCO's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AGCO's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AGCO shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AGCO shares traded daily (recently around 514971.78217822). AGCO's SIR currently stands at 2.02. In other words for every 100,000 AGCO shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2020 shares are currently held short.

However AGCO's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AGCO shares, or, against the total number of tradable AGCO shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AGCO's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AGCO shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0211% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AGCO shares, roughly 21 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AGCO.

Find out more about how you can short AGCO stock.

AGCO share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 17.16% of net profits

Recently AGCO has paid out, on average, around 17.16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AGCO shareholders could enjoy a 0.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AGCO's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.

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

AGCO's most recent dividend payout was on 15 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have AGCO's shares ever split?

AGCO's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 February 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AGCO shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AGCO shares which in turn could have impacted AGCO's share price.

AGCO share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AGCO's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.33 up to $83.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AGCO.US volatility(beta: 1.14)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AGCO's is 1.139. This would suggest that AGCO's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

AGCO overview

AGCO Corporation manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment and related replacement parts worldwide. It offers high horsepower tractors for row crop production, soil cultivation, planting, land leveling, seeding, and commercial hay operations; utility tractors for small- and medium-sized farms, as well as for dairy, livestock, orchards, and vineyards; and compact tractors for small farms, specialty agricultural industries, landscaping, equestrian, and residential uses. The company also provides grain storage bins and related drying and handling equipment systems; seed-processing systems; swine and poultry feed storage and delivery; ventilation and watering systems; and egg production systems and broiler production equipment. In addition, it offers round and rectangular balers, loader wagons, self-propelled windrowers, forage harvesters, disc mowers, spreaders, rakes, tedders, and mower conditioners for harvesting and packaging vegetative feeds used in the beef cattle, dairy, horse, and renewable fuel industries. Further, the company provides implements, including disc harrows leveling seed beds and mixing chemicals with the soils; heavy tillage to break up soil and mix crop residue into topsoil; field cultivators that prepare smooth seed bed and destroy weeds; drills for small grain seeding; planters and other planting equipment; and loaders. Additionally, it offers combines for harvesting grain crops, such as corn, wheat, soybeans, and rice; and application equipment, such as self-propelled, three- and four-wheeled vehicles, and related equipment for liquid and dry fertilizers and crop protection chemicals, and for after crops emerge from the ground, as well as produces diesel engines, gears, and generating sets. The company markets its products under the Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra brands through a network of independent dealers and distributors. AGCO Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

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