Honeywell International Inc (HON) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. It opened the day at $219.86 after a previous close of $219.65. During the day the price has varied from a low of $217.5002 to a high of $219.86. The latest price was $218.49 (25 minute delay). Honeywell International is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 103,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Honeywell International
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- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: HON in this case.
- Research Honeywell International shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Honeywell International shares. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Honeywell International?
- Has coronavirus impacted Honeywell International shares?
- Honeywell International shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Honeywell International stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Can I short Honeywell International shares?
- Is Honeywell International suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Honeywell International shares over-valued?
- How volatile are Honeywell International shares?
- Does Honeywell International pay a dividend?
- Have Honeywell International shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Honeywell International's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Honeywell International's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $218.49, which is 17.67% up on its pre-crash value of $179.88 and 116.16% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $101.08.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Honeywell International shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $606.54 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 $1,275.98.
Honeywell International share price (NASDAQ:HON)Use our graph to track the performance of HON stocks over time.
Honeywell International shares at a glance
|52-week range||$154.169 - $235.9194|
|50-day moving average||$228.8806|
|200-day moving average||$223.6563|
|Wall St. target price||$243.62|
|Dividend yield||$3.69 (1.68%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.034|
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Is it a good time to buy Honeywell International stock?
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Honeywell International price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-13)||-2.29%|
|1 month (2021-08-20)||-4.04%|
|3 months (2021-06-18)||2.82%|
|6 months (2021-03-19)||2.62%|
|1 year (2020-09-18)||29.51%|
|2 years (2019-09-20)||29.81%|
|3 years (2018-09-20)||35.39%|
|5 years (2016-09-20)||96.29%|
Is Honeywell International 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.
Honeywell International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Honeywell International shares trade at around 31x 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.
Honeywell International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0105. 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 Honeywell International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Honeywell International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $8.3 billion (£6.1 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Honeywell International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$34 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.22%|
|Gross profit TTM||$10.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.06%|
|Return on equity TTM||27.64%|
|Market capitalisation||$150.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Honeywell International shares
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "HON.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 6.7 million Honeywell International shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 16.3% down from 8.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Honeywell International shares can be evaluated.
Short interest ratio (SIR)
Honeywell International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Honeywell International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Honeywell International shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Honeywell International's SIR currently stands at 3.63. In other words for every 100,000 Honeywell International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3630 shares are currently held short.
However Honeywell International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Honeywell International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Honeywell International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Honeywell International's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Honeywell International shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0102% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Honeywell International shares, roughly 10 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 Honeywell International.
Find out more about how you can short Honeywell International stock.
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 Honeywell International.
Total ESG risk score
Honeywell International's total ESG risk: 40.44
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Honeywell International's overall score of 40.44 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 75th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Honeywell International 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.).
Honeywell International's environmental score: 17.8/100
Honeywell International's environmental score of 17.8 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Honeywell International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Honeywell International's social score: 22.61/100
Honeywell International's social score of 22.61 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Honeywell International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Honeywell International's governance score: 16.53/100
Honeywell International's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Honeywell International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Honeywell International's controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Honeywell International scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Honeywell International hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||40.44|
|Total ESG percentile||74.94|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||3|
Honeywell International share dividends
Dividend yield: 1.68% of stock value
Forward annual dividend yield: 1.69% of stock value
Dividend payout ratio: 49.14% of net profits
Honeywell International has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.68% of its share value annually.
Honeywell International has paid out, on average, around 49.14% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.69% 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 1.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Honeywell International's case, that would currently equate to about $3.69 per share.
While Honeywell International'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.
Honeywell International's most recent dividend payout was on 3 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Honeywell International's shares ever split?
Honeywell International's shares were split on a 1032:1000 basis on 29 October 2018. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1032 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Honeywell International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Honeywell International shares which in turn could have impacted Honeywell International's share price.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Honeywell International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $154.169 up to $235.9194. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Honeywell International's is 1.1801. This would suggest that Honeywell International'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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