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Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc (AIT) is a leading industrial distribution business based in the US. It opened the day at $86.41 after a previous close of $88.41. During the day the price has varied from a low of $84.8 to a high of $86.51. The latest price was $84.91 (25 minute delay). Applied Industrial Technologies is listed on the NYSE and employs 6,032 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How has coronavirus impacted Applied Industrial Technologies's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Applied Industrial Technologies's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $97.96, which is 31.51% up on its pre-crash value of $67.09 and 219.50% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $30.66.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Applied Industrial Technologies shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $551.63 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 $1,491.93.

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Applied Industrial Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
Open$86.41
High$86.51
Low$84.8
Close$84.91
Previous close$88.41
Change $-3.5
Change % -3.9588%
Volume 477,161
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week range$51.7222 - $106.7144
50-day moving average $98.0731
200-day moving average $88.288
Wall St. target price$108
PE ratio 30.1741
Dividend yield $1.29 (1.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.929
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Applied Industrial Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $84.91

1 month (2021-05-20) -11.95%
3 months (2021-03-19) -8.86%
6 months (2020-12-18) 8.17%
1 year (2020-06-19) 41.26%
2 years (2019-06-20) 43.24%
3 years (2018-06-20) 12.02%
5 years (2016-06-20) 86.21%

Is Applied Industrial Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Applied Industrial 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 30x. In other words, Applied Industrial Technologies shares trade at around 30x 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.

PEG ratio

Applied Industrial Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.71. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Applied Industrial Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Applied Industrial Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $287 million.

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

Financials

Revenue TTM $3.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.51%
Gross profit TTM $941.6 million
Return on assets TTM 6.26%
Return on equity TTM 13.09%
Profit margin 3.77%
Book value $24.059
Market capitalisation $3.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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There are currently 421,761 Applied Industrial Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 10.9% down from 473,183 last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Applied Industrial Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Applied Industrial Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Applied Industrial Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 181793.53448276). Applied Industrial Technologies's SIR currently stands at 2.32. In other words for every 100,000 Applied Industrial Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2320 shares are currently held short.

However Applied Industrial Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Applied Industrial Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Applied Industrial Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Applied Industrial Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Applied Industrial Technologies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Applied Industrial Technologies shares, roughly 11 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 Applied Industrial Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Applied Industrial Technologies stock.

Applied Industrial Technologies share dividends

1.4%

Dividend yield: 1.39% of stock value

1.4%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.41% of stock value

32.2%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.18% of net profits

Applied Industrial Technologies has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.39% of its share value annually.

Applied Industrial Technologies has paid out, on average, around 32.18% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Applied Industrial Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $1.29 per share.

While Applied Industrial Technologies's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Applied Industrial Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 28 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Applied Industrial Technologies's shares ever split?

Applied Industrial Technologies's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 16 June 2006. 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 Applied Industrial Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Applied Industrial Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Applied Industrial Technologies's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Applied Industrial Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $51.7222 up to $106.7144. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AIT.US volatility(beta: 1.5)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 Applied Industrial Technologies's is 1.4978. This would suggest that Applied Industrial Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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