How to buy Cummins shares | $218.66

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Cummins Inc (CMI) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. It opened the day at $218.39 after a previous close of $219.55. During the day the price has varied from a low of $217.4 to a high of $220.33. The latest price was $218.66 (25 minute delay). Cummins is listed on the NYSE and employs 61,615 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Cummins

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

How has Coronavirus impacted Cummins's share price?

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

Its last market close was $221.15, which is 24.28% up on its pre-crash value of $167.46 and 118.91% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $101.025.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Cummins shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $630.95 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 $1,357.86.

Cummins share price

Use our graph to track the performance of CMI stocks over time.

Cummins shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open$218.39
High$220.33
Low$217.4
Close$218.66
Previous close$219.55
Change $-0.89
Change % -0.405%
Volume 1,136,863
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range$99.0087 - $243.2552
50-day moving average $227.2255
200-day moving average $207.0972
Wall St. target price$243.94
PE ratio 21.3486
Dividend yield $5.4 (2.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $10.611
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£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
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Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
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AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
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Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
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£10.00
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Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
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£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
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AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
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No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
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Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
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Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
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No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
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£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Cummins stock?

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Cummins price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $218.66

1 week (2021-01-11) -7.61%
1 month (2020-12-18) -2.52%
3 months (2020-10-16) -1.86%
6 months (2020-07-17) 19.41%
1 year (2020-01-17) 25.81%
2 years (2019-01-18) 45.23%
3 years (2018-01-18) 19.02%
5 years (2016-01-15) 159.23%

Is Cummins under- or over-valued?

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

Cummins's P/E ratio

Cummins's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Cummins shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Cummins's PEG ratio

Cummins's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3442. 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 Cummins's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cummins's EBITDA

Cummins's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.5 billion (£1.8 billion).

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

Cummins financials

Revenue TTM $19.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.18%
Gross profit TTM $6 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.35%
Return on equity TTM 18.39%
Profit margin 8.12%
Book value $52.025
Market capitalisation $33.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Cummins shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "CMI.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 2.8 million Cummins shares held short by investors – that's known as Cummins's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% up from 2.7 million last month.

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

Cummins's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cummins's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cummins shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cummins shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Cummins's SIR currently stands at 2.22. In other words for every 100,000 Cummins shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2220 shares are currently held short.

However Cummins's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cummins shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cummins shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cummins's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cummins shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0189% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cummins shares, roughly 19 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 Cummins.

Find out more about how you can short Cummins stock.

Cummins's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Cummins.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Cummins's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.33

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cummins's overall score of 19.33 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Cummins is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Cummins's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.72/100

Cummins's environmental score of 5.72 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cummins is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cummins's social score

Social score: 7.67/100

Cummins's social score of 7.67 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cummins is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Cummins's governance score

Governance score: 6.45/100

Cummins's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Cummins is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cummins's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Cummins scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Cummins has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Cummins Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.33
Total ESG percentile 16.18
Environmental score 5.72
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 7.67
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 6.45
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Cummins share dividends

47%

Dividend payout ratio: 47.21% of net profits

Recently Cummins has paid out, on average, around 47.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cummins shareholders could enjoy a 2.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cummins's case, that would currently equate to about $5.4 per share.

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

Cummins's most recent dividend payout was on 3 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Cummins's shares ever split?

Cummins's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 January 2008. 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 Cummins shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cummins shares which in turn could have impacted Cummins's share price.

Cummins share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cummins's shares have ranged in value from as little as $99.0087 up to $243.2552. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CMI.US volatility(beta: 1.13)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 Cummins's is 1.1291. This would suggest that Cummins'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).

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Cummins overview

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, products worldwide. It operates through five segments: Engine, Distribution, Components, Power Systems, and New Power. The company manufactures and markets diesel and natural gas powered engines under the Cummins and other customer brands for the heavy and medium-duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle, light-duty automotive, construction, mining, marine, rail, oil and gas, defense, and agricultural markets; and offers new parts and services, as well as remanufactured parts and engines. It distributes parts, engines, and power generation products; and provides service solutions, such as engineering services, custom-designed assemblies, and repair services. The company offers emission solutions; and turbochargers for light-duty, mid-range, heavy-duty, and high-horsepower diesel markets, as well as provides air and fuel filters, fuel water separators, lube and hydraulic filters, coolants, fuel additives, and other filtration systems; and fuel systems for heavy-duty on-highway diesel engine applications and remanufactures fuel systems. It also provides standby and prime power generators, controls, paralleling systems, and transfer switches, as well as A/C generator/alternator products under the Stamford and AVK brands; and provides electrified power systems with components and subsystems, including battery, fuel cell, and hydrogen production technologies. The company offers electric and hybrid powertrains related components including filtration, after treatment, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, and hydrogen generation products. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and other customers. The company was formerly known as Cummins Engine Company and changed its name to Cummins Inc. in 2001. Cummins Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.

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