How to buy Honeywell International shares

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Honeywell International Inc (HON) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Honeywell International is listed on the NYSE and employs 113,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Honeywell International

  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: HON in this case.
  5. Research Honeywell International shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Honeywell International shares. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Honeywell International's share price?

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

Its last market close was $162.68, which is 9.56% down on its pre-crash value of $179.88 and 60.94% up on the lowest point reached during the March 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 $950.05.

Honeywell International share price

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Honeywell International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-20.
52-week range$101.08 - $184.06
50-day moving average $161.6729
200-day moving average $146.8444
Wall St. target price$170.03
PE ratio 20.9102
Dividend yield $3.6 (2.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.138
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Your first 50 trades are free with Fineco, until 30/09/2020. T&Cs apply. 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.
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.
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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
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
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Honeywell International stock?

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Is Honeywell International under- or over-valued?

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

Honeywell International's P/E ratio

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 21x. In other words, Honeywell International 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.

Honeywell International's PEG ratio

Honeywell International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.442. 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 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

Honeywell International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $7.9 billion (£6.2 billion).

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

Honeywell International financials

Revenue TTM $34.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.04%
Gross profit TTM $12.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.13%
Return on equity TTM 32.62%
Profit margin 16.94%
Book value $25.858
Market capitalisation $118.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Honeywell International shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "HON.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 5.7 million Honeywell International shares held short by investors – that's known as Honeywell International's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% up from 5.5 million last month.

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

Honeywell International's "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 3.6 million). Honeywell International's SIR currently stands at 1.58. In other words for every 100,000 Honeywell International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1580 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Honeywell International's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

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 0.0081% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Honeywell International shares, roughly 8 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.

Honeywell International'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 Honeywell International.

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

Honeywell International's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 41.42

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Honeywell International's overall score of 41.42 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 77th 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

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

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

Governance score: 17.51/100

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

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

Honeywell International Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 41.42
Total ESG percentile 76.54
Environmental score 17.8
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 22.61
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 17.51
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 3

Honeywell International share dividends

43%

Dividend payout ratio: 43.3% of net profits

Recently Honeywell International has paid out, on average, around 43.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Honeywell International shareholders could enjoy a 2.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Honeywell International's case, that would currently equate to about $3.6 per share.

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

Honeywell International's most recent dividend payout was on 4 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 August 2020 (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.

Honeywell International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Honeywell International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $101.08 up to $184.06. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HON.US volatility(beta: 1.08)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 Honeywell International's is 1.0797. 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).

Honeywell International overview

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. The Aerospace segment offers auxiliary power units, propulsion engines, integrated avionics, environmental control and electric power systems, engine controls, flight safety, communications, navigation hardware, data and software applications, radar and surveillance systems, aircraft lighting, advanced systems and instruments, satellite and space components, and aircraft wheels and brakes; spare parts; repair, overhaul, and maintenance services; thermal systems; and connected solutions and data services for the aftermarket, as well as wireless connectivity, and management and technical services. The company's Honeywell Building Technologies segment offers advanced software applications for building control and optimization; sensors, switches, control systems and instruments for energy management; access control; video surveillance; fire products; remote patient monitoring systems; e-cooling heat transfer agents; and installation, maintenance, and upgrades of systems. Its Performance Materials and Technologies segment offers automation control, instrumentation, and advanced software and related services; catalysts and adsorbents, equipment, and consulting; and materials used to manufacture end products, such as bullet-resistant armor, nylon, computer chips, and pharmaceutical packaging, as well as Honeywell forge connected solutions. The company's Safety and Productivity Solutions segment provides personal protection equipment, apparel, gear, and footwear; gas detection technology; and cloud-based notification and emergency messaging; and mobile devices and software; supply chain and warehouse automation equipment, and software and solutions; custom-engineered sensors, switches, and controls; and software-based data and asset management productivity solutions. Honeywell International Inc. was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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