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Barnes Group Inc (B) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. It opened the day at $55.7 after a previous close of $55.52. During the day the price has varied from a low of $55.08 to a high of $56.74. The latest price was $56.25 (25 minute delay). Barnes Group is listed on the NYSE and employs 4,952 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Barnes Group

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

Barnes Group share price

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Barnes Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-11.
Previous close$55.52
Change $0.73
Change % 1.3148%
Volume 23,562
Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$31.6526 - $57.64
50-day moving average $51.3134
200-day moving average $49.095
Wall St. target price$55.4
PE ratio 40.2581
Dividend yield $0.64 (1.25%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.24
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Is it a good time to buy Barnes Group stock?

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Barnes Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $56.25

1 week (2021-05-05) 8.89%
1 month (2021-04-16) 10.79%
3 months (2021-02-16) 7.97%
6 months (2020-11-16) 22.28%
1 year (2020-05-15) 71.81%
2 years (2019-05-16) 1.02%
3 years (2018-05-16) -6.65%
5 years (2016-05-16) 69.33%

Is Barnes Group 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

Barnes Group'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, Barnes Group shares 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 shares or simply that they're over-valued.

PEG ratio

Barnes Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8261. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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


Barnes Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $228.7 million (£0.0 million).

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


Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.55%
Gross profit TTM $403.2 million
Return on assets TTM 3.26%
Return on equity TTM 4.78%
Profit margin 5.64%
Book value $27.303
Market capitalisation $2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Barnes Group shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "B.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 536,325 Barnes Group shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 2.5% up from 523,225 last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Barnes Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Barnes Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Barnes Group shares traded daily (recently around 265507.42574257). Barnes Group's SIR currently stands at 2.02. In other words for every 100,000 Barnes Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2020 shares are currently held short.

However Barnes Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Barnes Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Barnes Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Barnes Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Barnes Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0135% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Barnes Group 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 Barnes Group.

Find out more about how you can short Barnes Group stock.

Barnes Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 39.02% of net profits

Recently Barnes Group has paid out, on average, around 39.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.25% 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 1.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Barnes Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.

While Barnes Group'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.

Barnes Group's most recent dividend payout was on 9 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Barnes Group's shares ever split?

Barnes Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 June 2006. 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 Barnes Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Barnes Group shares which in turn could have impacted Barnes Group's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Barnes Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.6526 up to $57.64. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

B.US volatility(beta: 1.29)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 Barnes Group's is 1.2923. This would suggest that Barnes Group'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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