How to buy Generac Holdings shares

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Generac Holdings Inc is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Generac Holdings shares (GNRC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Generac Holdings employs 5,412 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.3 billion.

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.

Generac Holdings share price

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Generac Holdings shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$75.5 - $278.64
50-day moving average $235.3485
200-day moving average $197.9003
Wall St. target price$264.36
PE ratio 60.1148
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.618
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Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
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Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£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.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
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
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
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.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£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 Generac Holdings stock?

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Is Generac Holdings under- or over-valued?

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

Generac Holdings's 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 60x. In other words, Generac Holdings shares trade at around 60x 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.

Generac Holdings's PEG ratio

Generac Holdings's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.6058. 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 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

Generac Holdings's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $487.3 million.

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

Generac Holdings financials

Revenue TTM $2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.11%
Gross profit TTM $797.8 million
Return on assets TTM 9.41%
Return on equity TTM 25.53%
Profit margin 12.75%
Book value $19.576
Market capitalisation $17.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Generac Holdings shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "GNRC.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 1.9 million Generac Holdings shares held short by investors – that's known as Generac Holdings's "short interest". This figure is 60.5% up from 1.2 million last month.

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

Generac Holdings's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Generac Holdings's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Generac Holdings shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Generac Holdings shares traded daily (recently around 939503.96039604). Generac Holdings's SIR currently stands at 2.02. In other words for every 100,000 Generac Holdings shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2020 shares are currently held short.

However Generac Holdings's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Generac Holdings shares, or, against the total number of tradable Generac Holdings shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Generac Holdings's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Generac Holdings shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0347% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Generac Holdings shares, roughly 35 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 Generac Holdings.

Find out more about how you can short Generac Holdings stock.

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.

Generac Holdings share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Generac Holdings's shares have ranged in value from as little as $75.5 up to $278.64. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GNRC.US volatility(beta: 0.91)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 0.9086. This would suggest that Generac Holdings's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Generac Holdings overview

Generac Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells power generation equipment, energy storage systems, and other power products for the residential, and light commercial and industrial markets worldwide. The company offers engines, alternators, transfer switches, and other components fueled by natural gas, liquid propane, gasoline, diesel, and bi-fuel; and batteries and inverters. It also provides residential automatic standby generators ranging in output from 6kW to 60kW; air-cooled engine residential standby generators ranging from 6kW to 22kW; liquid-cooled engine generators with outputs ranging from 22kW to 150kW; Mobile Link, a remote monitoring system for home standby generators; and industrial diesel generators ranging in sizes up to 3,250kW. In addition, the company offers various portable generators ranging in size from 800W to 17.5kW; engine driven power washers; water pumps; outdoor power equipment, such as trimmers and brush mowers, log splitters, lawn and leaf vacuums, and chipper shredders; and clean energy solution under the PWRcell and PWRview brands. Further, it provides light towers, mobile generators, and flameless heaters; light-commercial standby generators ranging from 22kW to 150kW and related transfer switches providing three-phase power for small and mid-sized businesses; and industrial generators ranging in output from 10kW up to 3,250kW used as emergency backup for healthcare, telecom, datacom, commercial office, retail, municipal, and manufacturing markets. Additionally, the company sells aftermarket service parts and product accessories to dealers. It distributes its products through independent residential dealers, industrial distributors and dealers, national and regional retailers, e-commerce partners, electrical, HVAC and solar wholesalers, catalogs, equipment rental companies and distributors, and solar installers; and directly to end users. Generac Holdings Inc. was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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