How to buy AZZ shares | $55.46

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AZZ Inc (AZZ) is a leading electrical equipment and parts business based in the US. It opened the day at $54.76 after a previous close of $54.52. During the day the price has varied from a low of $54.19 to a high of $55.99. The latest price was $55.46 (25 minute delay). AZZ is listed on the NYSE and employs 3,883 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in AZZ

  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: AZZ in this case.
  5. Research AZZ shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your AZZ shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

AZZ share price

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AZZ shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-11.
Open$54.76
High$55.99
Low$54.19
Close$55.46
Previous close$54.52
Change $0.94
Change % 1.7241%
Volume 35,511
Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$25.6022 - $56.5558
50-day moving average $51.7689
200-day moving average $46.8026
Wall St. target price$56.5
PE ratio 34.9
Dividend yield $0.68 (1.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.52
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Fees for buying 10x AZZ shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Fineco logo £0 No minimum £4.00
£403.81 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $200 £2.00
£401.81 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.86
£400.68 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.03
£401.84 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £15.98
£415.79 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £14.02
£413.83 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £14.53
£414.34 total
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Is it a good time to buy AZZ stock?

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AZZ price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $55.46

1 week (2021-04-28) 4.82%
1 month (2021-04-09) 9.63%
3 months (2021-02-09) 10.17%
6 months (2020-11-09) 50.14%
1 year (2020-05-08) 86.99%
2 years (2019-05-09) 15.25%
3 years (2018-05-09) 19.27%
5 years (2016-05-09) 0.16%

Is AZZ 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

AZZ's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 35x. In other words, AZZ shares trade at around 35x 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

AZZ's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.46. 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 AZZ'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

AZZ's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $126.2 million (£91 million).

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

Financials

Revenue TTM $838.9 million
Operating margin TTM 9.73%
Gross profit TTM $188.7 million
Return on assets TTM 4.93%
Return on equity TTM 6.3%
Profit margin 4.72%
Book value $24.824
Market capitalisation $1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell AZZ shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "AZZ.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 243,884 AZZ shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 37.8% down from 391,982 last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

AZZ's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AZZ shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AZZ shares traded daily (recently around 137013.48314607). AZZ's SIR currently stands at 1.78. In other words for every 100,000 AZZ shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1780 shares are currently held short.

However AZZ's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AZZ shares, or, against the total number of tradable AZZ shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AZZ's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AZZ shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0136% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AZZ shares, roughly 14 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 AZZ.

Find out more about how you can short AZZ stock.

AZZ share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.08% of net profits

Recently AZZ has paid out, on average, around 32.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.29% 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 1.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AZZ's case, that would currently equate to about $0.68 per share.

While AZZ'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.

AZZ's most recent dividend payout was on 10 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have AZZ's shares ever split?

AZZ's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 July 2012. 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 AZZ shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AZZ shares which in turn could have impacted AZZ's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AZZ's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.6022 up to $56.5558. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AZZ.US volatility(beta: 1.53)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 AZZ's is 1.5301. This would suggest that AZZ'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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