How to buy Generac Holdings (GNRC) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Generac Holdings shares.

Generac Holdings Inc (GNRC) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. In the week up to 23 January Generac Holdings shares plunged 11.47% to a closing position of $271.16. However, over the last 12 months, Generac Holdings's share price has risen by an impressive 57.19% from $277.61. Generac Holdings is listed on the NYSE and employs 6,452 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Generac Holdings

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

How has coronavirus impacted Generac Holdings's share price?

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

Its last market close was $271.16, which is 57.15% up on its pre-crash value of $116.19 and 259.15% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $75.5.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Generac Holdings shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $761.66 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 $2,613.98.

Generac Holdings share price (NYSE:GNRC)

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Generac Holdings shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$426.6
Change %2.2902%
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range$243.2101 - $524.31
50-day moving average$379.4156
200-day moving average$389.9095
Wall St. target price$511.32
PE ratio37.2015
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$8.233
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Fees for buying 5x Generac Holdings shares with popular platforms

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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £8.10
£1,627.69 total
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£1,623.64 total
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£1,627.69 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £15.56
£1,635.15 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £28.15
£1,647.73 total
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£1,651.87 total
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£1,635.78 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £29.74
£1,649.33 total
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Is it a good time to buy Generac Holdings stock?

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Is Generac Holdings 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

Generac Holdings's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, Generac Holdings shares trade at around 37x 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

Generac Holdings's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6308. 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 Generac Holdings's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Generac Holdings's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $804.4 million (£0.0 million).

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


Revenue TTM $3.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.07%
Gross profit TTM $964 million
Return on assets TTM 12.78%
Return on equity TTM 34.33%
Profit margin 15.52%
Book value $28.25
Market capitalisation $19.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Generac Holdings share dividends

We're not expecting Generac Holdings to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Generac Holdings's shares ever split?

Generac Holdings's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 10 February 2010. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Generac Holdings shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Generac Holdings shares which in turn could have impacted Generac Holdings's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Generac Holdings's shares have ranged in value from as little as $243.2101 up to $524.31. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GNRC.US volatility(beta: 0.96)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 Generac Holdings's is 0.9595. This would suggest that Generac Holdings's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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